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Six Flags

Six Flags
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Statistics

Founded

1960

Headquarters

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Full-Time Employees

2,500

Seasonal Employees

33,000

Official Website

http://www.sixflags.com

Parks Owned

13

CEO

John M. Duffey

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is a company which owns and manages amusement parks. The company was founded in 1960, and currently maintains 13 theme parks located throughout North America, and 1 in Canada. They also maintain five water parks and 2 wild life parks.

History[edit]

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.

Name[edit]

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[edit]

Current (13)[edit]

Past (13)[edit]

Upcoming (3)[edit]