Wildwater Kingdom & SFGAM Hurricane Harbor

Monday, May 16, 2005 11:09 AM
I don't travel to waterparks that often. I was wondering how these two new parks compare to each other?
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Monday, May 16, 2005 11:17 AM
Depends, are you talking about in 2005 or in 2006? Remember that Wildwater Kingdom at Geauga Lake is a two phase project and won't be completly finished until 2006. Based on other Hurricane Harbor parks versus other Cedar Fair waterparks, Hurricane Harbor will far and away have the edge on themeing. As for what each park has to offer, they'll both have the basics, and each will have their own attractions that will make them unique. As always, the best way to make your own opinion is to go to the respective websites and see what is coming to each park.
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Monday, May 16, 2005 11:32 AM
Well, WWK will offer an action river with water cannons that you can fight the people at the activity pool as you flow around the river, and they can shoot you too. also, Liquid Lightning tornado slide complete with raft return conveyor. Splash Landing tree fortress with 1,000 gallon bucket at top. Thunder Falls, one of the country's tallest and fastest slide complexes.

This is just Phase 1, Phase 2 will be complete next year. Phase 2 includes a huge 38,000 square foot wave pool, relocation of shark attack slides, a brand new slide tower with all new slides, a new regular lazy river, a children's pool in the middle of it, and at the foot of the lake, an adult area with huge whirlpool spas, waterfalls, and a swim up bar. In 2006 WWK will be one of the largest waterparks in our country.

Great America's Hurricane Harbor has alot to offer right off the bat, but is smaller in comparison to WWK. WWK will cover over 20 acres, while the new HH will be covering 13 acres. HH will have a 32,000 square foot wave pool, a tree fort struture titled skull island, and is one of the largest tree forts built. Three different slide towers, each with about 4 or five a piece. An action river, no water gyser battles though.

One other thing to note is that Geauga Lake will have the Hurricane Hannah's waterpark open as well this year, since phase 2 of WWK won't be complete until 06'. It features a 28,000 square foot wave pool, the shark attack slides and a lazy river.

You get easy access from Hurricane hannah's to Wildwater Kingdom via the Ferry Boats. You just walk down across the bridge over the lazy river, turn right down the path straight to the docks. get on the ferry, and take a trip across the lake to the Wildwater Kingdom docks.

I'm going to GL&WWK this summer. thatas my choice. That interactive action river, Tornado slide, and Thunder Falls complex is enough to draw me away from Six Flags Hurricane harbor.This is just my opinion.

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Monday, May 16, 2005 1:43 PM
"(3) different slide towers, each with about 4 or five a piece"

Actually there are more slides than that. It will end up having 25 slides. I believe on 5 slide towers. check out the webcam on the six flags web site. It is really starting o come along. I saw yesterday they were already adding water to our wave pool.

Heres the link to the HH page. http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatamerica/Rides/water.html

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Monday, May 16, 2005 5:55 PM
I had no indea that GL was keeping Hurricane Hannahs open until the next phase next year. The ferry boat sounds like a neat idea. I'm going to be hitting both parks this year and can't wait to try each one out, although I'm not looking forward to the crowds at Hurricane Harbor.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 4:24 PM
Why GL didn't move shark attack slids and added the wave pool this year doesn't seem practical.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 4:33 PM
Too expensive and time consuming to do it all at once. In 2006 they'll build a completly new wavepool and destroy all the stuff in what remains of the old waterpark.
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