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  • Crime & Punishment: Log Flume-Based Discrimination

    Crime & Punishment: Log Flume-Based Discrimination
    A 52-year-old New Haven man, whose life's passion is riding the log-like flume rides in water parks, is suing Six Flags after the company banned him from its 18 locations for life. Jay Marc Harris, known as "Flumie" and "Flume Dog" to his friends (seriously), spends his summers touring water parks. At the Six Flags in San Antonio, he allegedly approached three moms, asking to "borrow" a child for a two-person ride. He seemed to dig his hole deeper when he specified that he would "prefer a young boy." Harris, a Hasidic Jew who wears a yarmulke-like swim cap at his beloved water parks, says his religion would preclude him from riding with a girl. The security guard who kicked him out apparently found reports of Harris hiding to stay overnight in the Six Flags in Chicago and chaining himself to a tree (to prevent his eviction) at the one in Atlanta. Six Flags banned him from all their parks. Harris is suing, claiming gender and religious discrimination. "It's a tragic story in my life," he told the San Antonio Express-News, adding, "[T]heir discriminatory policy of 'a girl whines, trash the guy' will scar me for life."
  • German theme park set to debut innovative coaster-dark ride combo

    German theme park set to debut innovative coaster-dark ride combo
    A German theme park will introduce a first-of-a-kind attraction featuring a 240-foot-tall high-speed hyper-coaster sandwiched between a pair of medieval-themed dark ride experiences. Set to debut this summer at Hansa Park, Karnan's Oath: Beware of Its...

    What to expect from Disneyland's Paint the Night parade

    What to expect from Disneyland's Paint the Night parade
    Billed as the successor to the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade, Disneyland’s new 1.5 million-light Paint the Night will be a near carbon copy of a Hong Kong Disneyland nighttime parade. Starting May 22, Disneyland’s new parade joins...

    Knott's Berry Farm returns to its roots with Boysenberry Festival

    Knott's Berry Farm returns to its roots with Boysenberry Festival
    It's no wonder Knott's Berry Farm is hosting a Boysenberry Festival this month. Namesake Walter Knott was the first farmer to grow the berry commercially and start selling them at his Buena Park stand in the 1930s. As the story goes, Knott's business in...

    What to expect for Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration

    What to expect for Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration
    What do you give a 60-year-old theme park that has everything? How about a nighttime parade transplanted from Hong Kong Disneyland and an anniversary-themed update to its long-running fireworks show? Disneyland's 60th Anniversary: Overview | Parade...