Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, TX applied for a permit to serve alcohol at their theme parks. At first, I thought "What's the big deal?" I mean, they serve alcohol at other "Family Friendly" venues like baseball games, basketball games, and football games.
Six Flags is just another Family Friendly event, right?
Well, there's this 12 year old girl, Christi Campbell, who got about 300 signatures to oppose selling alcohol at the park, and she made a point that made me rethink my thoughts.
She pointed out that if you have a bunch of adults drinking and then going on rides, there is a higher probability of them getting sick, especially if they're drunk, and they're going to just throw up all over the rides, and that makes it no fun for others, especially the kids.
Even though the park officials say that the beer will be served in only a special part of the park and in specially marked cups, that doesn't mean you're not going to have people taking advantage and drinking to extreme and then getting sick all over the place.
At least at baseball, basketball, and football games, there are no rides to get you dizzy and help you get sick when you drink too much, like there are at Six Flags.
There is a two day heering about this, with today being the second day. It's not too late. You can go to the Innsuites Hotel at 2000 Beach St in Fort Worth. The judge will have 60 days to make a decision.
What do you think? Alcohol or no alcohol?
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**Graphic courtesy of the Six Flags website.