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Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is the world's largest amusement park corporation, based on quantity of properties, and the 4th most popular, in terms of attendance. 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

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

After the success of Six Flags Over Texas, two more park 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. Disagreements arose and Mark Shapiro left the company, leaving Al Weber Jr. to be interim President and CEO.

On August 13, 2010, the President, Chairman, and CEO was announced. Jim Reid-Anderson replaced Al Weber Jr., who became the retired Chief Operating Officer.

On January 11, 2016, Six Flags confirmed that they have acquired a spot in China for a new location.. Officially named Six Flags Haiyan, China. A website with concept art was created the same day.

On February 2, 2016, Six Flags confirmed to acquire Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec. The water park was originally a 76-acre park that went bankrupt in 2011.

On February 18, 2016, Jim Reid-Anderson stepped up to Executive Chairman. John Duffey became the CEO and President.

On March 21, 2016, Six Flags announced a partnership with NaVi Entertainment to build a Six Flags-branded park and a Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Vietnam.

On March 29, 2016, Six Flags announced that the cancelled Six Flags Dubai project was revived. The park is expected to open in 2019 in its second phase.

On July 20, 2016, Six Flags announced an agreement with Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd. for the development of a second Six Flags park in China together with a water park. The two parks will be located in Bishan District, of Chongqing.

Theme Parks

Current

Upcoming

USA

United Arab Emirates

China

Former

USA

Belgium

France

Germany

Spain

Management

Leadership

Board of Directors

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