Who here is mad that W&W Las Vegas might be closing?

Monday, March 28, 2005 8:41 PM
I'm so fed up with the people who want to build a resort on that land. They don't consider families and what people will do if the park leaves. Does anyone know if there is some kind of campaign to save Wet N Wild? If there isn't, I want to start one.
Monday, March 28, 2005 9:04 PM
I am not familiar with any of the details but... This is corporate business. If the owners of W&W will make more money selling off their land to another company, then they will.

Believe it or not, The owners of W&W first priority of owning the park is to make money and they have every right to make the money any way they can (legally). I doubt any kind of "Save W&W" campaign would have any effect.

This is a perfect introduction to capitalism.

*** Edited 3/29/2005 2:06:48 AM UTC by James K***

Monday, March 28, 2005 9:39 PM
They are gonna move the park to a new location.
Monday, March 28, 2005 9:44 PM
Uh, I don't know where you folks have been, but Wet and Wild Las Vegas closed last year.
Monday, March 28, 2005 10:17 PM
Like Phantom said they closed a year ago...They auctioned off the slides and such, and I believe that some of them are being installed right now for this season at a park I can't remember. But this is old news, but they do plan to build an entire new park I thought in the future at a different location.
Monday, March 28, 2005 11:17 PM
They *should* move it to a new location, but the Strip land is the same as beachfront property like that at Miracle Strip and Myrtle....the land becomes *too valuable* to be used as an amusement area. If the land under MSAP wasn't so expensive, the park would still be operating....the land under W&W (which was bulldozed and ready for construction as of before Solace) is just too *pricy* when so many people STILL can't find a hotel room or anyplace to gamble on the Strip....;)

They'll likely be up and running somewhere *nearby* within two years...besides, the tallest of water rides looks small compared to those buildings, eh Robo? :)

Monday, March 28, 2005 11:37 PM
I didn't think there was any "might" about it. I thought it was a done deal.

Kids get free reign at every amusement park. I like kids usually, but I say get them the hell out of Vegas and give us just one adult playground.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 12:00 AM
And speaking from experience, WW is totally Vacated and dosen't look like it was just opened last year. So sad to walk by on the way to Circus Circus.

Trust me, though, Vegas is not a vacation spot for families anymore...

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 11:22 AM
It never really was a vacation spot for families. Adding a few roller coasters and kid-friendly shows does not cover up the fact that you're constantly exposed to prostitution, gambling, alcohol and cigarette smoke.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 11:33 AM
MMMMmmmm.....prostitution....gambling....alcohol....cigarette smoke......

Gotta love Vegas!

And I agree with Jeff, Vegas is an adult amusement park. Leave the kiddies at home or go to Disney.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 6:12 PM
lol Den thats almost to the exact of what my mom said.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 8:16 PM
I've been coming to this site, for a long time and decided to finally register.

While its never been primarily focused on families, I think Vegas has and should continue to try to be a good place for them. My family traveled out west several times when I was younger, and my favorite place to go was always Las Vegas. I preferred it to Disney or Universal. I don't care for its approach of trying to become more exclusively for adults again (even if I am almost old enough to gamble). I know it's making money, and won't stop, but at least hope they keep some focus on families. I really hope MGM doesn't ruin Circus Circus or Excalibur.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 9:39 PM
I agree with Jeff. Vegas is no place for kids. Maybe teens and their parents, but not kids. *** Edited 3/30/2005 2:51:20 AM UTC by Chadley***
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 9:45 PM
Well that's just it... your opinion will likely change once you're old enough to drink and gamble, and when you just need to get away from kids.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 11:12 PM
I don't mind amusement park elements in Vegas but I do agree that it shouldn't be molded into a family-friendly destination. Making Vegas suitable for kids is just as wrong as building a strip club next to Space Mountain.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 1:33 AM
To me, Vegas was someplace that was rated PG-13 overall, and definitly R rated in some places, even walking down the street if you're not careful.

Vegas is not a place for young people, and everyone that I know that is 18 that has been didn't have much fun. I mean, sure, there are some things for kids and families to do, which is okay, but Vegas really is an adult Disneyland type of city. And that isn't a bad thing in and of its self.

I personally could do without the prostitute cards scattered everywhere and the somewhat obscene billboards, but otherwise, I think it should stay a place for Adults. It isn't a Kid's town.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:06 PM
I could do without those PEOPLE that hand out the prostitute cards as well as the newspaper boxes that have the prostitute classified. Err, I mean ESCORT classifieds. While I find it funny when I see a couple walking down the Strip with the woman reading the classifieds, the mess that gets left behind on the ground is pretty unsightly.

Prostitution, gambling, drinking... why would anyone want to make Vegas a family place? That's what Orlando is for!

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:34 PM
I wouldn't mind the people passing out the fliers if they didn't smack them and flip them in their hands. Is there like a school or something they all go to and learn how to do that??
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:42 PM
I'm guessing they do that because they may be prohibited from mentioning out loud what the flyers are for and need some way to get your attention? Just a thought.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 4:17 PM
You just need to condition yourself NOT to look towards the smacking noise. Then you're suckered in and will be getting a handful of cards.
On the other hand, I've heard people actually collect those, kinda like a free souvenir of your trip to Vegas.
I've never been to Vegas, but would like to go before having kids. There are a couple hotels (Circus-Circus...can't think of any others) that are aimed towards families, but the city is not meant for families.

And who said there would be anything wrong with as strip-club next to Space Mountain? That sounds like it should be thrown to the top of the list of historically great ideas. "Yeah kids, go ride again. Daddy's busy." :D


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