Six Flags Over Georgia was one the many businesses across the south that closed today.
Due to the inclement weather and for the safety of our guests and employees, the park is CLOSED Saturday, Dec 9. Reopening Sunday at 2:00pm.— Six Flags Over GA (@sfovergeorgia) December 9, 2017
As did Six Flags America...
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, and because safety is our top priority, Six Flags America in Maryland will be closed Saturday, December 9. Thank you for your understanding; we will see you on Sunday, December 10!— Six Flags America (@SixFlagsDC) December 9, 2017
...Six Flags Great Adventure...
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, park is closed today & record attempt will not take place. Safety is our top priority! Check back for updates!— Great Adventure (@SFGrAdventure) December 9, 2017
...and Six Flags New England...
Our park will be closed today due to weather. Join us for #HolidayinthePark tomorrow. ????— Six Flags NE (@SF_newengland) December 9, 2017
...which is too bad, because that meant that the parks couldn't put on the "World's Largest Snowball Fight" that the Six Flags chain had scheduled for this afternoon.
That's right. A snowball fight, cancelled on account of... snow.
To be fair the planned "snowball" fight wasn't going to use actual snow, but polypropylene "snow" balls, like those you can find in some gift and home stores around the holidays. And while fans might have welcomed the chance to skip the fake stuff in favor of the real thing, the parks (wisely) chose to abide by local officials' request that people stay off the roads due to the inclement weather. That meant closing until temperatures warm and roads clear, making getting to the park safer.
Fortunately, the parks plan on reopening tomorrow for regularly-scheduled "Holiday in the Park" events. But leave your (real) snowballs at home.Tweet
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.