Six Flags Entertainment Corp. just announced three new parks for 2020 in China, on top of four it already has in the works.
The regional theme park operator will join industry rivals in the market: Disney, which opened Shanghai Disney Resort last year, and Universal Parks & Resorts, which is building a Beijing park.
On Thursday, the company announced the latest additions — all new concepts. They include Six Flags Kids World, designed for families with young children, and Six Flags Adventure Park, full of activities such as zip lining, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing.
John Odum, president of Six Flags International Development Co., said in a statement that the new parks will “offer unique, interactive experiences tailored to every member of the family—from the youngest thrill-seeker-in-training, to the ultimate adventure-seeker.”
Six Flags, which is partnering with Riverside Investment Group Co. in China, has said international licensing is a key driver of growth for the company.
The kid-oriented parks — with smaller versions of roller coasters and rides found at other Six Flags locations — will be built adjacent to Six Flags Zhejiang and Six Flags Chongqing, which were both previously announced. Six Flags Adventure Park will be adjacent to the Six Flags Chongqing site.
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