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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. “...

    Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America

    Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America
    Every time I visit a Disneyland or Adventure Island, I make sure my diet adheres to the theme park food pyramid — equal servings of fried, sugared and sausage. (Can you imagine someone inventing a hot dog churro?) The formula for amusement park...

    Universal: Annual passholders get early access to Wizarding World

    Universal: Annual passholders get early access to Wizarding World
    Universal Orlando's annual passholders will get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on weekdays in September and October. Passholders have been notified that they will be able to enter Potter areas in the Universal Studios and Islands of...

    New renderings revealed for Downtown Disney transformation

    New renderings revealed for Downtown Disney transformation
    The vision of Disney Springs -- Downtown Disney's transformation into a re-themed venue -- is beginning to take shape. Walt Disney Imagineering released a video Tuesday explaining the concept behind Disney Springs, which is inspired by small Florida...