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The Bay Area's Biggest Water Park Changes Name, Adds a New Extreme Tube Ride and Adopts New Logo

A Storm of Six Flags' Proportions Expected to Hit the Bay Area

CONCORD, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waterworld USA in Concord, the Bay Area's largest water park, is changing its name to Six Flags Waterworld Concord, demonstrating the excellence, strength and recognition of the world's largest regional theme park brand.

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To kickoff this new and exciting era, Six Flags Waterworld Concord is daring sun-loving thrill seekers to ride the ultimate storm by introducing the extreme water thrill ride -- Tornado! This unique funnel-shaped rainstorm, painted in a blue and yellow checkerboard pattern, is the only one of its kind in Northern California and is slated to touch down on opening day, May 21.

Tubers will ride the ultimate storm as they are sucked into Tornado, beginning their experience 75 feet in the air by blasting down a 132-foot long tunnel, leading to the mammoth, open-ended 65-foot-wide funnel. The ride's specially designed 4-person cloverleaf shaped tubes hug the inside of the funnel, splashing back and forth on 5,000 gallons of swirling water. The experience culminates in a waterfall splash; right through the eye of the storm into a refreshing catch pool below. A spectacular viewing platform upon approach lets anxious tubers see all of the action up close.

"In 2005, guests will soak up the thrills and chills at the Bay Area's most popular water park," said Joe Meck, vice president and general manager of Six Flags Waterworld Concord. "The addition of the Six Flags brand of fun and excitement, combined with the addition of an award-winning water slide, will provide a unique experience for our visitors, friends and families to enjoy together."

Tornado's unique design has received numerous distinctions, including the amusement industry's 2003 Golden Ticket Award for Best Waterpark Ride and the IAAPA 2003 Best New Product Award in the waterpark category. Created by ProSlide Technology in Ottawa, Canada, Tornado joins a collection of more than 20 splash water park attractions at the 10-acre paradise, including favorite family water raft rides in the Big Kahuna and Honolulu Halfpipe.

Now is the best time to become part of the wet and wild excitement with a 2005 Season Pass for the incredibly low price of $54.99. The 2005 Season Pass also provides limitless fun at Six Flags Marine World, where guests can touch and feed amazing marine life at the Park's newest animal interactive experience, Ocean Discovery and conquer the "Great White" one of the tallest and fastest inline water slides at Six Flags Waterworld Sacramento. To order a Season Pass or to get more information on the bargain deal of three amazing Parks for the price of one, visit or call 925-609-1364.

Six Flags Waterworld Concord opens May 21 with daily summer operation beginning June 18. The Park is located at I-680 and Willow Pass Road in the center of Concord. For more information on dates, operating hours and prices, visit

Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company. Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates a total of 30 parks in North America and Europe. Six Flags parks serve 34 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly held corporation with corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma City. The Company's stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS.

NOTE: SIX FLAGS and all related indicia are trademarks of Six Flags Theme parks Inc. (R), (TM) and (C) 2005.

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