Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2002 8:12 AM | Contributed by GregLeg
Two children, ages 5 and 9, were told to turn their St. Louis Rams jerseys inside out this week at Six Flags Elitch Gardens. The park said that the number 13 represented gang activity and disrupted the family atmosphere of the park.
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Wow... no wonder Six Flags stock is down. This cute little five-year old kid is a gang banger!
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Yes, they, and their families must be "taken care of," as the park said. If not, we will have out right anarchy! If we do not crack down on these little monsters now, who knows, they may actually turn out to be well adjusted adults... or even worse yet... (gasp)... Rams fans!
Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"
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*Edit* I went back to the news report and saw that number 13 is Kurt Warner. My bad
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P.S. This just in... Ed Markey has announced that he is launching a campaign to eliminate the number 13 from our numeric system. "It represents a dangerous trend in amusement parks. Scientific studies show that any numbers displayed on an article of clothing higher than 8 could actually be dangerous to the health of the average person."
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I don't understand some of you! I think that the park did the right thing - and I commend them for their actions. Instead of imposing cruel double standards based on appearance or age, the park enforces the same rules for all park patrons. If I went to the park wearing that shirt and got told to turn it inside out when I can clearly see other guests wearing it, although I would respect the park and obey the parks request, I would be deeply offended. Way to go Six Flags for not be discriminative!
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It is in their best interest to not allow ANY #13 garments in the park. That way, there it is clear and simple, no judgement required. No matter how stupid this story may seem, it is in their best interest to follow one policy for ALL people.
In the interests of wholesome, family fun, Cedar Fair has banned the following items from the parks below:
VF: Any Green Bay Packer paraphenilia or clothing that combine the colors green and yellow
CP: Absolutely anything labeled MICHIGAN, including license plates
"We've been informed these garments deeply offend guests whose teams choke on the road, can't win crucial games or otherwise just don't have what it takes'", explained CEO Richard Kinzel. "Despondent guests spend an average of 1.26 fewer hours in our parks, spend $4.58 less per person and are more likely to speak in a nasal, whiney tone. God, I hate when they do that."
Guests who disagree with the new policies will be promptly "taken care of" after they enter the park and pay their admission.
In other unrelated news, the blue trains aboard the popular 'Gemini' roller coaster were let loose from their transfer track and allowed to smash into the pavement below. Go Buckeyes. Yeah.
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ROFL!!! Great post, 'Playa! That gave me my good laugh for the week...
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Teenage Ninja- I highly doubt that they got season passes. It is just like any business where Six Flags holds the right to reject service to anybody. And since the children complied nothing more needed to be done. If the children had refused, the most that would have happened is SFEG giving a refund since there are no signs saying you can't where a shirt with #13.
I also commend SF for doing this as there was a fight a few years ago at the park. I am not sure if it was gang related or not, but who wants that at their park. It just looks bad. Not to mention I highly doubt the 5 and 9 year olds even gave a crap about it.
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