With Six Flags adding many of the "cookie cutter" attractions to their properties for this upcoming season, 4D Free Spins, Justice League, Sky Screamers, and DC Super Friends may be popping up at a park near you. But what happens when most, if not all properties receive these attractions? Six Flags may need to look at new options for rides.
One of those "new" rides could be the Mack Power Splash. This attraction debuted in 2016 at Walibi Belgium as "Pulsar." It stands nearly 150 feet tall, features a 62 mph LSM launch, and has a splash track to soak riders at the end. Like some other shuttle coasters, the cars are launched forwards and backwards up both spikes until they reach top speed. After reaching maximum height, a splash basin fills with water and the boat goes into a splash finale.
Altogether, it's a very unique and exciting ride. Despite water coasters being successful before, this is a very intense one, and does so in a very small footprint. At a cost less than most RMC hybrids, B&M coasters, and dark rides, it is a very viable attraction for most parks.
The Six Flags Dubai project has shown renderings that apparently include this model. So we know that Six Flags is interested. There are also rumors that one could pop up as soon as next season, with Six Flags Fiesta Texas showing rumors of a water ride or coaster.
Many SF parks have been removing shoot-the-chute rides over the past few years, and this could be an excellent replacement. Also, with a capacity of 950 pph, it is not too shabby and beats most shuttle or single train coasters. We know how conservative SF has been lately with the coaster additions, but this could be a very feasible and successful model for them.