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  1. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Discussing dealings with Saudi Arabia – which is also reportedly interested in purchasing a stake in Six Flags through the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund – Duffey said “good progress” was being made to deliver a theme park to the region. "We’ve had numerous discussions and meetings with the Saudis,” he said. “We’ve recently completed our first phase of the work and we're moving towards signing definitive agreements. Our hope is that we can that accomplished in the near term and I feel very good about the status of the project and believe that Saudi Arabia is an excellent market for us.”
    Source: http://www.attractionsmanagement.com/detail.cfm?subID=410650&pagetype=detail&subject=news&codeID=331683

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    Riyadh has now been confirmed as the location of the first Six Flags in Saudi Arabia. It'll be part of a large "entertainment city" that as a whole will break ground in 2018 with an opening in 2022 so it can be assumed that the Six Flags itself will have a similar development time frame.

    Source: http://m.thenational.ae/business/travel-tourism/saudi-arabia-to-build-entertainment-city-south-of-riyadh

  3. Six Flags aims to open the first Saudi Arabia theme park in 2021.

    Source: http://meconstructionnews.com/18888/six-flags-to-open-first-saudi-theme-park-by-2021

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    Mr. Khatib added that Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit to the U.S. had resulted in the signing of major entertainment companies, such as ‘Six Flags.’

    The projects signed with the American Six Flags include creating a number of theme parks across the Kingdom.
    “We are honored to have this opportunity to bring Six Flags to Saudi Arabia,” said John Duffey, President and CEO of Six Flags.

    “We look forward to supporting Saudi Arabia’s efforts to expand tourism by creating new world-class entertainment destinations in the Kingdom.”
    Source: http://english.aawsat.com/2016/10/article55359789/saudi-arabiafirst-world-class-theme-park-underway

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    Good news for Saudi Arabia:

    Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has exempted Saudi Arabia from a GCC theme park deal, allowing the Gulf kingdom [Saudi Arabia] to pursue plans with US operator Six Flags.
    Source: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-ruler-opens-door-for-six-flags-theme-park-in-saudi-arabia-636943.html

  6. Six Flags is now in discussions to build a Saudi Arabia theme park.
    Source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/flags-discussing-building-theme-park-saudi-arabia-40201190

  7. When the Six Flags CEO is quoted saying:

    We’re very honored to be provided with an opportunity to enter into a partnership to bring Six Flags to the kingdom … Our parks can provide the entertainment to which Saudis aspire
    ...and right after the company retracts his statement, something's going wrong in the House of Six Flags.

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    From June 22, 2016 (just two days later)

    US theme parks operator Six Flags has denied reports that it is planning to open a resort in Saudi Arabia.

    The company had been reported to be investigating a potential partnership in the kingdom after a meeting between senior executives and Prince Mohamed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince.

    A Six Flags spokesman said that it was not planning a park in the country, citing a GCC-wide exclusivity deal with Dubai Parks and Resorts.
    Source: http://www.thenational.ae/article/20160622/ARTICLE/160629645/1005

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    From June 20, 2016

    U.S. theme park company Six Flags Entertainment Corp plans to expand to Saudi Arabia, its chief executive told Saudi-owned Arabiya TV on Monday, bringing roller coasters and bumper cars to the ultra-conservative kingdom.
    Source: http://fortune.com/2016/06/20/six-flags-saudi-arabia/

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    Six Flags Saudi Arabia

    Status: rumored

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