Monday, May 7, 2001 4:50 AM
I am writing an article for my school newspaper and need to know what year Six Flags aquired Geauga Lake. Thanks for your help.
Monday, May 7, 2001 4:55 AM
It was 1999. I am pretty sure the agreement was reached then. I am sure others will have more insight.
Monday, May 7, 2001 5:34 AM
Wrong, sorry, thank you for playing.
Geauga Lake's parent company, Premier Parks, acquired Six Flags in 1998. Note the direction of acquisition.
Premier Parks acquired Geauga Lake sometime before the 1996 season. It may have been as early as late 1994, but I am not certain of the exact date.
The conversion to the Six Flags brand name, of course, happened for the 2000 season.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Monday, May 7, 2001 7:04 AM
Yes, Premier Parks bought FUNTIME INC. (which owns Geauga, Darien, and Wyandot Lake ) in the latter part of 1995 while the Funtime chain was having financial issues.
Six Flags was sold to Premier in February of 1998 for over $2 billion.
Or something like that
*** This post was edited by john peck on 5/7/2001. ***
Monday, May 7, 2001 11:53 AM
"Wrong, sorry, thank you for playing."
Such harsh words, Dave! ;)
I'm actually kind of surprised that you don't have the exact date in your Almanac. (. . . *Wink!*)
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Monday, May 7, 2001 12:06 PM
I may be wrong but SFO is now Six Flag's oldest park..
Monday, May 7, 2001 12:45 PM
I think riverside is a little older.
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Monday, May 7, 2001 5:38 PM
When did Riverside first open? I know that Geauga Lake claims 1888 as its first summer.