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Six Flags Great Escape Waterpark Will Debut New Rides, New Theming and a New Name


New Water Rides Transform Waterpark to Hurricane Harbor in 2019

Flags Great Escape Resort
, New York's most thrilling resort
property, today announced that its outdoor waterpark will be rebranded Six
Flags Hurricane Harbor
for the 2019 season, offering guests a bigger,
better and wetter
experience. The park will undergo a major
expansion with more to see and do than ever before including two
brand-new, thrilling attractions; bright, tropical theming throughout;
and a new dining location.

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The all-new Bucket Blaster at The Great Escape's Hurricane Harbor waterpark (Photo: Business Wire)

The all-new Bucket Blaster at The Great Escape's Hurricane Harbor waterpark (Photo: Business Wire)

"Six Flags is a world-renowned leader in thrills and innovation, and we
are excited that our outdoor waterpark is getting fresh, new updates to
become Hurricane Harbor," said Six Flags Great Escape Resort President
Eric Gilbert. "Hurricane Harbor will offer exciting, new attractions
with Bucket Blasters and Shipwreck Cove, plus a completely new look
featuring imaginative, tropical theming and a myriad of park
enhancements to delight guests of all ages."

With non-stop, soaking wet thrills for the entire family, the all-new Hurricane
will be the perfect summertime escape for guests of all ages.

Hurricane Harbor highlights:

  • A 14,000 square foot water play area expansion;
  • Two delightful, new water attractions with fun for the whole family, Bucket
    and Shipwreck Cove; and
  • Expanded seating areas, featuring shaded zones and a new food location.

On Bucket Blasters, riders will spin around in water barrels
equipped with water guns perfect for a splashing battle with friends,
family and bystanders.

Shipwreck Cove will feature a fun activity pool with interactive
water sprays, geysers, and fountains for hours of water play
entertainment. The area will also include expansive, shaded seating and
tasty, new dining options.

The Great Escape Theme Park is also announcing the start of 2019 Season
Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend
featuring the best deal of the year — savings up to 70% off on a 2019

August 30 through September 3, guests will receive a free upgrade to a
Gold Season Pass with free parking and special admission offers for
friends with every Pass purchased. Gold Season Passes include admission
to The Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor, as well as any other Six Flags
theme park, and new this year, admission to Darien Lake near Buffalo, NY.

During the Flash Sale guests can also join the Six Flags Membership
program for up to 60% off the full Season Membership price and receive
three free bonus months. Six Flags Membership includes all of the
benefits of Season Pass plus includes over 50 additional benefits such
as unlimited soft drinks, preferred parking, walk-on passes for rides,
and exclusive waterpark seating. Members can also participate in Six
Flags Membership Rewards, a new loyalty program that allows guests to
earn valuable prizes just for riding rides, seeing shows, and having a
great time at the park.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional
theme park company with $1.4 billion in revenue and 20 parks across the
United States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has
entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed
rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more
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