(April 5, 2002) - The glamour and excitement of Hollywood and Warner Bros. comes to Madrid on April 5, 2002 when Warner Bros. Movie World opens its park gates. The dramatically themed 625-acre Park will host a special grand opening party for 10,000 invited guests and will open to the general public the following day. The park, located in San Martin de la Vega, 25 km from Madrid, is the largest of its kind in Europe and is managed by Six Flags, the worlds largest theme park company. The Grand Opening multi-media extravaganza ceremonies will be themed around “A Night of Stars” with special celebrity appearances by Bo Derek and Christopher Lambert. Bo Derek, known for her role as the perfect fantasy woman in the 1979 film 10, has recently completed her memoir, "Riding Lessons" and a role in the upcoming comedy “Master of Disguise” starring Dana Carvey. Christopher Lambert, a French international actor who has appeared in adventure, action, comedy, drama, epic, science fiction, melodrama, fantastic and thriller films including “Greystoke: Lord of the Apes,” which was a success worldwide and the hit film “Highlander.” Bo Derek and Christopher Lambert, will be joined by Six Flags and Warner Bros. executives and representatives of Madrid local Government, in inaugurating the new park and welcoming guests to the Grand Opening celebration. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the rides, shows and thrilling atmosphere of the park. Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid has five premiere entertainment themed areas that celebrate the allure of Hollywood and full range of the Warner Bros. properties: Warner Bros. Studios guests will enjoy the feeling of being on the streets of the real Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank, California, with recreated replica sound stages, buildings and facades. Guests will also be able to enjoy shows that are inspired by Warner Bros. famous films such as “Lethal Weapon” and “Police Academy.” Hollywood Boulevard represents the well-known street in Los Angeles, California, and has replicas of famous Hollywood icons and an exact reproduction of Mann's Chinese Theatre, recreating the environment of cinema's golden years. In Cartoon Village, guests will step inside the fun and colorful cartoon world and make them feel as if they’re part of a real cartoon. There, they will find the famous Looney Tunes and Cartoon Network characters and even visit the homes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester and Granny. Fans of old west movies also have their place in Old West Territory. Comic book lovers will be able to walk through Metropolis and Gotham City, the home of DC Comics Super Heroes, Superman and Batman at DC Super Heroes World. Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid has thrills for everyone, including the most daring, like five world-class roller coasters and the Riddler's Revenge, Europe’s tallest free-fall tower at 328 feet high, plus a variety of rides and shows for kids of all ages. In addition, each area has a number of themed restaurants and retail stores with exclusive Warner Bros. branded merchandise. All of this makes a visit to the Park an unforgettable experience. Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid is managed by Six Flags, Inc. Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with a total of 38 parks in North America, Europe and Latin America. Six Flags parks serve 40 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The parks annually host more than 50 million guests worldwide. Six Flags is a publicly held corporation with corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma City. The Company's stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS. America Online Keyword: Six Flags. Six Flags, Inc. has licensed all the indicia from Warner Bros. for use in the Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid theme park.
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