SIX FLAGS BUILDS COLOSSAL NEW WATER PARK
NEXT TO SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA IN GURNEE, IL
OPENING SPRING 2005
World's Largest Interactive Waterplay Structure to
Anchor New Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
GURNEE, ILLINOIS— Say "bon voyage" to the outside world! Six Flags officials have
announced plans to build a massive new water park on a site next to Six Flags Great
America, in Gurnee, IL. Carrying the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor brand name, details of
this 13-acre, outdoor water park include a lavish Caribbean theme with more than 25
major water slides, the world's largest interactive waterplay structure and a 500,000
gallon wave pool.
"The Six Flags Hurricane Harbor brand is well known in the theme park industry for top
quality water attractions that deliver a whole day of fun," said Hue Eichelberger,
executive vice president, Six Flags, Inc. "This new Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water
park will live up to its brand name by featuring some of the most exhilarating water thrills
on the planet."
As guests enter the new Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park, it will feel as if they
have just stepped off a vacation cruise ship onto a private Caribbean island. This "shore
excursion" will provide Six Flags Hurricane Harbor guests with a vacation-full of water
attractions for the whole family. Island music and lush landscapes will provide the
backdrop to a fabulous collection of water slides, erupting water geysers, rafting
options, waterfalls, beach areas and lazy hideaways.
"This new water park will give guests the opportunity to vacation close to home," said
Tim Black, vice president and general manager of Six Flags Great America and Six
Flags Hurricane Harbor. "You don't have to travel to the Caribbean islands to
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experience all of its exciting thrills. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will offer the ultimate
family escape and a full day of Caribbean fun."
At the porthole to this tropical get-away is the exciting adventure river where guests can
float down a relaxing river through waterfalls and rich landscaping while circling a large
portion of the new water park. A gigantic, half a million-gallon wave pool will produce
ocean-like waves every few minutes and dozens of water slides will tower above the
park offering a variety of high-speed thrills.
Anchoring Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will be the world's largest interactive waterplay
structure, Skull Island, complete with seventeen towers connected by swinging bridges
and net climbs, intertwining children's slides and hundreds of water gadgets, jet
sprayers, water blasters and more! Connected to an additional 23,000 square-foot
activity pool geared for the park's younger guests, this area provides countless play
opportunities for families.
"The sheer size of this waterplay structure is unlike anything else in the world," said
Black. "Six Flags is known for building the biggest and best for our guests and our new
water park is no exception."
"This world-class, water park complements all the family fun and thrills of its sister
theme park, Six Flags Great America" Black continued. "With an entertainment complex
of this magnitude, guests will need multiple days to experience all the excitement Six
Flags has to offer."
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will have its own entrance plaza and admission, separate
from the theme park. Ticket information, operating hours and season pass information
will be available soon by visiting sixflags.com.
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Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company. Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates a
total of 31 parks in North America and Europe. Six Flags parks serve 34 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the
United States. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly held corporation with corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma
City. The Company's stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS.
SIX FLAGS and all related indicia are trademarks of Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. ® , . and © 2004.
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Major Rides and Attractions Featured at the
New Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Water Park
Skull Island – The World's Largest Interactive Waterplay Structure
An ideal hideout for kids of all ages, this two acre, pirate themed, interactive water
playground features a giant treehouse-style waterplay structure with eight
intertwining slides. Hundreds of water gadgets and blasters, along with climbing
nets, swinging bridges and soaking wet water falls will entertain guests for hours.
Three massive, overhead buckets fill with water and tip every 10 minutes to drench
unsuspecting guests below with thousands of gallons of water.
Hurricane Bay – Gigantic Wave Pool
A Six Flags Hurricane Harbor favorite, this 500,000 gallon, 32,500 square-foot, pool
produces varying 3 to 5 foot rolling wave patterns every seven minutes for an ocean-
like experience close to home.
Castaway Creek – Adventure River
The perfect water excursion for guests of all ages, Adventure River features a
relaxing innertube ride through a 42,400 square-foot endless course, where guests
will encounter cooling waterfalls, river rapids, water bursts and geysers.
The Big Surf and Bubba Tubba – Family Raft Rides
Families and friends will love the unpredictable thrill of this dual– slide raft ride.
Traveling in four-person rafts, guests will careen down six stories along a 14-foot
wide, high-banked colorful tube slide.
Hammerhead, Mako, Big White and Stingray – Atomic Coasters
Paradise Plunge and Riptide – Speed Slides
Guests board these high-energy, water adventures five stories above the ground
and repeatedly switch from open to enclosed flumes at alternating high rates of
speed or they can blast up and over hills on the high-speed body slides at speeds of
Hurricane Mountain – Tube Slides
Four four-story high water slides will thrill guests as they maneuver their inner tubes
through either a wide open course or careen down a serpentine enclosed tunnel.
Wahoo Falls – Mat Slide Racers
Guests will travel head-first through twisting, spiraling tunnels before being thrust out
into an open race course traveling quickly to the finish line 60 feet below.
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