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Six Flags announces eleventh park for China


May 29, 2018 — On the heels of announcing three new branded parks to be built in Nanjing — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and its development partner, Riverside Investment Group Co.— today revealed that the Nanjing entertainment complex will have a fourth park, Six Flags Kids World. The first phase of the complex, which will include the Kids World property, is scheduled to open in 2021. Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province and the second largest city in the East China region.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates our growing commitment to a diverse park portfolio in China,” said Six Flags International Development Company President, David McKillips. “There is a huge, untapped audience for the type of innovative, thrilling entertainment Six Flags is known for, and we look forward to welcoming guests from throughout China to experience all of our parks with family and friends.”

“Six Flags is the undisputed industry leader in creating thrills for all ages and we are excited to introduce this best-in-class family brand to future generations,” said Riverside Investment Group Chairman Zhe Li.

Six Flags Kids World will be developed specifically for younger thrill-seekers and feature scaled down versions of some of Six Flags’ most popular roller coasters, rides and attractions. Brightly colored play zones, based on popular domestic and international intellectual properties, will encourage kids to explore and conquer new challenges. Six Flags Kids World will also offer education-based entertainment with an emphasis on math and science, and physical fitness. Specialty restaurants will serve a wide selection of kid-friendly menu options and retail locations will stock all of the latest toys, games and apparel.

Six Flags Kids World will be built adjacent to the previously announced theme park, waterpark and adventure park. All of the Nanjing parks, like their sister properties in China and the US, will feature their own unique brand of world-class offerings.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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