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May 15, 2012

Six Flags White Water Opens Saturday, May 19  

Park to host U.S. Army Reserve for water survival training prior to opening

Six Flags White Water will kick off the summer season as it opens its gates for the 2012 season on Saturday, May 19. In the hours leading up to opening, the park will host the U.S. Army Reserve for a water-rescue training mission in the Atlanta Ocean Wave Pool.

“We are excited to open our gates here at Six Flags White Water”, said Melinda Ashcraft, park president.  “The summer season has arrived, and what better way to beat the heat than to bring the entire family to splash around at the park.”

The 982nd Combat Camera Company of the United States Army Reserve will utilize the park’s huge wave pool, aptly named the Atlanta Ocean, as its location to conduct Combat Water Survival Training to help the combat parachutists survivability during water landings. Soldiers will be submerged in full gear to simulate combat-like situations as close as possible. The training will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the park on May 19. 

Six Flags White Water will introduce Dive-In Movies in 2012, a summertime event for families to relax at the Atlanta Ocean wave pool and catch the latest flicks on a giant screen.  Dive-In Movies will take place each Thursday evening from June 7 through July 26.   

The park’s operating hours during opening weekend will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The park is open daily from May 26 through August 12. 

Six Flags White Water has season passes on sale at 2 for $99.  A season pass provides unlimited admission for the entire 2012 season, free tickets for friends and a coupon book with discounts on food, souvenirs and merchandise. 

For more information on Six Flags White Water, visit sixflags.com/whitewater.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. For more information, visit sixflags.com


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