SFA 2005 webpage hint...

Friday, October 8, 2004 8:40 PM
On the SFA website, on the banner at the bottom of the page it gives the following messages...

"Now booking 2005 events!"


"Tropical Fun Warnings"


"Hurricane Forcast for 2005."


"Next year will be BETTER and WETTER than ever!"

Looks like Hurricane Harbor is coming to SFA in 2005! The question now is will it be a seperate park or just a remodeling of the current waterpark as they did at SFNE?

Check it out for yourself...

http://www.sixflags.com/parks/america/ *** Edited 10/9/2004 12:42:53 AM UTC by Coaster Lover***

Friday, October 8, 2004 9:38 PM
The scrolling banner is only showing the 2005 event bookings & info on print & go season passes as well as FF 04 info.

However the statements quoted by you aren't showing up,at least when I click on it but I'll take your word for it,my guess is it'll just be a renovation of paradise island but then again it might be the rumored relocation as well.

Now that it sounds like HH is coming to SFA in 05 the only thing to ask now is what will be added in the new waterpark? I'm still hoping we may get that rumored setpoint swing thing as the featured attraction of the new waterpark as well as some other new stuff....we'll find out once the official announcement is made

Friday, October 8, 2004 10:01 PM
It was there when I just checked it out Batwing. It's weird though because if you click on it, it just resets the scrolling banner.
Friday, October 8, 2004 10:01 PM
I had also heard rumors this year of a new water park located at a new location within the park. I did also notice before Labor Day this year that the rock climbing wall was re installed along the midway of games in the Paradise Island area, so maybe SF is just planning some renovations of the current water park.
Friday, October 8, 2004 10:06 PM
It's there Batwing Fan, I just checked again, try refreshing your browser...

I'm hoping for a masterblaster waterslide, a family tube slide, a Proslide tornado, and possibly a new body slide tower. A new tube slide tower would be nice too, but I guess we'll see what happens.

Now that I look at it, SFA is still advertising that you can get year long tube rentals on the season pass so I'm guessing, ya, the park will still be included in park admission.

Now I guess we just have to wait for the official announcement. SFA's waterpark is REALLY in need of an overhaul and I hope they do as good a job here as they did at SFNE. It could really help out in compitition with PKD's waterpark, especially if they get some unique and different rides like SFGAm is getting. SFA is only open to Season Passholders on Oct 31st, the last day of the opperating season, maybe SFA will treat the season passholders by making the official announcement on that date.

The funny thing is, back in 2003, before they announced PBR, they had a similar advertising scheme except it said something along the lines of "Blizzard Warnings for SFA 2004." Wonder what forces of nature we'll see next? Earthquake? Tornado? Tsunamii? ;)

Friday, October 8, 2004 10:53 PM
Something along the lines of SFNE's HH would be amazing after what has been there, going back to the Wild World days. SFNE's waterpark can't be explained, it's just massive! There are waterslides everywhere you look, two wave pools, activity pools etc. etc. Even though SFA doesn't/didn't have the most modern of facilities, it still gets/got packed.
Friday, October 8, 2004 11:03 PM
Just as a disclaimer, keep your excitment stiffled at least until we get an official announcement. While the signs seem to point to a conversion to the Hurricane Harbor waterpark, the only thing the banner really confirms is that SFA is getting a water attraction in 2005 that is themed to a hurricane. It could be as simple as a slide complex with all the slides named after hurricanes.

Again, while it SEEMS likely that SFA's waterpark will get the overhaul to become a Hurricane Harbor, let's just hold the excitement until we see for sure. That way we can be REALLY excited if the park announces a really big expansion and won't be so let down if it turns out to be smaller. Just keep your fingers crossed...

And about an announcement, hopefully SFA won't do what they have done for the last 4 or 5 attractions and wait until Feb to make an announcement. Hopefully this hint on their webpage is a sign the announcement will be coming within a month or so...

So, lets see, if you live in the North East...you have Dorney, PKD, BGW, SFGAdv, Hershey, and now SFA all getting attractions for 2005. If Knoebels and Kennywood each announce something, then pretty much EVERY major park within a 5 hour drive of me would be getting a new attraction for 2005. Crazyness...

Friday, October 8, 2004 11:35 PM
All they're getting is new innertubes for the waterpark, cause according to BATWING FAN, SFGAdv and SFGam are all that is getting something new and exciting, as Corporate neglects and ignores other parks...
Friday, October 8, 2004 11:36 PM
Maybe they'll get that setpoint swing thing coaster that was hinted at earlier in the season around the time the fences started going up?

Think about it:what better ride can you add to a new expanded waterpark than that from a marketing standpoint? word had it on another site last month that PI would be completely removed for future expansion & relocated to the back of the park.

