VALLEJO, Calif. — October 23, 2020 — 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.
About Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, is home to more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions, including 11 world-class roller coasters like Medusa and BATMAN: The Ride. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, Northern California’s Most Thrilling Waterpark, features more than 22 rides and attractions like The Big Kahuna and Break Point Plunge. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord are the premier destinations for thrilling, family fun.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 59 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.