Six Flags is Merging with Cedar Fair – What does that mean for Six Flags New England?
It’s pretty huge news, especially if you’re a thrill-seeker: Six Flags is merging with Cedar Fair Entertainment to form an $8 billion entertainment juggernaut of a company. But the question everyone in New England is asking is…
What does the Six Flags Cedar Fair merger mean for Six Flags New England?
It means more characters!! Yayyyyyyy! Sorry but even as an adult I get those childhood vibes when I see human-sized cartoon mascots walking around. Six Flags currently has a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. That’s why you may have seen Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Elmer Fudd, the Tazmanian Devil and other Looney Tunes characters walking around Six Flags New England. That will continue. Six Flags also has a licensing agreement with DC Comics. Think Superman and Batman and not so much Spider Man and The Avengers. That too shall continue. Where things get interesting is: Cedar Fair has the licensing agreement with “Peanuts.” So soon Wonder Woman may be rubbing elbows with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Peppermint Patty at Six Flags New England.
It will also expand their theme park portfolio quite a bit. Currently Six Flags has 27 parks across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Cedar Fair currently operates 17 parks in nine U.S. states and Canada. So if you’re quick at the math you already know that in grand total they will be running 44 parks as a freshly merged company.
Will Six Flags parks be changing their names to Cedar Fair?
That hasn’t been announced yet, however, those taking guesses on the internet (non-reliable info but interesting) think if any name changes happen it will be Cedar Fair changing their park names to fall in line with the new “Six Flags” company name. That’s probably a fairly safe bet.Cedar Fair is headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Six Flags headquarters are in Arlington, Texas. The combined company will be headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.Hey while we’re talking about Superman and Foghorn Leghorn and Woodstock the bird, did you know THESE 10 fictional characters were from Massachusetts? Checky checky: