Six Flags announces its second theme park in China

February 21, 2017, 9:44 PM · Six Flags today announced the location of its second planned theme park resort in China. The new resort will include a Six Flags-branded theme park and a water park, to open in 2020 in Bishan, just outside Chongqing in central China.

The project will developed by the Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd., Six Flags' Chinese partner. In 2014, Six Flags and Riverside Investment Group announced plans to partner on "multiple" theme parks to be built in China over the next decade. The first Six Flags park in China — to be located in Haiyan, about 45 miles south of downtown Shanghai — broke ground last year and is scheduled to open in 2019. That US$4.6 billion mixed-use development will locate the amusement park on the coast of Hangzhou Bay.

Six Flags has yet to release details on rides that it will include in either of the parks, except to say that they will include "record-breaking roller coasters, live shows, thrilling water attractions and more."

Six Flags is joining American competitors Disney and Universal in partnering to bring its theme parks to the Chinese market. Disney opened Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005 and followed with Shanghai Disneyland last year. Universal Studios Beijing broke ground last fall and is expected to open sometime around 2020.

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