Chicago Daily Herald

New CEO Mark Shapiro, who took over as chief of Six Flags Inc. on Dec. 14, said his goal is to get mothers and fathers with younger children back to a theme park they remember 30 years ago.

To do that, the production of new roaring roller coasters will slow down as the park focuses on family entertainment.

“Understand, we are not doing away with new roller coasters completely,” he said. “But, spending $50 million of our $150 million capital improvement budget on a roller coaster doesn’t leave much to run the park.”