SIX FLAGS HURRICANE HARBOR WATER PARK DOCKS MEMORIAL
DAY WEEKEND AT SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
Vast new Caribbean
paradise FREE with theme park admission
Gurnee, IL-Grab your swim suits
and beach towels, the much-anticipated arrival of
the new Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park is fast
approaching. As the Midwest's newest and most extravagantly
themed outdoor water park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
is a Caribbean paradise boasting hundreds of wild
and wet water activities and hours of fun for all
ages. The new water park is FREE with Six Flags Great
America theme park admission and is scheduled to open
Saturday, May 28, 2005.
As guests enter the new Six
Flags Hurricane Harbor, it will feel as if they have
just stepped off a vacation cruise ship onto their
own private Caribbean Island. Island music, lush landscapes
and colorful water slides provide the perfect backdrop
to this fabulous tropical vacation close to home.
Picturesque buildings, vibrant cabanas, relaxing beach
areas and thousands of lounge chairs line the streets
of this quaint island village.
"A trip to Six Flags Hurricane
Harbor is a perfect way to experience an exciting
Caribbean vacation, close to home," said Ron
Sevart, vice president and general manager of Six
Flags Great America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
"As guests enter this brand new park, it will
feel as if they are in a completely different latitude."
Whether navigating through
the twists and turns of the park's 25 exhilarating
water slides, or cruising through the sprawling Castaway
Creek adventure river, this spacious outdoor water
park is sure to have the most wildly wet water adventures
known on land or sea.
Parents and their little ones
will love the zero-depth entry pools and the world's
largest interactive water playground, Skull Island,
with 100,000 square feet of activities for the entire
family. More than 500 kid-friendly water gadgets including
jet sprayers, water blasters and tipping buckets are
spread throughout this massive attraction. Seventeen
treehouse-style, pirate-themed towers are linked together
by swinging bridges, net climbs and a variety of thrilling
adult and children's slides. Connected to an additional
beach-style activity pool geared for the park's younger
guests, this area provides countless play opportunities
"Our emphasis is on providing
a safe and exciting family experience with the very
best in innovative water attractions," Sevart
said. "From mild to wild, Six Flags Hurricane
Harbor has the best combination of water attractions
in the industry."
Numerous adult and teen activities
can be found in this massive water park including
dozens of speed and tube slides, a gigantic wave pool
and two invigorating multi-passenger rafting experiences.
Water slide excitement is captured on Vortex and Typhoon,
the park's rushing water coasters of fun. Guests board
these high-energy, water adventures five stories above
the ground and repeatedly switch from open to enclosed
flumes. Intense thrills await on the fastest rides
in the park - Paradise Plunge and Riptide - where
guests soar towards the clear waters below at speeds
of up to 40 mph. The half-million gallon Hurricane
Bay wave pool provides a fast-pace ocean-like experience,
while Bahama Mama and Bubba Tubba raft rides whisk
guests up an over splashing hills to the refreshing
splash pool sixty-feet below.
For guests in search of a relaxing
getaway, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has a tropical
beach resort atmosphere perfect for local vacationers.
Thousands of comfortable lounge chairs, swaying palm
trees and lazy beach areas complete this tranquil
environment. Saltwater Sal's Tiki bar, serves up cool
tropical frozen drinks and provides guests with a
chance to take it easy in front of two huge, flat
screen televisions and enjoy live Caribbean music.
"Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
is the must-do family vacation in the Midwest this
summer," said Sevart. "And, since it's free
with Six Flags Great America theme park admission,
it's a great value whether you come for a day, a weekend,
or multiple times throughout the summer."
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
is a full service water park featuring changing facilities,
lockers, restaurants and retail opportunities for
guests and is free with theme park admission.
The new Six Flags Hurricane
Harbor water park is open daily Saturday, May 28 through
Monday, September 5 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Park
operating hours are subject to change. Six Flags Great
America opens Saturday, April 30.