Six Flags to plan and brand new park in Nigeria

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:58 PM | Contributed by Chitown

The Government of Cross River State of Nigeria and Six Flags, Inc., 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.

Read the press release from PR Newswire via Reuters.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:59 PM
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Are we sure this isn't one of those e-mail scams? ;)


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:04 PM

I was thinking the same thing.

Maybe if SF gets scammed, they'll know how many if it's customers feel.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:34 PM
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When I first glanced at the headline, I read Niagara instead of Nigeria. Then I thought didn't they used to have a park in the area.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:43 PM
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I thought it said Niagara too. Isn't Nigeria just a little bit hot?

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:48 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Not for the people who live there apparently.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:58 PM
DaveStroem's avatar

Why in the world would anyone want to have SF plan their park. IMO they have some of the worst laid out parks we have been to.

Secondly how do you get into a binding agreement with a bankrupt company?


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:21 PM
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Duct tape?

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:10 PM
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Nah... Gorilla Glue!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:43 PM

Maybe this will divert the attention of the rebel bands away from the oilfields. The people with the Qbots will be the first taken hostage.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8:48 PM
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They're working on plans for parks in Qatar, China, and South Korea too. I think Six Flags has been improving and they're working a lot on strengthening their brand. Only thing that sucks with all of the expansion overseas is that it's so expensive to travel.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:06 PM

Hate to sound like such a downer, but it just irks me that all of these companies are so eager to invest in countries that have terrible human rights situations, with Nigeria being one of them. Also UAE, Singapore, and to a lesser extent, China. Thats big business for ya I guess.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:38 PM
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ATTN: SIX FLAGS INC.


DR. MUSA YAKUBU

TEL:234-1-759-8169

FAX:234-1-759-7366

LAGOS - NIGERIA

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction .This by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and 'top secret'. You have been recommended by an associate who assured me in confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a transaction of great magnitude involving a pending business transaction requiring maximum confidence. We are top officials of the federal government contract review panel who are interested in a THEME PARK in our country with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria.In order to commence this business we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said trapped funds

The source of this fund is as follows: During the last Regime here in Nigeria, some Government Officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over-invoiced in various ministries.The present Government set up a contract Review Panel and we have identified a lot of inflated contract funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria ready for payment. However, by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot acquire this money in our names.I have therefore, been delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues of the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$20,500,000.00 (Twenty Million, Five Hundred Thousand United .States Dollars) Hence we are writing you this letter.We have agreed to share the money thus:1. 20% for the Account owner (you) 2. 70% for us (The officials) 3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign expenses. It is from the 70% that we wish to commence our new THEME PARK business.

Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe and we hope to commence the transfer latest seven (7) banking days from the date of the receipt of the following information below by Tel/Fax:234-1-759-8169, (a)company's name Beneficiary of account(b) Your Personal TeL. Number and Fax Number(c) Bank account/Sort/ABA/Routing numbers were the funds will be transferred to (d) Your Bankers Address, Telephone and Fax Number.The above information will enable us write letters of claim and job description respectively. This way we will use your company's name to apply for payment and re-award the contract in your company's name. We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your confidentiality in this transaction. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above tel/fax number. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I have heard from you. Your faithfully, DR. MUSA YAKUBU. NOTE:Please respond by phone or fax.with the number above. Due to our poor communication network, it may be difficult to access, we therefore appeal for your persistence in accessing the given tel/faxline


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:43 PM
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RushStreetFlyer said:
Hate to sound like such a downer, but it just irks me that all of these companies are so eager to invest in countries that have terrible human rights situations, with Nigeria being one of them. Also UAE, Singapore, and to a lesser extent, China. Thats big business for ya I guess.

Well... that's not exactly the case here. They're not really investing anything, they're a paid contractor to do planning and development, and to license their brand when it's done. Really, it's these other places investing in them.

But I do totally get your point and agree completely.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:55 PM

Jeff said:


RushStreetFlyer said:
Hate to sound like such a downer, but it just irks me that all of these companies are so eager to invest in countries that have terrible human rights situations, with Nigeria being one of them. Also UAE, Singapore, and to a lesser extent, China. Thats big business for ya I guess.

Well... that's not exactly the case here. They're not really investing anything, they're a paid contractor to do planning and development, and to license their brand when it's done. Really, it's these other places investing in them.

But I do totally get your point and agree completely.

And while I agree with both of you on the Human Rights abuses in those places, I will throw two points back at you:

1) does that mean you have stopped buying Chinese products?
2) After the last 9 years, we're no longer in a position to wag that finger. (as much as it pains me to say it.

now, politics aside, and as noted Six Flags is a contractor/licensor, I doubt this one comes to fruition.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:39 AM
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I do my part by not shopping at Wal-Mart. :)


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Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:53 AM
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Jeff said:
I do my part by not shopping at Wal-Mart. :)

The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low cost is forgotten.

That's why I try to avoid shopping there at all costs. :)


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Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:04 AM

I've given up on Walmart for everything other than food and "disposables" (paper towels, toilet paper, etc) after having numerous problems with other stuff.


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Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:21 AM

^Honestly, I think how it works is even buying food and "essentials" still makes you satan to the Wal-mart haters.

Yet, is Ralph's, Publix, Giant, Jewel, and Kroger that much worse than the Always evil empire?? Even Whole Foods is Wally-lite!!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 10:17 AM
Fun's avatar

No one is going to say anything about KTS's awesome work of satire? That made me laugh!

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