Debuting at Six Flags Great America in 2020: Record-breaking new water coaster

Tsunami Surge (Credit: Six Flags Great America)

GURNEE, Ill. — Six Flags Great America announced on Thursday, Aug. 29 a record-breaking new water coaster is coming to the park’s Hurricane Harbor in 2020. The ride will be known as Tsunami Surge.

A news release from the amusement park says the water attraction will be the tallest water coaster in the world, towering over 86 feet high, using water-blasting jet- propulsion technology for lightning fast uphill speeds and adrenaline-pumping drops. Tsunami Surge will also feature visual effects that create bursts of colors and dreamlike patterns, intensifying the ride experience.

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Tsunami Surge highlights include:

  • World record-breaking height of 86 feet
  • 950-ft. long and 8 stories high
  • Speeding riders through twists and tunnels at more than 28 mph
  • Three gravity-defying uphill blasts using water to propel riders over 950 feet of enclosed tunnels and open air slides
  • Five winding hairpin turns
  • Five drops

Tsunami Surge will be the waterpark’s 25th attraction and is scheduled to debut during the 2020 season in the Riptide Bay area of Hurricane Harbor.

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