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June 2, 2005

Hurricane Harbor Water Park Washes Ashore At Six Flags America

Largo, MD -- Grab your swimsuits and beach towels and get swept away on a new tropical Caribbean adventure! Introducing the ultimate makeover - Six Flags Hurricane Harbor waterpark at Six Flags America - including three exciting new attractions, new savory dining experiences and a new vibrant open-air street retail market. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a Caribbean paradise boasting hundreds of wildly wet water activities and hours of fun for all ages.

Torndado, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags AmericaDebuting this summer- Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features not one, but two new, exhilarating, family thrill-rides-the award-winning attraction, Tornado, along with the new extreme tubing experience, Bahama Blast will leave you cheering for more! Plus, little ones will enjoy the new custom-designed kids water play area, Buccaneer Beach.

Tornado resembles an enormous 60-foot-tall household funnel turned on its side. The experience begins 75 feet in the air as riders who are willing to brave the storm, journey down a 132-foot-long tunnel in a 4-person cloverleaf shaped tube. These unique tubes navigate the inside of the tunnel, splashing back and forth on 5,000 gallons of swirling water! When riders arrive at the vortex of the Tornado, they are sent through the "eye of the storm" into a catch pool below! Ride the Ultimate Storm-Tornado!

Bahama Blast is another 4-person inner tube adventure beginning at the top of a 55-foot tower. This experience sends riders twisting and splashing along a 517-foot-long, triple-dip course as they maneuver through a spiraling slide of mammoth proportions. The fun is intensified by a serpentine section of closed, dark track that bursts into an equally exciting and adventuresome section of sunny, open track, culminating in a refreshing splash into a cool catch pool. It's a Blast-Bahama Blast!

Buccaneer Beach, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags AmericaBuccaneer Beach was custom-designed for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor specifically with the little pirates in mind. The splashy play zone features lots of unique, interactive water activities that would-be explorers can enjoy while adults relax! The new dual pool action attraction features water tiki curtains, whimsical slides, a pirate ship for the lil' explorers, lush spouting palms and more cool wet adventures.

"This is truly the ultimate makeover-and a way to experience an exciting Caribbean vacation close to home," said Janet Porter, vice president and general manager of Six Flags America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. "The New Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has a great combination of water attractions for total family enjoyment and the value of two parks for one price makes it this summer's best family fun experience."

Whether navigating through the twists and turns of the park's many thrilling water slides and rides, or lounging along the Castaway Creek adventure river, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is bound to have the most wildly wet water adventures known on land or sea.

Adults and teens will enjoy the numerous speed and tube slides, such as Paradise Plunge and Reef Runner. Hurricane Bay, the gigantic wave pool, is filled with fun and more than 800,000 gallons of water with rolling waves up to 4 feet tall providing a fast-pace ocean-like experience! And there are several multi-passenger rafting experiences to share with your whole family, including the two incredible new thrill rides, Tornado and Bahama Blast!

For guests in search of a relaxing getaway, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will have a tropical beach resort atmosphere perfect for local vacationers. Thousands of comfortable lounge chairs, and new private Cabanas are available for rental-complete with your own wait service, lounge chairs, and shading--as well as spacious poolside deck areas, complete this tranquil environment at the New Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

The new Trinidad and Tobago Tiki Bar serves up cool tropical frozen drinks while Papaya Pete's Chicken Hut will fill your belly with lots of great Caribbean fare. Grab a burger at the new Beachside Burgers, or get a refreshing drink at Calypso's bar. Whet your palate with a variety of great food at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor-whether it's a traditional funnel cake, refreshing ice cream, or coconut shrimp and chicken, there's plenty of savory food to choose from!

And don't forget to take a stroll through Sharkey's, our new open-air market full of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor collectibles perfect for you to remember your visit! You will also find a variety of other gifts and accessories at Sharkey's! If you are in need of a new swimsuit, visit Coconut Cove Trading Co. where you will also find aqua socks, beach towels, sunscreen, and even swim diapers for the little explorers!

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a full-service water park featuring changing facilities, lockers, restaurants and retail opportunities for Guests and is FREE with admission to Six Flags America theme park. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor daily operation begins June 3rd and runs through August 28th and, continues September 3rd through 5th.

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