Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is a theme park company founded by Angus G. Wynne on August 5, 1960. It currently maintains 16 theme parks throughout North America, as well as five water parks and two wildlife parks.

Six Flags is the largest theme park company in the world in terms of properties owned, and is ranked seventh in terms of attendance.


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, 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 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.

On March 22, 2018, Six Flags and Riverside Group announced a partnership with Turner Asia Pacific to bring Tuzki and other Turner-owned IPs to their theme parks in China.

Theme parks


  • La Ronde – Montreal, Quebec (opened 1968; acquired 2001)
  • Six Flags Darien Lake – Darien Center, New York (opened 1981; acquired and operated 1999-2007, 2019-)
  • Frontier City – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (opened 1958; acquired 2018)



  • Bellewaerde – Ypres, Belgium (acquired 1998; sold to Palamon Capital Partners on April 3, 2004)
  • Walibi Aquitaine – Bordeaux, France (acquired 1998; sold to Palamon Capital Partners on April 3, 2004)
  • Walibi Lorraine – Metz, France (acquired 1998; sold to Palamon Capital Partners on April 3, 2004)
  • Walibi Rhône-Alpes – Lyon, France (acquired 1998; sold to Palamon Capital Partners pn April 3, 2004)
  • Parque Warner Madrid – Madrid, Spain (opened April 6, 2002; sold to Time Warner on April 3, 2004)

Yearly addition announcements



  • Jim Reid-Anderson – Chairman, President, and CEO (July 2017-)
  • Lance Balk – General Counsel (September 2010-)
  • Marshall Barber – Chief Financial Officer (February 2016-)
  • Kathy Aslin – Senior Vice President of Human Resources (January 2017-)
  • David Austin – Senior Vice President of Information Systems, Chief Information Officer (December 2017-)
  • Tom Iven – Senior Vice President of U.S. Park Operations (April 2014-)
  • David McKillips – Senior Vice President of International Park Operations (January 2018-)
  • Brett Petit – Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales (June 2010-)
  • Stephen R. Purtell – Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Treasurer (October 2016-)
  • Leonard Russ – Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Analysis (February 2016-)
  • Bonnie Sherman Weber – Senior Vice President, In-Park Services (January 2018-)

Board of Directors

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