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  1. anyone notice this post on SFA's Facebook page?

     

    Six Flags America

     

    AHHHHHH! Don’t miss your last chance to ROAR this summer! Save up to $21 with Coke. Details: http://www.sixflags.com/coke

     

    Hmmmmmmmm

     

    After reading the post again, "Roar" is another word for scream. The post doesn't say, "Don't miss your last chance to [Ride] Roar this summer!" So I don't suspect anything happening to Roar anytime soon.

  2. ^ with that being said, they did let us bring our backpack on the ride. The bag had its first coaster ride as it sat next to me and it enjoyed the ride! The park doesn't enforce guest to put stuff in the bunnies and you can just leave it on the side to pick up after the ride. Only on Pandemonium and the log ride the operators told us that we had to bring our bags on the ride with us.

  3. I went last Friday (6/614) to the commercial shoot for Bahama Blaster and I had a great time with my two other friends. The ride is in such a great location as there is only two other slides near the wave pool (Hill Country Racer and Tornado) and now Bahama Blaster can pull guest from the wave pool area.

     

    The employees keep on saying that Bahama Blaster is the steepest water slide in the world, Is that accurate? As from what I've seen through pictures is that Bahama Blaster looks very similar to the slides at Riptide Bay at Six Flags Great America. Are they both sharing the record, or did somehow SFFT made theirs more unique?

     

    Other than that Bahama Blaster is a hit with me, and I give it two thumbs up. The ride is tall for it being in its location and being on top of the complex you can see the whole entire park. Never been in on a drop-box style slide/s before so free-falling down a slide was freaking scary.

     

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    When we went to the dry side of the park, I don't know if it has been reported or not (but I haven't seen or heard anything) but Pandemonium has a new operating system to load guest on to the coaster faster and changed the layout of their queue. I was very surprised that they blocked off the queue that was inside the fun house type building, was it because of the new haunted house they had last year?. I think that is a great idea and proud of the improvements. But me and my friends rode Pandemonium 4 times without getting off as there was not a huge crowd at the park all day.

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  4. Here's an update of the new water park in North East Austin (Pflugerville) before it opens to the public this Friday June 6, 2014. The park was originally suppose to open during Memorial Day Weekend but due to the crazy weather here in Central Texas in the past months, the park pushed back it opening day.

     

    I know it's just a small water park and not BIG news to y'all across the world, but this will be extremely successful for being in the city of Austin and the rest of Central Texas. Residents would either have to travel to New Braunfels for Schlitterbahn or travel to Waco to another Hawaiian Falls water park that is highly unknown to people here. This will be the first type of amusement/water park in Austin's backyard and literally in mine as you can see it from my Neighborhood, that is walking distance to the park!! And according to this article, Austin is the fastest-growing large city in America with 110 new residents every day.

     

    So looking at this Beautiful looking park, it truly makes me feel nervous about how small this park is (25 acres) coming to a city that desperately needs it for the Hot summer months. Hopefully the park will get expanded soon!

     

    My only rant is that out-of-the seven Hawaiian Falls parks, this will be the first location to charge for parking ($5).

    Maybe it's because its a new water park? Well Hawaiian Falls is also building another park in the Fort Worth area and they will have no charge. So you will see me and my family walking to the park.

     

    Time for pictures!

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    All this land for this small park to expand!

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    The water park can be seen miles away!

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    Seen from my Neighborhood.

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    Pineapple Express

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  5. Just got back from the park today. If they are shooting for a Memorial Day Opening, they are going to need a miracle. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture). The slides still haven't made much progress and SF posted on their Facebook page pictures of the new pool/bar. It appears they are still pouring the cement for it. So who knows? Maybe SF can do it and open for Memorial Day weekend but I'm doubtful.

     

    Anything can happen and I believe it will open as its just a slide tower, but Texas especially Central Texas had really bad weather this past winter/early spring. Hawaiian Falls in Pflugerville (a new water park) might push back its opening until the first week of June due the weather we received.

     

    In addition, construction crews have lost 28 working days to inclement weather since December.

     

    Link

     

    But I don't understand SFFT as it's just 4 body slides and not a new water park like Hawaiian Falls.

  6. I have family that lives in Pflugerville! I guess I'll have to go visit the park. . . I mean my family.

     

    And before this gets asked, believe me it does, the city is pronounced 'floo-ger-vill', with a strong G.

