Posted Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff
The state Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control voted Wednesday to allow Magic Springs amusement park in Hot Springs to sell beer and wine, reversing the commission director's decision last month. Local residents opposed the decision.
Read more from AP via The Baxter Bulletin.
Ugh... whatever. I can't count the number of events I've been to where if you have a beer in your hand and no writstband, they boot you out. It's not rocket science.
"Despite the best intentions, there's no way to police underage drinking at this kind of venue."
Drinking in the lot, on the other hand, is a whole other story...
The only control the park has is to patrol the lot and look for people drinking in the lot that should not be.
You'd be surprised how many cameras there are on parking lots these days.
And I'll echo Brain Noble....all the serious *partying* takes place in the parking lots anyway....does the phrase "tailgating" mean anything anymore...
And with all the money this will generate, maybe the park could afford another "bang up" coaster...;)
Gotta love Vegas though, the only place where you can stumble down the street on your way to ride a coaster, with a giant margarita in each hand!
I think you are all missing the point. We're talking about Arkansas here. It's like a whole different world down there.
I think that's a given, but I'm sure alot of people say the same about Cali!
I guess I was agreeing with everyone, the flack over offering alcohol at parks is completely ridiculous for all the reasons everyone has already stated, and from my own experiences. The parks do indeed regulate who and where you can drink very thoroughly. Although I do respect MADD and all great work they do, I think this is one case where they're being over paranoid.
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