Among the featured attractions is Maximum Velocity, a dueling water coaster (the world's first). Riders "race" in side-by-side tracks. Other thrill rides include Tornado, a water park funnel ride, Serpentine Complex, a bowl ride, Mammoth Falls, a half-pipe ride, and Desert Racers, a six-lane mat racing slide. For guests who prefer their thrills slightly toned down, Wet 'n' Wild offers Raging Rivers, a family raft ride.
For those with a weaker heart, the park offers Cactus Cooler, an 1100 foot long lazy river, and Monsoon Bay, a large wave pool. And for younger kids, there's Boogie Board Beach, an interactive water play structure with a tipping bucket and smaller kiddie slides, and Soak 'em Playayground, a play pool with pint-sized slides.
Note that an Australian company purchased Waterworld Safari from its previous owners, Golfland, after the 2008 season. The park reopened for the 2009 season under new management and with the new name, Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix.
Water Park Features:
Are you wondering, "What the heck are water coaster, funnel, and bowl rides?" To learn more, see my reviews and photos of similar rides at other parks:
See the Park:
More photos on the About.com network:
Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix Photos on About.com's Phoenix Site.
New at the Park:
It's a waterpark within a waterpark that is geared for younger kids and offers splash zones, a new river ride, Screamin' Streamers (this park really likes apostrophes!), a junior funnel ride, Tiny Typhoon, and the competitive ride, Banzai Racers.
New for 2011: Constrictor
Enclosed flume slide with what Wet ’n’ Wild Phoenix is describing as "the tightest turns of any other waterslide giving riders an experience unlike any other in the world."