Posted Thursday, September 16, 2004 9:14 AM | Contributed by CoasterDude316
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. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will have its own entrance plaza and admission, separate from the theme park.
Read more from PR Newswire.
Six Flags has also made a site with a web cam to follow construction of the waterpark here: http://www.sixflags.com/parks/hurricaneharborchicago/index.html
Based on the drawing,it "looks lush", but all those trees will take 20 years to fill in. Regardless, I thought SF did a good job when they built HH at SFStL a few years ago. Even with immature trees, I thought it had a really nice look to it.
Also, since this is a relatively "small site" compared to PKIs, I think there will be a lot less concrete.
The only downside I know is that it will be a seperate gate and admission as expected.
I have always been amazed that metropolitan Chicago has never had a major waterpark and am sure HH will be a HUGE success. I cannot wait until Spring.
A troublesome one-trick pony or Four Master Blasters, a set of racing mats, three dump buckets, twenty more slides and ten times the opportunities to sell stuff?
Sounds like a winner. I love those lazy-a$$ rivers. :)
No offense but couldn't they have thought up something more original than a skull island section or name for part of the new waterpark? it looks like SFA might want to reconsider using the original pirates cove name for it's skull island section in the future.
You wold think that they would know that the park opened in 1976 wouldn't you? ;)
Frank, who would hate to go through life with the name Keister.
"Massive New 13 Acre Water Park next to Six Flags Great America
* Two Million Gallons of Water
* Midwest's Largest Outdoor Caribbean Themed Paradise
* 25 Awesome Water Slides
* Gigantic One Acre Wave Pool
* World's Largest Interactive Waterplay Structure
* Half-Mile Long Relaxing Adventure River
* 100,000 Square Foot Wild & Wet Kids Area
* Speed Slides up to 40 mph
* Family Raft Rides that Seat Four People
* Tube Slides that Stand Four Stories High
* High-Speed Body Flumes
* Five Story Atomic Water Coaster
* Spiral and Twist Head First on Mat Slides
Still wondering what a "5-story Atomic Water Coaster' is..... code for a Master Blaster?
Anyone know who much extra is charged to get into the waterpark at SFADV or SFMM??? At SFSTL it is part of the general admission but i was wondering what to expect for this new park.
And how much will this add for a season pass?? How much more do they charge for a combo season pass at other SF parks that have a separate charge waterpark.??
6-lane racing slide is named Wahoo Falls. Mr. Black claimed speeds up to 40 mph for this one.(!)
Ground breaking supposedly started two weeks ago behind Raging Bull. Actual construction on the wave pool was to begin today.
The interactive water play area alone will cover 2 acres with over 500 water activities and structures up to 65' tall.
The general admission prices for all of these parks is $29.99, except for LA which is $23.99. The Chicago water park is around the same size as the one in LA, so the regualr admission price will be around $25.00 or so.
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