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Six Flags America
13710 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD 20721
Phone: 301-249-1500

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Owner/Operator: Six Flags, Inc.

Six Flags America and Six Flags, Inc. News

April 08, 2011

Slide the Amazon on Six Flags America's new Zoomazon Falls

Maryland's best theme and water park just got better, faster, more spectacular, and wetter as Six Flags America and Hurricane Harbor pulls back the rainforest canopy to introduce Zoomazon Falls and opens the curtains on four sensational new shows! This... Read More »

April 07, 2011

Six Flags to unveil new coaster, baby animals at park

When Great Adventure opens Saturday, two 11-week-old European brown bear cubs will great visitors from the animal nursery, located in a new section of the park called Safari Discoveries. Of the 1,200 animals living in the adjacent Six Flags Wild Safari,... Read More »

April 04, 2011

Six Flags St. Louis Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Six Flags Over Mid-America opened its gates for the first time on June 5, 1971. Two hundred acres of pasture land in Eureka, MO was chosen as the site of the theme park and after nearly 2 years of construction, over 2 million man hours and an investment... Read More »

March 19, 2011

Six Flags kicks off 44th season today

Six Flags over Georgia officially opens its 44th season today, though the park's newest roller coaster won't open for a few more weeks. The 230-acre theme park in Austell will be open on weekends only through May 27, when it begins daily operations. Da... Read More »

March 05, 2011

Six Flags Names Famous Famiglia Official In Park Pizza Partner

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, today announced an exclusive three-year partnership naming New York-based pizza chain, Famous Famiglia, "The Official Pizza of Six Flags." The multi-faceted... Read More »

March 05, 2011

Six Flags Over Texas kicked off its 50th anniversary Saturday with cold winds and warm memories.

A brief ceremony allowed speakers to offer their favorite stories of the park’s origin, as hundreds of visitors shivered and waited to get to the rides and games. Angus Wynne III recalled that he was 17 years old the year his father opened the park. His... Read More »

February 24, 2011

Six Flags Loses Less In 4th Quarter

Higher revenue and lower costs helped amusement park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp. narrow its fourth-quarter loss, the company said Tuesday. Compared with a year earlier, the nation's second-largest amusement park operator parks said it welcom... Read More »

February 23, 2011

Grand Prairie-based Six Flags narrows fourth-quarter loss

A 19 percent attendance boost and reduced losses from discontinued operations helped Six FlagsEntertainment Corp. narrow its fourth-quarter loss, the theme park company said Tuesday. For the period that ended Dec. 31, Grand Prairie-based Six Flags repo... Read More »

January 18, 2011

Five 'new' coasters coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain? Not so fast

You're going to need a cheat sheet to keep track of all the new roller coaster names at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2011. That's not to say that Magic Mountain is actually getting fivenew coasters this year. The Valencia amusement park is adding only o... Read More »

January 12, 2011

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Superman coaster set to reopen in March

The revamped Superman roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain, with new trains that rocket riders backward at 100 miles per hour, is scheduled to reopen March 19, just in time for spring break. The streamlined trains, which are expected to arrive at... Read More »

March 18, 2008

Six Flags Announces First-Ever Professional Theme Park Cheerleading Team, Six Flags Thrilleaders

Six Flags announced today the launch of the first-ever professional, theme park cheerleading team -- Six Flags Thrilleaders. Making their public debut for the 2008 season, the Six Flags Thrillleaders will promote the company's unique brand of thrilling en... Read More »

March 04, 2008

Six Flags Releases New Elements of 'The Dark Knight' Coaster

Six Flags, Inc. released today key thematic elements of the highly anticipated "The Dark Knight Coaster," an indoor roller coaster based on Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming movie The Dark Knight. Featuring DC Comics' characters Batman and The Joker, the $7... Read More »

February 26, 2008

Six Flags Flies Audiences to the Moon

Six Flags, Inc. announced today a partnership with nWave Pictures that will bring the excitement of Apollo 11 and the first walk on the moon to millions of park guests this season. FLY ME TO THE MOON - 3D, a ride simulation based on the animated feature f... Read More »

February 20, 2008

NextSport to Partner with Six Flags Theme Parks to Launch In-Park Fuzion Scooter Riding Zones

