Geauga Lake changes position on DARE tickets

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2004 8:39 AM | Contributed by Sarah Jackson

Geauga Lake changed its position on DARE tickets issued by former owner Six Flags, and will accept the tickets.

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Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:46 AM
Good. Now the children of Cleveland will not have to say, "No free tickets. Pass the smack."
Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:49 AM
How many free thicket programs did Six Flags have? LMAO Perry! :-)
Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:53 AM
So long term is it better publicity to do the right thing first or to piss people off and THEN do the right thing? I don't quite get why they didn't learn their lesson from the original reading pass debacle.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:54 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Not really, PerrysburgGuy - there was also a program that gave Cleveland area kids who sold $1000 worth of smack a free voucher to SFWOA.

Also kids who remembered to breathe, kids who could chew food, kids who answer to their name and kids with hair got free entry vouchers.

The only one who missed out was the bald, illiterate, starving, blue faced kid who wasn't involved with drugs in some way that seemed constantly lost...

...he got screwed

*** This post was edited by Lord Gonchar 5/27/2004 9:56:29 AM ***

Thursday, May 27, 2004 10:04 AM

That last response was the first thing that I read on line in quite a while that actually made me laugh out loud.

Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:02 AM
Damn I guess I'm screwed from getting free tickets. :>(
Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:46 PM
Let me use Simon Cowell's favorite line...So what!*** This post was edited by Antuan 5/27/2004 12:47:21 PM ***
Thursday, May 27, 2004 3:49 PM
Mamoosh's avatar "Damn I guess I'm screwed from getting free tickets..."

I hear SFWoA had a free ticket program for people who got screwed ;)

Thursday, May 27, 2004 4:57 PM
You are correct Mamoosh... And now we know what was behind all of the dirty behaviour by catholic priests over the past few years.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 5:53 PM
getting free tickets is sweet.. i dunno how u guys could all dis that, who wouldnt want a free ticket? hell, cedar fair gets enough money, i aint worried about them.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 6:10 PM
Mamoosh's avatar masterb - when you own a company we'll see how much free stuff you give away.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 6:16 PM
yeahhh sure when i got my amusement park.. id love to giv Mamoosh a free season pass for life
Thursday, May 27, 2004 6:31 PM
kpjb's avatar My thoughts exactly.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 8:26 PM
Jeff's avatar Hahahahahaha. ARN&R comes through again!
Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:57 PM
There is a lesson to be learned in all this... (and some of us have known this for a long time)

If you pay to get into a Six Flags park, you paid too much. They seem to be good at giving away the gate.

No wonder they can't afford to keep the place clean...

Or paint over the Dino Island "theme" at the Mach 1 Adventure. (NJ, 2003)

(walking away from the soapbox before I go on a rampage)

Friday, May 28, 2004 1:19 AM
guys...the jokes about kids and drugs are not funny at all. perrysburgguy, your comments were very distasteful and way out of line, and lord gonchar your comment about kids selling "smack" is just rediculous and uncalled for. both of you have no excuse whatsoever, and should be ashamed. any of you that found that amusing you should really take a look at what you consider funny....because your "joke" is someone else's life struggle.

sometimes people's blatant ignorance and insensitivity leaves me appalled...

Friday, May 28, 2004 2:23 AM
I respect your opinion vacoaster, but I believe you have to maintain a sense of humor about anything and everything. If you don't you will end up jumping off a they were joking around.
Friday, May 28, 2004 3:27 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar The drug joke wasn't cool, but the bald, illiterate, starving, blue faced kid who wasn't involved with drugs in some way that seemed constantly lost was ok?

Weird, when I typed that I hestitated on the second part, not the first. The first comment only potentially offends one demographic - the second comment nails 5 in one quick slash.

If I had to shut up every time I was about to say something potentially offensive to someone, I'd live my life in silence.

In all honesty I thought it was a mildly clever comment on the whole ridiculousness of SF giving away vouchers to kids for every last thing they did, a play on PerrysburgGuy's comment, and just twisted enough to illicit a chuckle.

And hey! Wait a minute! My comment of kids selling drugs is more offensive than PerrysburgGuy's comment of the kids actually doing them? (I'm assuming this based on the verbiage you used) That seems backwards to me.

At any rate, fair enough. Sorry you took offense to the jokes.

(see I'm a nice guy :) )

Friday, May 28, 2004 9:06 AM

Your hypersensativity caused you to miss the joke, which was about children being bribed to do things that just should be done, in this case staying off drugs. You may note that the story was regarding the DARE program. I took it to the ridiculous extreme that if no tickets were offered, they would turn to drugs. If we were talking about the reading program, the hook would be without the tickets they couldn't read.

It just goes to show that no matter how ridiculous a statement is, some fool will take it seriously. Anyone looking to be offended will find something to offend them. I have long ago discovered that's the problem of the person, not me. If I try to not offend anyone, I will not please myself or anyone else.

You need to find a sense of humor. The good news Six Flags has a free ticket program for you.




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