Thursday, August 29, 2013

Water Park Additions Coming to Several Six Flags Parks in 2014

Also new in 2014 are several additions to water parks across the Six Flags chain, including an entirely new park within Six Flags Over Georgia, named Hurricane Harbor.

Replacing the former home of the Southern Star arena, the new water park will be the largest expansion in Six Flags Over Georgia history.  The tropical themed water park will feature lush landscaping and amenities that are meant to creating a relaxing atmosphere for visitors.

This rendering of part of the new water park comes from this news story, and shows off the additions.  There will be an 800,000 gallon wave pool, along with two water slide towers.  A new children's area named Paradise Island will also be built.

One slide tower, Tsunami Surge, will combine a bowl slide with a dramatic drop at the end where rafts climb high up a wall before heading back down.  Another set of slides, Bonzai Pipelines, have three different courses including another bowl and enclosed sections.

The new Hurricane Harbor will be included in the park's general admission and is already planned to be expanded in coming years.

Hurricane Harbor, located adjacent to Six Flags Magic Mountain, will build the Bonzai Pipelines, a pair of dramatic water slides.  "After reaching the top of the five-story tower, guests step into the enclosed vertical capsule where the floor drops out beneath them, sending riders free-falling 40 miles-per-hour down the slide. Launch programming may be varied so that all riders launch at the same moment, or in sequence."

Dive-In movies will also start to be shown in the park's wave pool, along with new food options and expanded park hours.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas will build the Bahama Blaster in 2014 in their water park, White Water Bay.  The complex will contain four different slides, all of which will start with a drop-floor launch capsule.  Two of the slides will feature straight drops downward, and two will feature horizontal loops - sliders will reach a maximum speed of 40 miles per hour.

“Bahama Blaster is the thrilling centerpiece of an entirely new tropically themed White Water Bay expansion for 2014. We will also be announcing additional new water park attractions and guest amenities in the months ahead,” said park president Martin Bozer. “This year, the Iron Rattler hybrid roller coaster reset the bar for epic thrills. This extreme White Water Bay addition will further define Six Flags Fiesta Texas as the region’s premier vacation destination.”