Six Flags Fiesta Texas President Jeffrey Siebert has been named president of Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown in the Houston area, a recently acquired sister theme park that will undergo a multimillion-dollar face-lift and reopen in May as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown.
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. bought the water park, a nearly 50-acre attraction with more than 40 waterslides, in May 2018. Hurricane Harbor Splashtown will give Six Flags (Nasdaq: SIX) a presence in Houston again after leaving the market more than a decade ago. The company owned and operated Splashtown until it sold the park to CNL Lifestyle Properties in 2007. Two years prior, Six Flags closed its Astroworld theme park.
Click on the slideshow above to see renderings of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown.
While a revamped Houston water park with Six Flags branding and capital could pull business from San Antonio attractions, including Fiesta Texas, Siebert expects a different result.
“We anticipate a very positive impact as all Hurricane Harbor Splashtown members and season pass holders will also have free, unlimited visits to Six Flags Fiesta Texas … and all Six Flags theme parks across the country,” he told me.
Some of that spillover business in San Antonio could come during the sprint season, before Hurricane Harbor opens, said Siebert, who will continue to be president of Fiesta Texas.
There has been speculation since Astroworld closed in 2007 that Houston would get back in the theme park business.
Siebert said, “We are excited about our 2019 expansion plan for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and you never know what will happen next. The best days are yet to come.”
Source:: Daily times