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Post September 17th, 2009, 10:15 pm

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CROSS RIVER STATE GOVERNMENT AND SIX FLAGS ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO
DEVELOP THEME PARK IN NIGERIA



NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Government of Cross River
State of Nigeria and Six Flags, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: SIXFQ) the world's
largest regional theme park company, announced today plans to develop a Six
Flags branded theme park in Calabar Cross River State as part of the State's
"Destination Tourism" development plan.

Under the binding agreement, Six Flags will provide concept development and
master planning services to Cross River State Government for the creation of a
Six Flags branded theme park located on approximately 250 acres (100 hectares)
contiguous to Tinapa Business Resort. Once the initial phase is finalized,
Six Flags and CRSG will collaborate on the detailed design, development,
construction and management of the location. The park is scheduled to open in
2013.

Senator Liyel Imoke, Governor of Cross River State said, "The Calabar theme
park project will be a signature leisure destination for residents and
tourists in the West African sub-region, enhancing Cross River State's
position as a lead state in the tourism sector in Nigeria and the region. It
will serve as a critical component of the State's tourism value chain,
guaranteeing additional tourist traffic to existing attractions including the
Tinapa Resort, Obudu Ranch Resort, and the Slave Museum. CRSG is delighted to
be working with Six Flags, a global leader in themed entertainment, towards
the realization of this project."

"The potential economic impact of this exciting project is vast, with the
opportunity to create hundreds of jobs during the construction phase and
subsequent operations," added Nzan Ogbe, Special Advisor, Governor's Office.
"The theme park development is destined to become a major tourism attraction,
drawing from millions across the continent and the world."

"We look forward to collaborating with the Cross River State Government to
bring the Six Flags experience to this exciting, rapidly expanding region,"
said Mark Shapiro, Six Flags President and Chief Executive Officer. "The
partnership represents another major step in our international development
strategy and clearly demonstrates the strength of the Six Flags brand on the
heels of our operational turnaround."

About Six Flags:
Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered in New York
City and is the world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks
across the United States, Mexico and Canada.


SOURCE Six Flags, Inc.

Sandra Daniels, Six Flags, Inc., +1-212-652-9393, or Sunny Udeh, Cross River
State Government, +234-8037241064

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Post September 17th, 2009, 10:24 pm
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Six Flags is only designing the park. They will not own the park.

Post September 17th, 2009, 10:39 pm

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Parks should only be built out of passion for roller coasters, and to spread it, not because their tourists attractions.

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Or maybe everyone doesn't have to be a coaster enthusiast to ride roller coasters?

Post September 17th, 2009, 11:25 pm

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Originally posted by Panther16

Parks should only be built out of passion for roller coasters, and to spread it, not because their tourists attractions.


This is a business.

Post September 18th, 2009, 12:27 am
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It could turn a profit if their target audience isn't murdered and/or dies of AIDS/hunger. They won't have to pay the employees crap.
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Post September 18th, 2009, 1:36 am
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Yeah... wages are severely 2-sided in Africa. The gate price at the South African theme park that I went to was only $12 per person, and they had more people working than at American theme parks.

Post September 18th, 2009, 10:06 am
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Well South Africa still has a few years of money the white people stole from the black people to mooch on.
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Originally posted by Coasterkidmwm

Well South Africa still has a few years of money the white people stole from the black people to mooch on.


Coasterkidmwm: Do you want me to respond on this?

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Post September 24th, 2009, 2:33 pm
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i just found an artists rendition of their new ride

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Post September 24th, 2009, 2:42 pm
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Is that someone firing an RPG from Goliath? [lol]

Is that REALLY what goes on in Nigeria? [:P]

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they haven't published any information about the type of coasters they are planning on building for the opening?


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