Riverside Investment Group Co. is developing the mixed-use project in Haiyan, about 45 miles south of downtown Shanghai.
"The Six Flags park in Haiyan will be a spectacular park featuring our signature lineup of record-breaking roller coasters, family rides and attractions and world-class shows — along with themed sections of the park that pay homage to the storied Chinese culture," John Odum, President of Six Flags International Development Company, said in a statement.
Six Flags has not yet announced any specific attractions for the park, which will be located on the on the coast of Hangzhou Bay. But it has released an artist's concept of the park.
Six Flags China is scheduled to open in 2019. The Walt Disney Company's Shaghai Disneyland will open June 16 this year, and Universal Studios is developing a park in Beijing that is also expected to open in 2019.
This would be only the fourth existing park to be built with Six Flags branding, following the original Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia, and Six Flags Over Mid-America, now Six Flags St. Louis. All other Six Flags parks were built by other owners and later acquired or renamed by the chain. Six Flags is also developing a park in Jebel Ali, near Dubai, that might open before the China park, making it the fifth original Six Flags park.Tweet
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