May 31, 2012
Alpine Freefalls debuts at
The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Six-story waterslide complex adds thrills for all ages
The Great Escape’s popular outdoor water park, Splashwater Kingdom has gone BIG for the 2012 season with the addition of its 11 white water attraction. The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom today opened Alpine Freefalls, a two level waterslide complex boasting the park’s first free fall speed slide with Skybox technology and an enclosed competitive twisted mat racer.
Guests face their biggest fears taking on the double black diamond Cliffhanger waterslide. Perched six stories high, riders will count to three before the floor drops from below, plunging them at speeds of up to 32 mph down an 80 degree drop into six inches of water. The plummet slide complements the popular Tornado waterslide, offering thrill seekers the ultimate water park adventure.
For those looking for a little competition, Twisted Racer is a four-story, four-lane race through enclosed tunnels, giving guests the chance to compete with friends and family at speeds of over 25 feet per second. Riders race head first on mats through pretzel shaped tubes before opening up into a final drop and a straight shot to the finish line.
“Alpine Freefalls offers our guests an extreme water ride experience combined with friendly competition,” said Don McCoy, President of
The Six Flags Great Escape Properties. “We believe this multi-slide attraction is a great enhancement to the water park and offers guests an attraction that is as fun to watch as it is to ride.” McCoy added, “From our coasters and shows, to our two children's areas and free water park, there is no other theme park in the area that offers the tremendous amount of thrills we do for one price."
Splashwater Kingdom, including the all-new Alpine Freefalls is free with park admission or season pass. 2012 Season Passes are now on sale for just $59.99 when you purchase four or more, the lowest price in years.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. For more information visit sixflags.com.