Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, largest regional theme park company in the world is to operate Magic Waters Waterpark, starting in the spring of 2019.
The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners approved a lease agreement which is expected to be signed soon. Rockford Park District has owned and operated the 43 acre Illinois waterpark since 1988. The Rockford Park District is the third largest park and recreation system in Illinois, covering 179 parks and facilities.
Jay Sandine, Rockford Park District Executive Director, said, “The Rockford Park District has always had a strong culture of collaboration. Partnering with Six Flags means great things for our community and will enhance the experience for local families looking for affordable family fun. By having the Six Flags brand in this market, we expect a major increase in tourism, which will have significant economic impact for our community. Six Flags will continue to make capital investments in the waterpark, which frees up District resources to invest in our communities’ priorities such as parks, playgrounds, and youth.”
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Magic Waters Waterpark boasts Illinois’ largest wave pool, as well as a range of waterslides and a 1200 ft. lazy river.
On commencement of the lease, Magic Waters will be included in the admission benefits for Six Flags Gold Season Passes.
Commenting on the announcement, Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi said, “We are excited about the prospect of welcoming Magic Waters to the Six Flags family of parks. This is a fantastic property that complements our theme and waterpark in Gurnee and provides tremendous added value for our Season Passholders and Members. We look forward to sharing the thrill of Six Flags with guests of all ages in this important market.”