US theme park operator Six Flags has announced plans to develop a branded theme park in Calabar Cross River State, Nigeria.

The move forms part of the Nigerian government’s Destination Tourism plan. Under the terms of the agreement, Six Flags will provide concept development and master planning services for the creation a 100ha park located adjacent to Tinapa Business Resort.

Once the initial phase is finalised, Six Flags will work on the detailed design, development, construction and management of the venue, which is scheduled to open in 2013.