June 30, 1998
Sherrie Bang, former vice president of marketing for Six Flags California, has been named western division regional marketing vice president for Premier Parks Inc., which recently purchased Six Flags Theme Parks. Bang, a Studio City resident who began her Six Flags career in 1982 at Six Flags Magic Mountain, will oversee marketing efforts for 14 theme and water parks in the West. The territory includes California, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
December 22, 1998 |
A U.S. jury raised to $454 million a verdict against affiliates of media giant Time Warner Inc. in a case arising from a contract dispute at the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park. The jury in Gwinnett County, Georgia, awarded $197 million in compensatory damages last week to the Six Flags Fund and the Six Flags Over Georgia partnership. The same jury on Monday imposed $257 million in punitive damages, according to the plaintiffs' lawyer.
May 13, 2000 |
In a case that helped trigger regulation of California amusement parks, the family of a 17-year-old girl who died in a 1997 water slide collapse has tentatively settled a negligence lawsuit for $1.7 million. In the agreement--a copy of which was obtained Friday by The Times--none of the defendants admitted liability. The defendants include Waterworld USA in Concord, Calif.; its parent company, Premier Parks Inc.
May 13, 1999 |
Besides Walt Disney Co., who's the biggest theme park operator? That would be Premier Parks Inc. since the Oklahoma City company bought Magic Mountain in Valencia last year along with the rest of the Six Flags chain. It is currently re-branding its other parks with that well-known name. And what's in the name? Plenty for parks like Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, Calif., where attendance rose 66% last year to 1.8 million with the new banner and multiple improvements.
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October 3, 1998 |
Permanent metal detectors will be installed at the shared entrance to the Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor theme parks, officials with the parks' operator, Six Flags, announced Friday. By December, all visitors to the adjacent Valencia parks will be required to pass through the high-tech screening devices to help ensure no weapons find their way inside, officials said.
July 14, 2000 |
Time Warner Inc. said it will take a nonrecurring $50-million charge against second-quarter earnings to help cover its share of a multimillion-dollar damage award a Georgia appeals court upheld Thursday. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that New York-based Time Warner and other former owners of Six Flags Over Georgia must pay the theme park's new owners about $530 million for delaying the opening of a ride based on the "Batman" movies and other mismanagement.