Six Flags has announced plans to add Bonzai Pipelines to two of its Hurricane Harbor water parks. Six Flags New England, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Six Flags America, near Baltimore, Maryland, will be adding the 65-foot tall waterslide complex to their wet and wild line-up.
Featuring six drop-hatch type slides, Bonzai Pipelines will be the ultimate in water park thrills and excitement. The six looping slides sit atop a 65-foot tower. When guests reach the top of the structure, they step into the state-of-the-art ‘DrenalineDrop,’ a launching capsule where the floor drops out from beneath their feet, sending them free-falling for approximately 50 feet down the slide. Riders plunge through clear tubes before sliding into total darkness for nearly 200 feet where they land in a refreshing splash runout.
Riders will brave the 257-foot slide at up to 40 miles per hour. Bonzai Pipeline’s unique clear launching tubes allow spectators to be a part of the adrenaline-pumping action.
“Hurricane Harbor is the premier water park in New England and is a favorite among our guests,” said John Winkler, Six Flags New England park president. “The addition of Bonzai Pipelines to our incredible portfolio of water attractions solidifies our commitment to delivering world-class thrills in our water park as well as our theme park.”
Bonzai Pipelines is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013 at Six Flags America and New England’s Hurricane Harbor waterparks. Hurricane Harbor waterpark is included with theme park admission.
Via a press release from Six Flags America, park president Rick Howarth said,
"Following our record-breaking success with Apocalypse - a 10-story stand-up coaster introduced in 2012 - we want to keep our loyal families and teens excited about coming back for another new Six Flags thrill. Bonzai Pipelines adds another exciting element to the best water park in the region."
Six Flags has lots of great goings-on scheduled for 2013, including an expansion into the world's largest theme park at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey and the addition of a Cirque Dreams dolphin show at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company. With 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada, Six Flags has entertained millions of families for more than 50 years. For more information, please visit SixFlags.com.