Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has entered into an agreement with EPR Properties to operate Waterworld California.
The waterpark is located in Concord, 18 miles southeast of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and close to San Francisco.
The agreement is subject to approval by the City of Concord. Northern California’s largest waterpark, Waterworld was previously owned and operated by Six Flags before being sold as part of clearout by the regional park operator in 2007. Now back in the group’s portfolio, it will be Six Flags’ 20th property in the USA. The company plans to market the waterpark alongside Discovery Kingdom to local families and thrill seekers.
Speaking of the agreement with EPR, Six Flags president and CEO John Duffey comments: “This is an exciting new venture and a great opportunity. “Guests in Northern California will now have the opportunity to enjoy two beautiful Six Flags parks. This is truly a win-win as we welcome Waterworld California back into our family of parks.”
Waterworld California’s 35 slides and attractions
Spanning 30 acres, Waterworld features more than 35 attractions, including the region’s largest wave pool, an interactive children’s play area and its newest offering, Break Point Plunge. This heart-pounding, 27ft long looping slide launches riders in a capsule from a height of more than six storeys. Other extreme slides include the mammoth curved tube slide Honolulu Halfpipe and Cliffhanger, a signature speed slides.
Waterworld California opens for the 2017 season on May 13.
EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. The trust’s total investments exceed $5.3 billion. Its primary investment segments are entertainment, recreation and education.