A world record-breaking debut

A world record-breaking debut

8 June 2021 0 By Facto Edizioni

/ The Hurricane Harbor Chicago water park has recently opened to the public, with a major new addition: Tsunami Surge, its 25th water attraction, which is also the world’s tallest water coaster /

May in the United States ends with Memorial Day, a very popular national holiday that this year more than ever for many will also be an opportunity to savour again the pleasure of travelling over the long weekend that ends the month, as 50% of the population has already been fully vaccinated, infections are falling sharply and confidence is growing day by day.

Those who choose to treat themselves to an early summer can visit Hurricane Harbor Chicago, the 8ha waterpark on Six Flags Great America property that opened on Saturday 29 May. And it did so debuting its 25th attraction: Tsunami Surge, the world’s tallest water coaster, towering over 26m high.

Delayed a year because of the pandemic, this-state-of-the-art water attraction manufactured by Canada-based WhiteWater uses water-blasting jet-propulsion technology for lightning-fast uphill speeds and breathtaking drops.

“Six Flags is the undeniable leader in innovation and delivering record-breaking rides, and our Hurricane Harbor waterparks are no exception,” said Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi. “The new Tsunami Surge water coaster is unlike anything our guests have ever experienced.” 

And the President is right: riders can expect top speeds of 45kmph as they race through…

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