Updated:AUSTELL, Ga. —
Guests looking for a new thrill on their next visit to Six Flags Over Georgia better bring their bathing suit. That's because the park unveiled the largest expansion in its 47-year history Thursday, Hurricane Harbor.
The addition boasts four new water attractions, including the world’s first hybrid zero-gravity slide,Tsunami Surge. There's a 38,000-square foot wave pool called Calypso Bay. It features four-foot waves in eight different wave patterns. The Bonzai Pipelines shoots guests through 180 and 360-degree curves on three different slides from a 41-foot tower. And Skull Island got a facelift, and is now known as Paradise Island.
Hurricane Harbor spans seven acres and is free with admission to Six Flags Over Georgia.
“Hurricane Harbor is unlike any other water park in the region, and will quickly become a must-visit destination for all of Atlanta and the southeast region,” said park president Dale Kaetzel. “Our enormous water park will create a ‘getaway atmosphere’, as guests are able to cool off on several one-of-a-kind water attractions and then take flight on one of our 11 world-class roller coasters, all in the same day. We expect Hurricane Harbor to have a significant economic impact to the community as it draws thousands of guests from near and far, which should positively impact future development in the area.”
The attraction includes a cafe, retail shop, lockers and 11 cabanas, too.