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January 19, 2006

Six Flags Theme Parks Smoke Free Starting This Year

New York -- Six Flags announced today a new company policy under which its theme parks across the country will become "smoke free environments". This new rule is the newest element in the company's attempt to improve the family entertainment experience at its parks.

"Our mission at Six Flags this season is to enhance our entire guest experience -- and that includes doing all we can to ensure our parks are family-friendly," said Mark Shapiro, Six Flags President and CEO. "Making our parks smoke-free will be an enhancement to the quality of the Six Flags experience, and our guests will think so too -- nobody should be forced to dodge clouds of smoke when they're strolling through the park with their children."

The initiative expands on current park policy, which states that guests cannot smoke in children's areas, ride lines or waterparks. Designated smoking zones will be set-aside within each park to accommodate the parks' smoking patrons.

"Designating specific smoking zones will allow for a cleaner, friendlier park atmosphere where families can enjoy spending their day," added Shapiro.

Six Flags is the world's largest regional theme park company.

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