Wet ’n Wild has a cool deal for a hot summer

May 1, 2001 12:39 PM

It is going to be hot this summer and I could not think of a better way to stay cool than spending the entire summer at Wet ’n Wild. For $55.00 you can purchase a season pass which entitles you to admission to America’s most exhilarating water park from now until September 30. But you better hurry because this offer only lasts until May 31.

This water park has more than a dozen attractions, from thrill rides to takin’-it-easy rides to just-for-kid rides. There is something for every family member and is a sure bet when it comes to beating the heat.

Among the thrill rides are Royal Flush, in which you’re washed down a tower chute and spun around a bowl at speeds reaching a hair-raising 45 mph.

Raging Rapids is Wet ’n Wilds version of a Colorado white water rafting experience. This is a white water tubing adventure which rushes you through whirlpools and wave pools before you plunge off a waterfall.

For the less adventurous (like me), there is the Lazy River which is a good way to relax after a hard day at the office. This ¼ mile-long winding river will take you on a relaxing journey as you drift slowly past the swaying palms that surround this peaceful attraction.

Wet ’n Wild keeps the children in mind so smaller kids don’t have to miss out on the fun. The Kids Park features miniature versions of the park’s slides along with interactive water-oriented playground equipment.

Wet ’n Wild also allows you to bring a picnic basket, but no alcohol or glass.

That’s a look at Wet ’n Wild; a nice spot to spend the long hot summer.

Do you like classic rock ’n roll? Well, the biggest outdoor classic rock event in Nevada is coming June 2.

It’s called Junefest and this is the ninth annual event. It is always held on the first Saturday in June at Silver Bowl Park, next door to Sam Boyd Stadium.

This year’s line-up features Journey, Styx, Bad Company, Billy Squier, Night Ranger and Molly Hatchet.

Tickets are on sale now for only $21.96 and are available at all ticket.com outlets. But you better hurry because the price goes up a little bit every other week or so until the day of the concert when tickets will be about $35.00.

The Tropicana Resort and Casino is hosting a $28,000 Grand Slam Slot Tournament, including a $10,000 grand prize; for an entry fee of $125. It runs from May 28 thru May 30.

The entry fee includes a private Grand Slam welcome dinner on Monday evening with complimentary cocktails and an all-American buffet.

On Tuesday you will compete in the thrilling two-round slot showdown with one round in the morning and one afternoon session.

On Wednesday there will be an eye-opening Grand Slam Awards breakfast with 280 cash prizes being awarded.

Also, with your entry fee you will receive a special casino room rate of $45.95 plus tax for each night of your stay.

The Tropicana Resort & Casino boasts a total of five acres of tropically landscaped grounds, three swimming pools, lagoons and waterfalls.

The largest swimming pool encompasses 12,000 square feet of swimming space that measures 295 by 75 feet.

Connected to this pool is their indoor pool which houses the world’s first swim-up Blackjack tables.

There are also two bars where you can enjoy your favorite tropical drink. The Coconut Grove Bar includes a snack bar at the Main Pool and can seat 35 people, and the Tropics swim-up bar (my favorite) can accommodate 25 people.

This is a really nice three-day package getaway for a total price of about $225. I will be there, and I hope to see you there, too.