Only 1 flag flying at Six Flags now

Since it opened in 1961, Six Flags Over Texas has flown flags from all six nations to which the state belonged through its history — including the Confederate flag. As of today, only the U.S. flag will fly over the Arlington amusement park.

Since the Arlington, Texas amusement park opened in 1961, there have been six flags flying over its grounds. But from now on, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, there will be only one flag.

As of this morning (Friday, Aug. 18), only the U.S. flag will fly over Six Flags. The other five — France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas and the Confederacy — representing the five other countries to which Texas has “belonged,” are being removed.

The change came, park officials said, in response to the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., caused when Nazis and white supremacists “rallied” supposedly in support of Confederate monuments and symbols. One woman, Heather Heyer, was killed and numerous others injured when a white supremacists drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters.

Six Flags spokeswoman Sharon Parker said, “We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us. As such, we have changed the flag displays in our parks to feature American flags.”

The name of the park and its parent company, Six Flags Entertainment, will remain the same. Six Flags Entertainment operates 20 theme parks in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, but other than the Arlington park, only Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio and Six Flags Over Georgia flew all six flags. Those parks will now only fly the American flag as well.

—  Tammye Nash

Get dirt cheap tickets to Six Flags for Saturday’s Gay Day

Six Flags

Dallas Voice is once again sponsoring its annual Gay Day at Six Flags, just in time for Dallas Pride. If you buy the tickets online here, you get access to the park and parking for just $35. Heck, that’s about what it costs just to park on a normal day! Anyway, it’s always a hoot, and a great way to get out and get proud before the festivities on Sunday.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Gay Day at Six Flags today

Cruising the amusement park

Is it un-PC to say “scream like a girl?” Because you will as the Mr. Freeze ride drops you faster than your last Grindr hookup. The DV presents Gay Day at Six Flags for Pride weekend.

DEETS: Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Road To Six Flags. Park opens at 10 a.m. $25 pre-order. $57 door.

—  Rich Lopez

GIVEAWAY: Passes to 2011 Addison Oktoberfest

Do you like polka music? German cuisine? Lederhosen? Well, you can get a hefty dose of that this weekend at the 2011 Addison Oktoberfest. The fun and festivities start Thursday at Addison Circle Park and we have a pair of passes for you to partake on any day of the event. Sure you got a Pride parade and Six Flags to fit in this weekend as well, but why not have a calendar bursting at the seams?

Want to win? First, know you’ll have to pick up the pair of passes here at our offices by 5 p.m. Thursday. Second, how funny are you? Well, the best German sausage joke wins. Just email it here with “Oktoberfest” in the subject line. The one we think is funniest gets to head to Addison Oktoberfest. I know it’s Addison, but the food and beer will make up for it. Trust.

Good luck!

Oh, and don’t plan to use your pass on Thursday. According to the site, entrance is free. You’re welcome.


—  Rich Lopez

2 days left to get tickets for Gay Day at 6 Flags

It’s almost Pride weekend once again in Dallas, and opportunities to show your Pride and have tons of fun while you’re doing it are everywhere.

The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday is the big one, of course. But what better way to get into the spirit of Pride than by heading over to Arlington on Saturday for Gay Day at Six Flags, sponsored by yours truly, Dallas Voice.

Tickets at the gate will be $51.99. But we here at the Voice can hook you up with tickets for almost half that price, just $22.99 plus a $5 surcharge. All you have to do is go here and order your tickets now.

Go ahead, click on over and get your tickets, and we’ll see you there.

Happy Pride!

—  admin

Tickets available for Gay Day at Six Flags

Dallas Voice is once again sponsoring “Gay Day at Six Flags” during Dallas’ annual Pride parade weekend — on Saturday, Sept. 18 — and if you want to get tickets at a discount price, there’s only one way to do it. That’s by using this link.

Tickets at the gate that day will be $51.99 each. But you can order online and get the special Gay Day discounted price of only $22.99 each, ploys a $5 processing fee.

So get your tickets and have some “family” fun at Six Flags.

—  admin