Wild Waves Park was founded in 1977 in Federal Way, Washington, by Byron Betts. Originally named Enchanted Village, the park was very small with only about 6 rides. Wild Waves was built on an adjacent lot and in 1993, Wild Waves bought out Enchanted Village.
The company operates both a water park, as well as an amusement park on the same lot. The park sits on slightly more than 70 acres and has 44 rides in all, most of them water rides or attractions. Today, the park is owned by Premier Parks, LLC.
Wild Waves Park has had minor issues with safety and cleanliness, but health department officials claim that problems are promptly corrected. In August of 2016, a 32 year old man with limited swimming abilities drown in a 10 foot pool on a busy day. The park is reviewing the incident and police reports state it was an accidental drowning.