Don McCoy named president at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has named Don McCoy as park president of Los Angeles-based theme parks Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor-LA, and Hurricane Harbor Phoenix. McCoy succeeds Neal Thurman who has left the company after 25 years to become president of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Park, Tampa, Florida. McCoy is a 35-year Six Flags veteran who most recently served as Park President of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord in Vallejo, California. He also previously served as Park President of the Great Escape Resort property in Lake George, New York.
McCoy began his theme park career in 1983 as part of the park service team at Wet n Wild Orlando before moving in 1992 to Wet n Wild in Texas, now Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. He quickly rose through the ranks while earning his BA in Finance from the University of Central Florida.
Prior to his first Park President role at the Great Escape, Don served in a number of leadership positions throughout the company including at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor-Arlington, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia, and Six Flags White Water.