The new SIx Flags entrance. Rendering courtesy of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor SplashTown
This article originally appeared on CultureMap and was written by Craig D. Lindsey.
Just when you thought Six Flags was done with Houston, the amusement-park empire is coming back here in a major way.
Coming this summer, popular water park Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown will be rebranded as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor SplashTown. Fifteen years after Six Flags' famed AstroWorld/WaterWorld complex permanently closed its gates, the Texas-based, fun-park corporation will bring some unique touches to the existing water park.
Along with new, Caribbean theming and improvements throughout the park, the biggest addition will be Wahoo Wave, an innovative, six-story water slide. This attraction will send four riders into near-vertical motions to experience extended hang times and zero g-forces. Riders plunge 30 feet straight down before sweeping up at high speeds as they arc across the top of a massive water wall, before descending into a refreshing pool below.
Continue reading on CultureMap to hear about the perks for season pass holders.
With a new season on the horizon, the Astros have high hopes for 2024 after coming just one game shy of being in the World Series for three consecutive seasons.
If Houston wants to get back to the Fall Classic in 2024, they're going to have to rely on their pitching. Owner Jim Crane believes the club has 8 starting pitchers when Luis Garcia and Lance McCullers Jr. return mid-season.
Which allows several of the starters to move to the bullpen and provide even more depth. Add those guys to Bryan Abreu, Ryan Pressly, and Josh Hader and you have a recipe for success.
Check out the video above as ESPN Houston's Jeremy Branham goes through the entire staff and makes his case for the Astros having the best pitching staff in baseball.
You can listen to The Killer B's with Jeremy Branham and Joel Blank every weekday on ESPN 97.5 & 92.5 from 3 pm - 6 pm!