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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070503/AQTH049 ) To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/sixflags/28048/ "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. Editor's Note: Media releases and photos are available on the web at http://www.sixflagsink.com/greatamerica Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE: SIX) headquartered in New York City. Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company. Founded in 1961, Six Flags is celebrating its 45th Anniversary in 2006. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE: SIX) headquartered in New York City. SIX FLAGS and all related indicia are trademarks of Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. (TM) & (C) 2006 LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (C) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s06) (C) 2007 The Wiggles Pty Ltd.
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