Six Flags and Cedar Fair parks will merge in 2024

Six Flags and Cedar Fair have agreed to merge for a combined portfolio of 27 amusement parks, 15 water parks, and nine resort properties across 17 U.S. states, plus Canada and Mexico.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Photo by Six Flags Magic Mountain

The combined company (operating as Six Flags) will be led by a management team headed by current Cedar Fair President and CEO Richard Zimmerman as President and CEO of the combined company and current President and CEO of Six Flags, Selim Bassoul as Executive Chairman of the combined company’s Board of Directors, which will consist of six directors from the Cedar Fair Board and six directors from the Six Flags Board.

“Our merger with Six Flags will bring together two of North America’s iconic amusement park companies to establish a highly diversified footprint and a more robust operating model to enhance park offerings and performance,” Zimmerman said. “Together, we will have an expanded and complementary portfolio of attractive assets and intellectual property to deliver engaging entertainment experiences for guests. I have great respect for the Six Flags team and look forward to joining forces as we embark on this next chapter together.”

In addition to expanding the number of properties across North America, the combined Six Flags and Cedar Fair portfolio includes the beloved Looney Tunes, DC Comics, and Peanuts franchises.


“Six Flags and Cedar Fair share a strong cultural alignment, operating philosophy, and steadfast commitment to providing consumers with thrilling experiences,” Bassoul added. “By combining our operational models and technology platforms, we expect to accelerate our transformation activities and unlock new potential for our parks.”

Cedar Pair Parks:

  • California’s Great America
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Carowinds
  • Cedar Point & Cedar Point Sports Center
  • Dorney Park 
  • Kings Dominion & Soak City
  • Kings Island
  • Knott’s Berry Farm & Knott’s Soak City
  • Michigan’s Adventure 
  • Valleyfair
  • Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun
  • Cedar Point Shores Waterpark
  • Schlitterbahn 
  • Sports Force Parks

Six Flags Parks:

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Six Flags White Water
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Six Flags America
  • Six Flags New England 
  • Six Flags St. Louis 
  • Six Flags Great Adventure 
  • Six Flags Darien Lake 
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Six Flags Mexico 
  • Hurricane Harbor Phoenix
  • Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles 
  • Hurricane Harbor Concord 
  • Hurricane Harbor Chicago
  • Hurricane Harbor Rockford
  • Hurricane Harbor New Jersey
  • Hurricane Harbor OKC
  • Hurricane Harbor Arlington
  • Hurricane Harbor Splashtown
  • Great Escape 
  • Frontier City
  • La Ronde

The merger is expected to close in the first half of 2024. Click here for more information.

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