29 June 2006
If you love them, set them free
Six Flags didn't love either of its Oklahoma City properties, or so it seemed to me, but just the same, White Water Bay and Frontier City have been set free: an Oklahoma-based investment group headed by Ed Lynn and Franklin Boyer has acquired the two parks for an undisclosed sum.
Six Flags, once headquartered in Oklahoma City, relocated earlier this year after a buyout and vowed to concentrate on its bigger-volume theme parks, a business plan which essentially doomed the Oklahoma facilities.
Lynn, a director of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, owns the local Buffalo Wild Wings franchise.
Update, 30 June: Six Flags claims there is no deal.