Nothing is more important to us than your safety. After careful review we've decided to prohibit selfie sticks, monopods, and similar devices at all Six Flags theme and water parks effective immediately. Guests who bring selfie sticks to the park will be asked to store them in their cars during their visit. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and thank you for helping us keep Six Flags among the safest theme parks in the world!
Six Flags theme parks long have been among the more restrictive in its policies toward bringing cameras on rides. A few weeks after the Walt Disney theme parks banned selfie sticks in its parks, Six Flags has followed and take the additional step of banning monopods and "similar devices" throughout its parks. Disney had noted that its selfie-stick ban would not extend to monopods and "non-professional" tripods (i.e. ones that could be collapsed to fit in a typical backpack), which would continue to be allowed in its parks.
Universal's theme parks continue to ban selfie sticks on all attractions, though we've not yet heard of any move to ban the extension devices elsewhere in those parks.
(H/T to Russell Meyer for forwarding the Six Flags email.)
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As for selfie sticks, yes, I'm glad they're banned in most parks now. If you really want a photo with the whole family (self included), any Team Member/Cast Member will do it for you, and nearly any other park guest will as well. In fact, I have literally NEVER had anyone say no when I've asked them to take a picture of me and my wife.
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