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Six Flags

Six Flags
Company nameSix Flags Entertainment Corp.
Company typePublic (NYSE - SIX)
IndustryAmusement park operator
Founded1961
HeadquartersGrand Prairie, Texas
Area servedUnited States
Canada
Mexico
Key peopleJames Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO; Al Weber, Chief Operating Officer; Jeffrey Speed, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Revenue(+) USD 1.021 billion (2008)
Operating income(+) USD$143.95 million (2008)
Net income(-) USD$ -112.96 million (2008)
Employees2,500 full-time; 33,000 seasonal

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Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is the world's largest amusement park corporation based on quantity of properties and the fifth most popular in terms of attendance. The company maintains 14 properties located throughout North America, including theme parks, thrill parks, water parks and family entertainment centers. In 2009, Six Flags properties hosted 23.9 million guests.

The company was founded in Texas and took its name from its first property, Six Flags Over Texas. The company maintains a corporate office in Midtown Manhattan, New York City and its headquarters are in Grand Prairie, Texas. On June 13, 2009, the corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and successfully exited the restructuring 11 months later on May 3, 2010.


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