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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom first to close Thomas Town area

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has started work on removing Thomas the Tank Engine theming from the park, after its parent company confirmed the scrapping of several licensing deals.

Screamscape reports that the Thomas Town area of Discovery Kingdom has been closed during the Holiday In The Park Christmas events, in order to enable retheming to take place. The area will receive a generic "Whistle Stop Depot" theme, with Six Flags having opted not to license another brand to replace Thomas.

Thomas Town areas at a number of other Six Flags parks are also set to be stripped of their theming, including the child-friendly lands at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England. The largest Thomas Town in North America, located at Six Flags America, will be rebranded just five months after opening in June.

The Tony Hawk's Big Spin rollercoaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will also undergo a transformation, becoming simply Big Spin. Similar coasters at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis will all receive the same name change.

Six Flags runs 12 theme parks across North America and Mexico, along with a number of associated water parks. The company successfully restructured its debt in order to emerge from bankruptcy earlier this year, with a new board of directors and CEO being appointed to replace the previous management team.

There are 4 comments.

It is a terrible decision, the worst actually.
THOMAS TOWN was the best place for little ones.
There are no words to explain the sadness for kids.
one more reason why not to visit Six Flags never again,

I agree with the other comment. My 3 year old loved Thomas Town. This was a horrible decision. We will not be visiting Six Flags again.

We were so disappointed that the Thomas Town has been removed from the park. We go there because our 4 years old son loves Thomas the Train. He was so confused and unhappy when he didn't see Thomas there anymore. My heart is hurting when I was looking at his face. It is hardly to convince us to go there again without Thomas Town.

I just paid for my tickets because my kids wanned to go to Thomas town . I didn't know it was closed . Now I have to explain to my 6 and 2 years old they won't see Thomas there =( .... horrible news

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