The world’s largest regional theme park company, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, has announced the development of its first ever branded theme park in China.
The park will be part of a USD $4.6 billion mixed-use resort in Haiyan, south of Shanghai, by tourism and real estate developer, Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd..
John Odum, President of Six Flags International Development Company, commented, “The Six Flags park in Haiyan will be a spectacular park featuring our signature line-up of record-breaking roller coasters, family rides and attractions and world-class shows.”
He added that the themed sections of the park would reference what he called the ‘storied Chinese culture’.
The first phase of the project will include a new exhibition centre, slated to open in Autumn 2016, that will give visitors an interactive taster of what’s to come.
Che Li, Chairman of the Riverside Investment Group, said the new resort will offer a significant boost to tourism in the Yangtze River Delta and all of Eastern China.
“Six Flags will be the centerpiece of the entire new resort, ” confirmed Che Li. “We are proud to partner with one of the most recognizable brands in the world to create an international destination where visitors can shop, dine and create thrilling memories.”
Six Flags has been operational for 55 years and owns 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.