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Universal is shutting down this beloved water park

Wet'n'Wild park in OrlandoWet'n'Wild park in Orlando
Wet'n'Wild park in Orlando, United States.Photograph by Godong UIG via Getty Images

There is no shortage of theme parks in the Orlando area, but soon there will be one less — Wet N’ Wild Orlando is shutting down.

The water park is closing after nearly 40 years at the end of 2016, Universal announced today.

Wet N’ Wild was a water park with a variety of slides and rides. It’s closing because Universal is focusing its development on its new Volcano Bay park, a “next-generation water theme park that reimagines what it means to be a water park,” the company says.

Still, for those who wish to mourn, Universal is asking visitors to submit their memories of the park.