SANDUSKY, Ohio-- Six Flags is making moves to buy Cedar Fair, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
The company, which owns Cedar Point in Sandusky, is considering cash-and-stock offers, according to Reuters.
FOX 8 reached out to Cedar Fair for a statement. A Six Flags spokeswoman said the company does not comment or respond to rumors.
Six Flags currently owns 26 parks while Cedar Fair has 11 amusement parks and five waterparks.
In 2000, Six Flags bought Geauga Lake in Aurora and rebranded it as Six Flags Ohio. The next year, it purchased SeaWorld Ohio to create a combined park, which was eventually sold to Cedar Point. Geauga Lake closed in 2006.
"That park has been in this community for 150 years and we know that, regardless of any potential changes, it’s going to be here for a long time," said Sandusky City Manager Eric Wobser.
Wobser said Cedar Fair has invested both in and outside the amusement park gates. Construction is now underway on a new partnership between Cedar Fair and Bowling Green State University in downtown Sandusky.
The Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management is billed as the first of its kind in the country and expected to open the summer of 2020.
"That’s a $15 million investment, in total, that will bring 80 apartments and a classroom facility right to downtown Sandusky," Wobser said.