If you live in the Atlanta area or are visiting then add Hurricane Harbor, the new water park at Six Flags Over Georgia, to your list of Metro Atlanta places to visit and explore. Your hot summer days just got a whole lot cooler! One of the best parts is that admission to Hurricane Harbor is included in your Six Flags Over Georgia admission.
We recently attended a preview event of Hurricane Harbor and had a blast. One of my biggest takeaways from the day is that season passes to Six Flags Over Georgia are definitely in our future! I cannot believe we haven’t been to this amusement park that is practically in our back yard until last week. Combining an amusement park with a water park is the idea of a genius.
Here are some important facts about Hurricane Harbor:
- Admission to Hurricane Harbor is included with park admission.
- Hurricane Harbor takes up 7 acres of space (so all that walking that you think you did, you really did).
- There is a GIANT wave pool called Calypso Bay. This 38,000 square-foot attraction holds hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and produces waves up to four feet tall.
- Free inner tubes are available at Calypso Bay. They are on a first come first served basis. One person per inner tube.
- The world’s first hybrid zero gravity slide is called the Tsunami Surge. Four riders barrel down an enclosed 5-story drop, including a 125-foot long bowl and take on complete watery mayhem. Just as they think it is over, riders take on the Surge’s finale, which shoots them perpendicular to the ground and guests enter into a moment of zero-gravity.
- The height requirement on Tsunami Surge is 48 inches.
- The Bonzai Pipelines allow guests to shoot down enclosed water slide tunnels with 180 and 360 degree curves.
- The height requirement for the Bonzai Pipelines is 42 inches. Two riders may go together (perfect for parents) or this ride can be done as an individual (great for big kids and older).
- Paradise Island is THE kid’s activity area that consists of a 200-square foot interactive water playground. There are six fun slides, dumping buckets, and interactive water elements.
- The height requirement for Paradise Island is 36″ – guests under 36″ tall must be accompanied by an adult.
- There are locker rentals and cabanas for rent.
- A changing room (called the Bathhouse) is available to shower and change into dry clothes afterwards.
My girls spent a lot of time in the wave pool. They loved Calypso Bay when the waves were on and it was full of laughter and forward and backward motion. They also loved it when it was calm and they could float serenely on the tubes. I stay away from wave pools when they are on in full force (and 4 foot wave are definitely full force) but enjoyed splashing with them when the water was calm. Unfortunately Little Sister was too short to go down the Bonzai Pipelines by herself and was a teensy bit afraid anyway, we skipped that attraction. When we go back, we will go as a family of four and my husband and I will take turns with Big Sister on those giant water slides! I had a great time in Paradise Island.
After splashing and having fun in the water for several hours we changed bathing suits for clothes so we could ride rides. I didn’t realize how many rides there are for kids at Six Flags. I was both amazed and impressed. All this time we have lived in the Atlanta suburbs and I thought Six Flags was for adults. Boy was I wrong! The day was a huge success and I am looking forward to a return trip.
So, is visiting Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor on your list of must visit Atlanta attractions this summer?
There are many fun things to do in Atlanta. Check out our recent posts about Activities in Atlanta for more suggestions and ideas.