Published: April 11, 2014 at 2:10 AMThe Goddard Group has some artwork on Facebook of the proposed Six Flags park. It looks nice, much better then a regular Six Flags park but it's not a high end theme park that you expect the rich in the world would care to visit.
Because of all it's cancelled projects (not only theme parks but also resorts) it's a bit of a joke. Sure I would like it to become theme park central in the world because it's closer by then the US and less jetlag but I don't think it'll be a success (if ever build).
Orlando and Las Vegas are an economical anomaly. They have no right to exist because they are only focused to 1 industry, tourism, but they are very successful. That success didn't happen overnight but grew over many years. So just build it and expect they come without the "growth" and the "earning it" and building a fan base (at least 80% of Disney guests are repeat visitors) it has no reason to exist. That your first park is a Sick Flags (no typo) doesn't help.
Published: April 11, 2014 at 7:17 AMChoosing Six Flags showed they didn't do their homework from the start. It will either not get off the ground or it'll be a complete failure if built.
Published: April 11, 2014 at 7:22 AMAs a former Dallas resident (original Six Flags is my old home park) and current Dubai resident this is good news, but I won't hold my breath. The Universal Studios park here only got as far as the entrance sign and is literally a "sandbox" park, a la Roller Coaster Tycoon.
Published: April 11, 2014 at 9:18 AMRob: When international parks get involved, budgets are usually a little more flexible than here in the US. Because the countries's usually help pay for alot of labor costs, companies have more financial freedom in making themed concepts like what you'd find at Disney or Universal parks. You can find lots of highly immersive rides in lesser known parks like Movie World Germany or Warner Bros. Movie park in Australia.
Published: April 11, 2014 at 10:38 AMJames: Yes, I was aware of that. Regardless, I still stand by my opinion. Of course, it is just an opinion.