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How Much Does It Cost To Rent Out Six Flags?

Last Updated on January 16, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Having an amusement park like Six Flags all to yourself sounds like a wild fantasy. But for the ultra-wealthy, renting out the whole park for a private celebration or corporate event can be done! Of course, being able to afford to entirely rent Six Flags doesn’t come cheap.

In this article, we’ll look at estimated costs to rent out various Six Flags locations. We’ll also go over some past examples of celebrities or companies who have paid to take over a Six Flags for the day. Read on to learn if this exclusive amusement park experience could fit your budget!

Key Takeaways on Renting Six Flags Parks:

  • Renting out a whole Six Flags park typically starts at around $1 million for a full day event.
  • Half-day rentals may be possible for $500,000 to $750,000+.
  • The cost can exceed $2 million for major parks like Six Flags Magic Mountain.
  • Celebrities like Nick Cannon and companies like Coca-Cola have rented Six Flags for seven-figure sums before.
  • A full buyout includes unlimited private park access, rides, catering, entertainment, and more.
  • Group packages and venue rentals can offer some exclusive Six Flags access at lower price points.

How Much Does It Cost to Rent Out Six Flags for a Day?

Renting out an entire Six Flags park typically starts at around $1 million for a one-day private event. But the exact cost varies greatly depending on:

  • Which Six Flags location
  • Time of the year
  • Number of guests
  • How long you want the park (full day, half day, etc)
  • Food and beverage needs
  • Any special requests

Most full-day buyouts run 12 hours or more. This means that you will spend a little under $100,000 per hour to have Six Flags all for yourself. Half-day rentals for around 6 hours are more affordable, starting at around $500,000.

Among the most popular Six Flags parks, renting out the entire Magic Mountain location in California is estimated to be one of the most expensive, exceeding $2 million for a day.

The larger the park and the more attractions it has, the higher the rental rate will likely be. Weekends and peak seasons also drive up pricing compared to off-peak times.

So realistically, expect to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million to $2 million+ to rent out a Six Flags park for a full day. It takes deep pockets to fund your own private Six Flags takeover!

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Six Flags Park?

Now that we talked about rental costs, let’s get an idea of how much it takes just to build a Six Flags park in the first place. Constructing these massive amusement parks requires huge upfront investments, with costs usually in the hundreds of millions.

According to one roller coaster architect, just the budget for rides and attractions at a single Six Flags park can total around $300 million. That’s not even factoring in other infrastructure like restaurants, landscaping, buildings, utilities, parking lots, etc.

All in, a new Six Flags park built from the ground up would likely cost a minimum of $500 million. Existing parks that upgrade with new rides and features need tens of millions in ongoing reinvestment as well.

The costs of ticket packages and passes at 6 Flags


Six Flags Prices BreakdownNot everyone can afford to book Six Flags, but everyone can afford to purchase a ticket and visit this entire theme park. Expect to pay anywhere between $28 and $100 for a ticket at Six Flags. The more rides you will get on, the more money you will spend.

Also, you can purchase a membership from Six Flags. It would be a little more expensive, but it will surely be worth the cost because you will be able to access more services.

You might also like our articles on the cost of visiting Urban Air, Disney World, or Universal Studios.

In the table below you will find the average costs of different categories of tickets and passes at Six Flags.

Memberships, Tickets, and Passes
Basic season pas Starts from $59.99 each
One day tickets Starts from $24.99 each
Gold Plus $6.99/mo or $79.99 for full
Platinum $9.49/mo or $109.99 for full payment
Diamond $12.49/mo or $154.99 for full
Diamond elite $18.49/mo or $224.99 for full
Group tickets $22.99 each

Who Has Rented Out Six Flags Parks Before?

While not a common occurrence, there are some famous previous examples of individuals or companies spending the big bucks to rent Six Flags for the day:

  • Nick Cannon – Reportedly paid around $1.2 million to rent out a California Six Flags water park in 2011 for a birthday party for his twins.
  • Kylie Jenner – Rumored to have rented Magic Mountain for her 18th birthday party in 2015, likely costing over $1 million.
  • Travis Scott – Rented out Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston for a private concert and party in 2019. Price unknown but estimated in the millions.
  • Corporate rentals – Companies like Coca Cola have rented Six Flags parks for private employee events or product launches. These likely cost $1 million+.

So while it doesn’t come up too often, big names in entertainment, sports, and business have splashed out seven-figure sums before to take over a Six Flags for exclusive private events. It’s a major luxury accessible only to the ultra-wealthy.

What Does Renting Six Flags Include?

If you can foot the high bill to rent Six Flags, what exactly do you get as part of the package? A full buyout will typically include:

  • Exclusive access to the entire theme park for your chosen time frame
  • Rights to invite as many guests as you want (with attendance limits based on park size and staffing)
  • All rides, roller coasters, attractions open just for your group
  • Private catering, food and beverages
  • Custom decoration and theming if desired
  • Some staffing for operations, parking, security, etc
  • Potential option for special entertainment like concerts, characters, etc

So with the right budget, you can essentially customize and transform the park into your own private wonderland. From illimitable ride time to personalized menus, decor, entertainment, and more, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination (and bank account balance!)

Is There a More Affordable Way to Rent Six Flags?

While renting out an entire Six Flags is an unattainable goal for most, there are some more budget-friendly alternatives:

  • Ask about renting out only select pavilions or venues within Six Flags parks for private events. This will cost a fraction of renting the whole park.
  • Look into group pricing, packages, and memberships from Six Flags for discounted admission and perks when visiting during normal park hours with a large group.
  • Consider renting out other more affordable amusement parks or entertainment venues in your area for a private event.

While you may not be able to buy out the entire park, there are ways to still get some exclusive Six Flags access for your special occasion within most budgets.

While most of us can only daydream about buying out a Six Flags, it’s fun to know just how much it would cost! Understandably, renting out these world-class theme parks requires world-class bank accounts. But exploring the possibilities lets your imagination run free.

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