Six Flags Pursues Liquor License

Six Flags Pursues Liquor License

There are 72 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Aug 12, 2008, titled Six Flags Pursues Liquor License. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

Six Flags in Arlington is moving forward with its efforts to get a liquor license despite protests from the city's mayor and a lot of park patrons, NBC 5 reported.

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#2 Aug 12, 2008
This is another good reason to stay away from Six Flags. If they put beer in there there will be a bunch of drunck idiots falling all over the place as they walk. Beer courage allowing them to go on ride they normally would not like the Texas Giant. So they go on it and then they are puking from the roller coaster car and it is landing on all kinds of people below. Our children get to watch adults at their worst. I for one do not agree with beer at a family theme park.
Tim Mallams

Garland, TX

#3 Aug 12, 2008
I honestly don't think it will be that big of deal if they do sell. Six Flags San Antonio sells it...I think it is the initial thoughts of this being a family park that disturbs people...but you see family restaurants/family venues that have beer/wine on their menu's...whats the difference?? As long as they monitor who purchases it and no when to cut off a customer who has had too much...
Chris Homer

Crawford, TX

#4 Aug 12, 2008
I think it's a good way to increase the parks income.
Unfortunately, their parks are getting older every day. They've made some pretty serious cutbacks and layoffs.
Hopefully they will be around for many more years, but don't hold your breath.

My only problem with them selling alcohol it is, it's always been a family park and I don't want to read about a stupid drunk causing problems or hurting others at the park. Too many kids around.

To limit problems, they should sell an alcohol card at the gate that would track and/or limit guest consumption.

I wouldn't like to ride Mr. Freeze with 5 or 6 beers in me. BARF!

United States

#5 Aug 12, 2008
That's one of the problems, they will have stands all over the park, how are they going to monitor it. Second have you gone to any events in the Dallas Metroplex where they allow beer on the property, wether being sold or brought in. Most cases it is discrasfull.

I will give a poor example, Hispanic male is out in his yard with his child. The child is playing, the father runs out of beer so the mother goes to the store to get more for him. She comes home and runs over the child cause the father fell asleep. Remeber this one, it was only about a year or two ago.

I am sorry, but you do not mix family theme parks with alcohol.

San Antonio, TX

#6 Aug 12, 2008
They just want to increase sales...unfortunately, no one has been going in this ridiculous heat. Beer and alcohol is everywhere kids are...they just need to monitor the people that purchase it, chances are it will be so freakin expensive, no one will be able to afford to get drunk.

United States

#7 Aug 12, 2008
I have watched at other outdoor events, scottish games etc. where the beer is six to eight dollars each, people stumbling on their backside from too much.

Yes I know they are just trying to bring people in that is why they have reduce their ticket to childrens prices for all. Still you do not mix the alcohol.
happy medium

Lewisville, TX

#8 Aug 12, 2008
HUGE mistake.

Sunset, TX

#9 Aug 12, 2008
I would never feel safe at Six Flags if alcohol were served. What would keep ride operaters from downing a few on their lunch break? Go back on duty a little buzzed-no thanks. Plus there would be a lot of underage drinking. Once adrink was sold, how would the park know whose consuming?
bjr from Texas

United States

#10 Aug 12, 2008
I am SO opposed to beer sales in the Park! Six Flags is supposed to be about kids, right? Well, we already have a lot of rowdies out there creating havoc -- just guess what a six-pack will do when added into that mix. I know my grandson will be protected at all times by his parents, or other responsible parents, but what about the children who are just dumped off at the Park with the money for admission? Talk about kids in peril! And it is not just small children, either. Sexual predators will be out there trolling for naive 12 or 13 year olds. How can Six Flags even think about this -- the balance is way off whack. Money vs. damage? Damage will win the day. I don't think I will ever again set foot there again. What are they thinking?!

San Antonio, TX

#11 Aug 12, 2008
I never said I was for it, but sense it's passed the only way to deal with it is don't go. Spend time with your kids somewhere else cleaner, less dangerous, and alcohol free. Six Flags is going downhill anyway. Maybe this will help push it down a little faster.

