Six Flags targets Nanjing for three more China parks

Six Flags Entertainment is continuing its push into China with three new parks planned for Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province.

The multi-million-dollar development will include a theme park, water park and an adventure park. For the project, Six Flags Entertainment has again partnered real estate developer Riverside Investment Group.

The two companies are already working together on two theme park developments in China – Six Flags Zhejiang and Six Flags Chongqing.

David McKillips, president of Six Flags International Development, said: “Six Flags and Riverside have a shared vision to develop multiple parks throughout China, with offerings tailored to every member of the family.

“The Nanjing parks, like their sister properties in China and North America, will have a distinctive look and feel with one-of-a-kind experiences that will only be available at those locations. In addition, Nanjing’s close proximity to Zhejiang will add tremendous value for season pass holders in the Yangzi River Delta region.”

The theme park and water park will boast state-of-the-art roller coasters, rides, waterslides and attractions along with elaborately-themed sections celebrating Chinese and American traditions. The theme park will also feature live performances along with limited time only special events. Both parks will also offer an extensive collection of culinary and retail outlets.

For the more daring enthusiasts, Six Flags Adventure Park, another of which is being built in Chongqing, will offer high adrenaline, action-packed thrills. Activities on offer will include motocross bike races, whitewater rafting, zip lining and rock climbing.

“Six Flags is a fantastic partner, recognised the world over for its ground-breaking roller coasters, rides and attractions,” said Zhe Li, chairman of Riverside Investment Group.

“Nanjing is a major centre of culture and tourism, and the perfect location for these three new parks. We look forward to having visitors throughout China experience the thrill of Six Flags and create lifelong memories with family and friends.”

The first phase of the entertainment complex is expected to open in 2021.