Massive, 6-story Wahoo Wave will transform park’s skyline
Six Flags Darien Lake will rebrand its Splashtown waterpark to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and launch a massive, new slide for the 2022 season. Towering a staggering 60 feet tall, Wahoo Wave will rank as one of the tallest water rides in the waterpark – and its one-of-a-kind “water wave wall” will boost the park’s roster of heat-beating attractions.
“Six Flags is committed to making the park bigger, better and now wetter than ever with the addition of this world-class waterpark attraction, Wahoo Wave,” Park President Chris Thorpe said. “With nonstop, soaking thrills for the entire family, Hurricane Harbor will be the perfect summertime escape.”
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor additions include the following features:
√ Expanded seating and additional lounge chairs;
√ Improved shaded areas;
√ Selfie photo spot featuring a 20-foot shark prop; and
√ New, tropically themed wave pool mural.
A press release noted, “Following a six-story climb to the top of the tower, Wahoo Wave riders will twist through a hairpin turn, followed by a corkscrew. Without warning, riders in four-person tubes will plunge down an unforgettable, three-story drop. This adrenaline-packed adventure will send riders into near-vertical motions to experience extended hang times and zero g-forces.”
Wahoo Wave slide complex features:
√ Near vertical motions on a four-person tube;
√ Thirty-foot vertical plunge;
√ Whirlpool bowl;
√ Huge water wave wall, where guests will feel zero-gravity bliss; and
√ Refreshing catch pool.
Construction on Wahoo Wave has begun and is expected to be complete when the waterpark opens this May.
Six Flags Darien Lake will operate weekends and select weekdays May 27 until June 24, and daily through Labor Day. The park will not operate on Tuesdays.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.