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I have an Honest Question to ask! Does the removal of Flashback destroy Texas!

 

Does the removal of Deja Vu destroy California?

 

Now I get what you mean. But ever since Geauga Lake closed into a water park, did that destroy Ohio?

 

Why do you keep asking questions like this? Questions that make no sense and make many of us question your thought process.

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Drove by the park the other day on the way to work and saw that they were actively working on ground work in the old Chute Out and Flashback site (a variety of construction equipment and a construction trailer is parked in the strip mall parking lot adjacent to the Bumper Cars). There was some dirt churned up next to the strip mall parking lot as well, but that could simply be due to moving construction equipment around and the such.

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Big changes are coming to the largest water park in North Texas! The 2013 season at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will be even Bigger, Better and Wetter with the debut of two thrilling new slides – Typhoon Twister and Tsunami Surge. Scheduled to open in early summer, these two new epic rides will beckon guests of all ages to take the ultimate plunge.

 

On Typhoon Twister, guests board slides built for two for an adrenaline-packed ride down a tunnel and into a bowl-shaped slide. After spinning around multiple times in the belly of the slide, riders are thrust through a corkscrew exit into a refreshing splash pool. Tsunami Surge sends couples twisting and turning down a 68-foot enclosed tunnel while they build up speed to take on a 40-foot wave slide on the other side. Guests experience zero-gravity as they surge to the top of the slide before gliding down to the landing pool. Typhoon Twister and Tsunami Surge are built by PROSLIDE Technology, Inc.

 

To celebrate the announcement of the park’s two new rides, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is hosting a Polar Plunge Wedding on Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. Four couples are taking the ceremonial “plunge” before taking the ultimate plunge into the park’s wave pool. Two of the couples will get married, while the other two will renew their vows. After the ceremony and polar plunge, a reception, complete with a first dance, cake cutting, and a bouquet and garter toss will take place.

 

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor opens for the 2013 season on May 11, 2013.

 

http://content.sixflags.com/newfor2013/overtexas/typhoon-twister-tsunami-surge/

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(2/5/13) I’ve been sent some rumored new entertainment updates for Six Flags over Texas in 2013. From what I’m told the Lonestar Theater will either see a new Looney Tunes themed show, or an updated version of the old Looney Tunes Dance Off show. A new unknown show will be added to the park’s Crazy Horse Saloon along with a new Country music themed show in the Majestic Theater. The “iLuminate" show will not return in 2013 however, and I’ve been told to expect to see the return of the Chart Topper show (or something similar with a new name) take over the Southern Palace theater. -SCREAMSCAPE.

 

 

Wow sounds like a big year for over Texas! TSS, looks to me like 4 new shows or updated versions, and the rumored return of Adventure Theater this summer! I'm excited!

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I was in the area Saturday gathering material for a future project and swung by and took a few fotos.

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Yup, looks deserted.

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Stupid fence.

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Not.Tall.Enough.

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Luckily some wood had rotted and made a hole.

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And then I was able to get a shot between an ACEr's legs. And trust me, that's hard to do. (Hint: thighs)

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Moving on.

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Road to Six Flags is getting a much needed pavement rehab. Or replacement. Whatever you call it, it's about time.

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So yeah. With the weather kicking some serious niceness butt, it's a shame the park hasn't been open the last month. Ah well, only 4 more weeks.

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Looks like SFoT is getting sued by a man without hands for the park not letting him ride Aquaman.

 

Hopefully it'll get thrown out. Unfortunately I think a lot of people assume that because a lot of people ride rides with their hands up that they're not necessary to ride. But you still need to be able to support your upper body in case the forces overwhelm you, and it sounds like he wouldn't have been able to do such a thing.

 

And I just feel bad for the ride ops. I've had to deny people from riding in similar situations and it felt horrible. Not to mention a pretty critical decision for a part-time teenager to make in the heat of the moment.

 

Perhaps the park should get a very clear and unified disabled rider policy together? If I recall it's somewhat jumbled and varies widely from ride to ride which can probably improve somewhat.

