Broward County

A new water park could rise in Broward. Remember the old water park?

Rapids Water Park near West Palm Beach.
Rapids Water Park near West Palm Beach. File / 2001

It may soon be time to get wet and wild again.

A Wet ‘n Wild water park has received preliminary approval from Fort Lauderdale, Curbed Miami reports. The park had been a mainstay along among non-Disney Orlando attractions until shutting down earlier this year.

The Broward park wouldn’t be the first in South Florida. The company also operates Rapids near West Palm Beach. Several Broward County public parks also feature lower-octane water parks, with slides and fountains.

People who grew up in South Florida might also remember Six Flags Atlantis, also known Atlantis the Water Kingdom. Atlantis closed in 1992 and is now the site of Oakwood Plaza shopping center — home of Dave and Buster’s and a bunch of big-box stores along Interstate 95 in Hollywood.

The Hollywood water attraction, which opened in 1982, included a seven-story water slide, wave pool, a roller rink.

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