As Disney and Universal grow, so does Six Flags with Five New Parks

Ride of Steel at Darien Lake was once formerly Superman: Ride of Steel

Six Flags announced today that they have entered into a purchase agreement with affiliates of Premier Parks, LLC to acquire the lease rights to operate five parks owned by EPR Properties. The parks have previously been operated by Premier Parks, LLC of Oklahoma City. These latest acquisitions will expand the company’s portfolio of North American parks to twenty-five.

The parks joining the Six Flags family are:

  • Wet n’ Wild Splashtown, Houston’s largest waterpark
  • Wet n’ Wild Phoenix, the largest waterpark in Arizona
  • Darien Lake near Buffalo, NY (Previously owned by Six Flags)
  • Frontier City, an iconic part of the Oklahoma City landscape (Also formerly owned by Six Flags
  • White Water Bay, near Frontier City, a tropical oasis with more than 25 acres of waterslides

“Today’s announcement represents another milestone in our strategic North-American growth initiative to seek out park acquisitions that expand our addressable market,” said Six Flags Chairman, CEO, and President, Jim Reid-Anderson. “These are all fantastic properties that complement our existing portfolio and provide tremendous added value and cross-visitation opportunities for our extensive Membership and Season Pass base.”

Six Flags is the largest regional theme park operator in the world and upon closing of the transactions, will be the largest waterpark operator in North America. With the addition of these five properties that entertained approximately two million guests in 2017, there will be an additional 20 million guests within a 100-mile radius of a Six Flags park, significantly expanding the company’s national footprint.

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