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I Got Banned Forever From Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Nothing Has Changed Still Banned >:(

From Nicholas Russo
Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:39 AM
my name is Nicholas Russo I'm 20 years old
Ive been going to six flags magic mountain since i was 8 years old
had a season pass every year since 2001 up until April ,23,2010
i had been banned from Six flags Magic Mountain!!! Why? let me explain well like i said i go to six flags a lot and when i say a lot i mean a lot at least
500 times no joke i know everything and anything about your park
i love roller coasters and have a passion for them and magic mountain is my favorite park in the world....now how i got banned
see i went to the park April 23 2010 it was me my brother Vincent who is 9 years old and his friend Oscar who is 13 more friends were gonna go but ended up not being able to any way we went there a usual day having fun riding ride really crowded with nothing else to ride because lines were paced we rode jet stream the line was short we went on it four times in a row i was sitting in the back my brother in the middle and his friend in the front we where riding for the last time and my brothers friend Oscar has a laser pointer he was pointing it around at trees the water etc on the ride
anyway the ride was almost over Oscar had told me to hold the laser because things in his pockets were falling out cuz the ride was bumpy so i said ok held that and his season pass so he doesn't loose anything after the last drop we were gonna head toward terminator and while i was getting off jet stream security grabbed me and my bro and his friend i was handed off to a sheriff his name is hickey we'll he grabbed me asked my name and age i told him my names nick I'm 19 he chuckled and said sweet??? then i asked whats the problem he said don't act stupid??? confused
trying to figure out what could we have done he puts me up against a police car behind six flags grounds searches me finds my wallet with my pass my bros pass and his friend oscars pass then he searches finds my cigarettes lighter then searches more and finds the laser pointer he said your under arrest i was scared and said why he said you intentionally pointed a laser at an officer on the ride i told him i did not point a laser at any one!!! he said dont lie
we know u did it threw me in the back of the police car....while sitting in the car Peace Officer Miller and his partner Sheriff Hickey questioned my bro and his friend my bro was scared and started crying cuz they said to him i was going to jail and dont worry about me and then asked my bro's friend whats his phone number address etc my bros friend just moved into a new house so he didn't know his number or address the cop got mad and started yelling profanity at my bros friend and scaring my brother and making him cry more there was no reason for it any way after all the questioning they took my brother and his friend to the front while Miller and another cop i don't know he was Hispanic drove me to the front on our way to the front i stay quiet scared and worried for my brother they started asking question basically harassing me saying when i go to jail who am i gonna roll with the whites,blacks and i said i wont roll with anyone then they said we figured you'd roll with the blacks cuz of your shirt (that day i was wearing a 2pac shirt) i stayed quiet and the Hispanic officer said i know u from somewhere i said no Ive never been in trouble by the police before he said which gang do u roll with??? i said i don't roll with any gangs im not part of a gang
then i stayed quiet again then he asked when i go to jail what am i gonna do i said nothing he said you'll end up some body's jail mouse
at this point it was unbelievable how i was being treated we ended up at the front of the park the officer's took me out of the car hand cuffed in front of everyone extremely embarrassing but i was relived i saw my brother was okay they took us into the station in the front of six flags sat us down they asked who would pick up at my house when they call i said my mom they called explained what had happened layed it on thick with lies and told my mom she has 30 minutes to get down there and sign me out or there taking me to jail mean while they called my bros friends parents and they where on their way as well we sat there together my bro crying his friend and me i asked oscar if they said anything bad to him in the car he was trying to tell me something but then the officer said to shut up or they'll take him to jail to my bros friend didn't listen he was upset cuz my bro was crying and how they arrested me
he continued to explain and then a lady walked it and told him he'd better shut up she's not playing around and she'll make him regret it if he speeks up again we'll oscar stayed quit then tried whispering to me what happened then they told him thats it and if he thinks he's a smart ass then he said no and the cop told him his season pass was revoked....i couldn't believe it i stayed quiet the entire time i didn't wanna get any cop mad... my mom shows up mad at me not know the situation yet just officer hicky's version of the story my mom signs a paper and i do to and then they finger print me after signing the paper they told me i was banned for ever
my mom knowing how much i loved sixflags she was in shock and asked why they said it's park policy after we left me worried scared and my brother shocked and sad oscars dad came after to get him in the end this whole this was a big misunderstanding oscar even admits that he pointed the laser but not purposely at the peace officer right now im attending court for this going threw hell
i have finds and possible jail time all for something i did not do and even with oscar admitting he pointed the laser is any one hearing me out im just saying for get what happened who did what the point is ive been going to sixflags for years and years never had a problem with anyone always had fun never did anything wrong
spent alot of money there with friends and had a good time
now i can't go to my favorite place all because of this is tell me do i deserve this
being a customer for years spending countless dollars i love sixflags but come on this is ridiculous

