Six Flags

Six Flags
Founded 1960
Headquarters Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Official website
CEO Jim Reid-Anderson
Amusement parks 15

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is a company which owns and manages amusement parks. The company was founded in 1960, and currently maintains 15 theme parks located throughout North America, and 1 in Canada. They also maintain five water parks and 2 wild life parks.


The company was founded in Texas by Angus G. Wynne and took its name from its first property, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, USA. The company maintains a corporate office in Midtown Manhattan, New York City and its headquarters are in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.

After the success of Six Flags Over Texas, two more parks were built. These two parks were Six Flags Over Georgia, and Six Flags Over Mid-America (now Six Flags St. Louis).

On June 13, 2009, the corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and successfully exited the restructuring 11 months later on May 3, 2010.

Premier Parks

On August 15, 1995, Premier Parks acquired Darien Lake, Geauga Lake, and Wyandot Lake from Funtime Parks for $60 million.[1]


The name refers to the six flags that have flown over the state of Texas during its history: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America.

Amusement parks

Current (15)

Past (15)

Upcoming (3)


  1. "3 Theme Parks Sold To Premier". The Daily Oklahoman.

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