The Wet n Wild Water Park is not off to a good start here, in Las Vegas! VIP ticket holders, who spent $79.99 per ticket, were expecting early admission to the park today. Many were turned away and advised that the park had reach capacity! Yikes!
You can read the news story as follows: LAS VEGAS --Gold Pass ticket holders were supposed to be allowed in to Wet ‘n' Wild Saturday, but somehow the park reached capacity.
Spokespeople say it's a sign of how excited people are for Las Vegas's first water park in years, but some Gold Pass ticket holders are angry. Some say they spent extra money on the passes to get a sneak peak of the park before anyone else, and they didn't even get in.
The park opened two hours early in response to long lines. Two hours later they stopped letting people in after reaching capacity. That's what their website said until at least 5 o'clock and their Facebook page got hammered with people asking for refunds.
Many of the people on Facebook asked how the park could have sold so many Gold Pass tickets? Spokespeople for Wet ‘n' Wild would not comment on that.
"I don't have that number handy but there's an overwhelming response to season passes as well," said Director of Marketing Trevor Wilson. "We're excited about that, we have a whole season of fun, we're open to the end of September, so there's plenty of time to come. Especially during these first two weeks it's going to be a little bit busy."
Wilson says the county code for the park limits it to 6,000 people at a time, but they cut off admission well before that in the interest of safety.
Spokespeople say the reason the park reached capacity is due to a perfect storm of conditions. The big first day coupled with Memorial Day Weekend, and the fact Las Vegas hasn't had a water park for years. They say when excitement dies down over the next few days they won't have to turn so many away.