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Six Flags Over Georgia Opens a New Water Park in 2014 – Hurricane Harbor
Right after my announcement, Six Flags had a pretty exciting announcement of their own!
HURRICANE HARBOR IS COMING TO SIX FLAGS
Six Flags Over Georgia announced that it will soon break ground on Hurricane Harbor, an all-new tropically-themed water park. Hurricane Harbor will be free with park admission and completely transform the area formerly occupied by the Southern Star Amphitheater while offering wet and wild thrills for guests of all ages. “Our entirely new water park inside of Six Flags Over Georgia will further support our goal of delivering of a world-class destination for all ages,” said Dale Kaetzel, park president. “When combined with our continuing focus on creating a safe, family-friendly environment in our park, this multi-million dollar investment will be a “must do” experience for anyone living in or visiting Metro Atlanta.” Hurricane Harbor, set to open in late May 2014, will include an 800,000 gallon wave pool, a multi-slide tower, and a “world’s first” single slide tower combining two extreme slide thrills, plus an interactive children’s water play area. A tropical island theme will include new food locations, shopping, cabanas and expansive deck, lounge and shade amenities. Check out the plan below: Construction plans for Hurricane Harbor are well underway and groundbreaking of the site will begin in September. The new Hurricane Harbor will kick off its’ inaugural weekend with an opening spectacular that will be an historic event and remain open throughout the summer season. Admission to Hurricane Harbor will be included in any one day admission ticket or a Six Flags Over Georgia season pass. Six Flags White Water in Marietta, Ga. and Six Flags Over Georgia will continue to offer combination passes for guests to enjoy both destinations at one low price.
ADDITIONAL HARBOR DETAILS
What: Hurricane Harbor, an all-new water park element of Six Flags Over Georgia Location: Six Flags Over Georgia, located at 275 Riverside Parkway SW in Austell off of Interstate 20 west of Atlanta. Size/Acreage: 7 acres Theming: A lush tropical Caribbean landscape with luxurious tropical scenery that gives guests the feeling of a remote tropical getaway. Merchandise and dining locations are all themed around the parks remote island concept. Opening Date: Memorial Day 2014 Employees: 200-300 Seasonal Positions Gigantic Wave Pool – Hurricane Bay With over eight hundred thousand gallons of water this, thirty eight thousand square foot high tech ocean experience will simulate the deep blue Caribbean surf. Equipped with a state of the art wave system that is capable of producing waves up to four feet high this pool will create rolling waves that guests can enjoy all day. Ride Category: Family Height Requirement: None Number of Riders: None Dual Slide Complex – Calypso Cobra For those who feel the need for speed and cool thrills, this world’s-first slide will test riders bravery as they take on something the world has never seen. Combining two great slide experiences into one extreme thrill; four riders will take on the Cobra as they barrel down an enclosed 5-story drop before they are shot into a 40 -foot wide bowl and take on complete watery mayhem. Just as they think it is over riders take on the Calypso Cobra’s finale which shoots them perpendicular to the ground and suspends them in a moment of zero-gravity as they are swept across the Cobras tail. Guests will find themselves screaming around every slippery turn. Ride Category: Thrill Height Requirement: 48” Number of Riders: 4 Multi-Slide Complex – Bahamas Blaster and Runaway Pipeline Riding with their family and friends in an inner tube, guests will careen down a dark watery decent through the enclosed tunnels and soar down 180 and 360 degree curves. The serpentine tunnels will propel riders through rushing water and then drops them into the pool below. Bold adventurers can take on the Bahamas Bowl and careen down a four story drop into a gigantic bowl that will hurl them around and around in gushing water before finally dropping them out through a corkscrew chute into a splash pool below. Ride Category: Family Height Requirement: 42” Number of Riders: 2 Children’s Activity Area – Paradise Island Kids will be in command of this, 200 square foot interactive water playground that includes three giant water-dumping towers and hundreds of interactive water elements. Splash into this water play structure and get soaked on six slides with dozens of water gadgets, climbing nets, water blasters and tipping buckets. Ride Category: Family Height Requirement: 36” – guest under 36” tall must be accompanied by an adult Number of Riders: N/A
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.