Prophetstown, Illinois Resident Bags $2,500 in Mr. Six Look-Alike Contest at
Six Flags Great America

GURNEE, Illinois - July 9, 2004 - Jordan Pope, 13, of Prophetstown, Ill., won $2,500 cash and other prizes at the Mr. Six Look-Alike Contest today at Six Flags Great America. Over 200 individuals donned tuxedos and red bow ties and danced to emulate the new Ambassador of Fun at Six Flags theme parks. Some even shaved their heads to enhance their chances of winning.

"Jordan truly embodies the Spirit of Six Flags!" said Jim Crowley, marketing director, Six Flags Great America. "He had Mr. Six's unique dance moves down to a science…the crowd went wild when he took the stage!"

Pope was selected from a group of Mr. Six wannabes who traveled to Six Flags Great America from as far away as Atlanta and Barstow, Calif., for the chance to see Six Flags' irresistible, quirky dancing old man. All of the finalists donned costumes and danced to Mr. Six's popular theme song "We Like to Party" by the Vengaboys.

The Six Flags ad campaign debuted nationwide in mid-March and has catapulted the theme park's new icon to celebrity status. "We were bowled over by the response Mr. Six has received from the public and the news media," Hank Salemi, senior vice president, marketing, Six Flags, Inc., explained. "The buzz has far exceeded our original hopes for the campaign. We had no idea that America would embrace Mr. Six with this level of enthusiasm. The overwhelming response to his first appearance at our park in Gurnee, Illinois is a great example of this phenomenon."

Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company. Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates a total of 31 parks in North America and Europe. Six Flags parks serve 34 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Six Flags is a publicly held corporation with corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma City. The company's stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS. America Online keyword: Six Flags.

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Michelle Hoffman/Connie Costello 847-249-2133, ext. 6100

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