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October 26, 2020

Janine Durette Named New Park President for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, today announced the appointment of Janine Durette as its new park president. Durette will also oversee operations for the Hurricane Harbor Concord waterpark. Durette has been with Six Flags since 2012, and brings over 30 years of experience in various industries across Canada. She most recently served as park president of the Six Flags-operated La Ronde theme park, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

“Janine’s outstanding team leadership style, combined with her strategic mindset and deep-rooted love for animals, will serve both the Discovery Kingdom team and the Northern California market extremely well,” said Six Flags Senior Vice President of Park Operations Bonnie Weber. “She has hit the ground running and will have an immediate impact as we continue to reposition our company for future growth.”

“I’m incredibly thrilled to join the exceptional and passionate team at both parks,” said Durette. “The unique product combination that Discovery Kingdom offers has consistently made the park the Northern California leader in thrills, innovation, and family fun with even more exciting things to come.”

Durette succeeds Don McCoy, who was named park president for Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California in August.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is currently open with limited capacity and without rides for its new Halloween event, BOO 2020! and The Marine World Experience.

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