Magic Waters celebrates new ownership with key to Six Flags leaders

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Rockford Park District officially hands over the keys to Magic Waters.

Leaders from Six Flags were presented with a ceremonial key Wednesday. Six Flags has ownership of Magic Waters through a lease agreement after the Rockford Park District owned the facility the last 31 years.

The new lease agreement was signed last December with support from eleven taxing authorities in the Rockford area. Under the agreement, Six Flags would operate Magic Waters Waterpark for 10 years with up to three 10-year options for renewal.

Park leaders say Magic Waters will fit perfectly in with the rest of the Six Flags family.

"It's really is a great complement to our park in Gurnee," said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. "It really opens up Rockford, which is a very important feeder market for our park. This just gives more opportunity more reason to buy that season pass or that membership or become a member at Six Flags."

Magic Waters is set to open for the season on May 25. Membership and seasonal passes are currently on sale.

Since the water park is now operated by Six Flags, you can also use a Magic Waters season pass to get into Six Flags Great America. To learn more about season passes, click here​.