Online Vote could Bring Six Flags to Dongguan

http://heredg.com/six-flags-dongguan/Dongguan has made it on the list of five Chinese cities chosen as potential sites for the first ever Six Flags amusement park outside of North America. To assure that the amusement park, promised to be the biggest of its kind in Asia, is accepted by local populations, and to create hype for the new investment, the final location will be chosen via online vote until June 15. Netizens are allowed to vote once per day.

Joining Dongguan in the list of finalists are Hangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao and Chongqing. “We chose cities based on infrastructure and technical requirements, but more importantly we looked at metropolitan areas with fun loving and family oriented people,” said Brett Petit, senior vice president of marketing.

With 18 properties consisting of theme parks, thrill parks, water parks, and family entertainment, Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is the largest amusement park company in the world. After emerging from bankruptcy in 2010, the board replaced Al Webber Jr. with chairman/president/CEO Jim Reid-Anderson, who has separated the marketing departments specific to each park and is now pushing toward international dominance.

Let’s make sure this happens, Dongguan. Cast your vote and bring Six Flags to its new Asian home.