Six Flags Kids World will join the Six Flags theme parks now under construction in Zhejiang and Chongqing. As the name suggests, these parks will focus on children, offering kiddie rides and family coasters, along with plentiful character meet and greets. Six Flags has licensed the Garfield characters for its Chinese parks.
Six Flags Adventure Park will come to the Six Flags Chongqing complex. Focused on thrill-seekers looking for even more action than roller coasters, the park will offer a line-up of action sports attractions. "From motocross bicycle races along rugged terrain, to whitewater rafting to zip lining or rock climbing hundreds of feet above the ground, guests will have the opportunity to reach beyond their comfort zone and safely push the boundaries of self-discovery in a beautiful, natural environment," according to Six Flags' press release.
The three new parks will open in 2020. Six Flags Zhejiang will open in 2019. The Chongqing resort will open in 2020.
"The Six Flags brand is recognized throughout the world as a leader in innovative thrills for all ages and we are delighted to extend our signature brand of entertainment with these exciting new properties," John Odum, President of Six Flags International Development Company, said in a statement. "Six Flags Kids World and Six Flags Adventure Park will offer unique, interactive experiences tailored to every member of the family—from the youngest thrill-seeker-in-training, to the ultimate adventure-seeker."
"There is great demand for leisure experiences in China and Six Flags' reputation in the theme park and entertainment industry is unmatched. We are excited to expand our partnership and bring the latest and most innovative Six Flags offerings to more and more people," Zhe Li, Chairman of Six Flags' development partner, Riverside Investment Group, said. "It has always been the vision of both Six Flags and Riverside to have multiple parks throughout China and this announcement builds on that shared vision."
The Chinese parks will be the first parks built under the Six Flags name since the construction of the chain's first three parks in the United States: Six Flags Over Texas, Over Georgia, and Over Mid-America (now Six Flags St. Louis). Other parks in the chain were rebranded after being acquired from previous owners. Six Flags in not building the Chinese parks, however, as it simply is licensing its IP and design work to Riverside Investment Group. In addition to the Chinese parks, Six Flags has another park under development in Dubai, which will become the fourth park in the Dubai Parks and Resorts development.
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