Six Flags Entertainment Corp. on Thursday named Brian Bacica park president for Six Flags Great Adventure properties, which include Six Flags Great Adventure, Hurricane Harbor New Jersey and Six Flag’s Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure in Jackson.
In joining the Six Flags Great Adventure team, Bacica brings with him a diverse knowledge of the attractions industry and a strong history of leadership.
“Brian’s years of experience in leadership roles and his diverse background in food and beverage, events and theme parks make him the perfect choice to lead these three extraordinary properties,” Jason Freeman, Six Flags vice president of operations, public safety, maintenance and engineering, said.
Bacica most recently served as a regional vice president at TriMark USA and has held executive positions with Au Bon Pain and PEAK Event Services. He spent much of his career in theme parks, including roles with the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Universal Parks & Resorts.
Bacica’s theme park experience started as operations manager, food & beverage, at the Disneyland Resort, and was followed by a number of progressively responsible leadership positions with Universal. Bacica created several revenue-generating initiatives as the senior vice president of revenue operations at Universal Studios Hollywood and general manager of Universal CityWalk. As the SVP of revenue operations at Universal Orlando, he played an integral part in the successful opening of Volcano Bay Waterpark.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work for the world’s largest regional theme park company at one of its most unique properties,” said Bacica. “Six Flags Great Adventure is a one-of-a-kind destination including one of the largest drive-through safaris outside of Africa, the region’s best water park and world-class coasters. I look forward to working with the team to continue driving park initiatives while enhancing the guest experience for years to come.”