Last year I was one of the very first lucky bloggers to announce about the brand new water park, Hurricane Harbor, coming to Six Flags over Georgia.
Throughout the year I have been able to watch the progress from ground breaking to now and recently had a chance to go back to the park to see the progress! This is my YAAAAAAAAAY face.
First, coming into the park is always a thrill. Something about putting aside all the work, the bills, and gearing up to jump on rides! I learned during my trip about the brand new finger mapping to make getting into the park quicker and easier. And it’s true! The lines were minimalist compared to my visit last year and people were getting in and out quickly.
Second, the food program has taken a major swing upwards. Six Flags over Georgia has been consistently growing the palette of its consumers by adding gluten free products along with tastier options that move away from the traditional slice of pizza and cheeseburger. We taste tested some fantastic tortellini salad (I had seconds), vegi pizza, chicken salad sandwich, and even fresh hummus and pita bread! While you are on the park there will be specialty locator logos to assist you in finding the right fresh options for your family.
Tip: While its not “healthy” I highly recommend the maple funnel cakes. JUST WOW is all I can say.
After we finished up on lunch, we headed over to the upcoming Hurricane Harbor Water Park Area. To jog your memory:
Coming in 2014, Six Flags Over Georgia will introduce a brand new multi-million dollar expansion and add a new in-park water park. This new area, known as Hurricane Harbor, is the largest expansion in the park’s 46-year history, and will feature several water attractions and guest amenities, including thrill slides and relaxing family fun. By adding an all-new water park, Six Flags Over Georgia will transport guests to a tropical paradise, full of wave pools, slippery slides, interactive playgrounds, and fun in the sun.
Sprawling across the landscape formerly occupied by Southern Star Amphitheater, the new water park will be themed around and invoke a remote Caribbean getaway. Lush tropical landscaping, beach scenery, and retail and dining locations will all provide the wonderful feeling of a warm beach paradise.
Hurricane Harbor encourages you to soak up the sun and cool off during the summer. The staple of the park will be Hurricane Bay, a 38,000-square-foot wave pool that simulates the feeling of ocean surf with a state-of-the-art wave system that produces waves up to four feet high. The park will also feature Tsunami Surge, a dual-slide complex that drops riders down an enclosed five-story drop and whirls them around a 40-foot-wide bowl, followed by a zero-gravity plunge out the bottom. Another multi-slide complex, Bonzai Pipelines, challenges bold adventurers to soar through winding curves, dark tunnels, and swirling bowls. Paradise Island will be a children’s activity area of the water park, with an interactive water playground featuring miniature slides, drenching towers, and hundreds of interactive water elements.
Admission to the water park will be free with general park admission or a Season Passes so you can enjoy two great destinations for one price. The all-new Hurricane Harbor will complement the neighboring water park, White Water, and will be located near The Great American Scream Machine.
To remind you on my last visit the Hurricane Harbor area looked like this, full of seats:
Now, after ground breaking and building, it’s a huge busy construction site:
While things look super messy, they assured us that the May launch is STILL on and do not let the pictures fool you!
Lastly we got to run by the graveyard of water slides being built. It was pretty awesome to see all the hard work that goes into the pre-planning states, ground breaking and assembly of this brand new park area.
Are you looking for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Hours or Six Flags Hurricane Harbor tickets?
Right now this section of the park is NOT open but will be at the end of May 2014! I will update with park hours as soon as I have them. As noted above the Hurricane Harbor portion of the park is FREE with your typical Six Flags ticket and also available for Current Season pass holders.
The next time I write about this area I will be showing you the FINAL PRODUCTION of the Six Flags Over Georgia brand new water park extension and a great way to bring in some more summer fun for your family! If you are heading to Atlanta or live locally in the south, do not forget to pick up your Season Passes and enjoy all there is to offer all season long!
See you there!