What are the original six "Six Flags?"

Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:09 AM
What are the original six "Six Flags?"
Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:34 AM
I'm pretty sure the original "Six Flags" were the ones that flew over Texas, which is why they had a Six Flags in Texas to start with...American, Mexican, Confederate, Texan (republic), Texan (state flag)...which else that I can't think of?
Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:35 AM
Actually, three original SF parks...SFoT was first, then SFoMA (now SFStL), and SFoG.

The "Six Flags" reference is because SFoT was the original, and Texas has had six governemts ("flags") in its history...

Someone tell Kyle the six...

LOL, bad timing...

One half hour, then I'm posting "all six flags"....the ones that Flew Over the Cuckoo's....er, over Texas...;)

*** Edited 6/19/2005 6:38:45 AM UTC by rollergator***

Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:42 AM
Spain I believe is the other...
Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:47 AM
Spain is ONE...

U.S. is correct....(American)
Republic of Texas is one...
Mexico is one...
Confederacy is one....

And number six is....? Not the State flag....
Anyone speak Cajun....Louisiana was named after???

Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:49 AM
Oh, I thought you guys were being sarcastic when you started naming flags. I'm like...do I really sound this stupid. ;)

I sat here forever tryin to name 6 parks! ;)

One more quick question...How did Magic Mountain become Six Flags? Was it premier owned? Wasn't it like Six Flags Over California or something? Or maybe this is all just over my head! ;)

Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:50 AM
You mean the French Flag? French and Indian War?!? Maybe I shoulda payed attention in that US History Class! ;)
Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:57 AM
I believe that after they built the first three, they then went and bought a park outside L.A. called Magic Mountain, and just added the Six Flags. Then, when Mariott sold their 2 Great America Parks, KECO, or whomever was in control at the time, bought the one in Cali, and Six Flags bought and branded the one in Chi-town.

Six Flags then purchased Astroworld from that Judge Roy guy, and branded it, and they then bought and branded Great Adventure in Joisey.

I believe that Fiesta Texas was put under SF management and re-branded Six Flags Fiesta Texas before Premier became SFI. I'm also not sure of Darien Lake. I don't remember what year Premier became SFI.

As for that, I think all the other American Six Flags Parks were Flagged after Premier took over. I could be wrong about Kentucky Kingdom. anything after 1999, though, that was branded, was either owned by Premier prior, or was bought by SFI after the change.

Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:59 AM
Sorry to double post, but there were 3 'original' Six Flags Parks, then 4 that were bought up by the original company in the 70's. After that, I'm not fully sure, but I'm sure someone here can elaborate.
Sunday, June 19, 2005 3:00 AM
Darien Lake Wyandot Lake and Geauga Lake were all something owned before Premier...not Six Flags.

I just don't remember the name :(

Sunday, June 19, 2005 3:03 AM
The original " six flags" that flew over Texas are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and United States. That is where Six Flags got its name from.
Sunday, June 19, 2005 3:06 AM
Oh I get it. That's where they eventually bought all their parks....until they sold some of course. ;) *** Edited 6/19/2005 7:06:19 AM UTC by Kyle Fobe***
Sunday, June 19, 2005 3:06 AM
I will admit that I never knew where the name Six Flags came from. I wonder why the stoped using the 'Over' part after the first 3 parks.

Six Flags Over ______ still sounds better to me, but what do I know?

Sunday, June 19, 2005 3:21 AM
Random tidbit: The name of SFoT was originally going to be "Texas under six flags" but one of the guys on the planning team noted "Texas ain't never been *under* nothing."
Sunday, June 19, 2005 3:27 AM
One of the other guys noted "That's a Gribble of an idea"...

This has been "King of the Hill through history"...:)

Sunday, June 19, 2005 3:35 AM
That boy ain't right.
Sunday, June 19, 2005 3:57 AM
Wow. Now I am really confused. ;-)


Six Flags Over West Virginia anyone?

Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:01 AM
No. Thank you.


Sunday, June 19, 2005 11:34 AM
Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags St. Louis (Over Mid-America) each have their own "six flags" for their own history. Each park takes their "six flags" from the different people that have controlled the area the park is located in.

Six Flags Over Texas - France, Spain, USA, Mexico, Texas and Confederate.
Six Flags Over Georgia - England, Confederate, USA, Spain, France and Georgia.
Six Flags St. Louis (Over Mid-America) - Missouri, Spain, England, Illinois, France and USA.

For more Six Flags history go here and click the SF corporate timeline. http://www.themeparktimelines.com/

Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:11 PM
Don't worry CoasterQueen, you're not the only one. We appear to have two different conversations going on here. I've never been to Magic Mountain, but I first became familiar with it back in the very early 80's. The movie KISS meets the phantom of the park was filmed at the park and had plenty of apparent stock footage of REVOLUTION, as well as, The woodie I'm assuming is COLLOSSUS today. But the branding by SF must've come after that because there is never any mention of SF over the loudspeakers in the movie, (and it seems as though every other seen has the audio of the loudspeaker guy announcing the KISS concert at Magic Mtn.! If you've ever seen the movie you know what I'm talking about.)

Also, the credits give thanks to Magic Mountain, but no mention of Six Flags at the time.


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