Six Flags eliminates front-of-line for disabled visitors
Published: September 19, 2007 at 9:50 AM
The upside is that guests with disabilities still don't have to wait in a queue, which might not be wheelchair accessible. The downside, for them, is that they lose immediate access to rides. What is unclear is whether the return time will be equal to the current wait time for the ride, or for a later time during the day. Readers, what have you heard?
An article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram quotes a mother of two autistic kids about the policy:
She said they went to a ride, booked a time to return and then left.
But that didn't make sense to her daughter, [the mother] said. The girl threw herself on the ground and bit her therapist, [the mother] said.
"My children don't understand time," she said. "The things that are reasonable to us make no sense to them. Anything more than five or 10 minutes can be a screaming meltdown for my kids."
"I knew we couldn't go through this on every ride. The stress could bring on a seizure for my daughter," [the mother] said.
The policy went into place earlier this month at all Six Flags theme parks.