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Spanish owners rebrand Wet’n'Wild Sydney as Raging Waters

Spanish owners rebrand Wet’n'Wild Sydney as Raging Waters
June 30, 2019

Parques Reunidos, the Spanish visitor attractions group that purchased Wet'n'Wild Sydney from Village Roadshow last year, is to rename the Western Sydney waterpark as Raging Waters Sydney.

Since purchasing the waterpark for the knockdown price of $40 million last year and installing a new management team, Parques Reunidos has maintained a low profile but it is understood that it was not able to reverse the ongoing decline in visitor numbers during the last summer season.

Ahead of the 2019/20 season and on the eve of the 2020 financial year, a new website has been launched for the water park, revealing the new brand Raging Waters Sydney.

There has been no formal announcement from Parques Reunidos but the previous website now redirects to ragingwaterssydney.com.au.

The name Raging Waters is used by three California water parks owned by Parques Reunidos. Like these waterparks - and most parks owned by Parques Reunidos - it features the same logo, colour scheme and overall layout.

The website's calendar suggests that the park will reopen for the 2019/20 season on 28th September for the spring school holidays. Like in years prior it will operate only on weekends until December when daily operation gets underway for the peak summer period.

The new website for Raging Waters Sydney also hints at the addition of a new waterslide, Whirlwind, to be located adjacent to H2Go Racer and 360Rush.

Slide collision claim settled out of Court 
In February, Village Roadshow settled a legal action with a woman who claimed she was in a collision on a slide at the Wet’n’Wild Sydney in 2014

Vanessa Borthwick launched action in the NSW Supreme Court against the waterpark over an alleged incident where she was struck by a raft on a slide.

According to her documents lodged with the Court, Borthwick was on a raft that was going through a tunnel when she was struck by another raft that was already on the ride.

Borthwick suffered injuries that weren’t disclosed in her documents but sued Village Roadshow, oweners of the waterpark at the time of the incident in the NSW Supreme Court, which hears civil claims that are worth more than $750,000.

The matter was set to go to hearing but in December last year the two parties advised that they had “settled in principle” outside of Court. It was then finalised in February.

The safety regulator, Safe Work NSW said the incident had not been reported.

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31st January 2019 - José Díaz appointed Chief Executive of Parques Reunidos

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