On July 31, 2012, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a long-term lease with us to build and operate a new Wild Rivers on County owned property in Irvine!! This approval is the culmination of six years of tireless work to relocate the icon that was Wild Rivers. We want to thank the Supervisors and the County staff for their support and belief in Wild Rivers and the youth employment and recreation it provides for the community. We couldn’t be more excited to get started on the design of this new water park!
The new park will provide the same high level of customer service as before but will showcase a completely new array of rides, featuring all the latest and greatest technology to offer more thrills and fun than ever. The new Wild Rivers will also be an educational park with various educational elements intertwined within the attractions. It will be a place like no other!!
Construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2013. We thank you for sticking with us and look forward to seeing you when the new Wild Rivers Irvine opens in May 2014!
I am over water parks and would likely never, ever go.
As long as it is not in, attached to, or near the current Disney Resort properties - then it's fine with me. Build it at least a shuttle bus ride away from the resort for my support.
you can easily put a disney water park on the west side of the paradise pier hotel. there is tons of land there currently used for parking. the fix here would be to build a multi level garage to make up for all of the lost parking. you could actually fit 4 times the amount of vehicles in a multi level garage than the area currently used to park. only problem here is where are you going to get the money to build this massive garage. Plus the money needed to build a Pirates of the Caribbean themed water park.
Just because there are other water parks in Southern California doesn't mean Disney shouldn't build one. There are many other theme parks as well, does that mean Disney shouldn't have made California Adventure? Long as it is head and shoulders above the competition with detailed theming I'm all for it. I would prefer however if it weren't located at the Disneyland Resort.
Sad to see it go: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum...hp?f=2&t=61402
TPR is likely working with outdated information - the homepage specifically cites Wild Rivers Irvine.
A water park smacks of adolescent frills, young teens, bathing suits, imitation sand, towels, coin-op lockers, flip flops -- I just don't see enough class inherent in one to adorn itself with the Disney brand.
Not to disparage water parks! But it's not a suitable theme. There can't be enough diversity in experience, enough "magic" in one to border Disneyland without it seeming cheap, almost trailer park'ish in comparison. It will "dilute" the DLR brand, including Disneyland itself. You could slap a Six Flags marquee on a water park absolutely, but not Disney, and certainly not bordering Disneyland.
Neither specific to the location in a way that shows an awareness of the FL property water park currently operational nor the other now abandoned area(s).
Water parks suit Florida, not anaheim. Mainly due to the fact that land is very limited and you'd really need a water park right attached to a Disney Hotel for it to work best. Anaheim is NOT above cheap water parks, but save that for non-disney companies.
I'm not crazy about water parks, but fine, put a Disney water park in a different location, maybe Cerritos, or Long Beach. But if it's RIGHT NEXT to Disneyland then it's tantamount to having a joint Esplanade. Might as well have a sign "Disneyland this way, flip flop wearing, nose cream people this way? -- Nope doesn't work, it's clunky and tacky.
The WDW universe doesn't have that problem.