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02/06/2013

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor announces two new thrilling water slides

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington will debut two new slides this summer — the Typhoon Twister and the Tsunami Surge — that promise to provide guests "the ultimate plunge."

On Typhoon Twister, guests board slides built for two for a ride down a tunnel and into a bowl-shaped slide. After spinning around multiple times in the belly of the slide, riders are thrust through a corkscrew exit into a splash pool, Six Flags said.

Tsunami Surge sends couples twisting and turning down a 68-foot enclosed tunnel while they build up speed to take on a 40-foot wave slide on the other side. Guests experience zero-gravity as they surge to the top of the slide before gliding down to the landing pool, Six Flags said.

Typhoon Twister and Tsunami Surge are built by Proslide Technology, Inc.

To annouce the new rides, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is hosting a Polar Plunge Wedding on Valentine’s Day.

Four couples are taking the ceremonial "plunge" before taking a plunge into the park’s wave pool. Two of the couples will get married, and the other two will renew their vows.

After the ceremony and polar plunge, a reception, complete with a first dance, cake cutting, and a bouquet and garter toss will take place.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor opens May 11.

_ Sandra Baker

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