With the 2013 season still in full-swing at Six Flags Over Georgia and FrightFest set to wreak terror on theme park guests at the end of September and throughout the month of October, it may seem strange to already be looking ahead to the wildly popular 100-acre amusement destination’s 2014 season. However, the news of something very exciting is “blowing in” to delight Six Flags visitors even further next year. Situated on the outskirts of HOTlanta in the City of Austell, Six Flags Over Georgia regularly treats its guests to thrilling rides, terrific shows, family-friendly attractions and fun-filled days that might involve a fair amount of perspiration under the Southern sun. To counter that last less than attractive element by giving visitors an enjoyable way to beat the heat, the park introduced guests to Thunder River in 1982, Splash Water Falls in 1986, and Skull Island in 2005. The first two offered guests a combined thrill and water ride experience, while the third provided a miniature waterpark at the cusp of Cotton States. Next year, the themepark kicks the H2O effect up a notch with the introduction of Hurricane Harbor.
Representative of the largest multi-million dollar expansion in Six Flags Over Georgia’s 46-year history, Hurricane Harbor will feature a Caribbean-inspired tropical theme with the following attractions:
- Hurricane Bay – Hold on tight! This 38,000-square-foot, 800,000 gallon wave pool simulates the undulations of a rocking ocean surf thanks to a state-of-the-art system that produces waves up to four feet high.
- Tsunami Surge – Staged inside a dual-slide complex, this attraction drops riders down an enclosed five-story drop and whirls them around a 40-foot-wide bowl, but that’s not all. Before the ride’s over, sliders will experience a zero-gravity plunge out the bottom.
- Bonzai Pipelines – This multi-slide attraction challenges bold adventurers to soar through winding curves, dark tunnels, and swirling bowls.
- Paradise Island – This activity area of the water park is designated for pint-sized patrons and features a wet and wild playground with miniature slides, drenching towers, and hundreds of interactive water elements.
Hurricane Harbor will also offer new food locations, shopping, cabanas and expansive deck with lounge and shade amenities. And the best news of all?! Admission to Hurricane Harbor will be FREE with any one day Six Flags Over Georgia admission ticket or Six Flags Over Georgia season pass. The park plans to break ground on the new expansion in September 2013 and debut the new water park attraction in late May 2014. At that time, the park has announced that Hurricane Harbor will kick off its’ inaugural weekend with an opening spectacular of historic proportions. So stay tuned, Six Flags Over Georgia Fans!!!