ix Flags is now offering a new model of theme park to international developers.
The new design concept, which Six Flags is calling "Thrillseeker," fills a gap between family entertainment centers and full-sized theme or amusement parks. Planned for sites between 37 to 75 acres, Six Flags says that the park is designed to accommodate between 750,000 to 1.5 million visitors a year.
For context, Six Flags' most popular theme park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, drew neatly 3.4 million visitors in 2017, the latest year for which numbers are available from the TEA/AECOM Theme Index report. (By the way, sources inside the TEA say that the 2018 report is on the way and should drop soon.)
Six Flags is expanding rapidly in China, thanks to local development partners who are licensing Six Flags' brand and park plans. In addition to the traditional Six Flags theme and water park concepts, the company has developed two additional park concepts for the Chinese market: Six Flags Kids World (or Kidz Park) and Six Flags Adventure Park, which features action sports attractions including rock climbing, motocross, and zip lines.