Six Flags Entertainment Corp is a Delaware Corporation. The Company owns and operates regional theme, water and zoological parks. It is a theme park operator. Of the 18 regional theme and water parks, 16 are located in the United States, one is located in Mexico City, Mexico and one is located in Montreal, Canada. Its US theme parks serve the top 10 designated market areas. The Company's theme parks serve an aggregate population of approximately 100 million people and 175 million people within a radius of 50 miles and 100 miles, respectively. Its parks occupy approximately 4,500 acres of land and in addition, it owns approximately 1,100 acres of potentially developable land. It owns the Six Flags brand name in the United States and foreign countries throughout the world. To capitalize on this name recognition, 16 of its parks are branded as Six Flags parks. It holds exclusive long-term licenses for theme park usage throughout the United States (except the Las Vegas metropolitan area), Canada, Mexico and other countries of certain Warner Bros. and DC Comics characters. These characters include Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Yosemite Sam, Batman, Superman and others. Its parks are located in geographically diverse markets across North America and they generally offer a selection of state-of-the-art and traditional thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, restaurants, concerts and shows, game venues and retail outlets, and thereby provide a complete family-oriented entertainment experience. In the aggregate, during 2012 its theme parks offered approximately 800 rides, including over 130 roller coasters. Its parks compete directly with other theme parks, water and amusement parks and indirectly with all other types of recreational facilities and forms of entertainment within their market areas, including movies, sports attractions and vacation travel. The Company's operations are subject to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations including laws and regulations governing water and sewer discharges, air emissions, soil and groundwater contamination, the maintenance of underground and above-ground storage tanks and the disposal of waste and hazardous materials.