Six Flags and Cedar Fair Reportedly Exploring Potential Merger

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.