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May 11, 2001

Panda Express Coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain

Valencia, CA -- Six Flags Magic Mountain, the world's #1 thrill park and Panda Express, the largest Chinese food service chain in the Nation announced the opening of Six Flags Panda Express, the first Chinese fast food location inside Six Flags Magic Mountain.

"Combining the incredibly popular Panda Express brand with the strength of our Six Flags brand creates an exceptional product for our park visitors," said Marcia Cantu, food service director at Six Flags Magic Mountain. "The strong recognition and customer loyalty of Panda Express will bring instant recognition to our guests. Panda Express' market leadership embodies the caliber of companies and brands we enjoy associating with."

Panda Express has quickly become the nationwide leader in quality gourmet Chinese food. There are currently more than 350 Panda Express locations, both corporate and franchise, throughout 35 states and Japan. The new location will be located in the Baja Ridge themed area of the park and the menu will feature top selling customer favorites such as Orange Flavored Chicken, Broccoli Beef and Chow Mein.

"We have an aggressive track record of introducing our product in fun and entertaining environments and placing Panda Express in a Six Flags theme park partners two nation-wide leaders that provide excellent, quality service," said Carmela Meza, marketing associate for Panda Express. "Our approach and dedication to quality gourmet food make Panda Express and Six Flags the perfect food service partners."

Six Flags Panda Express will open Memorial Day weekend and operate daily from 11:00 a.m. to park close. It will be located next to the entrance for X - The most highly anticipated roller coaster in the industry opening this summer. X will be the 15th roller coaster at the Xtreme Park and will set a new Guinness Book World Record for the park with the most roller coasters.

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