|Six Flags St. Louis|
|Opening date||May 10, 1991|
|Drop||50 ft (15 m)|
|Length||664 ft (202 m)|
|Height restriction||36 in (91 cm)|
The Tidal Wave was a boat-based shoot-the-chutes water ride located in the Illinois section of Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. It opened on May 10, 1991.
The ride used 20-person boats and had a 50-foot waterfall that ended in a basin with 300,000 gallons of water, creating a wall of water 20 feet high and 80 feet wide.
Tidal Wave was demolished in December 2019 after being closed for the entire 2019 season. The ride last operated in 2018.
Tidal wave may refer to:
Six Flags AstroWorld, also known simply as AstroWorld, was a seasonally operated amusement park located in Houston, Texas. Owned and operated by Six Flags, the park was located between Kirby Drive and Fannin Avenue, directly south of I-610. The park opened on June 1, 1968, and was originally developed and constructed as part of the Astrodomain, the brainchild of local philanthropist and former Houston mayor Roy Hofheinz, who intended it to complement the Astrodome. AstroWorld was sold to Six Flags by the Hofheinz family in 1975. The park later included Six Flags WaterWorld, an adjacent water park.
Geauga Lake was an amusement park in Bainbridge Township and Aurora, Ohio. It was established in 1887, in what had been a local recreation area adjacent to a lake of the same name. The first amusement ride was added in 1889, and the park's first roller coaster – later known as the Big Dipper – was built in 1925. The park was sold to Funtime, Inc., in 1969 and was expanded over the years with additional rides and amenities. Funtime was acquired by Premier Parks in 1995, and for the 2000 season, they re-branded Geauga Lake as Six Flags Ohio, adding four new roller coasters. The following year, Six Flags bought the adjacent SeaWorld Ohio and combined the two parks under the name Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.
A wooden roller coaster is most often classified as a roller coaster with running rails made of flattened steel strips mounted on laminated wooden track. Occasionally, the support structure may be made out of a steel lattice or truss, but the ride remains classified as a wooden roller coaster due to the track design. The type of wood typically used in the construction of wooden coasters is Southern Yellow Pine, usually grown in the US and the rest of North America.
Six Flags Over Georgia is a 290-acre (120 ha) theme park located west of Atlanta in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, United States. Featuring characters and themes from a variety of Warner Bros. properties such as Looney Tunes and DC Comics, the park opened to the public in 1967 as the second of three theme parks built by Six Flags. It features 11 roller coasters, including top-ranked Mind Bender and Goliath that have been recognized annually by Amusement Today, and over 30 other rides, shows, and attractions. Hurricane Harbor, a 7-acre (2.8 ha) water park included in the price of admission to the amusement park, was added in 2014.
Six Flags Great America is an amusement park located in Gurnee, Illinois, within the Chicago metropolitan area. Originally opened in 1976 by the Marriott Corporation as Marriott's Great America, Six Flags has owned and operated the park since 1984. The park features nine themed areas and seventeen roller coasters, as well as a 20-acre (81,000 m2) water park called Hurricane Harbor. Over 3 million guests visited the park in 2017, ranking it among the top 20 amusement parks in North America for attendance.
Kentucky Kingdom is an amusement park in Louisville, Kentucky. The 65-acre (26 ha) park includes a collection of amusement rides and a water park named Hurricane Bay. Kentucky Kingdom is located at the intersection of Interstate 65 and Interstate 264, sharing a parking lot with the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Batman: The Ride is an inverted roller coaster based on the DC Comics character Batman and found at seven Six Flags theme parks in the United States. Built by consulting engineers Bolliger & Mabillard, it rises to a height of between 100 and 105 feet and reaches top speeds of 50 mph (80 km/h). The original roller coaster at Six Flags Great America was partially devised by the park's general manager Jim Wintrode. Batman: The Ride was the world's first inverted roller coaster when it opened in 1992, and has since been awarded Coaster Landmark status by the American Coaster Enthusiasts. Clones of the ride exist at amusement parks around the world.
The following is a summary of notable incidents at any of the amusement parks and water parks operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. In some cases, these incidents occurred while the park was under different management or ownership.
Tidal Wave,, is a giant 'Shoot-the-Chutes' water ride located at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England, UK. It was opened in 2000 and was Tussauds' first major investment in the park before the Colossus rollercoaster in 2002.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix is a water park located in Phoenix, Arizona. The park is situated on approximately 35 acres (14 ha) of land, making it the largest theme park in the state. It is located in North Phoenix at Adobe Dam Regional Park near Pinnacle Peak.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Rockford is a water park owned by the Rockford Park District and operated by Six Flags. It is located in Cherry Valley, Winnebago County, Illinois, and located next to the interchange between Interstate 39/U.S. Route 51 and Interstate 90 near U.S. Route 20.
SkyScreamer is an amusement ride located at several Six Flags theme parks in North America. Designed by Funtime, an Austrian ride manufacturer, the attraction is one of their "Star Flyer" models. Since 2011, Six Flags has installed SkyScreamers in ten of their parks.
Storm Surge is a 'Spinning Rapids' water ride at Thorpe Park, Surrey, United Kingdom manufactured by WhiteWater West. It is located in the Amity area of the park, in the vicinity of the park's Tidal Wave-themed ride. Storm Surge, which opened in March 2011 with a fairground ride theme, makes use of the Tidal Wave water which has washed into Amity, as the town enters the 1970s. The ride was relocated from the transforming "Cypress Gardens Florida, which was acquired by Merlin Entertainments to be turned into Legoland Florida.
Roaring Rapids is a river rapids ride located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.
Thunder River is a river rapids ride operating at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia and Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. Thunder River at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas closed at the end of the 2005 season.
Tidal Wave is a Shoot-the-Chutes water ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. The ride is located in the Metropolis portion of the park. The ride's theme is related to a tropical environment featuring several palms and trees. The entrance to the ride is next to The Riddler's Revenge which is near to JB's Smokehouse BBQ. The ride is open from the spring season to late September. The ride temporarily closes in early October for Magic Mountain's annual Fright Fest event; the ride's line is used for a maze. During the winter months, the ride is closed to drain the water and clean the ride along with the splash area. The entrance to the Flash Pass is located at the right side exit of the ride. The ride has two large boats which seat a maximum of 20 riders. Both of the boats are typically used every day.
Aqua Twist is a water-based teacup ride located at La Ronde, with other versions of the ride located at several Six Flags theme parks in North America. Designed by Mack Rides, a German ride manufacturer, the attraction is one of their "Twist 'n' Splash" models. Since 2013, Six Flags has installed Aqua Twists in three of their parks.
Aquaman: Power Wave is an upcoming steel launch shuttle roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. The roller coaster is themed to the DC Comics character, Aquaman.
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