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  SixFlagsHouston.com | Dictionary
CHAIN LIFT - The most common way of propelling a train up the initial hill, a chain is continuously looped through a motor and to the top of the lifthill.
Dungeon Drop at Six Flags AstroWorld, Scream at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Wildcatter at Six Flags over Texas are all examples of this type of attraction.
A coaster with an example of this is Texas Tornado at Six Flags AstroWorld.
www.sixflagshouston.com /dictionary   (5389 words)

  
  Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 200-acre theme park located at 29.5995, -98.6094 in northwest San Antonio, Texas near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Interstate 10.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the major entertainmant component of USAA's La Cantera, a 1,600-acre (6.5 km²) master-planned development in northwest San Antonio.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is located in a former rock quarry in an area known as "La Cantera" — which means rock quarry in Spanish.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Six_Flags_Fiesta_Texas   (887 words)

  
 American Flags -
Nylon is a traditional flag fabric (20th century) and these flags shed water well, are light in weight, hence have good 'fly-ability.' These flags have fully embroidered stars and sewn stripes.
Flags made with chain stitches come off the line much faster and are less expensive because of this.
Chain stitches are used in the horizontal seams (i.e.
www.fivestarflags.com /american-flags.phtml?srchqry=pack   (875 words)

  
 Six Flags - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) is the world's largest chain of amusement parks and theme parks and is headquartered in New York City.
The Six Flags chain began in 1961 with the creation of Six Flags Over Texas by Angus G. Wynne at Arlington in Tarrant County, which featured (in the beginning) a Native American village, a gondola ride, a railroad, some Wild West shows, a stagecoach ride, and "Skull Island", a pirate-themed adventure attraction.
Six Flags also announced that it would be moving all of its corporate operations to New York City.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Six_Flags   (1360 words)

  
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Six Flags White Water is a water park located on U.S. 41 in Marietta, Georgia, in the northwestern suburbs of Atlanta.
Six Flags Over Texas is a 200-acre park home to thrill rides, special shows, musical revues, concerts, special holiday events and the Batman stunt show.
Six Flags St. Louis (SFStl, and previously known as Six Flags Over Mid-America) is one of the older, original parks in the Six Flags chain.
www.lycos.com /info/six-flags--park.html   (447 words)

  
 RCPro :: Your Source for High Quality Coaster Information!
Six Flags may enjoy its fair share of mistakes, but some of the parks truly stand out as model parks for the rest of the industry.
Six Flags Over Georgia was one of the first Six Flags and it remains one of the best Six Flags parks in existence.
As for Six Flags Magic Mountain, the basic reason it did not make it was this: putting it on the list would be saying that some great coasters are all a park needs to get on the list, and only if a park does not have numerous great coasters do the other criteria play in.
www.rollercoasterpro.com /articles/sfgems   (4841 words)

  
 Six Flags Over Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Six Flags Over Georgia is a 230-acre theme park located west of Atlanta, in Austell, Georgia.
Opened in 1967, it is the second park in the Six Flags chain, after the original opening in 1961 in Texas.
The six flags in question are those of Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States of America, the Confederate States of America and the state of Georgia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Six_Flags_Over_Georgia   (1575 words)

  
 The History of the Six Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: )
chain, take their names from the six national flags which have flow over the area which is now Texas.
The Texas state flag once flew over Texas as its national flag when Texas was an independent country from 1836 to 1845, after winning independence from Mexico, but before joining the United States.
Between 1861 and 1865, the Confederate flag flew over Texas, as it was a state in the Confederate States of America.
www.parktimes.com /articles/theflags.htm   (175 words)

  
 Star-Telegram | 03/03/2006 | Park's birthday is 2006 theme   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the meantime, Six Flags hopes to have all the groundwork done on the rides by the end of the week and will put up painted plywood fences to keep construction from inconveniencing spring-break visitors.
Six Flags employees are working hard to create thematic props and backdrops for each new ride, said Mike Sossamon, manager of construction and special projects.
Although most of the chain's capital expenditures were set when Shapiro came on board, the new CEO has stressed making the 29 parks more appealing for families.
www.dfw.com /mld/dfw/business/14008219.htm   (739 words)

  
 Fool.com: [Dueling Fools] Six Flags vs. Cedar Fair
Six Flags saw its predecessor, Premiere Parks, come public in 1996 while merely owning a handful of parks.
The company bought the Six Flags chain from what is now AOL Time Warner (NYSE: AOL) in 1998, and it has been operating in its current form for only about three years.
Basically, Six Flags is just over twice as large as Cedar Fair on a revenue basis, but Six Flags has eight times the amount of debt.
www.fool.com /duelingfools/2001/duelingfools01062702.htm   (844 words)

