Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags has sent us the following release for their new addition to Hurricane Harbor this summer. We have also be invited to check out the new area and will have a full report in a future "In The Parks" update.
New for 2012 at Hurricane Harbor: Pirates Paradise
A tropical retreat for guests 21 and over just in time for summer
Pirates ParadiseAs temperatures rise this summer - get out of the house and beat the heat at Hurricane Harbor's newest attraction opening this summer: Pirates Paradise. Open only on weekends, this tropical retreat - located near Red Eye's and complete with the rhythmic Caribbean sounds of steel-drums - will be serving up refreshingly, cold alcoholic beverages to help you kick back and relax. You must be 21 and older to enjoy Pirate's Paradise, unless accompanied by an adult.
Hurricane Harbor kicks off the season Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday May 26 and begins daily operations on June 9. Purchase a season pass - buy four and receive a FREE Season Parking Pass ($50 value) when you process ID's at Season Pass Processing Center by June 3 - and unwind at Pirate's Paradise every weekend.
Extreme thrill-seekers can plunge into Tornado's six-story vortex of adrenalin-pumping velocity or brave the harrowing high-speed water slides of Black Snake Summit, including two of the tallest enclosed water slides in Southern California. Families can float together along a scenic 1,300 foot-long lazy river or skip waves at the Forgotten Sea Wave Pool. Little swashbucklers (max 54" tall) can splash around on their own or with their parents at Castaway Cove, a large play area designed exclusively for them, or play up a storm with new friends at Splash Island, another play area boasting several water slides, rain curtains and squirting water fountains.
The new Pirates Paradise opened over Memorial Weekend. The area is essentially a bar area that doesn't really blend into the waterpark too much.
If anything it reminds us a bit of the Lost Bar at the Disneyland Hotel (before it was rethemed)
The bar area has a pirates/tiki theme
The bar menu
A Steel Drum band plays every hour or so and is a nice addition.
The area, while nice needs a bit more to incorporate it into the Waterpark. A nice swim-up bar would be a nice touch to make it more popular. Even for a busy Saturday the area wasn't very busy.
The other new addition to the Waterpark this year was the Flash Pass. We didn't utilize the Flash Pass during our visit but the park has done a great job blending the Flash Pass into the existing attractions.
Your first stop is to the Flash Pass Sales Center where you can purchase the Regular or Gold Flash Pass
Each attraction on the Flash Pass has a number assigned to it
You take your Flash Pass bracelet to one of the kiosks located throughout the park and select your ride time.
There are approximately 6-8 Kiosks located throughout the park so there is no need to return to the Flash Pass Sales Center to select your next ride.