I know this has nothing to do with theme parks, but saturday night multiple fights broke out @ a local mall. Swarms of police officers were called and they had the K9's! It happened right at mall closing and they shut the theater down. Was saturday a full moon? LOL
It's odd that at SFOG the re-entry gate doesn't have a metal detector. So that means a person can enter the park, get a hand stamp, go back out to the car to get a pipe bomb and bring it back in the park through the non metal detected re-entry gate. That's how easy it would be. I know because that's what I did (minus the pipe bomb of course). SFOG should take note of that if they really want to increase security.
It's pretty sad people can't go to an amusement park and not have a fight break out. Isn't that what you're trying to escape? Come on what's wrong with people today?
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Some people here would have you believe that fights ONLY happen at Six Flags parks! It's total BS!
Fights happen everywhere! Bars, Gyms, Grocery Store parking lots, unfortunately the media seems to report ANYTHING that happens at an amusement park, and they refuse to cover IMPORTANT things.
Like Coreo said, there was a fight at a local mall.
Halloween is a notorious time for treats, and tricks, and mischief! Mischief can include practical jokes that go wrong.
Last night while strolling thru SFA a kid knocked a cup of water out of his friends hand, it splattered on my grgoup of friends. I said "way to go a--hole" and continued on. THAT could have escalated into a fight! Would that have been six flags fault? no, It would have been mine for calling him names, and escalating what was simply a brief moment of rough play between two friends.
SFOT was closed a few mins early, not a whole night, nor 1/2 the day. I am sure the guests experienced little to no inconvenience by the closure, in fact I would assume many of the attendees were probably making their way to the gates already!
I also heard on this morning's news about the "near-riot" conditions that closed down SFGADV, but I can't seem to find anything on it in the web. If anyone finds an article or anything, please post it.
That would be odd if the same phenomenon occurred at two different parks at opposite ends of the country in the same weekend...