Park officials plan to make the announcement today.
“It’s going to be the largest expansion in park history,” a source with knowledge of the park told the MDJ on Wednesday.
The addition will not impact operations at Six Flags White Water in Marietta, the source said.
“It’s part of an ongoing investment which will include significant, subsequent expansions beyond this year as part of the park’s ongoing transformation. It’s a water park that is free with admission to the park,” the source said.
The local Six Flags park, sitting on 200 acres at 275 Riverside Parkway off Interstate 20, is the leading tourism entity in Cobb County, according to Cobb Travel and Tourism.
State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell), who represents the area, said she is excited.
“I am elated,” Morgan said. “It’s another great activity for families in our area and around this state and I hope it will create another rung on the economic development chain. We’re focusing a lot in the Six Flags Drive area on economic development, attracting commerce, restaurants, hotels, shopping and so this will be a great anchor to attract those kinds of business.”
Six Flags Entertainment Corp., based in Texas, is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 18 amusement parks including 16 in the U.S., one in Mexico and one in Canada. It reported revenues of $1.1 billion last year.