Deidre Dennis

Published: January 11, 2007 at 11:22 AM

Less of a comment and more of a question: What does this mean for those particular parks? Are they closing down or will they just be under new management?
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: January 11, 2007 at 12:00 PM

PARC will manage the parks (which, in a complex financial move, they are selling to a Canadian investment firm, which will lease the parks back to PARC).

The parks will lose the "Six Flags" name when the sale completes, in March. But annual passes bought at those parks will be honored at all Six Flags parks for 2007.

Scottland Jacobson

Published: January 11, 2007 at 1:39 PM

I'm bummed we're losing Wild Waves/Enchanted Village in Seattle as part of the chain as it made it convenient for season pass purchases. All in all, it's a lame park, but I'm glad PARC 7-F will keep it running.

I'm thrilled Six Flags is keeping Magic Mountain. I hope they clean that place up and make it a premeire park. It certainly has world-class coasters.

I wonder if Six Flags will lift their season pass purchase policy (whereby you have to live within 100 miles of a Six Flags park) due to the loss of certain geographic locations. We Northwesterners don't want to get left out in the cold!

Greg Mills

Published: January 11, 2007 at 5:48 PM

Jeez, man...Six Flags is really selling off a LOT of their parks lately. It's starting to get a little worrying, because if one of the largest amusement park companies in the US are faltering this badly, is it a sign of things to come for other parks and amusement park companies?

On the plus and business side of this, this sort of thing keeps monopolization of parks from ever occuring, but still. I don't want to wake up one morning and learn that Cedar Fair has sold off to some obscure third party that destroys them in three months' time, or that Six Flags has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy or that Busch Gardens has been purchased by We Know Nothing Ltd., yanno?

Adrienne McDonald

Published: January 12, 2007 at 9:31 AM

YIPPEEE!!! :):):) Perhaps this now means at least THOSE parks will get some long overdue upgrades, (hince SF Frontier City). I haven't been to the other parks listed but maybe since a former 'owner' is taking over there'll be some good changes for those parks at least.
Dustin Kern

Published: January 12, 2007 at 10:41 PM

Darien Lake could be such a great park for many reasons. It has it's own onsite campgrounds and a nearby hotel. It's in the middle of almost no where with plenty of land to spare. Last, there are really no parks of great size nearby except for Canada's Wonderland. If they put the money into the park it could turn into the next Cedar Point. Well maybe not quite that big, but they could easily turn that park into their flagship park. It doesn't have that bad of a collection of coasters, but it is in desperate need of an upgrade.
JIMMY TOVAR

Published: January 15, 2007 at 10:07 AM

ALRIGHT!!!!!!! Magic Mountain is one of the greatest amusement parks around. Being a Los Angeles native, this park has brought me and my family some good times. I can remember my dad taking me there for the first time, I was seven, and got on the mighty Collossus. That ride changed my life forever. Since then I became such a roller coaster enthusiast that as a teen I made about 4 trips per year. As an adult I started taking my nieces and nephews, you know, get them into it. and as an adult, I now take my kids. Which brings to the great memories from that park.
to see it go just like that would break my families heart. I'm glad Magic Mountain will remain open, for now.
JIMMY TOVAR

Published: January 15, 2007 at 10:17 AM

ALRIGHT!!!!!!! Magic Mountain is one of the greatest amusement parks around. Being a Los Angeles native, this park has brought me and my family some good times. I can remember my dad taking me there for the first time, I was seven, and got on the mighty Collossus. That ride changed my life forever. Since then I became such a roller coaster enthusiast that as a teen I made about 4 trips per year. As an adult I started taking my nieces and nephews, you know, get them into it. and as an adult, I now take my kids. Which brings to the great memories from that park.
to see it go just like that would break my families heart. I'm glad Magic Mountain will remain open, for now.