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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The Frito Bandito

United States

#43 Aug 13, 2008
Now there's going to be even MORE people puking on the rides now. I sure don't want any upchucked beer (or anything else for that matter) spewn in my face or my families face on a ride because some idiot wants to drink beer at a family park.
The Frito Bandito

United States

#44 Aug 13, 2008
Prettygirl wrote:
Ok....I'm confused. You can't wear a bikini because it a family park. But you want to sell alcohol. I guess the bikini doesn't generate a lot of money but alcohol will. This is so wrong. With alcohol, there will be a lot of post ride thowing up. What a great place to take the family. I wonder if you get a free barf bag.
I guess they don't want people who drink beer to wear bikini's or tank tops because it will show their beer bellies. I for one don't want to see that.

Since: May 08

United States

#45 Aug 13, 2008
All of you with the typical knee jerk reaction about drunks staggering all over the park seem to be overlooking the fact that it will be sold at a premium price you would have to have to have the bankroll of Bill Gates to afford enough watered down draft beer to get inebriated.

I have visited Six Flags St. Louis on numerous occassions. They serve beer but it can only be consumed in certain areas. So the fears about people standing in line guzzling a beer between rides will not come to fruition.

Since: Jun 08

Arlington, TX

#46 Aug 13, 2008
You people are missing the point. Six Flags Over Texas (the Arlington Six Flags) is the ONLY theme park in the country that doesn't sell beer.

Selling beer with concessions will NOT be armageddon for the park. There will NOT be pools of puke ankle deep. There will NOT be hundreds killed by drunk drivers. There will NOT be a rash of drunken men leering at girls.

Try living in reality with the rest of us and stop getting upset over nothing.
CJ Long

United States

#48 Aug 13, 2008
Great... just what we need... another venue for people to get hammered around a bunch of kids!
The Frito Bandito

United States

#49 Aug 13, 2008
Sam Guthrie wrote:
You people are missing the point. Six Flags Over Texas (the Arlington Six Flags) is the ONLY theme park in the country that doesn't sell beer.
Selling beer with concessions will NOT be armageddon for the park. There will NOT be pools of puke ankle deep. There will NOT be hundreds killed by drunk drivers. There will NOT be a rash of drunken men leering at girls.
Try living in reality with the rest of us and stop getting upset over nothing.
I'm neutral on this proposition and only trying to show some humor in my earlier posts on this issue, so I don't mean to sound like I am not "living in reality". The state fair sells alcohol and I have never seen any problems with people drinking beer there.
I really could care less if they allow beer to be consumed at Six Flags because I don't drink, so it doesn't really affect me. If someone is wanting to go out just to get drunk, then Six Flags isn't exactly the most cost efficient place for them to go.

“Media Lies to public.. ”

Since: Jul 08

Dallas

#50 Aug 13, 2008
CJ Long wrote:
Great... just what we need... another venue for people to get hammered around a bunch of kids!
Did you read anyone elses posts before you spouted off?

Since: Jun 08

Arlington, TX

#51 Aug 13, 2008
CJ Long wrote:
Great... just what we need... another venue for people to get hammered around a bunch of kids!
I'd guess you don't read either. It's the ONLY place that doesn't currently sell beer. It isn't making any sobriety milestones that way.
jewlz

Cincinnati, OH

#52 Aug 13, 2008
Its not like people dont already take coolers with beer and harder liquor and just make a nice little drink at their cars.. Refillable cups inside are perfect to mix up a vanilla vodka and coke and drink away....

Since: Jun 08

Arlington, TX

#53 Aug 13, 2008
jewlz wrote:
Its not like people dont already take coolers with beer and harder liquor and just make a nice little drink at their cars.. Refillable cups inside are perfect to mix up a vanilla vodka and coke and drink away....
Exactly. The only thing that would change is you could actually buy the alcohol AT the park...assuming you could afford it.
TxGirl

Stephenville, TX

#54 Aug 13, 2008
Sam Guthrie wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly. The only thing that would change is you could actually buy the alcohol AT the park...assuming you could afford it.
No telling how much a beer would cost. Isn't a coke around $5 or more? Well if not..close to it.
Steve

Dallas, TX

#55 Aug 13, 2008
I love beer
bjr from Texas

United States

#57 Aug 13, 2008
Sam Guthrie:

Try explaining the drunken rednecks to your children and see how you feel. Perhaps you don't
have children. Or if you ever did, you have forgotten what it was like. Money is money, but kids are just kids. Get with reality, yourself!

Since: Jun 08

Frisco, TX

#58 Aug 13, 2008
bjr from Texas wrote:
Sam Guthrie:
Try explaining the drunken rednecks to your children and see how you feel. Perhaps you don't
have children. Or if you ever did, you have forgotten what it was like. Money is money, but kids are just kids. Get with reality, yourself!
I don't need to get with reality. And "explaining a drunked redneck" doesn't seem to be a problem for ANY OTHER THEME PARK IN THE COUNTRY. Why? Because the problem doesn't exist. The fact is Six Flags Over Texas is the ONLY them park that doesn't already sell beer.

Go to Fiesta Texas...
Go to Six Flags Great America...
Go to Busch Gardens...
Go to DISNEYLAND!!!!

They all sell beer. Deal with it, get over it and move on to more productive issues.
Kelli

Fort Worth, TX

#59 Aug 13, 2008
Billy Bob wrote:
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.
I worked at Chuck E Cheese as a teenager back when they sold beer. There were plenty of people getting drunk, causing scenes, ruining their kids birthday parties and making my job a lot harder. There's a reason they took it off the menu.
Billy Bob

United States

#60 Aug 13, 2008
The Frito Bandito wrote:
Now there's going to be even MORE people puking on the rides now. I sure don't want any upchucked beer (or anything else for that matter) spewn in my face or my families face on a ride because some idiot wants to drink beer at a family park.
It's ridiculous that you think everyone is going to be throwing up because they have a beer. It's only beer. Beer is our friend, Beer loves us when we're sad. It celebrates with us when we're happy. It makes men and women all over the world look better when we need them to. It's just Beer. Not to mention the fact that they will be 5 or 6 bucks a pieces so that'll curb ones appetite for another.
Billy Bob

United States

#61 Aug 13, 2008
Kelli wrote:
<quoted text>
I worked at Chuck E Cheese as a teenager back when they sold beer. There were plenty of people getting drunk, causing scenes, ruining their kids birthday parties and making my job a lot harder. There's a reason they took it off the menu.
Your customers weren't as good as mine. I worked at the one in Richardson. You?

Since: Dec 07

Venus

#62 Aug 14, 2008
They are gonna do what they want to do no matter what, all they worry about is the money that is coming in, that's all it is about. They don't care about anyting else. I don't go to them places anyway just a waste of money, come on people stop and think. Just get a bottle or a six pack and stay home lot safer and save money and go get something that is worth it. Wake up people
C Martinez

Carrollton, TX

#63 Aug 14, 2008
Bud wrote:
Yup,
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.
I agree that six flags should not have beer or liquor.I believe more accidents would happen if these beverages are consumed.
Steve

Dallas, TX

#64 Aug 14, 2008
If they sold tequila, I would be there every day!

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