It's Been 2 Years Since The incident I Contacted Six flags mm Management Basically They Dont Believe Me They Say I Forced My bro's friend To Do The Video Of him Admitting He Did It They Say Their Officers Identified Me So They Can't Be proven Wrong Witch Is B/S It's Clear Six Flags Knows There Wrong They Made a Mistake And Too Cocky In thier Selves To say Their Wrong Thinking I'll File A Lawsuit Cuz By them Being Wrong That means I Was False Arrested Etc They Know I Didn't Do But they Just Think Ima Sue them Which i Wouldn't I just Wanna Go Back But Honestly They Are A$$holes And I'm not The Type To Curse Or Us profanity But truth is truth They Are!!!

Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Nicholas Russo
Posted September 6, 2011 at 1:47 AM


From steve lee
Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:03 AM
cool story bro.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:13 AM
First off…….I think you have a good story and if we do this correctly, there is a way to get Six Flags to lift the ban on you. You are actually taking the right first step by posting this to a theme park forum like this one.

Secondly…..you really need to clean up your story. The people who are in a position of power with the ability to lift a ban are the types who appreciate proper sentence structure and the occasional period. These people are also those who are battling a real issue at Six Flags Magic Mountain and the proliferation of gangs wandering their parks and making issues with the families who are the real demographic Magic Mountain wants to bring in. Therefore, all of the slang, hints at profanity, derogatory comments about unfair police offices all need to leave your story. Stick to the facts and make it sound like you are very sorry about what happened, even though you don’t feel you were involved. This is definitely a suit and tie occasion….make it seem like that in your posting.

Thirdly……you need to realize that Magic Mountain has millions of people walk through their gate every year. One less person is not going to bother them in the least. In order to make a play at getting your ban lifted, you need to present yourself as a customer that they would want to have back in their park. If you don’t present yourself well, they will not even look up from their spreadsheets.

Fourthly…….you need to sweeten the pot for Magic Mountain. What is in it for them? If this is really something you are passionate about, see if you can strike a deal with them. Ask if you could freely donate your time to work with the security guards at the park so that you can better understand the need for them, or ask if you could freely donate your time to help clean up the park. If you are a hard worker, they will hire you on, giving you not only a job, but some sort of discounted access to the park as well.

Fifthly………if all of this fails, keep in mind that there are other parks in the area that would be more than happy to take your money and let you enjoy their rides. In the LA area, you are not just stuck with one choice, don’t make it sound like Magic Mountain is the only park in the world.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:21 AM
Periods don't exist in his world.

Neither does math, apparently, because April 2010 was well short of two years ago.

Sorry, no sympathy from me. Jeff, I admire your ideas, but this story wasn't worth the time I spent reading it.

Nicholas, you joined TPI yesterday to tell us about an incident that happened almost a year and a half ago. Sorry, but that was certainly wasted reading time for me.

And at one point, you referred to "your park." You actually sent this to park management? (shakes head...)

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted September 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM
I'm with Mike.

Why is this story just being posted now? My guess is because of Robert's "Lifetime Ban" article.

Seriously Nicholas, take Jeff's advice if you want to get the ban lifted. I couldn't read your whole story due to the lack of structure and grammar so I'm not going to comment on it further.

From James Rao
Posted September 7, 2011 at 4:03 PM
Meh... there are worse things in life. You could have gotten banned from a GOOD park!

From chris cona
Posted September 7, 2011 at 4:36 PM
Yea like James said six flags is like a visit every 2-3 years your acting like you got banned from disney world calm down the two parks shouldn't even be in the same country together nothing beats Disney!!!

From Bob Miller
Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:01 PM
Your friend really shouln't have had a laser and you should really conisder having several different paragraphs but otherwise i think you suffered police bruelity. I hope you the best in your trial

From Anthony Murphy
Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:20 PM
This story is unusually long. The guy banned from SFGA's story was three sentences. This was, well...

