Six Flags Atlantis facts for kids
|Location||Hollywood, Florida, USA|
Six Flags Atlantis (Known As Atlantis the Water Kingdom since 1989-1992) was a water park in Hollywood, Florida, that occupied several acres on the southeastern intersection of Stirling Road (State Road 848) and I-95.
The park included a wave pool, a lake with water ski shows, a seven-story slide tower, picnic area, stores and arcades, shows, and activities for all ages.
Begun as a private venture originally known as "Atlantis the Water Kingdom", funding ran out before construction ended. The park sat partially completed for several months before Six Flags opened "Six Flags Atlantis" in 1979.
In 1989 the park was sold. The new owners revived the original name, "Atlantis the Water Kingdom", and successfully reconfigured Atlantis as a smaller, more efficient park. Following damage during Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the park closed and the assets were auctioned off.
Today most of the area is now occupied by retail shopping (Oakwood Plaza). A Kmart rests where the wave pool was once located. The functional submarine once present in the Atlantis parking lot, formerly known as the Submanaut, could at one point still be seen at Grand Prix Race-O-Rama (Then a Boomers!, now Dania Pointe.) a few blocks north of the park. It has since been renamed the Margenaut under its current owner Margen Internacional, according to a document from the NOAA Central Library. Its current physical location, however, remains unknown.
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