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Hurricane Harbor Opens at Six Flags Over Georgia {VIDEO} #HurricaneHarbor @sfovergeorgia

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If you missed my last post about Hurricane Harbor opening up at Six Flags Over Georgia, then you can read it here:

Six Flags Over Georgia Adds More Thrills in 2014 with Hurricane Harbor Water Park

Recently we were invited to opening of the new Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Over Georgia which is the largest expansion in the park’s 47-year history. We were thrilled to be standing by as park president Dale Kaetzel spun the wheel to start the waves flowing into Calypso Bay (see more below). Here is what he had to say,

“Hurricane Harbor is unlike any other water park in the region, and will quickly become a must-visit destination for all of Atlanta and the southeast region. Our enormous water park will create a ‘getaway atmosphere’, as guests are able to cool off on several first-of-a-kind water attractions and then take flight on one of our 11 world-class roller coasters, all in the same day. We expect Hurricane Harbor to have a significant economic impact to the community as it draws thousands of guests from near and far, which should positively impact future development in the area.”

ABOUT HURRICANE HARBOR

Hurricane Harbor is a 7-acre water park inside of Six Flags Over Georgia that is free with admission. This water park includes several large water slides, a wave pool that is 38,000 square feet, and an interactive play area for children that is 2,000 square feet. There are multiple sitting and eating areas within Hurricane Harbor as well as rest rooms, showers, and other basic water park amenities.

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THE SLIDES AND ATTRACTIONS AT HURRICANE HARBOR

The Bonzai Pipelines are 3 water slides that are almost a combined thousand feet long. Two of these slides are single-rider inner tube rides that feature sharp turns and changes between light and darkness. The third slide is called the Tsunami Surge and is the only hybrid zero-gravity slide in the world. On this slide, four riders sit on a double inner tube and slide down five stories worth of pipe that ends in a zero-gravity drop into a splash pool.

Calypso Bay is a wave pool filled with 800,000 gallons of water. Wave simulators generate waves that are 4 feet tall; swimmers can ride these waves with or without inner tubes. Water depth ranges from very shallow to 6 feet, making this pool suitable for most ages. The pool’s wave generators are programmed to simulate 8 different wave patterns, so swimmers get to experience waves modeled after those formed by the ocean.

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FOOD, CABANAS & MORE

Hurricane Harbor offers multiple food and drink options. People can purchase burgers, nachos, pizza, and other beach-type fare from the Tidal Wave Café and can eat the food in various deck and lounging areas within the water park. Another possible eating option is to rent a cabana, as this option can provide anything from food and drink service to a full meal depending on the type of package purchased. Hurricane Harbor has a beach store called Tradewinds Shopping plus places to rent lockers and tubes. Restrooms, a shower and changing area, and a first aid station are also provided.

THE FORMER SKULL ISLAND IS NOW PARADISE ISLAND

Paradise Island is one acre of interactive play stations, water slides, and water-dumping towers geared towards children. This water playground features 6 water slides that are designed for a younger age than those slides that make up the Bonzai Pipelines. The water play center features climbing nets, mounted water guns, mazes, and other obstacles for children to navigate. Children can also stand under three drenching towers topped with buckets that tip over when full of water.

WATCH THE OPENING DAY AT HURRICANE HARBOR

MY KIDS AFTER A DAY AT HURRICANE HARBOR

This one is from the ride home after spending the day at Hurricane Harbor:

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I am thrilled to be a Six Flags Super Mom. I am part of a mom blogger team that has been allowed access to the park, the employee areas and some of the secret locations still in development. I have been encouraged to share how I feel and what I learned about the park. I have been provided with a yearly pass and compensation for my time. All opinions are my own.

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Stacie Haight Connerty, a social media consultant, is the Editor's Pick for Most Influential Southern Blogger from Circle of Mom's one of Cision Media's Top 10 Most Influential Mommy Bloggers and one of the HERoic: 10 Mommy Bloggers Who Rule Social Media.

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An Atlanta resident and lifelong writer, Stacie is the mother of three children (11 & under), leader of two Girl Scout troops, an active PTA member and married to the love of her life. She is always planning the next epic travel adventure for her family.



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  1. Denise Taylor-Dennis
    June 11, 2014 at 8:18 am — Reply

    We have a Six Flags here in California, I’m not sure if it has a water park though. Love the last picture I can remember going to water parks when I was a kid and being that tired.

  2. Tammy S
    June 11, 2014 at 11:44 am — Reply

    Oh man that looks like so much fun! My kids would love to try all the different slides. It looks like your kids had a complete blast. I am putting this on out things to do list! Thanks!

  3. June 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    We love water parks, but only have the Dells and it is 3+ hours away! Six Flags looks like so much fun!
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  4. June 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    Oh I would have so much fun at Hurricane Harbor! What a fantastic way to spend the summer vacation!
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  5. June 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    Hurricane Harbor looks amazing!! I would love to take my daughter and her friends there one day!
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  6. June 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    Looks like so much fun and isn’t too far away! May have to make a trip there soon!
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  7. June 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm — Reply

    I haven’t been to six flags in years, i didn’t even know that some of them have a water park! this place looks amazing. what a great way to spend the summer days.
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  8. June 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    We have a Hurricane Harbor here at Six Flags New England and my two LOVE it there.
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  9. June 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    This picture of the kids passed out cracked me up, love it. I would love to visit this place, looks fun!
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  10. Angela S
    June 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm — Reply

    We were just at Six Flags over the weekend. It was so much fun!

  11. June 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm — Reply

    I haven’t been to a Six Flags in years! I had no idea that some of them actually had water parks inside them. This makes me curious to see what the Six Flags near me offers :)
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  12. June 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    I have heard a lot about Hurricane Harbor and can’t wait to take the kids. They love going to Six Flags. :)

  13. Shauna
    June 11, 2014 at 8:52 pm — Reply

    Ha, ha, ha… that last photo made me laugh. That is always how my kids look on our 10 minute drive home from Six Flags over San Antonio… ha! This one sounds awesome… If I am ever in Georgia again, I will have to check it out

  14. June 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    Looks like they had a great time, my boys would so love to go there!
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  15. June 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    We have a Hurricane Harbor here in New England too! It is so fun and my family loves it!
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  16. June 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    Okay, I can do waterparks!! You can save your crazy skycoaster for my sister, but I will go down the slides with ya!! :)
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  17. June 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm — Reply

    Looks like everyone had such a fun time.
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  18. Ann Bacciaglia
    June 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm — Reply

    Looks like the kids had a great time! Thank you for sharing about your adventure. Your photos are very nice!

  19. June 12, 2014 at 1:05 am — Reply

    Last year we bought season’s passes to an amusement park 20 minutes away just so the kids could use the water park. My kids would love this place – especially Calypso Bay and paradise island.
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  20. June 12, 2014 at 1:14 am — Reply

    There’s something about water play which is especially exhausting! So glad they had the best time!
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  21. June 12, 2014 at 7:18 am — Reply

    Looks like your kiddos had a great time. I know I always enjoyed water parks when I was little.
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  22. June 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    I love love love water parks! I haven’t been to Six Flags before, but with the addition of the water park, I totally want to go now.
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  23. June 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm — Reply

    I also live in California, and our Six Flags does have a water theme park. My kids love it. So, if you are in Georgia, go and be prepared for a really great time.

  24. June 13, 2014 at 8:38 am — Reply

    I love the pic of the kids post the Hurricane Harbor event.Definitely proves how successful that trip went!
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  25. June 13, 2014 at 10:53 am — Reply

    I haven’t been to a park forever. Six flags is our favorite.
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