As a kickoff for Juneabration, the kindergartener and I visited Six Flags for their Hurricane Harbor Media Day. We were invited to be among the first to try out the new waterpark area. Our thoughts: It was awesome! We are even considering season passes just so we can go back to visit Hurricane Harbor as much as we want.
Hurricane Harbor is the largest expansion in the parks history and covers 7 acres with no extra admission fee and plenty of activities for the whole family. The key areas are:
- Tsunami Surge, the world’s first hybrid zero-gravity slide. This is perfect for the adventurers in your family. It has a five story drop into a whirlpool bowl with 360 degree curves. You have to be 48 inches to ride so we didn’t do this one but it looked amazing.
- Bonzai Pipelines, three slides with 180 degree and 360 degree curves. This allows for both single and double riders and you only have to be 42 inches to ride so we spent a lot of time here. Each slide is unique with their turns, so you can go several times and get a new experience every time.
- Paradise Island, the children’s water playground. This area is perfect for your smallest family members. There are six water slides, dump buckets and interactive elements such as water blaster, sprayers, fountains, water wheels and pumps. You could spend all day in this area alone and not get bored!
- Calypso Bay, the 38,000 square foot wave pool. This area is perfect for the whole family and was our favorite! The pool starts at zero-entry and goes up to 6 feet deep. There are eight different wave patterns to mimic the high surf of the ocean. We loved it here. Six Flags even provides life jackets in various sizes and inner tubes to float on to make sure you stay safe.
Visiting Hurricane Harbor is really easy because Six Flags has thought of everything. Here are four things to know when you visit:
- Bring your own towels. This is the one thing that they didn’t provide. But if you do forget them, there is a great shopping area right inside the area. We even had to purchase water shoes there and they were cheaper than ones at Costco.
- Don’t worry about finding a seat. There are tons of lounge chairs so you really get that beach feeling. If you want to upgrade your experience, there are 11 cabanas that you can rent for the day. A food service options is right inside the water park area with plenty of seating, so don’t worry about looking for places to eat outside of it.
- There are incredible lockers onsite that allow you to enter as many times as you want with just your code. They accept cash and credit cards so you don’t need to have any quarters. I loved using these and not having to worry about where to place our things down out while we were in the water.
- There are clean restrooms and dressing areas in the bathhouse area. The dressing areas include large stalls complete with showers for your convenience.
If all these details aren’t enough, here is video my friend Maria over at Mamalicious Maria created to share all the features of Hurricane Harbor so you can see for yourself. Be sure to check it out!