Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Six Flags Releases New Concept Art for Thrill Park in Dubai

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Here is our first official look at what Six Flags has planned for the park that is being developed in Dubai under a licensing agreement.  Known as Six Flags Dubai, the park is expected to open in 2019 as a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts' second phase of development.  When completed, the theme park will be located near the Lapita Hotel and Riverland Dubai, close to at least three other theme parks.

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The park will have 27 rides and attractions, from large coasters and interactive dark rides, to smaller family attractions.  A large part of the park will be indoors so as to be air-conditioned, including the entrance promenade with a "VIP mezzanine, space for private and catered events, along with an assortment of retail and food locations including a signature bakery and deli. Guests will have access to three attractions from inside the plaza and the park’s signature roller coaster will encircle the entire promenade."

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The theme park is described as "intricately themed" with planning design work done by Forrec, a well known theme park planning company.  The larger version of the concept art above shows several large rides that stand out, such as:

• A clone of Goliath, a Rocky Mountain wooden coaster at Six Flags Great America
• A large steel coaster, perhaps a hyper or large launched ride, that interacts with the entrance plaza
• An Intamin ZacSpin or "ball coaster"
• One of Mack's new Power Splash water shuttle coasters
• A clone of Gerstlauer's spinning coaster, like Six Flags New England's Pandemonium
• One of the 400+ foot Star Flyer swing rides
• A pair of S&S tower rides

Other attractions that can be seen or are mentioned in the press release include a 4-D interactive dark ride, virtual reality experiences, a large stunt show, water rides and family attractions.

Six Flags Entertainment will not actually build or own Six Flags Dubai, as this development just licenses the use of the name and the help of the company to design the property.