#1, would anyone consider that as a promotion, I'm sure the spin doctors at all the major parks wouldn't let the death of a visitor gain that much attention in the first place.
#2, I don't think a free day out would calm the minds of the people who suddenly oppose the theme park safety records anyway. The only people who would take them up on the offer are the people who can either, not afford the regular admission costs, or, can make it on the day, live locally and fancy a day out..
This brings up a question though!! If a fire, or "terrosist" attack were to happen at a Major theme park, do you think that the current exit systems would be be safe? As it is come closing time, there are queues to get out the park, through the turnstiles and out to the transportation! Surely there would be some serious injuries if other exits were not opened quickly?
This should be a wake-up call to all parks, big and small, to the possibility of what could happen. I just hope that all parks have a well thought out security plan in place and that it never has to be implemented. My guess is that there are many exits that can be used in case of emergencies that the public never sees.
Having people *physically show up someplace* for freebies is an invitation to a stampede. Virtual distribution is far more responsible.
(Let the record hereby show: Yes, we at TPI can compliment Six Flags!)
If you ever are at Cedar Point an hour or more after the park closes, you can see all the different exits there to get out of the park. I can think of at least 7 different exits throughout the park that maintaince uses to go in and out of the park.