Hue Eichelberger Premier Parks
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Waving hello to water parks
One day in 1974 standing over a deep fryer proved to be game-changing for a young Hue Eichelberger. It was his very first job and he was working in a fish-fry hut at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. “I probably realized my first day on the job that the theme park business was for me,” says Eichelberger. “I just never stopped.”
45 years later, Eichelberger is Chief Operating Officer for Premier Parks and, with the help of ProSlide, serves up fun instead of fish.
When Eichelberger was in his early amusement park days, water parks were still in their infancy. “Probably in the early 80s I watched the first water park be built in Grand Prairie, Texas, and was fascinated with the thing,” says Eichelberger. “I watched as they were building the wave pool, had no earthly idea what a wave pool was, and knew that I just had to work there.”
Through connections he had made in the industry and his growing experience, he made it happen. Starting with White Water Grand Prairie in Texas, Eichelberger worked at a series of water parks across the country.
Once he was in the business, it wasn’t long before he heard the name ProSlide echoing from park to park!