Friday, September 6, 2019

Six Flags Darien Lake to Rebrand Water Park + Build New Wahoo Wave Slide

Six Flags Darien Lake will continue to grow again in 2020 under its latest ownership, which saw the park welcomed back into the Six Flags chain in 2018.  The property has announced major changes to its Splashtown water park, with it being rebranded as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor next year and a major slide addition planned.

Wahoo Wave will splash into Hurricane Harbor next year, a massive new slide that stands 6 stories tall.  The slide's offerings will be unique to the park, featuring a "one-of-a-kind water wall" that will join other recent additions such as RipCurl Racer and the Brain Drain.

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Utilizing four person rafts, Wahoo Wave will start with a relatively calm section after leaving the loading area, featuring several curves and an enclosed section.  Suddenly the rafts will soar down into a steep 30 foot plunge and then up into the giant wave wall.  The experience will give riders the feeling of hang time, allowing them a near zero gravity experience.  After the wave wall the rafts will splash into a final catch pool.

“Six Flags continues to invest to make the park bigger, better and now wetter than ever with the introduction of a world class water park attraction, Wahoo Wave,” said Park President Chris Thorpe. “This massive attraction provides cool thrills and spills for the whole family.”

According to Six Flags Darien Lake, construction on Wahoo Wave will begin in 2020 and it is expected to be complete when Hurricane Harbor opens in May, 2020.