Today we are going to take a look at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Of course the big draw this summer is the new Bonzai Pipelines, and they are great. But as fans of this park, and considering we go almost weekly during the summer, just as great are all of the off-season enhancements that have been made.
If you missed our Six Flags Magic Mountain update from yesterday click the link.
As we entered the park, I was glad to see that the Gold Pass Early Entry was back for 2014. Truly a great benefit. Allows you to get in, get your spot by the wave pool and ride a few rides before the bulk of the crowd gets in.
Entering the park, it was a perfect Southern California Day.
Let's start off with a look at the new Bonzai Pipelines. If you missed our coverage of the rides opening you can find that here.
Great new signs. Unfortunately the Black Snake Summit tube slides that share a tower with the Bonzai Pipelines aren't currently open due to some water pressure issues. It is being worked on and they should be open soon.
A look at the two new slides. From this angle it almost looks like one big slide complex.
I first did the blue slide, if you squint you can see me in the "capsule" getting ready to launch. This was the scariest part for me, the anticipation.
There is also audio and they play a "heartbeat" and there is a 3, 2, 1 countdown.
And here I am flying down the slide. Such a thrill.
As you can see, by the time I went down the slide and was getting up, the person riding the yellow slide was just reaching the bottom. That's how fast the blue slide is.
I did the yellow slide next and I honestly can't rank them as I enjoyed them both for very different reasons. Incredibly smooth and incredibly fun. I can't wait to ride them more this summer.
Just like with the old Venom Drop, the best views of the new slides is from the tram road.
The slides are truly great and you should go ride them.
But the Bonzai Pipelines aren't the only changes this year at the park. Many of the parks splashdown pools, the lazy river and the wave pool have been completely redone.
I can't remember the last time the lazy river looked this blue.
I also have to warn you, I was using a waterproof camera so some of these pictures may have water on the lens.
The kids are also looks like it had some freshening up over the "winter".
Lost Temple Rapids also had some off-season work done if you recall they were doing some work on it a few updates ago. All of the platforms on the stairway have been redone.
The platform provides the best views in the park.
As you can see, the splashdown pool has been completely redone.
Tornado, always a favorite.
The sign for Tornado was missing, I'm assuming it's getting some TLC as some of the parks signs were re-done this off-season, like this one for Tiki Falls.
The restrooms near Tiki Falls and the wave pool have also been re-done this offseason.
More redone signs and new paint jobs. Great to see the park getting some TLC.
Even the directional signs got some love.
Tube rentals are the same price as last summer. I REALLY wish they'd offer some kind of "Tube Pass" to add on to your Season Pass. We'd be all over that.
The Paradise Pan Band is back this year and they sounded great.
A look at the wave pool where they will be doing all of the Dive-In Movies this summer.
Lastly, the Lockers are now the electronic lockers with the kiosks, so no more long lines to get your lockers in the morning. I can't recall if these were in use last year or not, but another great change.
That's going to wrap it up for this update. We are really looking forward to spending our summer at the waterpark this year. Great improvements made during the offseason and the park is looking better than ever.
The two new great slides are just the icing on the cake!! Hope to see you in the waves!!