  
 Dizzying buying binge leaves Six Flags ailing | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Over the first six months of 2005, the company reported revenue of $440.9 million, a nearly 10 percent increase over the previous year, but a loss of more than $167 million.
Six Flags gets its name from the six national flags that have flown over Texas: U.S., Texan, Confederate, Mexican, French and Spanish.
The whole purpose of the six flags was to portray the architecture and layout of the different countries," DeWitt said.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050915/news_1b15sixflags.html   (827 words)

  
 Six Flags :: Theme Parks : Gourt
Six Flags () is the world's largest chain of amusement parks and theme parks and is headquartered in New York City.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas has been awarded the title of 'Best Theme Park Shows in the Country' for the past two years by Amusement Business magazine.
Six Flags America is two parks in one with a theme park and...
recreation.gourt.com /Theme-Parks/Six-Flags.html   (955 words)

  
 Six Flags Great Adventure   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This comes at a time when I’ve heard that Six Flags will be allowing for a little more individual freedom in how the parks are run in the 2007 season.
(12/11/06) Six Flags has confirmed the signing of a deal to bring Wiggle’s World to several of their theme parks over the next five years, starting with three of them in 2007, one of which will be at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Certainly Six Flags has made it known that Great Adventure needs some work done to clean up the park in some areas and making a new themed land is one way of doing it.
www.screamscape.com /html/six_flags_great_adventure.htm   (974 words)

  
 New Owner "goofed" it; AP Article - Six Flags over Texas Former Employee Forum
Six Flags gets its name from the six national flags that flew over the area that is now Texas: U.S., Texan, Confederate, Mexican, French and Spanish.
Six Flags now includes 30 parks throughout North America, including parks in Houston, San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Arlington.
In the few years since Six Flags took over Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, the company managed to destroy the charm that was present when the park opened in 1992.
www.sfot.net /sfot-forums/showthread.php?p=749   (1274 words)

  
 Texas
Texas is the only U.S. state to have the flags of six different nations fly over it: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States and the United States.
The flag displays a single, five-point white star on a field of blue with an upper white horizontal stripe and a lower red horizontal stripe.
As with the flag of the United States, the blue stands for loyalty, the white represents strength, and the red is for bravery.
www.crownrelo.com /crown/newsletter.nsf/2006.32.texas.htm   (920 words)

  
 SatSights » Six Flags Marine World
Six Flags Marine World is an amusement and animal park located in Vallejo, California.
As its name implies, it is a part of the Six Flags chain of amusement parks.
Today, Six Flags Marine World provides major revenue to the city of Vallejo, and is now a competitor to the San Francisco Bay Area’s other amusement park Paramount’s Great America in Santa Clara.
www.satsights.com /?p=58   (458 words)

  
 Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags over Georgia is one of only a few Six Flags theme parks which opened as a Six Flags.
Six Flags over Georgia is home to one of the infinite number of B&M inverted Batman coasters.
On the newer Superman coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure in NJ and at Six Flags Great America in IL, there are extreme flout positive-g’s in the center of this loop.
home.comcast.net /~pontiac_2003/coasters/6Georgia/6georgia.html   (3960 words)

  
 Report says Six Flags attendance off 25% - St. Louis Business Journal:
Six Flags St. Louis is counting on a $20 million water park, under construction, to shore up sagging attendance.
The magazine's report said attendance at Six Flags St. Louis fell 25 percent to 1.5 million people last year and blamed the decrease on poor marketing that failed to lure visitors.
In June, Six Flags laid off part of its summer crew, cuts the company indicated were related to Premier's takeover of the business.
www.bizjournals.com /stlouis/stories/1999/01/04/story8.html?t=printable   (403 words)

  
 DenverPost.com - Elitch's ticket: $170 million
Six Flags Elitch Gardens will be open for the season through Oct. 29.
The owner of Denver's Six Flags Elitch Gardens amusement park is seeking $170 million for the 75-acre site, according to a real estate developer who has seen the offering.
Six Flags Inc., which operates 30 parks in North America, is saddled with more than $2 billion in debt and is considering selling Elitch Gardens and five other parks.
www.denverpost.com /business/ci_4144186   (1077 words)