NextSport, the creator and manufacturer of the popular line of Fuzion performance scooters, announced today, that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Six Flags Theme Parks to create in-park Fuzion Scooter Riding Zones with the first Fuzion Z... Read More »

February 17, 2008

NextSport to Partner with Six Flags Theme Parks to Launch In-Park Fuzion Scooter Riding Zones

NextSport, the creator and manufacturer of the popular line of Fuzion performance scooters, announced today, that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Six Flags Theme Parks to create in-park Fuzion Scooter Riding Zones with the first Fuzion Z... Read More »

February 04, 2008

Six Flags, Inc. Announces New In-Park Network, Six Flags Media Networks

Six Flags announced today the launch of its new comprehensive media solution, Six Flags Media Networks. Within this new platform, Six Flags will house all of its media touch points that go far and beyond that of traditional advertising. Six Flags Media... Read More »

January 28, 2008

Six Flags considers selling more parks, eying big budget cuts

Amid speculation from some industry observers that the deeply indebted Six Flags could be headed for bankruptcy, company executives have filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a plan that calls for huge spending cuts and the possible sale... Read More »

January 16, 2008

Six Flags to cut up to $60M in expenses

Dan Snyder's Six Flags amusement park chain, which has lost money in three of the last four quarters, plans to cut expenses by as much as $60 million this year.... Read More »

October 07, 2007

Six Flags Coaster Closed After Stalling Again

A roller coaster at the Six Flags America amusement park in Prince George's County was closed by a Maryland state agency yesterday after riders were injured Saturday night when they were stranded 10 stories in the air and then suddenly jolted back to the... Read More »

September 19, 2007

Six Flags changes its line policy for disabled patrons

Six Flags Inc. has stopped allowing disabled patrons to skip to the front of ride lines and is now requiring them to get a boarding time from an attendant and return then, as any patron can do with the amusement park company's "Flash Pass." The new policy... Read More »

September 11, 2007

Six Flags Wins Two Prestigious Industry 'Best of the Best' Golden Ticket Awards

Six Flags has once again received top honors for the industry's Best Steel Coaster -- SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England, the third win for this perennial favorite -- and the industry's Best Shows at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Six Flags Fiesta T... Read More »

August 13, 2007

Six Flags Guest Satisfaction Hits All-Time Highs In July, Parks' Busiest Month

Six Flags, Inc. announced today that its guest approval ratings for July, the busiest month on the operating calendar, hit all-time highs in several categories for the 2nd consecutive month. The company also continues to receive consistently high marks fr... Read More »

August 03, 2007

Girl Falls 25 Feet From Amusement Park Ride

A young girl fell up to 25 feet from a ride at the Six Flags America amusement park Friday, suffering minor injuries, authorities said. The child was riding the Octopus, which the park describes as a mild thrill ride for children, when she fell, said Prin... Read More »

July 13, 2007

Six Flags Guest Approval Ratings Hit All-Time High

Six Flags announced today that surveys conducted during the month of June, the first month of the full-time operating season, show its guest approval ratings continuing to rise, an indication that park guests are responding favorably to the company's rene... Read More »

June 07, 2007

Six Flags Requests the Honor of Your Presence ... at a 7/7/07 Wedding Extravaganza

From Coast to Coast, and Coaster to Coaster, Couples Line Up To Be 'Thrilled Ever After' With A Wedding To Remember, Courtesy of Six Flags Parks Nationwide... Read More »

June 07, 2007

Six Flags Year-To-Date Revenue Climbs

Amusement park operator Six Flags Inc. said Thursday its total revenue for the year to date is up 5 percent compared with the prior-year period. The company attributed the growth to a 3 percent increase in guest spending and increased sponsorship revenue... Read More »

May 11, 2007

Six Flags and Kraft Foods Announce Marketing and Promotional Alliance

Six Flags announced today a marketing and promotional partnership with Kraft Foods, Inc. , a global leader in food and beverages. Through this new agreement, Six Flags will offer a "Play Like A Kid, Pay Like A Kid" promotion on up to one million packages... Read More »

April 09, 2007

Six Flags Completes Park Sale Transaction

Six Flags, Inc. announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of three of its water parks and four of its theme parks to Parc 7F-Operations Corporation of Jacksonville, FL for $312 million, consisting of $275 million in cash and a no... Read More »

March 22, 2007

Snyder's Six Flags to open Johnny Rockets at theme parks

Six Flags has signed a new strategic marketing alliance with Johnny Rockets restaurants that will allow the company to open franchise eateries at its theme parks. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is the largest shareholder in New York-based Six Flags,... Read More »

March 19, 2007

Six Flags posts weak quarter - Glens Falls Post-Star
Six Flags posted a predictably weak fourth quarter on Thursday, recording a net loss of $189.7 million, which was wider than the fourth-quarter 2006 net loss of $139 million.

