Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Six Flags Announces Improvements + Name Changes to Four Properties

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Six Flags has formally announced the rebranding of three of the latest parks to join the company's family of properties and a new name for an existing one.  Darien Lake, Wet & Wild Splashtown and Wet & Wild Phoenix will all have brand new names, and the water park at The Great Escape will be renamed.

Six Flags Darien Lake, as it will be called (again) was an easy one to see coming, and honestly the park has already made it clear that was the direction they were headed.  The park is building the Six Flags SkyScreamer for 2019, a 242 foot tall swing ride that will move passengers in seats at 35 miles per hour.

The park's website also offers that guests arriving at the park will be greeted by a "revamped main gate area with a towering, new digital pylon and a new Six Flags Darien Lake entrance sign."

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Formerly known as Wet & Wild Splashtown, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown will be making a, well, splash in the Houston, Texas area this summer.  The 48 acre park will debut all new Caribbean theming to match the new name, along with a major new waterslide.

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Known as the Wahoo Wave, the thrilling family raft ride will stand six stories and "send four riders into near vertical motion as they experience extended hang times and zero g-forces.  Riders plunge 30 feet straight down before sweeping across the top of a massive waterfall, then descending into a refreshing pool below."

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Next up is the transformation of Wet & Wild Phoenix into Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix.  While there will be no major new attraction at the water park this year, it will also receive all-new Caribbean theming to match the name, along with an updated dining area with plenty of expanded seating.

The Great Escape is changing the name of their water park to Hurricane Harbor to better fit the portfolio of the company, it was also announced today.  It will introduce "two brand-new family attractions: Bucket Blasters, where riders will spin around in barrels for a good old-fashioned water gun battle and Shipwreck Cove, a fun activity pool with interactive water sprays, geysers, and fountains for hours of water play entertainment."