CNL Lifestyle Properties Expands Use of the Recently Acquired Wet 'n' Wild Brand

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Company rebrands a California water park Wet ‘n’ Wild as it begins to utilize the name

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CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), has rebranded its water park in Palm Springs, Calif., as Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs. This marks the beginning of CNL Lifestyle Properties’ execution strategy to grow the Wet ‘n’ Wild brand since acquiring the North American rights to it at the end of November.

The rebranding of the Palm Springs property also includes the addition of a wave riding attraction and the introduction of new entertainment options and offerings for season pass holders.

“CNL Lifestyle Properties is one of the nation’s largest owners of water parks and gated attractions and the addition of the well-recognized Wet ‘n’ Wild brand name only increases the value of this portfolio,” said Stephen H. Mauldin, president and CEO of CNL Lifestyle Properties. “The water park in Palm Springs has a terrific reputation for providing a fun experience for families, and we see rebranding it Wet ‘n’ Wild as a logical step as we identify the best opportunities to strengthen and grow our brand and its reputation.”

CNL Lifestyle Properties owns 12 water parks throughout the United States. This name change brings the total number of Wet ‘n’ Wild branded properties owned by the company to three; the other two are located in Arizona and Hawaii.

“The property in Palm Springs, which we acquired this August, has been a great addition to our existing water park portfolio,” said Curt Caffey, senior vice president and managing director at CNL Lifestyle Properties. “By rebranding it as Wet ‘n’ Wild, we hope to both maximize our value for our shareholders and raise awareness of the park in Southern California.”

Premier Parks, LLC operates the Palm Springs water park, previously named Knott’s Soak City. Premier also operates several other attractions for CNL Lifestyle Properties, including the two other water parks bearing the Wet ‘n’ Wild brand.

About CNL Lifestyle Properties
CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns a portfolio of 139 properties in the United States and Canada in the lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., CNL Lifestyle Properties specializes in the acquisition of ski and mountain lifestyle, attractions, golf, marinas, senior housing and additional lifestyle properties. For more information, visit

About CNL Financial Group
CNL Financial Group (CNL) is a leading private investment management firm providing global real estate and alternative investments. Since inception in 1973, CNL and/or its affiliates have formed or acquired companies with more than $28 billion in assets. CNL is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit

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