June 13, 2012
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Opens New Dive Bomber Extreme Slide
100 Girl Scouts will "earn" a special patch after taking on the 7-story drop tower slide
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, will open its newest attraction—Dive Bomber—with the help of 100 Girl Scouts. The Scouts will work toward earning their “Bomber Patch” and be the first to jump onto the ride and officially yell, “Bombs Away!”
Dive Bomber is an all-new 7-story drop tower slide with a breathtaking 80 degree drop and featuring the Proslide Skybox launching capsule. Once guests reach the top, they climb into the capsule and wait with bated breath as the floor beneath their feet drops unexpectedly. Riders then plummet into a free-fall, with speeds of up to 20 mph, before dropping into more than five feet of water.
“Dive Bomber is a great addition to our already impressive lineup of extreme water rides,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor park president. “The unexpected drop makes this slide quite unique and one guests are going to really enjoy.”
On Friday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m., 100 local Girl Scouts will help officially open the ride and earn their “Bomber Patch.” Six Flags is proud to be a part of the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary celebration—2012 Year of the Girl—with special events at Six Flags Over Texas and later this summer at Hurricane Harbor.
Dive Bomber is the latest addition to the water park’s more than 27 rides, slides, and pools across 47 acres. Hurricane Harbor offers something for everyone - families can enjoy the fun water adventures of Hook’s Lagoon or relax at Boogie Beach, while thrill seekers take on extreme slides like Mega Wedgie, Sea Wolf, The Black Hole, and now Dive Bomber! For more information on Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, visit sixflags.com/hurricaneharbortexas.
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.
About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate contact GS-TOP by calling (800) 582-7272 or visiting www.gs-top.org in the Fort Worth area and call GSNEXT at (800) 442-2260 or www.gsnetx.org in the Dallas area.