GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Wet N’ Wild Emerald Pointe opens for the season.

For the first time in decades, the water park staff is welcoming guests a week early and will close the weekend after Labor Day.

More time to enjoy the thrills and the fun.

There is new food and a new slide to try out.

The water park also needs help, and they are paying lifeguards a lot more than in years’ past.

Click on the video to get a closer look at what’s new, the perks of being a Wet N’ Wild Emerald Pointe employee, and how you can save the most money if you plan to be a regular at the water park this summer