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Six Flags Evaluates Impact from Mexico Earthquake


Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world's largest
regional theme park company, noting yesterday's serious earthquake near
Mexico City, provides this update about the company's two parks in
Mexico. Most importantly, Six Flags is thankful that all of its
employees in Mexico appear to be safe and sound. Six Flags Mexico and
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec were closed at the time of the

The earthquake struck in the State of Puebla, south of Mexico City,
which is about 50 miles from the company's new water park in Oaxtepec. A
preliminary investigation indicates damage to a number of the structures
in the water park and the company is currently assessing the extent of
the damage. After a careful evaluation, the company will be in a better
position to understand the extent of the damage, develop a remediation
plan and assess when the park will reopen.

Damage to the theme park in Mexico City appears to be minimal. However,
consistent with its emphasis on safety for guests and employees, the
company is in the process of evaluating all rides and structures in the
park and will only reopen the park for guests when the company is
entirely satisfied after a thorough safety review.

The company maintains both property and business interruption insurance,
and does not currently believe the consequences of the earthquake will
be material to its results or prospects.

Six Flags extends heartfelt thoughts and prayers to its employees and to
all those impacted by the earthquake.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional
theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 20 parks across the
United States, Mexico and Canada. For 56 years, Six Flags has
entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed
rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more
information, visit

Forward Looking Statements

The information contained in this release, other than historical
information, consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in
such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others,
(i) the adequacy of cash flows from operations, available cash and
available amounts under our credit facilities to meet our future
liquidity needs, (ii) our ability to roll out our capital enhancements
in a timely and cost effective manner, (iii) our ability to improve
operating results by implementing strategic cost reductions, and
organizational and personnel changes without adversely affecting our
business, (iv) our operations and results of operations, and (v) the
risk factors or uncertainties listed from time to time in the company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). In
addition, important factors, including factors impacting attendance,
such as local conditions, contagious diseases, events, disturbances and
terrorist activities; recall of food, toys and other retail products
sold at our parks; risk of accidents occurring at the company's parks or
other parks in the industry and adverse publicity concerning our parks
or other parks in the industry; inability to achieve desired
improvements and our aspirational financial performance goals; adverse
weather conditions such as excess heat or cold, rain and storms; general
financial and credit market conditions; economic conditions (including
customer spending patterns); changes in public and consumer tastes;
construction delays in capital improvements or ride downtime;
competition with other theme parks and other entertainment alternatives;
dependence on a seasonal workforce; unionization activities and labor
disputes; laws and regulations affecting labor and employee benefit
costs, including increases in state and federally mandated minimum
wages, and healthcare reform; pending, threatened or future legal
proceedings and the significant expenses associated with litigation;
cyber security risks and other factors could cause actual results to
differ materially from the company's expectations. Although the company
believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking
statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such
expectations will be realized and actual results could vary materially.
Reference is made to a more complete discussion of forward-looking
statements and applicable risks contained under the captions "Cautionary
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the
company's Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, and its
other filings and submissions with the SEC, each of which are available
free of charge on the company's investor relations website at
and on the SEC's website at

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