Should Six Flags merge with Warner Bros if they end up buying SeaWorld Entertainment?

November 14, 2018, 10:09 AM

I think it would be a good idea if Six Flags if they were end up losing anymore money since they are struggling financially should Six Flags try to come up with a deal overseas to bring in Warner Bros Parks to the US with the success of WB MovieWorld in Dubai? Their was once a theme park in Australia.

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November 14, 2018, 10:22 AM

Hey, why stop there? Let's just have all companies that are not Disney and Universal merge to take on the Big Two.

Who is ready for Warner's Six Seas Fair?

Edited: November 14, 2018, 2:33 PM

Typically when two poorly ran companies merge the result is dismal failure. In this case you would have three poorly ran companies coming together to make one huge poorly ran company.

Although I will admit Sea Worlds new CEO seems to have much better situational awareness than the two duds that came before him, that doesn't change that they still have $1.5 billion in debt and are going to have endure a few more years of pain. The fact that all three companies financial liquidity are basically what should be considered crisis, no IMO it would be a horrible deal pretty much guaranteed to end up in bankruptcy.

Six Flags and Sea World combining would be just like when SF did those massive expansions in late 90's and early 2000's, water on a grease fire. People are putting on blinders because BGW and BGT are good businesses but several of the Sea World parks are still operating at a loss and SF would need to come up with cash to cover the losses until they can turn them around. What is SF supposed to do with the parks in San Diego and San Antonio, turn them into condo's? I remember very clearly when Cedar Fair bought the Paramount Parks the company had a liquidity problem for years because of the debt to make that acquisition, and those parks were pretty much all very successful in their own respects. Cedar Fair had to cut a lot of operations and maintenance even in the big parks in order to help pay for that acquisition (Cedar Fair parks really started to suck at that time), and luckily they came out ahead on the other end but it was close for a while there. SF and Sea World don't have the finances to make that kind of investment.

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