  
 Snyder Claims to Have Control of Six Flags
Six Flags was formerly known as Premier Parks, a regional amusement chain based in Oklahoma City.
The company took on substantial debt to finance the purchase of the Six Flags chain, to purchase additional parks (such as New Orleans' Jazzland) and to upgrade facilities and attractions at many of its original regional parks.
But it seems clear to me that if Six Flags wants to extend its market (and that seems to be Shapiro's forte), then the chain needs to move beyond extreme coasters into other forms of themed entertainment.
www.themeparkinsider.com /columns/robert/280.cfm   (957 words)

  
 Family Vacation Ideas - Theme Parks for Family Vacations
Six Flags owns and operates 30 parks in North America, including 15 of the United State's largest theme parks.
Six Flags parks are located in or around 34 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. Six Flags' fun, family environments comprise innovative rides and exciting attractions including live shows, cutting-edge thrill rides, games, kid friendly play areas, land animals, marine mammals, concerts and special events.
The first Six Flags park took its name from the six countries whose flags had flown over Texas throughout the state's extraordinary history.
www.vacationideas.biz /theme.html   (1275 words)

  
 OKC-based Six Flags Inc. sets Red Zone date; Cedar Point shows Journal Record, The (Oklahoma City) - Find Articles
Six Flags Inc.'s board of directors has set a record date of Oct. 24 to determine which stockholders may participate in the consent solicitation of management challenger Red Zone LLC, the company announced.
The management of Six Flags announced the company was up for auction shortly after Washington Redskins football team owner Dan Snyder said in August that he wanted to secure a 34.9 percent stake in the company.
And if the entire Six Flags chain of 30 parks is picked up by another company instead, Frole said, We'll look at individual parks as well when those opportunities become available.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4182/is_20051018/ai_n15708026   (520 words)

  
 Caller.com: Business
Six Flags Inc. is closing its Six Flags AstroWorld theme park in Houston at the end of the year and is looking for a buyer for the 109-acre site that sits near Reliant Park, Houston's entertainment district and Texas Medical Center.
For his part, Burke points to reported revenues for the second quarter of 2005 that were 8.4 percent higher than the previous year, and attendance that increased by 6.6 percent.
During the first six months of 2005, the company reported revenues of $440.9 million, a nearly 10 percent increase from the previous year, but a loss in net income of more than $167 million.
www.caller.com /ccct/business/article/0,2537,CCCT_873_4082467,00.html   (552 words)

  
 Six Flags trying to be alternative to Disney World
Six Flags has hired Staubach Co., an Addison, Texas, real estate company to analyze the company's real estate holdings and assist in determining what should be sold to pay off debt.
He understands the importance of the thrill seaker audience to Six Flags, and has stated numerous times that he is not going to neglect or abandon them.
Six Flags is trying to be the type of park where a family might say "We want to experience Disney quality entertainment/fun, but it costs too much.
gadvupdates.com /forums/index.php?topic=349.msg4819   (4335 words)

  
 « SFOGnet Forums « Six Flags in the AJC 1/26/06
Six, the dancing bald man in a tux who looks like a senior citizen on a roller-coaster-load of speed.
Six Flags opened a water area called Skull Island last year that was supposed to attract families, but annual park attendance dropped 3 percent, to fewer than 2 million visitors, Shapiro said.
Six Flags Over Georgia will unveil a mammoth ride this year: the $20 million Goliath, which was approved before Shapiro joined the company.
www.sfog.net /forums/index.php?topic=687.0   (3229 words)

  
 Six Flags & Best Western Package
Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. are teaming up to promote family travel.
SIX FLAGS THEME PARKS and BEST WESTERN Best Western International, Inc., and Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. are teaming up to promote family travel.
Six Flags is participating in Best Western's new Family Plan by providing park discount coupons for Best Western's Family Fun Pack, a special offers packet given to Family Plan guests at check-in, and by hosting Best Western's Young Travelers Club parties at Six Flags parks.
www.familytravelguides.com /articles/themeparks   (171 words)

  
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Six Flags announced that it will launch its new VIP Program at all its US-based theme parks for the 2007 season.
Just getting there from the Caribbean was a pain in itself, so if I had only been able to ride two coasters all day, I would've been pissed.
If someone handed me $250 to do whatever I wanted with it, spending it on a VIP experience at a Six Flags park would be very, very low on the list.
www.coasterbuzz.com /2007-74-742609.htm   (606 words)

  
 Thrillrider's Guide to the Galaxy
They'd be able to step in and improve the park more than Six Flags could, beginning with infrastructure.
Next time, I'll talk about Six Flags and why enthusiasts are overanalyzing every move they make.
They ranged from Anheuser Busch (my favorite, but it is not overlooked), Cedar Fair (God forbid) and Six Flags (which I hope was a joke).
blog.thrillnetwork.com   (1547 words)

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