What happened to Six Flags in Fresno?


FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – In July 2021, Fresno city officials hinted that a deal was brewing between Fresno and what was described as a rumored “big theme park,” Six Flags.

Fresno City Council President Luiz Chavez said at the time that once the deal is finalized, the theme park could be completed in 18 to 24 months. It is now seven months later and apparently no construction has started.

“No comment” was the response from Fresno city officials when contacted Tuesday about the theme park‘s status. Official word from nearby Clovis also says nothing is in the works.

There are no discussions between the city and anyone associated with Six Flags.

Chad McCollum, Town of Clovis

Although there was no official confirmation that the Six Flags theme park was in the works, Fresno City Council President Chavez said a developer associated with the Six Flags theme park company, Robert Sonnenblick, had visited the city and identified locations. When contacted, Sonneblick declined to add to the discussion.

We don’t comment on that stuff.

Bob Sonnenblick, Sonnenblick Development LLC

The theme park proposal was described by Board Chairman Chavez as a $3 million investment that could create around 3,000 jobs in its first phase, rising to 18,000 jobs as it reaches full capacity. potential.

Despite requests for comment to Council member Luis Chavez’s office by phone and email, no response has been received on the status of the project. Six Flags also did not return a request for comment.

For Fresno County residents still looking to visit a Six Flags theme park, Magic Mountain continues regular operations for anyone able to make the approximately 200-mile trip on I-5 to Valencia.


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