"Six Flags promises that its Dubai park will have the world's tallest, fastest coaster."
Although we don't really know all that much about these new parks at this point, it is interesting to see that its believed Six Flags will be building the tallest and fastest coaster stealing the title from, themselves. And who said enormous coasters were dead at Six Flags?
Guess this goes to show that even without bugs there, the Six flags brand stands strong (and tall, and fast) as the parks for Thrill...
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Also, I'd call this a DubaiLand coaster more than a SF coaster. SF is involved, but they won't own the park...to wit:
"There's no risk here," Shapiro emphasized. "They're launching a park in our name, which they're paying us for brand exclusivity. They're paying us to design and develop. They're paying us for expertise and know-how."
You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)
Pass da' sizzrup, bro!
Reminds me of John Bolton being appointed as UN Ambassador....oh sweet irony! :)
Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!
How dare you question Mark Shapiro! The guy has obviously been doing this all his life. :)
*** Edited 4/3/2008 10:20:46 PM UTC by P18***
From 1998 to 2004 they owned a lot of real estate for park development in Europe such as...
Walibi World (formerly known as "Six Flags Holland")
Six Flags Belgium, and Bellewaerde (also Belgium)
Walibi Aquitane, Lorraine and Rhone-Alpes (never heard of those before, either)
and also the big WMBW park near Madrid.
I think someone is trying to make Six Flags look like it's expanding - to increase the stock value?
Still, good news. These Dubai people seem to have infinite resources at the moment.
Edit: I forgot to mention La Ronde and Six Flags Mexico. *** Edited 4/3/2008 11:57:02 PM UTC by superman***
I guess it also depends a little on the definition of "project".
But OK.. no need to split hairs! :)
I'm curious to see what they're going to build in down there!
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