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Looks like SFoT is getting sued by a man without hands for the park not letting him ride Aquaman.

 

Hopefully it'll get thrown out. Unfortunately I think a lot of people assume that because a lot of people ride rides with their hands up that they're not necessary to ride. But you still need to be able to support your upper body in case the forces overwhelm you, and it sounds like he wouldn't have been able to do such a thing.

 

And I just feel bad for the ride ops. I've had to deny people from riding in similar situations and it felt horrible. Not to mention a pretty critical decision for a part-time teenager to make in the heat of the moment.

 

Perhaps the park should get a very clear and unified disabled rider policy together? If I recall it's somewhat jumbled and varies widely from ride to ride which can probably improve somewhat.

 

American with disability act casese are horribly complicated. The law is voluminous and confusing on the matter. I don't really know a whole lot about what happenes from here, but Six Flags would be wise to offer up a few thousand and make this go away. From what I heard on the radio this morning, the park has since changed their policy or made it more clear. That wouldn't easily be admissible in court, but if nothing else makes me wonder if there might be some teeth to this.

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I've read the report from this guy suing the park and I don't really see his side at all. I mean honestly if the park allowed him on the ride and something bad happened, like maybe it flips over like Roaring Rapids did years ago and seriously injures him, he still sues. It's a lose lose for the park I believe. I think the park should just pay him off and move on, Cause either way he will bad mouth the park to the news and anyone he can about Six Flags. But if the park gives him what he wants then maybe others would see that and understand Six Flags did the right thing in a situation like this.

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as a former amusement park employee, I believe that you have to have unimpeded use of all of your extremities to be eligible to ride ANY water ride in the event of an emergency. I think some people with disabilities (my mother is one of them) decide to cry wolf and claim discrimination because they aren't allowed to do certain activities. I am of the opinion that if a person is told they cannot ride due to a safety hazard, they agreed to that sort of selectivity by park officials when they purchased their ticket and entered the park. In response to the question of whether Six Flags should offer compensation to this customer...they didn't take this customer's hands away, and cannot and should not be held be liable for being good stewards of his SAFETY. If SF had to compensate everyone that felt this way, they'd go bankrupt again.

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I have great respect for the purpose of the ADA. The more people who can safely enjoy rides and attractions, the better. However, I believe some of the benefactors from the ADA have taken things to an extreme in some cases.

 

In this case, I take the most issue with the following excerpt from the lawyer, "On the other hand, the policy is under-inclusive because it says nothing about those who have hands but choose not to hold on." Before making such a statement, I think some research is necessary. Restrictions that require having hands, feet, arms, legs, etc. are put in place in the case of emergency evacuation like others have mentioned, or they exist because these extremities are needed for the restraints to function properly. This statement basically comes off to me as a poor excuse to whine and try to fault others because something didn't turn out as you wanted it to. For the case of Aquaman Splashdown, I'm not defending whether or not Six Flags violated ADA, as I'm not an expert on the ADA (I just follow their guidelines as best I can). Actually, it could be possible that Six Flags may have not made the new policy for that ride. Maybe it was a combination of their insurance provider or the State of Texas? Overall, I take issue with how the lawyer is stating the case against SFoT.

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Looks like SFoT is getting sued by a man without hands for the park not letting him ride Aquaman.

 

Hopefully it'll get thrown out. Unfortunately I think a lot of people assume that because a lot of people ride rides with their hands up that they're not necessary to ride. But you still need to be able to support your upper body in case the forces overwhelm you, and it sounds like he wouldn't have been able to do such a thing.

 

And I just feel bad for the ride ops. I've had to deny people from riding in similar situations and it felt horrible. Not to mention a pretty critical decision for a part-time teenager to make in the heat of the moment.

 

Perhaps the park should get a very clear and unified disabled rider policy together? If I recall it's somewhat jumbled and varies widely from ride to ride which can probably improve somewhat.

 

You did read that the guy can do pull ups and fire a gun? Sounds like he can hold on to me. Interesting that it wasn't until months after the incident SFOT had a policy about having a full arm.

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