Two water parks are dominating the Las Vegans summer time fun.

Two water parks are dominating the Las Vegans summer time fun.

With temperatures sky rocketing within minutes in the boiling Las Vegas desert, staying cool seems impossible. The City of Henderson and City of Las Vegas have come up with two water filled solutions.

Wet ‘n’ Wild celebrates is second summer of its new design in Southwest Las Vegas. This 33.5 acre space is filled with 25 different slides. The park hosted it’s grand opening in the summer of 2013 giving visitors acres of a lazy river, children’s play area and dozens of adrenaline rushing slides. These include Rattler equipped with 360 ft drop through winding tunnels (first of it’s kind in North America!), Royal Flush,  Constrictor with corkscrew twists and turns, Red Rock Bay wave pool, Hoover Half Pipe, Canyon Cliffs vertical slides, 260 ft Desert Racers slides, four story Zipp Zapp Zoom tunnels, Colorado (lazy) River, Paradise Falls home to paradise island and it’s giant tipping bucket and Kiddie Cove.

Aside from splashing up and down the slides, Wet ‘n’ Wild offers family events all summer long. Dive-in movie night offers family friendly movies that gives guest the opportunity to float through the wave pool. Fourth of July weekend the park is hosting an all-you-can- eat BBQ. 93.1 will also be hosting upcoming artist Katy Tiz during independence weekend. And for a great end to a long summer, Cartoon Network will be taking over for it’s Move it Movement Tour.

On the opposite end of the city, Cowabunga Bay is getting ready for is Grand Opening July 4th. This 23 acre plot brings summer time fun to the City of Henderson. The park comes from the creators of the original Cowabunga Bay in Utah.  With a 1960′s beach theme, Cowabunga bay will excite water enthusiasts of all ages. There are three different surf themed areas around the park including Hawaii, Surf USA and Surf Safari. The parks rides includes a 73 foot vertical drop on the Zuma Zooma, four person winding tunnel on the Wild Surf, Surfin’ USA slide racers, 600 ft of winding turns through Beach Blanket Banzai, Point Panic enclosed and illuminated tunnel, Rock-a-hoola 300 ft slides and Good Vibrations half pipe. The Bay adds even more exciting water adventures at the Surf-a-Rama wave pool, Cowabunga (lazy) River, Boardwalk Bay pool, Splash pools and Kiddie Cove.

These two alternatives to beat the sweltering Las Vegas heat are open daily through the summer months and offer discounts for group packages and season passes.