Riptide Bay Debuts at Six Flags Great America

Massive Water Park Expansion is a Must for Thrill Seekers this Summer

Gurnee, Ill. (June 3, 2011) /PRNewswire/ — Get ready to splash, slide and surf. The Best Water Park in the Nation…Just Got Bigger! Six Flags Great America unveils Riptide Bay at Hurricane Harbor, a massive 4-acre water park expansion. With the new addition, Hurricane Harbor will boast 20 acres and offer more slides and attractions than any other water park in the state.

Riptide Bay features four new daring slides with first-of-its-kind Skybox drops. Bombs away as the floor drops out from beneath you and you free-fall five stories into Dive Bomber’s loop or speed down Mega Wedgie’s 80 degree plunge. Race your friends and family on twin versions. New Riptide Bay features also include the only place to surf on Lake Michigan with Surf Rider, a 5-foot-wave surfing simulator, and Monsoon Lagoon, a 14,000 square foot activity pool complete with waterfalls and interactive spray elements. Families can splash through 400 feet of enclosed tubes in Wipeout, a double-funnel raft slide, or relax in new luxury cabanas, a gift shop and tiki snack bar.

“Riptide Bay is the perfect addition to our park's extensive collection of thrills,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America Park President. “We expanded the water park due to popular demand, and are excited to provide guests of all ages with a variety of unique and thrilling slides and attractions, that can only be found at Six Flags Great America,” said Salemi.

Hurricane Harbor opened in 2005. Construction on the Riptide Bay expansion began last fall. Riptide Bay at Hurricane Harbor is free with a season pass or park admission.

Celebrating its 35th incredible year, Six Flags Great America is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers fun for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a free 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, a nighttime illuminated parade and three children’s themed areas.


About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 2010 revenue of nearly $1.0 billion and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.



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