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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Announces Largest Expansion in Park History

 

Massive 100,000-Gallon Activity Pool Featured at New Calypso Springs

 

JACKSON, N.J. ─ January 24, 2019 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, announces a second major addition for the 2019 season with the introduction ofCalypso Springs. This massive activity pool is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor’s largest new attraction since the waterpark opened in 2000.

 

"Hurricane Harbor is an industry leader with best-in-class water slides and spectacular, interactive family attractions, and in 2019 we are excited to debut our largest new addition to date with Calypso Springs. This enormous, new pool, expansive lounge deck and dining area will offer the perfect place to enjoy signature, Six Flags summertime thrills,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Winkler.

 

The key features of Calypso Springs include:  

·   Massive, 100,000-gallon beach entry-style pool;

·   Obelisk-style fountain with spontaneously erupting geyser;

·   Giant, open lounge deck with hundreds of chairs for sunbathing;

·   Oversized umbrellas for respite from the summer sun;

·   Charming Bimini shade covers available for rental; and

·   A new dining location.

 

Calypso Springs will be located between the Taak It Eez Ee Creek lazy river and Tornado water slide. It is slated to open summer 2019.

 

The 45-acre Hurricane Harbor waterpark also features a million-gallon wave pool, a half-mile lazy river, more than 25 high-speed thrill slides and two interactive children’s water playgrounds. All attractions are included with Hurricane Harbor park admission, Membership and Season Pass.

 

For more information on Hurricane Harbor, visit www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj

 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

 

 

 

Source:  Six Flags Great Adventure

 

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Although I don't think this is the best addition, it's great to finally see Six Flags giving Hurricane Harbor some much needed love. Unless I'm mistaken, the park's last addition was big wave racer in 2013. It'd be great to see a new slide in the coming years. I haven't been since 2014, and now with Cobra gone, there are less slides now than the last time I visited.

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Calypso Springs will definitely improve capacity. Even though it’s replacing King Cobra, it definitely allows for more people than a single slide would. I think it’s a necessary addition, but let’s hope for a slide/water coaster in the next few years. The trend seems to be an addition every 2-4 years. Maybe a new slide by 2023?

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I think it is kind of surprising as family activity pools are old fashioned waterpark attractions. Still it makes sense and can take loads off thd lazy river and wave pool. That one rendering looks like it was photoshopped by a kid, lol. 

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On 2/1/2019 at 12:57 PM, GAcoaster said:

I noticed they were hiring Food Service at $11.50 an hour, so hopefully they can attract enough people to work there.

 

They had wages like this all of last year and it didn't seem to help much, besides probably just holding onto more employees. They even had strange "sales" on jobs/wages which was really odd, such as getting 25 cents more each weekend you stay during Fright Fest. lol

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On 2/1/2019 at 6:30 PM, Coaster Justin said:

They need planning and permission to build a pool on their own property?

 

Welcome to NJ.  You need planning and permits to do just about anything. 

 

Kidding aside, the park is within the boundaries of Jackson Township, so it sits on incorporated land.  Therefore, it's subject to Jackson's zoning ordinance.  I believe they're in a special zone though.

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On 2/3/2019 at 2:54 PM, Matt Kaiser said:

 

They had wages like this all of last year and it didn't seem to help much, besides probably just holding onto more employees. They even had strange "sales" on jobs/wages which was really odd, such as getting 25 cents more each weekend you stay during Fright Fest. lol

Yikes. I'm already dreading the impact of $15 minimum wage to staffing levels. It wasn't fun during the bankruptcy in '09 when they'd cut everything down to bare bones. 

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On 2/14/2019 at 1:53 PM, BuddyChrist said:

Yikes. I'm already dreading the impact of $15 minimum wage to staffing levels. It wasn't fun during the bankruptcy in '09 when they'd cut everything down to bare bones. 

$15/hr minimum doesn't go into effect until 2026 and it's a slow run-up to it.  I wouldn't be surprised, by the time 2026 rolls around, if there isn't some sort of special status for seasonal employees though. 

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June 28th is the "Calypso Springs Launch Party" / Member Appreciation Event.

The description says "Be the first to relax and enjoy the all new Calypso Springs with exclusive access before it's open to the public! Enjoy specialty beverages and collect your Calypso Springs pin."

 

That's fast approaching, and they haven't created the Facebook event or released the schedule yet, so we'll see if that's still on track.

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