Universal, Wet 'n Wild Orlando make donations to NRCMA
Donated items to honor park, George Millay
ORLANDO, Fla. — Several board members of the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives (NRCMA), working in cooperation with team members at Wet 'n Wild Orlando, were on hand at the park on Jan. 6, to accept the donation of numerous signs and other items from the 39-year old landmark which closed on Dec. 31, 2016. The two highlights for the museum are the backlit red-and blue Wet 'n Wild name sign that hung over the park's main entry gate, and a 3D circular sign from the legendary Black Hole water slides. Also donated was the control panel to the park's Bomb Bay drop slide, which was an original creation from park founder George Millay. The donated items honoring the park and Millay will be housed in the new Mark Moore Memorial Building expansion planned at the museum's Plainview facility. NRCMA is working with the park to secure even more historic artifacts for future museum displays.
Universal/Wet 'n Wild Orlando management were on hand to make the donations of water park signage to the National Roller Coaster Museum. Seen here, left to right, are: Rich Costales, Brett Clark and Brian Colley.
Wet 'n Wild signs were transported to Orlando-based Skyline Attractions where they will be crated for shipment to Plainview, Texas. Shown here, left to right, are: Gary Slade, Chris Gray, Jeff Pike and Richard Munch.
The park map was also included in the collection
Control panel from the Bomb Bay slide.