"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***
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
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? ;)
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...
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".
My vote is for an overhaul of the water park like PKD and PCar are getting soon;).
Nice one, nate.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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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.
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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