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December 21, 1991
So, you're bored with "Slowtime," Mr. Barnett (Viewpoint, Dec. 14)? So you would rather see the Lakers fast break and lose instead of seeing them play some defense and win? You say you have been rooting against the Lakers because they are boring and have gotten away from an entertainment tradition? Let me tell you something. The Lakers have a tradition, all right. It's a tradition of winning, and if you don't realize that, then take a look at those six flags on the wall of the Forum.
August 19, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Well, that didn't last long. Six Flags Magic Mountain will relinquish sole ownership of the coveted title of " Roller Coaster Capital of the World " later this year when the Valencia, Calif., amusement park removes one of its record-setting 18 coasters. Magic Mountain boasted of nabbing the coaster title when the Green Lantern: First Flight spinning coaster officially opened in July. The removal of Deja Vu will move Magic Mountain back into a statistical tie with Cedar Point in Ohio, which also has 17 coasters.
November 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Six Flags Inc., the second-largest U.S. theme-park operator, reported third-quarter profit and sales below analysts' estimates. Six Flags fell 44 cents, or 16%, to $2.25. Third-quarter profit dropped 46% as attendance fell on bad weather in Texas and Georgia in July, Six Flags said. The company was also hurt by bad publicity after a 13-year-old girl's feet were severed on a ride at its Kentucky park in June. Net income decreased to $89.7 million, or 61 cents a share, from $164.7 million, or $1.
January 12, 2007 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
Magic Mountain's corporate roller-coaster ride is over for now: The Valencia theme park is no longer for sale. Park owner Six Flags Inc. announced Thursday that it had sold seven of its 30 theme parks and water parks -- but not Magic Mountain, which local authorities feared would be sold as real estate. "It became abundantly clear to us that this is going to be a great season," Six Flags spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg said. "This is not the time to sell Magic Mountain."
July 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Six Flags Inc., the second-largest U.S. theme-park operator, reported a wider loss on spending to draw more families with children. The second-quarter loss was $45.4 million, or 54 cents a share, compared with a loss of $39.6 million, or 48 cents, a year earlier, the New York-based company said. Revenue rose 6.1% to $344.8 million. Chief Executive Mark Shapiro increased attendance by catering to families instead of teenagers. The company spent more to add fireworks, shows and parades.
July 24, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey-- Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides. Photos : Top 10 Six Flags Great Adventure roller coasters Great Adventure was a must-see on my road trip across America's coaster belt, in large part because of the park's three world-class rides: El Toro, Kingda Ka and Nitro.
March 12, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Six Flags Inc., which owns Magic Mountain in Valencia and 19 other theme parks, said Wednesday that it might need to file for Bankruptcy Court protection if the company can't restructure its debt by mid-August. An overhaul of Six Flags' debt is highly uncertain, the New York-based company said in a regulatory filing, causing auditor KPMG to have significant doubt about the theme park company's ability to continue as a going concern. At the center of its financial worries is an Aug.
September 1, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations. > Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012 New Six Flags President and Chief Executive Jim Reid-Anderson said a full slate of new additions would become an annual event, promising to add a new attraction at "every Six Flags park every year. " Six Flags ' 2012 attractions include two new roller coasters, two relocated coasters, three tower rides, three water slide complexes and at least one show.
November 25, 2010 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual property housecleaning at the amusement park chain has left Bugs Bunny, Superman and Scooby-Doo victorious and Thomas the Tank Engine, The Wiggles, Evel Knievel and Tony Hawk vanquished. In a sudden about-face, Six Flags is undoing several licensing agreements established since 2007 for 60 amusement park rides and attractions.
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