Since Dec. 17, when Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor posted signs indicating that they are seeking liquor permits, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has received hundreds of phone calls in opposition, said Sgt. Charlie Cloud of the agency's enforcement division. Only one call was in support, he said. Now some Arlington officials are considering formally protesting the application, saying alcohol sales in the parks could become a public safety hazard.
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And therein lies the problem. It's not up to someone else to define what the business is supposed to be, let alone define what these ambiguous moral issues are.
"This seems inconsistent with a family-style theme park," said Wright...
Given the pricing and variety of everything else to do in an amusement park, I would argue that it's one of the only places where alcohol is consumed in a fairly responsible manner consistently.
SF should just tell these loons to go to SeaWorld if they want to see a real world example instead of whatever paranoid imaginary scenario they have created in their mind.
If other Six Flags parks like Six Flags America (for example) can sell beer on a regular basis, then I don't see what the problem is. I bet they don't oppose beer sales at the baseball stadium right next door (or do they?).
It sounds like one church/small group of people are very vocal about something the rest of the population doesn't see a problem with.
I don't see mention in the article that it is a church group.
Late 80s KI had beer being sold everywhere in the park, Even ran carts up next to lines. Me and my brother visited and it was a drunk fest by nightfall and litterally we almost got into about 5 fights that day.
I swear some people have a such a puckered anus that their against everything. But I bet those same people are the ones i seen driving today in 6 inches of snow about five feet from the person in front of thems bumper with a cell phone to their ear.
And once again, in case it hasn't sunk in, people who consume alcohol are not all looking to get rocked.
I can't believe they don't already sell beer in the original six flags - don't they still have concerts there? Maybe they could make an exception at the 'faith' concerts and refrain sales during those events to prevent any temptation of the weaker members of the flock?
Last time this company couldn't get their way with the local government in Texas, they closed the park and sold the land. I haven't been out there in Alrington area for a while, but it seemed the real estate was getting more valuable around the area very quickly. If the nearby baseball stadium is allowed to sell booze, then tell the 500+ callers opposing it that it is a similar family entertainment venue and therefore deserving of the right to sell it. Hopefully those people won't come to the park anyway since they sound like party poopers! Remember these places use to be called amusement parks? Keep them amusing please and let the church ladies find other places to congregate instead of in front of me in line for the Giant! I wouldn't want them ratting me out for sneeking a beer into the line anyway to catch a buzz during the intolerable queue waits : )
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