Enjoy Six Flags America in Maryland this summer. It may be the last one they’re open.
Despite concerns the amusement park chain may drop into Chapter 11, the park over in Largo is still planning on opening on April 4. The company’s still struggling with a $300M debt-load from its former owners. However, PR Manager Julia Filz contacted me in order to make it clear to our readers that “the restructuring, while serious business, in no way affects our daily operations. Six Flags America is planning for an exciting season, with more concerts than ever, a new family train ride, a bigger daily show package than ever before, a new Johnny Rockets, a new Cold Stone Creamery, and a new three-point basketball challenge game.”
According to park officials, Six Flags will be hiring hundreds more people than in previous years, which is good news to many teens and college students looking for “fun summer work” in this tough economy.
ABC 7 News has a breakdown of the park’s debt problems, and there’s a piece in the New York Times to help put the whole situation in context. But for those of you who don’t care, better make your plans to enjoy the park this year. It may not be around after August.