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Six Flags New England Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

Six Flags New England, or SFNE, is a theme park in the Six Flags chain of parks, named for the New England region in which it is located. Six Flags New England is located in greater Springfield, Massachusetts, in the nearby town of Agawam, Massachusetts. Like most other Six Flags parks, Six Flags New England […]

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Six Flags America Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

Six Flags America is a theme park located in Largo in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It lies 15 miles (24 km) east of Washington D.C., and 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Baltimore. It sits on a site of 523 acres (2.12 km┬▓), 131 of which is currently used for park operations. The park’s history […]

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Six Flags Over Georgia Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

Six Flags Over Georgia is a 230-acre theme park located west of Atlanta, in Austell, Georgia. Opened in 1967, it is the second park in the Six Flags chain, after the original opening in 1961 in Texas. Six Flags Over Georgia and its two sister parks, Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis, […]

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Aerial and Birds Eye View

Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located just west of the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. It opened on Memorial Day weekend on May 29, 1971 as Magic Mountain, by the Newhall Land and Farming Company, the development company behind the district of Valencia. It was not until 1979, […]

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Aerial and Birds Eye View

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, formerly Six Flags Marine World, Marine World, and Marine World Africa USA, is an amusement and animal park located in Vallejo, California. It has a variety of roller coasters and other amusement rides, with a number of animal exhibits and shows. It has been part of the Six Flags chain of […]

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Six Flags Great America Chicago Aerial and Birds Eye View

Six Flags Great America is the Chicago metropolitan area’s Six Flags theme park located in Gurnee, Illinois. It first opened in 1976 as Marriott’s Great America. Six Flags purchased the park from the Marriott Corporation in 1984 making it the seventh park in the chain. Today, the park boasts eight themed sections, a 13-acre water […]

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Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Aerial and Birds Eye View

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is the ninth amusement park to use the Six Flags name. It has many attractions such as Chang, one of the world’s longest steel stand-up roller coasters. The park also includes a free water park called Splashwater Kingdom. The park is built on 58 acres of land, […]

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Cedar Fair’s Knott’s Berry Farm Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

Knott’s Berry Farm is a brand name of two separate entities: a theme park in Buena Park, California, and a manufacturer of food specialty products (primarily jams and preserves) based in Placentia, California. Together, the two entities have almost a 90-year legacy in the United States. In addition, Knott’s has developed three Soak City USA […]

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Cedar Fair’s California’s Great America Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

In May 2006, it was announced that Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. would be acquiring the entire Paramount Parks chain for $1.24 Billion USD. On June 30, 2006, Cedar Fair announced it completed the acquisition of Paramount Parks, including Great America. The transaction includes licensing agreements with Nickelodeon and Paramount, providing the park the option to […]

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Cedar Fair’s Worlds of Fun Theme Park Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

Worlds of Fun opened on May 26, 1973, at a cost of 25 million dollars. It was situated at the northern edge of a vast industrial complex developed by Hunt in the bluffs above the Missouri River in Clay County, Missouri. Immediately south of the park is Hunt’s SubTropolis underground business complex. At the time, […]

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Cedar Fair’s Valleyfair Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

The park was created and built by two local businessmen whose dream it was to build an amusement park that would provide entertainment for the entire family. In August of 1974, construction of Valleyfair began. When the park opened in 1976, it included extensive land development, rides, attractions, buildings and landscaping. High Roller–the sole roller […]

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Cedar Fair’s Michigan’s Adventure Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

The park was originally founded as the Deer Park, a petting zoo, in 1956. In 1968, Roger Jourden purchased the park and began selling off the deer and purchasing attractions, eventually renaming it Deer Park Funland. In 1988, Jourden added the Wolverine Wildcat roller coaster. At this time, he changed the name to Michigan’s Adventure. […]

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Cedar Fair’s Kings Island Ohio Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

Kings Island is a 364 acre (1.5 km┬▓) amusement park located in the city of Mason, in Warren County, Ohio, USA. The park is located 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Cincinnati. The park owns close to 775 acres (3.2 km┬▓) of land, but only 364 acres (1.5 km┬▓) are currently developed. Kings Island is […]

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Cedar Fair’s Cedar Point Ohio Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

Cedar Point is a 364 acre (1.5 km┬▓) amusement park located in Sandusky, Ohio, U.S. on a narrow peninsula jutting into Lake Erie. It currently holds the world record for most roller coasters with 17, one of them being the world’s second tallest and second fastest roller coaster, Top Thrill Dragster, which reaches speeds of […]

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Cedar Fair’s Dorney Park Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is a United States amusement and water park. It has a large number of elaborate roller coasters, children’s rides, and features one of the largest water parks in the country, Wildwater Kingdom. Dorney Park is one of the most popular amusement parks on the East Coast of the United States. […]

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Cedar Fair’s Kings Dominion Theme Park Aerial View

Kings Dominion is a 400-acre (1.6 km┬▓) amusement park located in Doswell in Hanover County 23 miles (37 km) north of Richmond, Virginia and 83 miles (134 km) south of Washington, DC on Interstate 95. The park is currently owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, and was part of the former Paramount Parks chain that […]

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Cedar Fair’s Carowinds Theme Park Aerial and Bird’s Eye Views

Carowinds is a 112-acre theme park, located adjacent to I-77 on the state line between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte and Fort Mill, respectively. The park opened on March 31, 1973, at a cost of $30 million, after a four-year planning period spearheaded by Charlotte businessman Earl Patterson Hall, who was inspired to build […]

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