     

    I love when people find out I'm from Pflugerville as the saying gets them...

     

    According to KXAN, they called the city of Cedar Park about the new proposed Schlitterbahn Cedar Park after the announcement in Pflugerville and they told the the news station that the park is delayed indefinitely. Link

    So that is great news for Hawaiian Falls as the next closes water park from Austin is in New Braunfels.

  7. $21.5 million dollar water and adventure park to open in Pflugerville spring 2014

     

    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- The city of Pflugerville will have another way to cool off next year with a new water park approved Tuesday.

     

    The Pflugerville city council approved economic development grants for Hawaiian Falls water park and adventure park.

     

    The new development will cost $21.5 million. Developers say it will span 25 acres and will be built near the southwest corner of SH 130 and FM 685. David Busch, president of Horizon Family Holdings, which has developed and operated 24 waterparks across the U.S. including Hawaiian Falls, said the Pflugerville park will cover approximately 10 acres, the adventure park will span five acres, and the remaining acreage will be used for parking and future expansion.

     

    City leaders say they expect more than 3,000 guests and some $6.2 million in expected sales for the first year.

    The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Executive Director Floyd Akers says over the next 30 years, the economic impact will be about 700-million dollars.

     

    For Pflugerville that is dramatic. Obviously that's great for Pflugerville. I also think it's great for the Austin region," Akers said.

    One reason, jobs.

     

    “This is a significant economic development win for Pflugerville for multiple reasons,” Akers said.

     

    The city says the new water park will create 250-300 seasonal jobs, an additional 100 year-round jobs and 15-20 full-time jobs with benefits. City leaders say the new water park will also spur additional development in the area.

     

    “Pflugerville will become a regional destination for Central Texas residents. In addition to bringing additional tax revenue to the city, this project will also provide additional funding to the PCDC for economic development, provide jobs to local teenagers and adults, and spur additional development such as hotels in the area,” Akers said.

     

    The Pflugerville location will be the largest Hawaiian Falls waterpark in Texas, and the first in Texas with an adventure park. Hawaiian Falls also has waterparks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco, Texas.

     

    By selecting Pflugerville for Hawaiian Falls’ expansion into Central Texas, Busch said it puts the park within a 25-minute drive of more than 2 million people regionally. It will be the only waterpark of this size within an hour drive.

     

    “We selected Pflugerville because of the business friendly atmosphere and perfect demographics,” Busch said. “We wanted a high concentration of children and families, good highway access, regional employers, great weather and people who enjoy the outdoors. Pflugerville provided all that and more.”

     

    Busch said his team has been in search of the right location and partnership in the Austin area since 2003. Horizon met with six or seven other cities in the region before choosing Pflugerville.

     

    “Pflugerville was the absolute best choice,” Busch said. “They were interested and responsive in working with us to bring Hawaiian Falls to fruition. We need to move quickly to make this project a reality for summer 2014, and Pflugerville is a ‘can do’ community that will make this happen.”

     

    The PCDC will acquire and own the 25 acre tract of land for the project. Hawaiian Falls will develop and operate the parks under a 30-year lease agreement with two 10-year options to renew.

     

    Pflugerville residents and City of Pflugerville employees will receive a discount on daily tickets and season passes, available for sale soon.

     

    When the park opens, tickets for the day will be about 30 dollars for adults, $20 for kids, with a season pass under 70-dollars.

     

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    This is going to be great for the Austin area. And I live like 2 minutes from the new water park when Im not in Mississippi!!

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  8. I was at the park for the Takis hot summer night thing. It was fun, got 13 rides on Goliath and 8 on Boomerang

     

    Cant wait to visit the park tomorrow (6/21) with friends that never been to Texas!!

     

    I think I saw you, White Mississippi State shirt?

     

    I was wearing a White Mississippi State shirt!

     

    We all had a great time at the park. Not crowded at all as we got in all the rides we wanted several times without getting off!!

     

    Here are the pictures I took of the park on 6/21/2013. More photos on Twitter and Instagram <<<<.

     

    I was the kid who sprayed you on Gully Washer

     

    Yes I remember the spray on Gully Washer. Did you do it on purpose or it just happened to be me when you sprayed? I was just surprised someone would spend money to spray water on us.

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