Friday, April 28, 2017

Six Flags Welcomes 20th Park with Operating Rights of Waterworld Concord

Six Flags Entertainment has announced that they have reached an agreement to operate Waterworld in Concord, California, located about 20 minutes from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.  The water park will serve as a great benefit to season pass holders for Discovery Kingdom, which does not feature a water park of its own. 

 “This is an exciting new venture and a great opportunity to provide families with more entertainment options in this important market,” said Six Flags President and CEO John Duffey. “Guests in Northern California will now have the opportunity to enjoy two beautiful Six Flags parks. This is truly a win-win, as we welcome our 20th property—Waterworld California—back into our family of parks.”

© Waterworld California
Waterworld is the area's largest water park and features more than 35 water attractions spread over 30 acres of fun.  These include the region's largest wave pool, several areas for kids and families along with thrill slides.  The most recent addition was Break Point Plunge, a 270 foot long looping thrill ride that starts with a free-fall capsule drop from six stories in the air.

The water park, which opens for the 2017 season on May 13th, originally opened in in 1995 and was actually owned and operated by Six Flags from 2004 through 2006.  It is currently owned by EPR Properties with Six Flags as the managing and operating company.