United States

#12 Aug 12, 2008
Thanks for the last few post, glad to see there are others out there that feel the same. In my line of work I see people at their worst and a lot of times it is because of alcohol.

Example; Within the last year or so Mel Gibson was stopped by the police for suspicion of DWI. When they tried to arrest him he ran his mouth in very derogatory fashion and said things that he never would have said ordinarily. He did apologize on national TV for his statements, but this was alcohol speaking for him.

So now you take the guy that does not have all the money that Gibson has, but he loves to drink. He goes to the park and brings his kids, grand kids or whatever. All the time they are on rides he has one drink after another. The heat of the day is getting hotter and hotter. A young man with an attitude bumps up against the other man and then says what's your problem old man. The older man not wanting to let this punk get away with talking to him like that says some stupid statement back.

It's on one verbal after another till it is now physical and one or the other swings. The children seeing Dad or Grampa being beat on cause young boy has two or three of his friends join in, so the kids get in it. Then other in the park see this taking place and try to be good samaritans and put an end to it, that does not work, more and more are involved. Finally the Police and Security show up as it is now a little too late cause the young one have pulled knives and have cut several persons etc.

Sorry this just is not the place for acohol.

Argyle, TX

#13 Aug 12, 2008
That's all we need, drunk people getting on the coasters and barfing over the side (and having it land on some poor person's head). Really smooth....

Lewisville, TX

#14 Aug 12, 2008
I would feel worse about this but Disney Land and Disney world sell alcohol and much stronger stuff than beer with no problems. I think the objections are hilarious as adults and teenagers can come and go from six flags openly with just a hand stamp and grab cheap beer out of the coolers in their vehicles. I bet you money that the refillable cups with some people already have alcohol in them. If they serve alcohol and make the park closed to people coming and going I bet there will actually be less drunks at the park than there are today. I would like to see more details on how they plan to monitor how many drinks a person has and if they are sober when served.

Haltom City, TX

#15 Aug 12, 2008
Yeah, Just what we need a bunch of drunken fools riding rides that if the amount of drinks pushes them enough to do somehting stupid they could seriously hurt themselves or other people. Not to mention its a family park.. Kids dont need to be around that in a public enviroment.
Billy Bob

United States

#16 Aug 13, 2008
I remember when Chuck E Cheeses sold beer by the pitcher. We never had a problem there with people getting too drunk and spewing in the ball crawl.

United States

#17 Aug 13, 2008
Six Flags could care less about any of your coments or any of the kids at the park, this is soley about revenue, I, for one am looking forward to the day they have a park full of drunks and no kids, my kids, grandkids and I will give up our season passes and find somewhere else to go

Canadian, OK

#18 Aug 13, 2008
Beer and Baptists?- not good

Arlington, TX

#19 Aug 13, 2008
If this does pass I will not attend the amusement parks for anymore and bad enough we have people acting crazy out there and to supply beer is out of the question. I'm sure Six Flags will have to shell out a lot of money for insurance claims for this stupidity. I hope the state does not allow this to happen. What about drinking and swimming??? isn't it a bad combination??

“Media Lies to public.. ”

Since: Jul 08


#20 Aug 13, 2008
Oh my god how utterly alarmist can we get. beer sales enable child molestors? Ride ops (most of whom are teenagers) getting drunk? It is just beer people, not crack or heroin. As one poster already stated there is already alcohol at six flags. I went several times in my youth with bottles in the cooler in the car, so did a lot of other people. The only real concerns would be having to increase your security a little as there are always people who can't handle their booze, more medical personell, drinking and TX summer heat can be a bad thing if you don't hydrate. And of course more clean up crew for the 3 beers before the titan.

Since: Jun 08

San Angelo, TX

#21 Aug 13, 2008
Bud wrote:
This is another good reason to stay away from Six Flags. If they put beer in there there will be a bunch of drunck idiots falling all over the place as they walk. Beer courage allowing them to go on ride they normally would not like the Texas Giant. So they go on it and then they are puking from the roller coaster car and it is landing on all kinds of people below. Our children get to watch adults at their worst. I for one do not agree with beer at a family theme park.
Every other theme park, ball park and restaurant has it. I guess you don't get out much, huh?

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