From Randy Stellar
Posted September 8, 2011 at 7:08 AM
Maybe you can't buy a season pass but what's to stop you from just going? It's not like the check fingerprints of every guest as they enter.

From Mike Seary
Posted September 8, 2011 at 7:25 AM
I am inclined to believe that you deserve the ban, if for any reason, by virtue of your being 20 years old and having such an atrocious grasp of grammar and written language.

The days saved by being banned from Six Flags will be better spent at your local community college, I think.

Also TL;DR for the most part.

From James Rao
Posted September 8, 2011 at 1:20 PM
^^That was very funny. =)

From Melissa Faulkner
Posted September 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM
I think that is probably the LONGEST run-on sentence I have ever read.

From Samantha McCrae
Posted September 12, 2011 at 9:03 AM
Dude, I actually nearly cried reading this. Not because of the situation but because of the grammar, structure and lack of punctuation in this story! AH! and you're 20? I couldn't understand half of it!

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted September 13, 2011 at 2:46 AM
Well done everyone, way to rip into someone.

Sometimes, whilst they are more often than not extremley humourous, I find some of the regular members elitist and judgemental. I usually try really hard not to get involved, but this time will risk sounding like my grandma (as in this instance the phrase is rather fitting) - if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

From Tim Hillman
Posted September 13, 2011 at 12:25 PM

There’s a scene in the movie “Tommy Boy” where Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) asks the question, “Does this suit make me look fat?”

In response, Richard Hayden (David Spade) replies, “No, your face does.”

The post by Nicholas was one of those Tommy Callahan questions. Considering the content, context, and form of delivery of his thread-opening post, I am amazed by the restraint shown by the respondents. Nicholas set the tone, and they responded accordingly. Nicholas more or less asked to be judged.

Your grandmother’s quote applies to face-to-face conversations and is not applicable here. This is a Discussion Board on the internet and the rules are different. Think of it like a rugby scrum. If you don’t like the content of a thread, stay away from it. It is that simple.

The regulars to this site aren’t elitist either. (When Robert lets people like TH Creative hang around here, you know that elitist is the last thing that applies to the people on this site.) A few of us may be mental, but I don’t think that any of us are “judgemental”[sic]. ;)

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 13, 2011 at 1:37 PM
But some of us ARE (sic.)

I almost went to TWO Six Flags parks in one day this past Sunday. That's (sic.)

From Melissa Faulkner
Posted September 13, 2011 at 3:24 PM
Nicely said Tim.

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted September 14, 2011 at 1:38 AM
Yeah well put. I guess I need to leave my namby pamby feelings at the door. I'm the sap who lets their guard down, then gets anhiliated by Michael Myers...

From Mike Seary
Posted September 14, 2011 at 2:04 AM
I'm hardly a regular, more like a regular lurker... maybe have created a grand total of 3 threads here ever. I don't hold any clout or elite standing whatsoever with this community - that being said, I gladly admit to having one of the most bellicose replies on the thread. Why? Because the whole ranting, nearly illegible original post can't be taken seriously.

If someone really wants to appeal to my emotion and gain my sympathies, they at least owe it to me to present it in a fashion where I can read it properly. The reckless rant above seems angry and emotional which suggests to me that the individual who wrote it is likely immature enough to have actually committed the infraction in question, and is thusly deserving of the punishment. Maybe I should have left out the little jab about taking remedial writing classes at the local community college but come on, we have 13 year olds who don't write NEARLY that bad...

From Rob P
Posted September 14, 2011 at 2:26 AM
I'm a regular contributor here and would probably consider myself more D- listed than E-litist.

Anyway I just wanted to say that the guy's grammar has nothing to do with his complaint. I can't comment on any of it because I wasn't there but what I can say is that it was pretty stupid to carry a laser pointer and , being the older member of the group, he should have confiscated it much earlier and put it away. I realise that hindsight is 20/20 but he must have known that , in all probability, using a laser would be seen and acted upon. That said, if his account of the policeman's behaviour has any veracity at all, then he should be taking issue with them. An apology from them might just open the door to Six Flags.

From Scott B
Posted September 14, 2011 at 5:24 AM
I think the parks should drop the ban hammer more often. Oh and I didn't read the original post. I tried, but I couldn't follow what it was saying. I ended up just siding with Six Flags. Is that wrong?

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