Six Flags Great America will open its latest attraction, pirate-themed water ride Buccaneer Battle, on May 15.

The ride sees guests carried around on pirate boats which hold 4-8 people, and operating water guns which can be used to soak other boats, special targets and even "landlubbers" on shore. With other boats and landlubbers both equipped with cannons to shoot back, riders should expect to get soaked. Even if they avoid this during the ride, on exiting the ride a giant pail soaks random guests.

Similar "splash battle" rides have opened in recent years at several other parks (such as Battle Galleons at Alton Towers), but at 450 feet Buccaneer Battle is the longest version yet. As the ride never stops moving, it should be able to accommodate large numbers of guests - but TPT still recommends riding early in the day to avoid a long queue.

For a review, photos and video of Buccaneer Battle over at Theme Park Insider, follow the "source" link below.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions over at Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section.



I could not believe in America how wet you get on the water rides!!!
A little tip- take another set of clothes to change into if you don't like walking round soaking wet!!!!
Thanks TPT!!!

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