Six Flags Mexico appears to escape major quake damage

September 20, 2017, 1:11 PM · Six Flags announced today that its theme park in Mexico City appears to have escaped major damage in the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the country yesterday. However, the company reports that there was damage to buildings in its water park, which lies closer to the quake's epicenter.

The quake struck in the state of Puebla, about 50 miles south of Six Flags' Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec water park, which is about another 50 miles south of the Six Flags Mexico theme park, in Mexico City. More than 200 people died in the quake, which damaged buildings across the country, including in Mexico City.

A preliminary investigation indicates damage to a number of the structures in the water park and the company is currently assessing the extent of the damage. After a careful evaluation, the company will be in a better position to understand the extent of the damage, develop a remediation plan and assess when the park will reopen.

Damage to the theme park in Mexico City appears to be minimal. However, consistent with its emphasis on safety for guests and employees, the company is in the process of evaluating all rides and structures in the park and will only reopen the park for guests when the company is entirely satisfied after a thorough safety review.

Six Flags Mexico is currently scheduled to be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays under its seasonal schedule. The park has announced that it will remain closed at least through Friday, pending the results of inspections.

Six Flags Mexico is the most-visited theme park in Latin America, according to the annual TEA/AECOM Theme Index report, attracting nearly 2.5 million visitors last year.

Replies (2)

September 20, 2017 at 1:17 PM · Hope they do some sort of big charity event to help raise funds for those affected by the quake.
September 20, 2017 at 10:26 PM · Are the dolphins and sea lions okay?

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