Award Winning Water Thrill Ride will Touch Down Spring 2006 in Gurnee, IL
Gurnee, IL - Just one year after the launch of the brand new Caribbean themed water park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Six Flags Great America has announced that it will be adding yet another thrilling and unique family water slide experience to its already astonishing collection of water attractions. This spring, the award-winning giant Tornado slide will take the Midwest's most popular water park by storm.
"This extreme tubing experience is the perfect addition for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor," said Ron Sevart, vice president and general manager for Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. "Tornado combines traditional and nontraditional water park elements with the height and speed of a theme park thrill ride. It will quickly become a favorite with our park guests."
Thrill seekers prepare to ride the ultimate storm by boarding a four passenger cloverleaf-shaped raft 75 feet in the air. The adventure begins as guests are thrust down a 132-foot long tunnel by more than 5,000 gallons of water. Riders are then sent whirling and spinning back and forth, from side to side into a 60-foot wide giant funnel. After weathering the turbulence, riders are sent through the eye of the storm as they splash through a waterfall and into a refreshing catch pool below.
"We pride ourselves on bringing the most exciting and innovative attractions to our parks and Tornado is one of the best water experiences out there," Sevart said. "Its enormous size and unique shape has garnered quite the buzz in the water park industry and is sure to spark interest with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor guests. Perhaps the best part of the ride is enjoying it with your family and friends.
Tornado's massive blue and yellow checked funnel will easily be seen from I-94/I-294 in Gurnee, IL towering high above the Castaway Creek adventure river.
This new attraction joins a long list of high-energy water adventures at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, which is included free with Six Flags Great America theme park admission. Dozens of speed, tube and mat slides, a gigantic wave pool and the world's largest interactive water playground for the families are located in the massive water park, which opened in 2005. Tornado has received some of the amusement industry's top awards including the Golden Ticket Award for Best Water Park Ride and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Best New Product Award in the Water Park Category.
Source : Communiqué de Presse