Six Flags Business

Thursday, September 18, 2008 1:03 PM

Maybe six flags can get itself taken over by the government.
Like all those other companies with bad debt.
We could check a box on our tax returns to purchase our annual passes.

Kevin38

Notice: the above post contains sarcasm.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:30 PM

Is Six Flags (or any amusment park) vital to the economy? Depends on who you ask.

Is it too big to fail? No. Cedar Fair is bigger in terms of number of parks.

Can we find a potential sutor to infuse cash? Meh.

Is it of historical signifgance? No.

There's a silm chance, if any SF will need cash.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Friday, September 19, 2008 5:31 PM

Hopman said:
Is it too big to fail? No. Cedar Fair is bigger in terms of number of parks.

Cedar Fair has 11 amusement parks and 6 separate water parks. Six Flags has 14 amusement parks, 5 separate water parks, and an animal safari.

Last edited by Jeffrey Seifert, Friday, September 19, 2008 5:32 PM
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Friday, September 19, 2008 5:36 PM

So I'm wrong. I thought Sf had sold off more properties.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Friday, September 19, 2008 6:20 PM

The only instance I know of where the federal government took over an amusement park was Glen Echo near Washington, DC. This involved the land, the park buildings, but only one ride, the carousel. Today the park is operated by the National Park Service but not as an amusement park. The carousel remains in operation and can be ridden by the general public.


Arthur Bahl

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Friday, September 19, 2008 10:27 PM
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If you have to point out the sarcasm, you're doing it wrong.


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Saturday, September 20, 2008 10:46 AM

Arthur Bahl said:
The only instance I know of where the federal government took over an amusement park was Glen Echo near Washington, DC. This involved the land, the park buildings, but only one ride, the carousel. Today the park is operated by the National Park Service but not as an amusement park. The carousel remains in operation and can be ridden by the general public.

But Glen Echo was aquired by the National Park Service because of the historical significance of the property. Here are two links if anyone is interested in the history:

http://www.nps.gov/archive/glec/indexext.html

http://www.nps.gov/glec/


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