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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with Six Flags CEO James Reid-Anderson

Washington-U.S. theme park Company Six Flags Entertainment Corporation plans to expand to Saudi Arabia.

“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,” CEO John Duffey said.

In his statement, Duffey also emphasized the importance of bringing entertainment facilities to citizens as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

“We share Saudi Arabia’s vision to bringing entertainment to the country. We share the same vision with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and are prepared to providing multiple options in a bid to translate that vision into reality,” he added.

He was speaking following a meeting in Washington with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is visiting the United States to promote a reform plan to wean the kingdom away from oil revenue.

“We consider culture and entertainment indispensable to our quality of life. We are well aware that the cultural and entertainment opportunities currently available do not reflect the rising aspirations of our citizens and residents,” the 2030 plan said in April.

Notably, Six Flags operates approximately 18 theme and water parks in North America, including entertainment and water parks in addition to family entertainment centers.