February 8, 2005
Atlanta, GA -- Six Flags Over Georgia's newest attraction Skull Island to feature water slides and hundreds of interactive elements on the world's largest water play structure in a theme park. Complete with a Caribbean pirate theme, guests playing on the structure can be assured of one thing, you'll get wet.
This latest addition to Six Flags will take over an acre of the park, occupying space between the Great American Scream Machine and Southern Star Amphitheater. Skull Island's structure is topped with a 66-foot high bucket designed to look like a pirate skull. The bucket filled with more than a one thousand gallons of water tips every few minutes, soaking all beneath it.
If the centerpiece bucket is not enough two additional towers will ensure that you get soaked. The shipwrecked Blue Galleon spills 750 gallons of water out of a 6-foot bucket and a 50-foot volcano erupts with a geyser of water randomly.
There are also hundreds of fountains, sprayers, water wheels and other interactive water elements scattered throughout the enormous water play area for guests of all ages to experience.
"For over four generations Six Flags Over Georgia has been known for its thrill rides, shows, family attractions, and special events," said Melinda Ashcraft, vice president and general manager of Six Flags Over Georgia. "With the introduction of this giant new area and its splashy wet attractions, the park will offer everything a fun-seeking family could want in a summer vacation."
Six water slides ranging from 6-feet to 42-feet in height will be spread throughout Skull Island. To reach them park guests will traverse a series of bridges, cargo net climbs and swinging bridges that link 15 elevated platforms.
Thatch-roofed canopies, treasure chests, water cannons and palm trees will complete the animated island with a Caribbean pirate-theme.
Scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend 2005, Skull Island will serve as part of Six Flags Over Georgia's complete summer destination package. On-site changing facilities will be available, so guests are encouraged to bring a bathing suit and a towel.
For more information and to follow the progress of the construction on Skull Island, visit sixflags.com/georgia.
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