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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."
  • Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas Film Romantic Comedy At Lake Compounce

    BRISTOL --  Diane Keaton stood just outside the Twister ride at Lake Compounce on Monday afternoon, crew members shielding her from the sun and near 90-degree heat with an umbrella and battery-operated fan as she waited to film her first scene. “...

    Get ready for the next wave of looping wooden coasters

    Get ready for the next wave of looping wooden coasters
    The next generation of looping wooden coasters promises to deliver a heart-pounding collection of near-vertical drops, over-banked turns and barrel roll inversions to theme parks around the world over the next few years. The once-impossible pipe dream...

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...

    Orlando ranks most popular destination in Florida

    Orlando ranks most popular destination in Florida
    Orlando is the most popular destination in Florida for 2014, according to tourism website TripAdvisor.com.  Three Central Florida cities landed in the top five, with the City Beautiful at the top, followed by Kissimmee at No. 2 and Davenport at No. 4. ...