Six Flags closing parks nationwide amid coronavirus outbreak

Six Flags over Georgia announced Friday that the Cobb County theme park will close its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Six Flags over Georgia announced Friday that the Cobb County theme park will close its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Six Flags over Georgia announced Friday that the amusement park will close its gates temporarily amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, a Six Flags spokeswoman said the park would suspend operations through the end of March before re-evaluating the situation.

The decision comes one day after park officials announced Six Flags locations would remain open amid coronavirus concerns.

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“Our goal is to support our team members and our communities by never compromising the safety of guests or employees,” President and CEO Mike Spanos said in a statement. “Since the onset of COVID-19, we have followed the guidance of federal, state and local authorities. As of today, many states have declared a state of emergency and are recommending that all non-essential gatherings of large groups be postponed or canceled.”

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In addition to the Cobb County park, Six Flags is closing nine other locations across the U.S., officials said.

The decision whether to reopen the locations at the end of March will be made on a “park-by-park basis,” Spanos said.

Guests with questions are asked to go online for more information.

Other shuttered locations include:

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California;
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California;
  • Hurricane Harbor Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona;
  • Six Flags over Texas in Arlington, Texas;
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas;
  • Frontier City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
  • Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri;
  • Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland;
  • Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in Lake George, New York.

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