When it opens in Six Flags Great America in 2020, the
water coaster will be the tallest in the world at 86
WAUKESHA — Get ready to have your nerves tested in 2020 when the
world’s largest water coaster is set to open for riders at Six Flags
Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.
The water coaster, the Tsunami Surge, will be more than 86 feet tall
and will use waterblasting jet-propulsion technology. The new
coaster will propel riders through 950 feet of slides and tunnels at
a speed of 42 feet per second, according to the announcement.
In addition, for the first time at any Six Flags park, there will be
AquaLucent visual effects that create bursts of colors and dreamlike
patterns, intensifying the ride experience as guests race through
the tubes for a sensational finale, according to the release.
“The new Tsunami Surge water coaster is in a class all by itself,
defying gravity to blast riders uphill through 950 feet of
exhilarating drops, twists and turns. This exciting, new addition is
the perfect complement to an already incredible lineup of the
biggest and most innovative attractions in the Midwest,” said said
Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi in a statement
Tsunami Surge highlights include: 950 feet long and 8 stories high
Riders go through twists and tunnels at over 28 mph Five hairpin
turns Five drops Tsunami Surge will be the waterpark’s 25th
attraction and is scheduled to debut during the 2020 season in the
Riptide Bay area of Hurricane Harbor.
For more information on Tsunami Surge and the 2020 season at Six
Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor, visit