Thursday, May 29, 2014

Play The Day Away at Six Flags Over Georgia's Hurricane Harbor

The Calypso Bay wave pool
Tomorrow marks the official grand opening of the all-new Hurricane Harbor water park at Six Flags Over Georgia.  The expansion has been previewing to guests for a few days now, and represents the largest capital expansion in the theme park's history.  Hurricane Harbor is also the largest expansion at any of the chain's properties in 2014.

The new expansion covers seven acres that were previously home to a large outdoor amphitheater - and is now home to a mix of slides and pools that join the park's existing water play structure.

The hybrid Tsunami Surge
Calypso Bay is Hurricane Harbor's new wave pool, stretching over 38,000 square feet and featuring two wave machines that are capable of creating eight different patterns of ocean like waves.  Several new slides were added as well, including a first-of-its-kind hybrid named Tsunami Surge.  The ride seats four guests at a time as they swirl through a giant elevated bowl, then drop into a huge zero-gravity wave wall.

Bonzai Pipelines tube slides
On a separate slide tower the Bonzai Pipelines offer three different paths down from the 41 foot tall peak.  Two of the slides feature twisting enclosed and open air tube slides, while the third spins riders through a horizontal funnel and then drops them through the center.

Hurricane Harbor also features eleven private cabanas, a window service food stand named the Tidal Wave Cafe, and Tradewinds, a retail store offering all that guests may need for a day in the sun.  Naturally there's locker and changing facilities, along with plenty of lounge chairs for visitors to chill out in.