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Families enjoy Spring Break at Vegas Wet 'n' Wild

Reported by: Denise Rosch
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Updated: 4/19/2014 8:16 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- It has been a busy week at Wet 'n' Wild as families celebrating Spring Break took over the park.

This is the water park's second year in the valley, and employees say their inaugural season taught them plenty of lessons.

Little changes could make a big difference to returning customers.

“It's awesome,” said Jenna Randall, a Las Vegas mom. “I thought it was going to be way busier.”

Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark gave the Spring Break crowd a taste of summer fun for one week.

“We bought season passes and plan on being here every day off we get,” Randall said.

This is a welcome option for Randall’s family.

“You got a bathroom right there and a kiddy pool, what else do you need?” Randall said.

But if you had asked that question last year, you might have gotten an earful.

Customers often complained about long lines and not enough shade.

Rick Belhumeur is Director of Operations and Maintenance, and says employees were listening, and changes have been made.

“For example, we had some feedback the children's area was too chilly, so we added heaters for the little ones,” Belhumeur said.

Belhumeur says an expanded calendar with more days and longer hours should help spread out the summer crowds. And as for shade?

More trees are being planted in the picnic area, and the grass will be planted next week.

“A landmark for us will be Memorial Day weekend,” Belhumeur said adding the park will be debuting its brand new attraction ‘The Tornado,” which is a 45-foot funnel.

“There is nothing else like it in the state,” Belhumeur said.

As far as parking, that's expanded as well. A back lot was added with another 300 spaces, bringing the grand total of available spots to 1,400. Furthermore, Clark County will be adding two new traffic signals near the park to ease congestion.

While Spring Break festivities wrap up Easter Sunday, the long hot summer is right around the corner and employees say it will be bigger and better than last year.

“I would absolutely give us another chance. Come on back, it's a great time,” Belhumeur said.




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