The Cedar Fair and Six Flags merger is moving ahead, with the two companies announcing a July 1 date as the expected completion date.

After that date, the two amusement park chains will be trading under the same New York Stock Exchange symbol (taking over Cedar Fair’s “FUN”) and operate under the name Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. The combined company will encompass 42 amusement and water parks in North America, and be valued at $8 billion. 

Company headquarters will move to Charlotte, North Carolina, though today’s press release says that “significant finance and administrative operations” will remain in Cedar Fair’s longtime home of Sandusky, Ohio. 

Cedar Fair CEO Richard Zimmerman had previously been announced as taking over the same role in the new company. As announced Tuesday, most of his executive team is coming with him. 

Cedar Fair’s chief operating officer Tim Fisher, chief financial officer Brian Witherow, chief legal and compliance officer Brian Nurse and chief strategy officer Christian Dieckmann will all be taking over the same role in the new Six Flags. The only Six Flags exec to be a part of the new C-suite will be Gary Mick, the current CFO at Six Flags, who will now become the Chief Integration Officer. 

Current Six Flags CEO Selim Bassoul will become executive chairman of the new company’s board of directors. 

“We are fortunate to have a proven team of leaders who bring decades of park operating experience and significant expertise in integrating businesses and achieving synergy targets for the combined company,” Zimmerman said in a press release. “Their insights and complementary skill sets will be instrumental as we combine two of North America’s iconic amusement park companies and forge a new future together.”

To the average park guest, the merger will likely have no immediate impact, coming in the middle of parks’ summer seasons. No parks in either chain are expected to change their names

 Managers at individual parks have told Theme Park Tribune that, so far, they have not heard about any changes that will occur once the merger was completed. The managers stressed that when the merger was first announced last November, they heard about it at the same time as the general public.