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  • Six Flags Over Texas Takes Down Confederate Flag (video at the link)

    08/18/2017 6:09:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Fox 4 KDFW ^ | 08/18/17 | By: FOX4News.com Staff
    ARLINGTON, Texas - Six Flags Over Texas had a change of heart and took down the Confederate States of America flag at the park in Arlington. Since it opened in 1961, the park has displayed flags for governments of Texas history: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the U.S. and the Confederate States of America. The amusement park initially said it would continue to fly a version of the Confederate flag despite the recent push to wipe out such symbols. Park officials told TMZ it felt park patrons were “astute enough to know the difference” between the Confederate States...
  • Six Flags Over Texas removes Confederate flag, reversing earlier decision

    08/18/2017 11:54:30 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 51 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 8-18-17 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    ~snip~ Six Flags Over Texas will remove the Confederate States of America flag from its lineup, and fly only U.S. flags, the company told mySA.com Friday morning following backlash earlier this week. ~snip~ The company flipped its decision Friday morning saying they strive to "make people happy and to create a fun, thrilling and safe family friendly experience for our guests.""We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us. As such, we have changed the flag displays in our parks to feature American flags," the park said in a statement.
  • After Charlottesville, only one flag will fly at Six Flags Over Texas

    08/18/2017 10:16:43 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 44 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 8/18/17 | Bill Hanna
    ARLINGTON Ever since Six Flags opened in 1961, the six flags that have flown over Texas have been a staple of the park. No more. As of Friday morning, the five flags other than the United States flag representing France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas and the Confederacy are being left to the history books.
  • Multiple Cars Catch Fire in Mickey and Friends Parking Structure at Disneyland; Lot Evacuated

    02/13/2017 9:09:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07:05PM, February 13, 2017 | Erika Martin
    Initial damage was estimated to be around $180,000, authorities said Seven people were treated for signs of excessive smoke inhalation and four were transported to a nearby hospital, firefighters said. The lot was evacuated, with park-goers being unable to return to their vehicles until just before 7 p.m. Videos from the scene show thick black smoke billowing from the structure. It was not immediately clear what led to the fire, but authorities did not suspect foul play.
  • Report: People Trapped On Knotts Berry Farm Ride

    12/30/2016 5:57:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    cbsla ^ | December 30, 2016 5:19 PM
    he Orange County Fire Authority told CBS2 riders got trapped when the Sky Cabin stalled about 130 feet in the air just before 5 p.m. Emergency crews were responding to the park to conduct a technical rescue. What were gonna do right now is formulate a plan on exactly how to bring them down, Capt. Larry Kurtz told CBS2. The OCFA had four technical rescue trucks on scene. The ride is enclosed and the guests all appeared to be safe, Kurtz said.
  • 5 Things Disney Doesn't Want You to Know Right Now

    10/03/2016 7:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/1/2016 | Megan Fox
    Thinking of planning a vacation to Walt Disney World for the next year? Maybe you should think again. Here are a few things that Disney doesnt want you to know about what they are up to in Orlando.
  • Woman Dies After Falling 40 Feet in Delaware Zip Line Accident

    08/24/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | WPVI.COM
    BEAR, Del. (WPVI) -- A 59-year-old woman is dead after falling approximately 40 feet from a zip line at a Delaware state park, police say. The fatal accident occurred around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction at the Lums Pond State Park, located at 1068 Howell School Road in Bear.
  • Urinating in the streets, vandalised light sockets and pushy crowds: [tr] [Shanghai Disneyland]

    07/18/2016 11:57:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2016 | Carolina McGuire
    According to Disney, their theme parks are 'where dreams come true,' but according to recent video footage of one man's visit to the new Shanghai Disneyland, a lot of nightmare manners also surface. In the new YouTube clip, an American-Chinese man called Disney Dwayne takes a tour of the new theme park and points out all of the aspects that he was shocked by during his two-day visit. They included a woman helping a young boy to urinate in a public place, an electrical socket ripped from a wall and children freely playing in an off-limits display area.
  • How Disneyland has changed decade by decade

    07/17/2016 6:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Orange County Register (multiple links in body of thread) | July 11-17, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Part 1: This is how Disneyland looked in 1955Part 2: This is how ​Disneyland changed from 1956 to 1959Part 3: Here's how Disneyland looked and changed in the 1960sPart 4: This is how Disneyland looked in the 1970sPart 5: Star Tours, Captain EO, Splash Mountain – see how Disneyland changed in the 1980sPart 6: From 'Fantasmic!' to Toontown, this is how Disneyland changed in the 1990sPart 7: Gold, diamonds and new lands for the new century at Disneyland
  • Noah's Ark theme park is impressive, but its 'facts' don't hold water

