Six Flags Entertainment
Headquarters: 924 Avenue J East
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Employees: 1,900 full-time with 30,000-40,000 seasonal employees
CEO: Jim Reid-Anderson
Six Flags Entertainment is the world's largest regional theme park company with 16 theme parks in the U.S., one in Mexico and one in Canada. The parks have 800 rides including 120 roller coasters.
Six Flags has licensing deals with DC Comics
and Warner Bros. to feature cartoon characters at its parks including
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Superman, Batman,
Robin, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash.
Six Flags’ wide array of entertainment options reaches all demographics — families, teens, tweens and thrill seekers alike — featuring themed attractions based on skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, the ultimate daredevil Evel Knievel, movie franchises The Dark Knight and The Mummy; as well as world-renowned, kid-friendly brands including Looney Tunes, the Justice League of America, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine.
In 2013, Six Flags reported revenues of $1.1 billion, up 4%, and net income of $156.8 million. Total theme park attendance grew 2% to 26.1 milion visitors in 2013.
Six Flags was founded by Texas oil barren
Angus Wynne, the father of the modern-day theme park. Mr. Wynne
set out to create a destination that would capture the excitement
and wonder of the imagination. With Angus' vision and the support
of the Texas community, Six Flags Over Texas opened in 1961.
The first Six Flags park took its name
from the six countries whose flags had flown over Texas throughout
the state's history.
Six Flags Over Texas featured six sections
reflecting the spirited cultures of those nations -- and offered
guests a vibrant experience straight out of their dreams.
Mr. Wynne envisioned theme parks of a grand
scale -- bigger than Disneyland -- located in different regions
across the country, making them convenient and affordable to
Six Flags Over Texas was the world's first
"pay-one-price" theme park. In 1961, Six Flags Over
Texas introduced the one-price admission at $2.95 including tax.
This type of pricing was a revolutionary concept at the time.
Soon after, parks around the country were following Six Flags
Over Texas in implementing a one-price admission.
The company emerged from bankruptcy protection in 20120. It also relocated its corporate headquarters from New York to Grand Prairie, Texas in 2010.
Depending on the Six Flags park, you'll
get these benefits:
Discounts at in-park stores
Free admission for you and a friend
Flexible work schedule