Frontier City, White Water Bay under new management
Oklahoma City attractions Frontier City and White Water Bay will be managed by a firm run by former owners Kieran Burke and Gary Story.
When they open later this year, Frontier City and White Water Bay will be under new management — by some familiar faces.
The parks' owner, CNL Lifestyle Properties, has reached a management agreement with former owners Kieran Burke and Gary Story.
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“We could not be more excited about the opportunity to once again manage both Frontier City and White Water Bay,” Burke said.
“Our love for this city, these parks and the team members we have worked with make this an especially rewarding assignment.”
Pair left company in 2005
The pair used to own both parks on their way to building Six Flags Inc. into the largest regional theme park company in the world with 39 parks in eight countries.
Burke and Story left the company in 2005. Six Flags sold Frontier City and White Water Bay to CNL two years later.
Story said the theme park business never left his blood, even though he had retired.
“There's no better product than fun,” he said.
Story and Burke began looking for new opportunities in the business after Six Flags let Burke out of his noncompete clause.
They acquired water-park, marina and RV resort Nashville Shores in 2009 and added Ocean Breeze Waterpark in Virginia Beach this year, but Story still kept an eye on Frontier City.