March 15, 2007

Six Flags Announces Nation's Best Theme Park VIP Program

Six Flags announced today that it will launch its new VIP Program at all its US-based theme parks for the 2007 season. This new program provides more concierge- level service and benefits than any other theme park program of its kind, and offers guests sp... Read More »

March 06, 2007

Six Flags, Sara Lee Enter Alliance - Houston Chronicle
Theme-park operator Six Flags Inc. said Tuesday it entered a multiyear sponsorship and marketing alliance with food and household goods maker Sara Lee Corp.

Under the agreement, Sara Lee Food & Beverage and Sara Lee Foodservice will become Six Flags corporate alliance partners. Sara Lee's Ball Park brand will also become the official Six Flags hot dog, making the product available in all U.S. Six Flags parks for the first time.

Sara Lee Food & Beverage and Six Flags will collaborate on cobranded marketing initiatives both in-park and on grocers' shelves.

The deal allows several joint promotional opportunities, includes sweepstakes and sponsorships.

Sara Lee's other brands include Jimmy Dean sausages and Sara Lee breads and desserts.

Shares of Six Flags added 22 cents, or 3.8 percent, to $6.03 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock has traded between $4.53 and $10.89.

Sara Lee gained 13 cents to $16.55 on the NYSE.

February 12, 2007

Six Flags sells seven theme parks - Salt Lake Tribune
Theme-park operator Six Flags Inc. sold seven of its 30 North American parks for $312 million. Jacksonville, Fla., park operator PARC 7F-Operations Corp bought the parks, but plans to sell them to Orlando-based real-estate trust CNL Income Properties. That company will then lease the parks back to PARC, which is expected to operate them. The seven parks are Six Flags Darien Lake near Buffalo; Six Flags Elitch Gardens in Denver; Frontier City and the White Water Bay water park in Oklahoma City; SplashTown in Houston; Waterworld USA in Concord, Calif.; and Wild Waves and Enchanted Village in Seattle. The sales are expected to close in March and help Six Flags, which has struggled with falling attendance and a large debt load. While Darien Lake and Elitch Gardens will no longer carry the Six Flags brand under the new ownership, The Associated Press reports any 2007 season passes will continue to be honored at all Six Flags branded parks.

October 04, 2006

Six Flags CEO to get a raise despite company's troubles
The top executive of Six Flags Inc. will get a bigger paycheck next year even as the struggling amusement park company attempts to turn a profit. A filing made Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission said Mark Shapiro, who took over as president and CEO last December, will be paid $1.3 million next year.

September 02, 2006

Six Flags Salutes National Guard With Free Admission
As part of its alliance with the National Guard, Six Flags, the world's leading regional theme park company, is offering active members of the Guard free general admission one-day tickets to any US-based Six Flags theme park during the month of September. The offer is valid for the Soldier, and up to three dependants. If a Soldier is on active duty (overseas or deployed), the spouse can use his/her dependant card to take advantage of the offer.

August 28, 2006

Six Flags Theme Parks Capture Two Prestigious 'Best of the Best' ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Six Flags announced today that Amusement Today, the nation's leading amusement industry publication, has awarded the company two coveted 2006 Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards annually rank the "Best of the Best" in the leisure entertainment industry. Six Flags received top honors this year for the industry's Best Steel Coaster -- SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England -- and the industry's Best Shows at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Six Flags Fiesta Texas has received this honor for eight consecutive years. These coveted awards, often referred to as "The Oscars of the Amusement Industry," are voted on by a panel of experts and enthusiasts from across the country.

July 10, 2006

New image has Six Flags eyeing theme park sales - KTEN
Six Flags Magic Mountain in California boasts 17 of the tallest, fastest roller coasters in the country. But the thrills could be gone if Six Flags _ awash in debt and fighting an image of its parks as hangouts for rowdy teenagers _ decides to sell Magic Mountain to developers.