    07/16/2016 2:10:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 16, 2016 | Tom Eblen
    Noah's Ark replica made of 3.1 million board feet of timber Creationist theme park tries, fails to make theology scientific Many Christians don't see conflict between faith, evolution
  • Toddlers body recovered after alligator attack near Disney World hotel: source

    06/15/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 183 replies
    Wgn news ^ | 6/15/16 | CNN
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The 2-year-old boy who witnesses said was pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Wednesday.
  • How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and the "walk of shame"

    05/11/2016 5:14:40 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | Brady McDonald
    Universals Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they dont fit in the enchanted benches. The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who has ever visited a theme park: The overweight rider becomes increasingly embarrassed as the ride attendant pushes and shoves with all his might on the over-the-shoulder restraint that stubbornly refuses to click closed. Everybody waiting in line knows what comes next: the walk of shame. The walk of shame is an embarrassing...
  • Superman and Batman in $1-Billion Handshake for Mega Theme park in UAE

    04/19/2016 2:03:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | Bindu Rai and Parag Deulgaonkar
    Theme park will create 1,000 jobs, Phase 1 opens in 2018 on Yas IslandStep inside the Gotham City and Metropolis in Abu Dhabi. Meet your superheroes - Superman and Batman in the UAE capital. How? Abu Dhabi-based Miral and US-based Warner Bros. on Tuesday officially announced the launch of Dh3.67 billion ($1 billion) Warner Bros.-themed destination on Yas Island, which is home to the worlds first Ferrari-branded theme park. Construction is already underway on the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park with rides in production, which opens in 2018. Phase 2 will house a Warner Bros.-branded hotel and...
  • Disney Shanghai Theme Park's Opening Day Tickets Sold Out

    04/07/2016 7:42:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 04/07/2016
    Are you planning to visit The Walt Disney Company 's DIS new Shanghai Disney Resort which is scheduled for a grand opening on Jun 16? Then you are probably too late. Because, as per Bloomberg reports, the theme park's opening day tickets were sold out within just a few hours after they became available online. The $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney Resort will be the company's second largest theme park and its first in Mainland China. The Hong Kong Disneyland, inaugurated in 2005, was Disney's first foray into China. The Shanghai theme park was originally scheduled to open in Dec 2015,...
  • Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters to open March 7- CA Adventure park ( Worst Ride Ever?)

    02/28/2016 1:01:03 PM PST · by ghosthost · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | disney Corp
    Disneyland, California Adventure will be opening a new attraction soon, called, "Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters." I can honestly say that this looks like the very worst "ride" I have ever seen in my life. What is the point? They aren't bumper cars, in fact, I don't know what they are. Disney phoned this one in. Disney world has Star Wars land and Avatar Land coming out soon, and I bet they will be amazing- but California Adventure, it just seems like they've given up.
  • Disney Resets Theme Park Ticket Prices For Slow, Busy Times

    02/27/2016 1:09:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Reuters via OANN ^ | February 27,2016
    <p>The busiest days create frustrations for visitors such as long lines and temporary gate closures when parks get too full. The company is expanding the parks with new attractions based on popular franchises such as Star Wars and Frozen.</p> <p>The shift to demand-based pricing is designed to help spread out crowds at Walt Disney World in Florida and at Disneyland Resort in California, Disney said in a blog post.</p>
  • Disney Announces Plans to Build Star Wars-Themed Lands at Parks in Anaheim, Orlando

    08/15/2015 2:59:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | John A. Moreno
    At 14-acres each, the additions to the Disney parks in Anaheim and Orlando, Florida, represent our largest single-themed land expansion ever, said Iger, speaking before some 7,500 Star Wars fans at the biennial convention. He added that the new environments will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an (attraction) that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. ... The company released artists renderings of the fictional planet, described as a remote trading port.
  • New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure To Cut 18,000 Trees To Go Solar

    03/28/2015 1:36:07 AM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 27, 2015
    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey. Six Flags Great Adventure says the facility will generate 21.9 megawatts, or enough to power about 3,100 homes, and capable of meeting all of the park's needs.
  • Six Flags to cut 18,000 trees to go solar

    03/27/2015 4:22:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    My Fox NY.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | AP
    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey. Park President John Fitzgerald said in a statement that solar power will significantly reduce the park's reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Marine Vet Denied Entry to Six Flags Over This 'Offensive' Shirt...

    08/15/2014 11:36:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    fox news ^ | august 15, 2014
    A Marine veteran sayshe was denied entryinto a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey after being told that the shirt he was wearing would offend people. Mario Alejandro, 33, had been given the shirt (shown above) for Father's Day and he was attempting to take his family to Six Flags Great Adventure last weekend for a child's birthday party. Proceeds from the Fourth of July-themed shirt go to theMarine Reconnaissance Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports recon Marines and their families. Alejandro served four years in the Marines, including at the start of the Iraq war. He is classified...