GURNEE, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire/ - Six Flags Great America announces a
newly-themed area, "Wiggles World," the park's third area devoted to kids
offering new pint-sized adventures designed just for them. The park and
Wiggles World open to the public Saturday May 5.
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"Today's announcement represents Six Flags Great America's continued
focus on family entertainment," said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America's
Vice President and General Manager. "In addition to our world-class coaster
collection and unparalleled line-up of thrill rides, the park now features
three distinct areas devoted to families with young children, offering
entertainment and thrills for all ages."
The Wiggles are the most popular children's entertainers in the world,
and "Wiggles World" will be designed to leverage their vast recognition and
status among children ages 2-6. Since 1991, The Wiggles have performed to
more than 1 million audience members a year. To date, they have sold more
than 22 million DVDs and videos and more than 5 million albums worldwide,
and The Wiggles' successful television show has been broadcast on Disney
Channel's Playhouse Disney since 2002.
"Wiggles World," the park's third area devoted exclusively to children,
will feature specially-themed rides and attractions including The Big Red
Car ride, The Big Red Plane ride, Dorothy's Rosy Tea cups, Bouncin' with
Wags ride, Henry's Splash Fountain, the S.S. Feathersword Pirate Ship play
area, and the "Get Ready To Wiggle" show featuring the Wiggles' friends.
The area will also include retail locations selling Wiggles merchandise and
the Yummy Yummy Cafe serving healthy meals.
"Wiggles World" will be populated by The Wiggles' cast of supporting
characters: Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and
Henry the Octopus, who will pose for photos and perform in daily shows. The
Wiggles themselves - Anthony, Sam, Jeff and Murray - will make an
appearance and perform at the park May 28, 2007.
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SOURCE Six Flags Great America