Artist rendering of Hurricane Harbor, Six Flags Over Georgia
AUSTELL, GA (CBS46) -
The president of Six Flags Over Georgia announced Thursday the largest expansion in the park's history - the addition of a tropically themed water park - will be included in the cost of admission.
Hurricane Harbor is expected to open on Memorial Day weekend of 2014.
"Our guests have told us through research that they want more water," said Dale Kaetzel, park president. "They want more opportunities to cool off in the hot Atlanta summer, so we're giving it to them."
Hurricane Harbor will be built where the Southern Star Amphitheatre sits now. The amphitheatre will be torn down and replaced by the water park which will include an 800-thousand-gallon wave pool.
It will feature two huge slide complexes at each end, a multi-slide tower, and a "world's first" single slide tower combining two extreme slide thrills, plus an interactive children's play area.
This is the park's largest capital investment ever from corporate, said Kaetzel.
"That combined with historic great rides like Goliath and Monster Mansion should make for a complete day and attract folks not only from the metro Atlanta area, but our hope is to bring in more folks from out of state," he said.
The multi-million dollar expansion is expected to bring hundreds more seasonal jobs to Cobb County.
Six Flags White Water in Marietta will continue to operate as another option for visitors.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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