Monday, December 19, 2016

Six Flags Announces New Hurricane Harbor Waterpark for China

A brand new Hurricane Harbor water park, located adjacent to the first Six Flags branded theme park in Haiyan, China, was announced today.  Both Six Flags Zhejiang (which was announced previously) and the newly announced Hurricane Harbor will open in 2019, and construction for them has already started.  The parks are the centerpiece of a $4.6 billion leisure development being done by Riverside Investment Group.

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Hurricane Harbor will feature "thrilling water slides, a massive wave pool, a relaxing Lazy River and an intricately designed children’s water play area."  No specific concept art for the new water park was released at the announcement.

The adjacent Six Flags Zhejiang will feature "incredible roller coasters, rides and attractions," including "elaborately-themed sections celebrating time-honored Chinese traditions, live shows and seasonal events along with a wide variety of culinary offerings and retail locations."

It was also announced that the two Chinese parks will be led by Mark Kane, who previously was the general manager of both Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags New England.  He most recently was a Vice President in charge of restaurants and attractions at Landry's Inc., and oversaw the planning and subsequent opening of the Pleasure Pier in Galveston.