Save $10+ Per Ticket For Universal Studios Hollywood (Limited Time Offer)

What is the Meaning of Six Flags? (Theme Park) | Easily Explained

Every theme park has a unique reason of how their name came to be.

In this page, we will explain how the Six Flags theme park received its name, and what it represents.

Why is Six Flags Called Six Flags?

Six Flags received their name from honoring the Six nations that have governed the state of Texas throughout its history.

These six nations include:

  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Mexico
  4. Republic of Texas
  5. United States of America
  6. Confederate States of America
why is six flags called six flags

Originally, when the first Six Flags park in history opened (Six Flags Over Texas), it had six different themed areas around the park representing these nations.

These themed areas gave guests an opportunity to experience unique eras that is typically only captured in movies. 

Guests were exposed to French, Spanish & even Cowboy cultures.

Six Flags in Present Times

Over the decades, many areas have been removed or combined with other areas, to make room for newer themed areas such as Gotham City, Goodtimes Square, Boomtown & Tower.

In recent years, the Confederate flag has been removed, and replaced with the USA flag.

Although the Six Flags park was originally named relating to the state of Texas, the Six Flags company would expand into different states, but still keep the Six Flags name.

Six Flags would expand to 27 locations in North America, with 24 of them located in the United States.

six flags locations

Out of those 24 properties, 13 of them are actual Six Flags parks, and the rest of them are water parks.

Related Articles

Six Flags Season Pass: Everything That You Want to Know

Does Six Flags Close When it Rains?

Does Six Flags Have Free Parking?

What is a Six Flags Flash Pass?

Can You Bring Food or Water Into Six Flags?

Can Six Flags Scan Tickets From Your Phone?

Does Six Flags Have a Water Park?

Does Six Flags Have Lockers?

What's Included in a Six Flags Annual Pass?

Six Flags Dining Pass: Everything You Need to Know

How to Cancel a Six Flags Membership

Costco Six Flags Tickets | Ultimate Guide & Deals