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September 19, 2006

Kentucky Kingdom To Renovate Water Park For 2007

Louisville, KY - This winter Six Flags will completely overhaul its Hurricane Bay water park at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville. The renovation, the largest in the theme park's history will include renaming the water park and the addition of a new water attraction.

"We're going to give the water park a whole new look," said Jay Thomas, General Manager of Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.

Besides renovating the existing buildings and rides, Six Flags plans to add a new interactive play area for toddlers and private cabanas with waitress service that guests can rent for the day.

New lounge chairs and large canvas shades up to 30-feet in diameter will be added in different areas of the water park.

The new water park ride, which the park isn't ready to reveal, will be the first of its kind for a Six Flags water park. The ride is also the single largest piece of this multi-million dollar makeover.

According to Six Flags, the new ride will employ "cutting-edge technology" and be the first of its kind in the region. Construction is slated to begin next month in preparation for a Memorial Day opening.

The last major addition to Hurricane Bay was the Tornado inner tube slide that opened in 2005.

Six Flags hopes that the improvements will boost attendance at the park. Mark Shapiro, Six Flags CEO wants to increase the park's attendance in Louisville to over one million a year.

With several million being invested for the upgrades, the park should come closer to reaching that goal.

For more information on Six Flags, visit sixflags.com or for water parks in general, visit ultimatewaterpark.com.

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