5 posts categorized "Entertainment-Arlington"

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

10/26/2012

Women employees of GM plant to hold Arlington car show Saturday

Women employees of General Motors Arlington assembly plant will host their own car show Saturday to raise funds for cancer research.

The Heels N Wheels Car Show will be from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the GM plant at 2525 East Abram Street. Visitors can enter at Gate Six, the closest Abram Street entrance to Highway 360.

Attendance is free to the public. Last minute car, truck or motorcycle entries are welcome. Day-of-event vehicle registration fee for the car show is $30. Availability is limited and first-come, first-served. Prizes will be awarded in seven categories. There will be children’s activities.

Some new GM vehicles, including the Chevy Spark subcompact and Buick Verano compact cars, will be available for test drives.

GM spokeswoman Donna McLallen said the group, GM Arlington’s Women in Manufacturing, will donate all proceeds from the show to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer. For additional information contact McLallen at 972-849-8208.

-Bob Cox

02/21/2012

Hawaiian Falls holding job fairs for summer season

Hawaiian Falls is holding job fairs in the next few weeks for the summer season. The company says it plans to hire more than 1,000 seasonal workers for its five Texas parks, in The Colony, Roanoke, Mansfield, North Garland, and Waco.

Candidates must be 15 or older. Job fairs:

North Garland, March 6, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.; March 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Firewheel Church, 1600 W. Campbell.

The Colony, March 8, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.; March 10, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Horizons Church, 6600 Paige Road.

Mansfield, March 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; March 12, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Crossroads Church, 6450 State Highway 360.

Roanoke, March 3, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; March 8, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Roanoke Recreation Center, 501 Roanoke Road.

Waco, March 20, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.; March 24, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Parkview Baptist Church, 1100 E. Lake Shore Drive.

Bring completed applications to the fair. Be prepared for a brief tour and on-the-spot interview. Info: info@hfalls.com.

Jobs available: camp program director, camp counselor, emergency medical technician, lifeguards, ride attendants and dispatchers, cash control, disc jockeys, dance and crowd motivators, front gate, food and beverage, park services, retail and rentals.

More info:  http://hfalls.com/waterpark/employment.php

- Scott Nishimura

02/20/2012

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor looking to hire 350 for the summer

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is hosting its annual job fair, looking to fill more than 350 positions for the summer season. The fair will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday March 3, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday March 4, at Harbor Center, 1800 E. Lamar Blvd.

Open positions include lifeguards, ride attendants, guest services, retail, security, food service, park services, and maintenance.

Interviews are by appointment only and can be set up after applying online at www.sixflagsjobs.com, Six Flags spokeswoman Sharon Parker said. Parker said the number of hires is on par with last year's.

- Scott Nishimura

09/19/2011

Six Flags Over Texas wins award for year's Best New Ride

Six Flags Over Texas has the industry’s Best New Ride of 2011: the New Texas Giant.

The park won the award Monday at the annual Golden Ticket Awards at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind. The Golden Tickets recognize the leisure and entertainment industry’s best, and are voted on by a panel of experts.

“The opening of the New Texas Giant has been a true labor of love by our team and we are thrilled to receive the award for Best New Ride of 2011,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas park president.  “Our theme park has built a reputation on being innovative and this new ride design definitely delivers in that category.  This has been a real home run.”

The New Texas Giant also debuted at No. 6 on the Golden Ticket’s annual list of best steel coasters in the world.

In the 14 years of the Golden Ticket Awards, this is the second highest debut of any steel tracked coaster and the highest debut of any coaster in five years, Six Flags said.

- Scott Nishimura

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