Six Flags broke ground on a 30 billion yuan (USD $4.6 billion) development project that includes China’s first-ever Six Flags-branded theme park. The mixed-use development area is located in Haiyan, south of Shanghai, and the Six Flags theme park is expected to open in 2019.
“Six Flags is synonymous with innovation and thrills for all ages, and we are delighted to partner with the Riverside Group to bring Six Flags thrills to China,” said John Odum, President, Six Flags International Development Company. “The Six Flags park in Haiyan will be a spectacular park featuring our signature lineup of record-breaking roller coasters, family rides and attractions and world-class shows—along with themed sections of the park that pay homage to the storied Chinese culture.”
The first phase of the mixed-use development project will be a new exhibition center that will open this fall and provide visitors an interactive preview of the upcoming offerings.