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Wild Waters was a Water park in Silver Springs, Florida. It was the sister park of Silver Springs Nature Theme Park in Silver Springs. Because Wild Waters was adjacent to Silver Springs, it had many trees and shady areas. There were picnic areas, a snack bar, and an open-air fast food restaurant counter. The park also had a sand volleyball court and a gift shop.Wild Waters was a favorite attraction for tourists visiting the Ocala and Silver Springs area, as well as local residents. It was a small park by modern standards, but offered a more relaxed atmosphere than its mega water park competitors. Wild Waters had a special niche; it attracted people wanting to enjoy a more traditional water park experience. It was among the first water parks in the country to use fiberglass flumes, something that has become the industry standard.On August 9th, 2016 it was announced that Wild Waters would close permanently on September 5th, 2016, (the same day Wildwater Kingdom (Ohio) closed. Wild waters had ended nearly four decades of operation. The area will be cleared to make way for a new entry into Silver Springs State Park. As of August 2017 the park has been left to deteriorate.Rides & AttractionsThe Hurricane: A large figure eight shaped double flume. Standing approximately 80 feet tall, it was the largest ride in the park. A large spiral staircase that took visitors to the summit. There were two flumes, which ran adjacent to each other. Riders must use tubes to ride, which they ha

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