Six flags stands for....

Monday, May 20, 2002 1:13 PM

this is probably a dumb question.

What does the name six flags stand for? Meaning what are the "six flags" and where and why did they come up with the name.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:17 PM

for the six flags that flew over texas (the first six flags park Six Flags over Texas)

i believe they are

1.USA

2.Confederate

3.France

4.Spain

5.Republic of Texas

6.Mexico

If there are any corrections please feel free to make them

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:17 PM
Um.. well.... at SFWoA, they have Six Flags on poles in front of the main gate. But I dont know where they got the idea from ;)

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:18 PM
The original park was in Texas. 6 different flags have flew over Confederate, Spain, France, Texas (the Country), U.S., and Mexico

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:18 PM

when I was at six flags new england, there are seven flags on top of scream.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:20 PM

The original six flags that flew in the land that became Texas:

Republic (State) of Texas, United States, Confederate government flag (not the rebel or battle flag), Mexico, Spain, France.

The original themed sections at SFOT (original SF park)were roughly based on those 6 themes. All of those areas still exist, but they are shells of their original form. Confederate is now called Old South, Mexico and France have no rides, and USA has almost been completely overrun by other "non-flags" sections. I would assume the original idea can be credited to the late, great Angus Wynne.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:21 PM
Not 100% sure but I remember hearing this awhile ago(before i loved coasters) that before Warner Bros. bought it out that 6 different countrys owned it and called it 6 flags.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:54 PM
Take it from an 18 year SFOT veteran, SFOT, the original SF park was named for the six flags that flew over Texas , as described above. One of the original names proposed was "Texas under Six Flags", but Wynne insisted that "Texas has never been under anything!", and the name was changed to "Six Flags over Texas". Originally the park had very distinctive themed areas including themed rides, but over time the lines have blured. As for the questions about the other parks, only Texas, Georgia, and St Louis are orginal, Six Flags built parks. The rest have been purchased and re-branded.
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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:58 PM

Six Flags New England now flies the six new england state flags out front. There are only six flags on scream (one on each corner and one in the middle of each side).

On one of the logos, one of the flags had been broken off though. It was kinda funny.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 2:00 PM
Old SFOT guy - funny thing is with the phrase "Six Flags Over Texas" that Texas is *still* under the flags! LOL!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:08 PM

They had an interesting article in one of the previous Rollercoaster! magazines. The article talked about the history of Six Flags and where it got its name.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:46 PM

Guys... many of you seem to forget that the Texas park is where the brand name came from. In fact, most of the parks you refer to as a Six Flags didn't even have the name two or three years ago.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 6:47 PM

You've got it wrong, Old SFoT Guy. Wynne was the one who proposed the name "Texas Under Six Flags." It was changed to "Six Flags over Texas" after the Daughters of the Texas Revolution stated that their state was never "under" anything.

-Nate

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Monday, May 20, 2002 9:30 PM
Hey ALF is cool - is that not exactly what I said?

Wynne proposed "SF under Texas" - Daughters of Texas Revolution said Texas has never been "under" anything - Wynne decided to change the name to SFoT. I was correcting Old SFoT Guy by explaining that Wynne wasn't the one insisting Texax had never been "under" anything - it was his park! He had no reason to insist the name be changed if he was in charge!

-Nate

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Monday, May 20, 2002 9:46 PM
I think I read something at amuesmentpark.com about this, so check it out there. I don't feel like looking for it now. ;)
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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:26 AM

Jeff had it right....for the longest time there were just 7 Six Flags Parks. Only 3 of them where original parks (SFOT, SFOG, and Six Flags Over Mid America - now Six Flags St. Louis.) The remaining 4 SFMM, SFGAdv, SFGAm, and SFAW where mostly bought in the 70's and early 80's so they dont exactly follow that idea of the "six flags". I heard that it was the mission of the company both then and now to not build new parks but to simply buy established properties and add stuff to them. Personally it seems that the first 7 parks exude more "six flags" to me than the recent ones. Many times is seems like they are just slapping the brand onto these parks with a few rides and not much other development (SFEG for example doesnt feel like a Six Flags in my book)

One interesting thing about life over here on the west coast....many people didnt realize that Magic Mountain was part of Six Flags until they started marketing the complex as Six Flags California a while back (even though they bought the park in 1979). I have heard many people refer to SFMM as just Magic Mountain and tell me that they want to go to Six Flags this summer...meaning they wanted to go to Six Flags over Texas. Maybe it has to do with the fact that Magic Mountain is kinda like a full name in itself.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:44 AM
Ok - So I was at least close!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:54 AM
.....but isn't Texas "under" Oklahoma......small joke....;)
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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 9:03 AM

Umm...what happened to my post?

Urrr...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 10:34 AM

Oklahoma keeps Texas on the map....

What did happen to your post SO?

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