Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor has a new president, the amusement park’s parent company announced recently.Neal Thurman, who has been with Six Flags Entertainment in a variety of roles for more than 21 years, now heads the Jackson park. Most recently, he was the park president at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.
“Neal brings a wealth of experience to his new role,” Six Flags spokeswoman Kristin Siebeneicher said in a statement. “He has a long history in the theme park industry, including roles at four different Six Flags parks.”
Thurman replaces John Fitzgerald, who resigned for personal reasons, the company said. Fitzgerald had led the park since 2010.
Before his tenure in San Antonio, Thurman was direct of operations at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, starting in 2007. Prior to that, he joined Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in 2003 as operations manager, eventually rising to director of operations and administration. He joined Six Flags in 1995 at the Six Flags Over Georgia park, working in a variety of roles.