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Is that over 54" rule on the website a joke or are they serious? If anyone over 54" can't go in without someone under 54", that basically limits it to kids 8 - 9 or under.

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Whao, is the economy this bad! Six FLags is going into hair styling! It makes me wonder what step Disney's going to make next(They already own everthing except an airline). Does anybody remember a few months a go a question in the trivia section asking if GADV had a barber shop in the old beachcomber gift shop? MAybe if they decide to put these in parks! But then again, who would pay $50+ to get in a theme park to get an $40+ haricut? But how's that for a unique suvenier! :P

 

 

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Is that over 54" rule on the website a joke or are they serious? If anyone over 54" can't go in without someone under 54", that basically limits it to kids 8 - 9 or under.

 

I suppose it's a trade off. There's not much at Six Flags parks that age can ride.

 

If they name a ride 'Blowout,' I'm so getting the cut. :P

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Source: About.com

 

Six Flags Hair Salon Will Use Rollers

Thursday February 19, 2009

 

Have you ever looked at riders' hair as they exit roller coasters? Whatever 'do they brought on board the ride is inevitably destroyed by the windblown, knockabout experience. Amusement parks are the last place fashionistas would want to strut their coifs. It's all the more amazing, then, that Six Flags--yes that Six Flags--is getting into the hair salon business. No, this is not April 1, and yes, the ride chain known for its bald-headed Mr. Six is really going to be cutting hair.

 

To be called Six Flags Rollercoaster Cuts, the first location of the children's hair salon chain is set to open next month at the Blue Black Square in West Hartford, CT (about an hour from Six Flags New England). According to the company, the "multi-sensory" haircutting experience will include coaster cars that double as salon chairs, a shampoo station outfitted with a video wall showing point-of-view coaster rides, and visits from the parks' stable of characters. Patrons will be able to purchase specially priced tickets to nearby Six Flags parks.

 

What's next on the park chain's diversification agenda? How about Six Flags Tax Prep? Motto: We'll help you take the IRS for a ride. Or Six Flags Coffee Cafes? Tagline: Good to the last drop. Hey, perhaps Mr. Six Dance Studios would be a hit.

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Don't underestimate what parents will spend on their kids. Look at crap like Build-A-Bear and think of how many kids you see walking out of the mall with those boxes. Kids love crappy gimmicks, and will nag their parents endlessly until they get what they want. If a kid knows they can go to get their hair cut at Regis in the mall or at Six Flags Coaster Cuts, which do you think they'll badger their parents into going to? Add to that many parents want photos of kids first haircuts and things, and it's almost like you're combining a haircut with one of those portrait studios.

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I never have been to a baber shop of any kind, I just cut my own hair so I probably just don't get it. But I sure do know how gimmicks work on kids and hopefully they have a good one but I just feel this is sort of a folly for Six Flags. Back in the 90s out in CA, Disney tried their own version of Chuck E Cheese but it didn't work out.

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But, Disney has a much bigger goal to live up to. When anyone sees the name Disney on something they expect much more than can be delivered in a non-Disney environment. The Six Flags brand is what it is...kids know it as fun.

 

 

Yes that is probably what happened. As I said hopefully this barber stuff works out well for SF since they need the money.

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Source: Six Flags Inc.

 

Grand Opening of Six Flags Rollercoaster Cuts

Wednesday March 11, 2009, 9:00 am EDT

 

A UNIQUE CHILDREN'S SALON DEBUTS IN WEST HARTFORD'S BLUE BACK SQUARE

 

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Six Flags, Inc., the world's largest regional theme park company, today announced the grand opening of its newest brand extension, Six Flags Rollercoaster Cuts - an innovative children's boutique and hair salon offering a multi-sensory haircutting experience for kids of all ages. The inaugural Rollercoaster Cuts will open to the public in West Hartford's Blue Back Square on March 14, 2009.

 

Rollercoaster Cuts will revolutionize the ordinary task of getting a haircut. Once inside the brightly colored boutique, guests will be immersed in an interactive, roller coaster spinning, Six Flags theme park experience. Each themed cutting station will feature custom-built coaster cars equipped with a flat screen television that showcases exciting videos of Six Flags' adrenaline pumping rides and attractions, the latest from Six Flags TV, as well as a variety of kid-friendly video games. Even while shampooing, children will have the option to sit straight up in a traditional chair or lie flat on their backs watching point-of-view camera angles of Six Flags' biggest coaster drops. Six Flags' world-famous cast of characters, including Mr. Six, also will be on hand to meet and greet children as they explore this magical escape built especially for them.

 

Customized kids salon packages like The Glammy, Zoink, Big Kapow and Blama Jama, will offer cuts at prices moms and dads can feel good about, and include many of the hottest fashions and accessories for kids. Additionally, every haircut will come complete with a FREE photo to capture the moment.

 

Kids and their parents can extend the fun by purchasing specially priced one-day tickets and Season Passes to Six Flags New England, Six Flags Great Adventure, The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, and Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark.

 

"Rollercoaster Cuts is redefining the Six Flags experience," said Mike Antinoro, Executive Vice President, Entertainment and Marketing. "What can sometimes be a dreaded, yet necessary obligation for kids, turns into an environment of fun, thrills and excitement that is the Six Flags brand."

 

Added Andrew Schleimer, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development and In-Park Services: "Rollercoaster Cuts is a unique opportunity to inject Six Flags into the everyday lives of children while pursuing new, non-traditional growth avenues for the company. Blue Back Square is a natural selection for our premiere location given the proximity to our northeastern parks and we look forward to entertaining and thrilling a whole new generation of Six Flags fans in West Hartford."

 

Six Flags Rollercoaster Cuts will be the place for stylish kid's haircuts and family-friendly entertainment. Visit www.rollercoastercuts.com for more information.

 

Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada, and soon will be expanding beyond North America with destinations in Dubai and Qatar. Since 1961, hundreds of millions of families have trusted Six Flags to combine friendly-clean-fast-safe service with affordable, value-packed thrills, record-shattering roller coasters and special events like the Summer Concert Series, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. Six Flags' wide array of entertainment options reaches all demographics -- families, teens, tweens and thrill seekers alike -- featuring themed attractions based on skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, the ultimate daredevil Evel Knievel, movie franchises The Dark Knight and The Mummy; as well as world-renowned, kid-friendly brands including Looney Tunes, the Justice League of America, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine.

 

Six Flags continues to develop new avenues for growth, acquiring ownership and management of Dick Clark Productions, producer of such perennial television hits as the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and So You Think You Can Dance. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE: SIX - News) headquartered in New York City.

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