Perhaps this explains why the hayride isn't running near batwing & superman this year?it seems what I heard on august 17th at Supes was true when someone in maintenance said "if you don't like getting wet than you won't enjoy our 2005 capital improvements".

Friday, October 8, 2004 11:38 PM
But capitol improvements sounds like just exactly that, improvements. Not something necissarily new. I don't consider Boomerang Bay to be a 'new' waterpark, only a renovation of an old one. I'm not saying I'm right as this is a park whose plans I don't know for next year, but if thats what you heard, there is no need to 'read between the lines'.

My vote is for an overhaul of the water park like PKD and PCar are getting soon;).

Friday, October 8, 2004 11:45 PM
BatwingFan, consider this...earlier in the year they fenced in a LARGE area towards the front of the park in a large field near the third parking lot. I'm GUESSING, this is the staging area for their new waterpark expansion and where all the parts will be shipped to and sorted in. It seems only perfect for the parts to go from here over to the current waterpark area. Let's give it these odds, if it is a waterpark expansion, which it seems it will be, I give it a 90% chance that it will just be the current waterpark converted to a Hurrican Harbor in it's current location, a 7% chance that they will relocate the waterpark to somewhere west of the third parking lot and make it a seperate admission park, and a 3% chance that they will just relocate the waterpark to somewhere else in the park.
Friday, October 8, 2004 11:52 PM
SFA is neglected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh wait.


Saturday, October 9, 2004 12:05 AM

Nice one, nate.

Saturday, October 9, 2004 9:17 AM
I have to agree with Coaster Lover. I think some of the rennovations to the existing waterpark have already been completed and more than likely the existing Paradise Island will be converted into Hurricane Harbor. Painting of the buildings, new signs etc... I complete rehab of the locker rooms and bathrooms would be nice. Not to mention, I was told the wave pool would be back next season (after a season of running one wave down the middle of the wave pool) with new wave blowers.

I can't see them turning the water park into a seperately priced attraction, it's been free with admission for far to long and people expect it now. Charging for the water park would certainly cause a big uproar amoung the local general public.

Saturday, October 9, 2004 1:09 PM
I agree with coasterguts about a free admission. SFA makes a good chunk of its profit with its water park gimic. Many local GP guests flock to the park in the summer mainly for the waterpark itself. Creating a seperate price (and admission) wouldn't be a smart move. I do think that Hurricane Harbor would be a very smart move considering the amount of guests that are attracted to the park's current PI waterpark.
Saturday, October 9, 2004 1:26 PM
But if you want Six Flags to make money for new coasters, park improvements, and flats once in a while, they need money to do so.

I say split the gates and charge for both. That way, locals would probably have a cheaper admission if all they wanted to do was go and get wet.

Saturday, October 9, 2004 1:50 PM
The Hurricane Harbor waterpark at SFA would almost for sure be included in admission to the park(which it already is).

The only SF waterparks that charge separate admission are the "upper" 5 Six Flags - SFGAdv., SFMM, SFGAm., SFOT and SFOG.

All of the other SF waterparks at Six Flags named parks are included with regular admission. Six Flags America is similiar to parks like SFNE, SFSL or SFFT which have their waterparks as part of the regular admission.

Saturday, October 9, 2004 4:10 PM
I also think the waterpark will stay where it is. Moving it would almost certainly require public hearings. A rehab of the existig park makes the most sense.

I'm beginning to wonder if an announcement may come before the end of the season. Say around Mid-October when FrightFest begins to hit a peak. What a good time to post a big announcement on the website when traffic to the website seeking FrightFest Information would be higher than in the middle of the winter. Also wondering if a media center similar to the one SFGAm announced will be launched promoting the new "attraction".

*** Edited 10/9/2004 8:17:47 PM UTC by coasterguts***

Sunday, October 10, 2004 11:36 AM
Don't be so sure Coasterguts.

Yesterday upon my arrival to the park I noticed a small sign just in front of the SFA sign near the curb which read "public hearing,detailed site plan"now I didn't see this sign anywhere else along central avenue so it must be related to the park & even if it's simply a retheme of PI to HH they still need approval for the new attractions they plan on adding to the waterpark.

I'll be keeping my eyes open for anything regarding the park on the PG county planning board,the hearing is scheduled for later this month.

Anyone think they might,just might set up a webcam so we can follow the construction progress during the off season? SFGRAM as we all know has a webcam setup for their HH construction....I guess we'll find out soon enough.

Sunday, October 10, 2004 12:06 PM
SFZIP: SFAstroworld also charges a separate admission for the water park.

I know that SFA management would really like a completely new waterpark, but given SF's capital situation, they may well have to settle for less.

I saw a roll back on Joke's Jinx when I was at the park yesterday. Is it up and running today?


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