Premier Parks?

Monday, October 25, 2004 8:14 PM
What parks did Premier own before they bought Six Flags. And what parks did 6Flags own prior to be acquired. How did the purchase take place and are the parks better off?
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Monday, October 25, 2004 8:23 PM
Geauga Lake was one of them I believe.
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Monday, October 25, 2004 8:25 PM
Premier also had Adventure World.....now Six Flags America.
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Monday, October 25, 2004 8:33 PM
Premier had:

Geauga Lake

Darien Lake

Adventure World (SFA)

Riverside (SFNE)

Frontier City

Marine World

Kentuky Kingdom (?)

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Monday, October 25, 2004 8:36 PM
http://timelines.home.insightbb.com/sfcorp_years.htm

according to this link its states Preier had 13 parks http://www.moneymag.com/1998/02/09/deals/sixflags/ *** Edited 10/26/2004 12:39:13 AM UTC by Snap43***

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Monday, October 25, 2004 10:00 PM
The face that the Penn Central Railroad is mentioned in the line of title is very, very scary. Funny there was never a "Six Flags Coalbank."

Even scarier is the fact that Penn Central went on to become part of Conrail. Just think, if a few things had gone differently, your tax dollars could be supporting a highly unprofitable and inefficient chain of theme parks, owned and run by the government no less.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 10:21 AM
At the time of the Premier Parks purchase Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. owned seven parks:
Six Flags Mid America
Six Flags Houston (AstroWorld/Waterworld)
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags California (Magic Mountain/Hurricane Harbor)
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Texas)
Fiesta Texas

They managed and had an interest in, but did not own, two parks:
Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Georgia

(Six Flags still only has partial interest in those two parks.)

*** Edited 10/26/2004 10:24:11 PM UTC by Jeffrey Seifert***

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 10:35 AM
No, SF bulit SFOT and SFOG from the scratch back in the day. I don't think they owned Fiesta texas, premier did.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:42 PM
The Premier Parks owned in 1998 before they bought Six Flags were:

Frontier City
White Water Bay
Adventure World (SFA)
Geauga Lake
Wyandot Lake
Darien Lake (SFDL)
Elitch Gardens (SFEG)
Waterworld USA Concord
Waterworld USA Sacramento
The Great Escape/Splashwater Kingdom
Riverside (SFNE)
Marine World (SFMW)
Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK)

right before they bought Six Flags they purchased the Walibi parks in Europe (6 parks).

The Six Flags Theme Parks in 1998 were:

Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Dallas)
Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags Astroworld
Six Flags Waterworld (seperate park at this time)
Six Flags Great Adventure & Six Flags Wild Safari
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (L.A.)
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
*** Edited 10/26/2004 8:42:56 PM UTC by SFZIP*** *** Edited 10/26/2004 8:43:12 PM UTC by SFZIP***

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 5:07 PM

NorCal Kid1 said:
No, SF bulit SFOT and SFOG from the scratch back in the day. I don't think they owned Fiesta texas, premier did.

Yes, they did build them, but at the time he stated and currently they don't have full stakes in the parks.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 5:48 PM
Did Six Flags Mid America become Six Flags St. Louis after they got a waterpark? Is Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor now called Six Flags California? Is that what will happen to Great America and HH since it is one park now?(I hope not)
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 5:55 PM
Six Flags Over Mid-America became Six Flags St. Louis in 1996, the 25th anniversary of the park. The water park was added in 1999, the name was changed to give a better idea of where the park is located.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 6:08 PM
Collectively Magic Mountain and Hurrican Harbor have been called Six Flags California for a number of years now.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 6:14 PM

NorCal Kid1 said:
No, SF bulit SFOT and SFOG from the scratch back in the day. I don't think they owned Fiesta texas, premier did.

Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc. was formed in 1969 to manage the two parks after they were built, they never owned the two original parks, and they still don't.

SFTP, Inc. (under Time Warner/Boston Ventures) purchased Fiesta Texas in 1996. Premier acquired Fiesta Texas as part of the 1998 purchase.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 3:43 PM
Six Flags didn't technically own Fiesta Texas until Premier bought SF. Until then, SF just managed them, but at the time of the Premier buyout, Fiesta Texas was sold to Premier along with the other SF parks.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 4:21 PM
^I did a little more research, and you are correct. In January 1996, Six Flags Inc. entered into a lease-purchase agreement to manage Fiesta Texas for ten years with an option to acquire it. In 1998 when Premier bought Six Flags, they also bought Fiesta Texas from the USAA insurance company.
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