AUSTELL, Ga. -- Six Flags Over Georgia's Hurricane Harbor opens with splash on Friday.
The new attraction marks the largest expansion in the park's 47-year history and Six Flags' largest capital investment in 2014 at any of the company's parks. It includes:
The world's first hybrid zero-gravity slide, Tsunami Surge, will send thrill-seekers down five stories to the splash pool waiting below. It all starts with a drop through an enclosed tube into a whirlpool bowl with 360 degree curves and then out into a massive wave wall, for a moment of zero gravity, or weightlessness;
The 38,000 square foot wave pool, Calypso Bay, featuring two massive wave generators that will create four foot waves in eight different wave patterns to mimic the high surf of the ocean;
Three unique water slides sit atop a 41 foot tower at Bonzai Pipelines that will send guests barreling down through 180- and 360-degree curves;
A children's water playground, Paradise Island, encompassing an entire acre of Hurricane Harbor with six water slides, multiple water buckets dumping about 2,000 gallons of water and hundreds of interactive water elements such as water blasters, sprayers, fountains, water wheels and pumps.
11 cabanas with reserved seating and food service, a beach-themed restaurant with window service, several retail locations, bathhouses, locker rentals, tube rentals and lounging chairs.
Six Flags noted its White Water location in Marietta, Ga., will continue to operate.