First, as another poster stated, the kids jumped TWO fences, both with signs that said do NOT go in there, it is DANGEROUS.
I could see if they were toddlers who couldn't READ, but these are fully grown teenagers. I HATE that we have to make things SO restrictive because of the STUPID people.
The second thing isthat we REALLY have to lookat the numbers. How many MILLIONS of people go to amusement parks EVERYDAY, and DON'T get hurt? I hate to say it, but think about this, if we use a VERY low number, considering the number of parks, including Disney, all the Six Flags parks, the Busch Gardens parks, etc, and say that a MILLION people a day enter amusement parks, things that have a ONE IN A MILLION chance of happening, could REASONABLE happen once a DAY. Especially when you consider the accidents that happen like this one that are BLATANTLY the "victims" fault, the chances of you getting injured at a park are VERY slim. Actually, I don't think it is unreasonable to say you take a greater chance driving to the amusement park, or to the SUPERMARKET for that matter, than you do entering the park.
Unfortunately, the stupidity of this kid will be paid for in the form of a lawsuit, which will raise the COST and reduce the availability of fun rides for those of us that follow the rules.
I do not know if all of you know the history of Six Flags. The FIRST Six Flags park is located here in Texas, in Arlington. The NAME Six Flags comes from the fact that Texas, throughout history, has had six flags over it (Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederacy, and the US,in that order). Christmas a year and a half ago, we went to the park. They had an "Frosty's Ice Hill" for sledding on. The following sign was listed outside the ride. I am not even going to say what i found ODD about it, but check out rule number 6 on the list (they are not numbered, so you will have to count them):
I KNOW that they go to EXTREME lengths to keep the guests safe, but accidents are going to happen. If for NO other reason, bad press is BAD for business. Nothing like a decapitated teenager to turn away prospective customers.
Why give a "senior" discount, they have had plenty of time to raise the money...