Motley Fool: Apple is Good Candidate for Buying Six Flags

Regional theme park giant Six Flags is on the selling block, and Apple Computer would make a good candidate for buying the company, according to Rick Munarriz of The Motley Fool. The surprising suggestion is based on the idea that doing so would allow Apple to reach out to its iPod constituency, and promote the Mac platform at the same time.

"Apple Computer has the greenery on its balance sheet to make an all-cash buyout happen," he wrote. "Given its volatile share price, though, Apple would be taking a real gamble if the market interpreted the acquisition as misguided -- even though it wouldnit be."

He continued, "From digital delivery of onboard photographs to podcast updates and park reviews, Apple could really turn Six Flags into an Apple-centric experience in no time."

The thoughts are part of a two part article where Mr. Munarriz looks at 12 potential suitors for Six Flags, including Sony, Viacom, Disney, News Corp, General Electric, among others.

*In the interest of full disclosure, the author holds a small share in AAPL stock that was not an influence in the creation of this article.  

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