A Tornado Touches Down at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Water Park Opens for the 2010 Season
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor kicks off its 10th Anniversary season with a new 60-foot Tornado whirlwind. The Tornado, an enormous funnel-shaped water attraction, offers guests the ultimate in tubing thrills all summer long beginning May 29.
This exciting new water ride blasts thrill seekers down a 132-foot long vortex tunnel and into a 60-foot wide funnel. During the journey, guests blast into the eye of the storm, swishing from side-to-side by more than 5,000 gallons of water before being released into a calm and refreshing catch pool. Families can enjoy Tornado together in specially-designed, cloverleaf-shaped tubes that seat four. Those not brave enough to take on this new thrilling adventure can ride out the storm from the observation platform which features a spectacular view of all the action. The Tornado touched down between the water park’s tube slides “Bada Bing, Bada Bang, Bada Boom!” and the speed slide complex “Jurahnimo, Cannonball & Wahini Falls.”
The Tornado joins a host of thrilling Hurricane Harbor rides and attractions including an enormous half million gallon wave pool, one of the country’s longest “lazy rivers,” a massive, two-story family water playground and nearly 20 high-speed thrill slides.
- TOTAL ATTRACTION HEIGHT – 75 Feet
- FUNNEL HEIGHT -- 60 Feet
- MAXIMUM RIDE CAPACITY – 700 Passengers per hour
- MAXIMUM SPEED -- 35 Feet per second
- COLOR – Blue and yellow checkerboard
- MANUFACTURER – Proslide
- HEIGHT REQUIREMENT – 48 inches
- RAFTS - Specially-designed, 4-person cloverleaf shape
- ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS – Attraction features a spectacular viewing platform