Six Flags

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Six Flags Entertainment Corp.
TypePublic (NYSESIX)
IndustryAmusement park operator
When it was created1962
HeadquartersGrand Prairie, Texas
Area servedUnited States
Canada
Mexico
Key peopleJames Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO
Money earnedIncrease US$1.013 billion (2011)[1]
Operating incomeIncrease US$143.95 million (2008)
Net incomeIncrease US$13.14 million (2011)
Employees1,900 full-time; 27,000 seasonal
Websitewww.sixflags.com

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is a company that operates 19 amusement parks in Mexico, the United States and Canada.[1] The parks include theme parks, thrill parks, water parks and family entertainment centers. In 2011, 24.3 million people visited the parks.[1]

Original Six Flags train still in operation (2007)

The name Six Flags, comes from the flags of the six different nations that have governed Texas: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the United States of America, and the Confederate States of America.[2] The original Six Flags park was (and still is) split into separate regions, such as the Spain and Mexico section which has Spanish-themed rides, attractions, and buildings.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Six Flags - Investor Relations - Financial Release". investors.sixflags.com. 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  2. Victoria W. Wolcott (16 August 2012). Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle Over Segregated Recreation in America. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 158. ISBN 0-8122-0759-9.

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