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Robert Niles

Six Flags announces new rides for New Jersey and San Antonio

Published: December 11, 2006 at 10:07 AM

While Six Flags continues to look for a buyer for many of its parks, fans of two of the parks the company intends to keep can look forward to new attractions in 2007.

Six Flags Great Adventure, the Jackson, N.J. flagship park of the chain, will get a new kiddie land. Wiggles World, will be themed to the Australia singing group so popular with the preschool set. The land will feature three kiddie rides, a bouncer and a pirate ship play area.

In San Antonio, Six Flags will offer fans a new ride at Fiesta Texas for the first time in several seasons. Tony Hawk's Big Spin will be a spinning coaster inspired by the skateboarding legend, who brought his tour to several Six Flags parks last year.

I've added both new developments to our What's New wiki. Additions to that page are, as always, welcomed.

Replies (3)

Erik Yates

Published: December 11, 2006 at 2:32 PM

Disney owns rights to Wiggles, why did they not jump on the rights for this? Seems like a great idea that they should have had in at least MGM.
Robert Niles

Published: December 11, 2006 at 3:42 PM

It's not unprecedented for a property to end up in different companies' theme parks in different markets. Look at the Nickelodeon characters, which are in Universal parks in SoCal and Orlando, and the (now former) Paramount Parks elsewhere. So maybe there's still a chance for the Wiggles at Disney.
Ted Heumann

Published: December 12, 2006 at 10:16 AM

I don't think that Disney owns the "rights" to the Wiggles. They MAY own the US broadcast rights, but nothing else. The Wiggles touring company is in no way associated with Disney and their videos are NOT distributed or produced in ANY way or related in ANY way to Disney.
They are a good fit for the Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney, but probably not for the Disney parks. Disney has never put anything in their parks that they don't own a large portion of.

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