June 13, 2006

Six Flags CEO waves the signal flag for families - USA Today
Six Flags CEO Mark Shapiro is charged with revitalizing an ailing regional theme park chain that has posted an annual loss since 1998 and earned a reputation as a rundown hangout for packs of teens. "Every day we find something wrong with this company," he says. "It's a total fix-up." The 36-year-old former ESPN executive is driving a massive Six Flags makeover that aims to raise attendance and spending in its key summer period: More than 85% of revenue comes in the second and third quarters, the bulk of it in June, July and August.

June 07, 2006

Six Flags, Disneyfied - Motley Fool
In a telltale sign during my meeting with Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) President and CEO Mark Shapiro at Six Flags Great Adventure last week, I let the D-word slip. When he was describing an emphasis on future attractions that the whole family can enjoy together, I asked if that was the Disney (NYSE: DIS) mindset kicking in, and then I quickly tacked on a "no offense" in case it came out the wrong way. "No offense at all," Shapiro countered. "We should be so lucky."

June 06, 2006

KIDZ BOP and Six Flags Team Up to Launch Live 'CLUB KIDZ BOP' Tour at Six Flags Parks This Summer
Six Flags announced today a relationship with Razor & Tie to launch CLUB KIDZ BOP, a live interactive concert based on the best-selling children's music series, this summer at all Six Flags parks in the U.S. The tour will begin on June 7th. KIDZ BOP, which features today's most popular songs performed by kids for kids, has sold over 7 million CDs -- and garnered seven gold albums -- since its debut in 2001. The CLUB KIDZ BOP show at Six Flags will feature two performers, who will lead the show, and involve groups of local children who will join in to sing kid-friendly versions of popular hit songs. The whole audience is invited to participate in the CLUB KIDZ BOP show via voting, singing along and learning dance moves. The show, which will take place three times daily, is free with paid admission to the parks.

May 08, 2006

Six Flags, Home Depot announce sponsorship
Six Flags and The Home Depot announced today an agreement in principle under which The Home Depot will become a Six Flags Corporate Alliance partner. The Home Depot and its Home Depot Supply Division will serve as the exclusive supplier of commercial improvement, building supply, construction, repair and maintenance products to all Six Flags parks across North America. The alliance will also provide for extensive co-marketing opportunities in The Home Depot retail stores and Six Flags theme parks.

March 30, 2006

Papa John's and Six Flags strike deal
Papa John's Pizza and Six Flags announced a marketing deal today. The deal would allow Papa John's to sell its pizza exclusively within all Six Flags properties.

March 20, 2006

Theme Park Hunting Season - Motley Fool
Things are starting to look up for Six Flags (NYSE: PKS). The new operating season just getting under way for the regional amusement park operator promises to be an intriguing one, given the company's fresh outlook. The new management team "gets it" for the most part, and the stock has risen by nearly 250% over the past year.

March 10, 2006

Six Flags reports losses for end of 2005
Six Flags saw a bigger loss in the last quarter of 2005 than in the end of 2004 despite higher revenue, according to the company's fourth-quarter financial report.

February 17, 2006

Six Flags announces additional characters
Six Flags announced additional costumed characters at its North American parks.

January 29, 2006

Six Flags announces smoke-free environment
Six Flags announced today a new company policy under which its theme parks across the country will become smoke-free environments. This measure is the newest element in the company's commitment to improving the family entertainment experience throughout the Six Flags system.

January 27, 2006

Six Flags Set to Open New York's First Indoor Water Park
Folks in the Northeast U.S. who want to enjoy some indoor water park fun have to travel quite a distance. The nearest major resort offering year-round water slides is the recently opened Great Wolf Lodge in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. But...

January 27, 2006

Six Flags Rethinks No-Reentry Policy
When you head to a Six Flags park this year, you will, in fact, be able to exit and reenter the park on the same day. That wasn't the case yesterday. It's a story that's taken as many dips and...

January 27, 2006

When Six Flags Denies Reentry, Will Some Guests Enter at All?
Let's imagine it's a beautiful summer day later this year. You're on vacation and you've decided to visit a "more family-friendly" Six Flags park. You load up the mini-van and head to the park early in the day to beat...

January 27, 2006

Six Flags expanding marketing with new division
Today Six Flags created a second new division to help the company expand on entertainment and marketing.

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