Headquartered in New York City, Six Flags, Inc. is the world’s largest regional theme park company. Angus Wynne opened the first Six Flags park, Six Flags Over Texas, in 1961. Mr. Wynne studied other pioneers around him. He then applied his own vision and imagination to create a new form of family entertainment. He imagined regional parks large in scope but closer to where people lived, making them convenient and affordable. Six Flags has entertainment options that reach all demographics.
Today, Six Flags, Inc. has 20 parks across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. They will also soon be expanding beyond North America with destinations in Dubai and Qatar in the works. Six Flags offers their visitors friendly, clean, fast, safe service with affordable, value-packed thrills, roller coasters, and special events. These special events include a Summer Concert Series, Fright Fest, and Holiday in the Park.
Six Flags parks offer themed attractions based on skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, daredevil Evel Knievel, and movie franchises The Dark Knight and The Mummy. They also offer well known, world-famous, child-friendly brands including Looney Tunes, the Justice League of America, The Wiggles, and Thomas the Tank Engine.
The Company continues to look for and develop new avenues for growth. They acquired ownership and management of Dick Clark Productions. This production enterprise is a producer of annual television hits such as the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy of Country Music Awards. In addition, they produce Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and So You Think You Can Dance.
On Monday, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announced that their two-week daily Spring Break period saw its largest attendance since 2003. This Six Flags location is Northern California’s only combination wildlife, oceanarium, and theme park. It resides in Vallejo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eric Gilbert, park president, said, “Our guests recognize that Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the ideal place to spend quality time with family, enjoy a full-day of entertainment and really get value for their hard-earned dollars. Our goal is to provide families with a much-needed respite from the current economic climate.”