SFGA - 45 years old?

Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:17 PM
There have been commercials on the radio over the last week stating that SFGA is celebrating 45 years. I am 45 yrs old and have lived here my whole life. I distinctly remember Great Adventure opening in the early 70's (before it was a six flags park). Am I incorrect? Was there some little park in its place prior to that? Is it me or does it seem they always make false claims like "biggest park" and "most rides". As compared to where? I have had season passes for as long as I can remember...but I am disappointed every time I go...rides down, long lines......still havent ridden Kingda Ka over 15 visits with my kids the last year....oh well...back to the original question...really 45 years?
Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:19 PM
Six Flags as a company is 45 years old. Six FLags over Texas originally opened 45 years ago. Since it is the original park, the entire chain is celebrating 45 years of thrills as I believe that is what they are calling it. If they are doing this much for the 45th, just imagine what the 50th will be like!
Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:20 PM
Six Flags Great Adventure is in its 33rd season.

Six Flags chain however is in its 45th year, all having started with Six Flags over Texas in 1961.

So... while it may be SFGrAdv's 33rd season, they are celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Six Flags chain / name.

EDIT: Yeah... what Goliath Freak said. *** Edited 5/25/2006 6:21:20 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:22 PM

Goliath Freak said:
... just imagine what the 50th will be like!

2011's tag line.... "50 Years.... whew... just lucky we made it this far."

Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:25 PM
It's like how Disney is promoting the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in Walt Disney World... as if WDW has also been around for five decades.
Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:29 PM
aha!....so that explains it....maybe i didnt catch the wording. I thought they said SFGA specifically was celebrating 45 years........thanks kiddies!
Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:31 PM
I'm sure it's meant to be deceiving on some level. After all, it IS advertising!
Thursday, May 25, 2006 4:01 PM
Actually the Six Flags company isn't 45 years old. Even though SFOT opened 45 years ago, the original parks were (and for the most part still are) owned by separate investment groups. In the 70s Penn Central managed the parks and started buying up additional properties (SFMM, AW, SFGAd). It wasn't until 1981 that Penn Central finally incorporated Six Flags, then sold the company a year later to Bally's.
Thursday, May 25, 2006 4:42 PM
Details, details... ;)
Friday, May 26, 2006 1:48 PM
Wow, that's 315 yrs in dog-time!

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