The world of themed entertainment may be seeing a big shakeup. Six Flags Entertainment has reportedly approached Cedar Fair LP with a merger offer, according to Yahoo.
- The potential merger would combine two of the largest amusement park operators in the country.
- Details on the offer have not been shared but Cedar Fair is reportedly considering it.
- The move comes just a few months ahead of the planned retirement of Six Flags CEO James Reid-Anderson at the end of February.
- Six Flags is already the world’s largest regional theme park operator, but clearly this move is an effort to further expand their footprint and potentially increase ticket pricing power.
- Neither Six Flags not Cedar Fair have commented on the potential deal at this time.
- Cedar Fair is based in Sandusky, Ohio and owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks and an indoor water park across the U.S. and in Toronto, Ontario.
- Six Flags is based in Grand Prairie, Texas, and has 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.