HauntWorld Home - Forums Home - Live Chat - Find Haunted Houses - Hauntworld Magazine - Haunted House Supplies - America's Best Haunts - Find Vendors
Haunted House News - Haunted Tradeshows - Join Hauntworld Facebook - Hauntworld Twitter - Advertise - Contact Us

Thread: Father Suing Six Flags For Halloween Character Scaring Daughter From Portable Toilet

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. Default Father Suing Six Flags For Halloween Character Scaring Daughter From Portable Toilet 
    #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, In
    Posts
    404
    A father is suing Six Flags Great America for his daughters injuries she obtained when a scare actor at their annual Halloween event “Fright Fest” jumped out of a port-a-potty scaring her. Read Full Story - http://hdigest.me/hvtrw
    News and event coverage from directly inside the Haunt Industry - http://www.hauntersdigest.com
    Get a Website and/or Mobile App for Your Attraction - http://www.charlesterry.com
     

  2. Default  
    #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Near Charlotte NC
    Posts
    1,107
    I had a co-worker lose his job at a haunt in 2009 for scaring a 10-year-old even though it was made clear that the attraction was not for children under 12. The mother insisted that the child could handle it but complained to several managers when the kid started crying because they got scared. He told me that they said it was either fire him or they would be sued so he was let go.

    What did he do that was so terrifying? He jumped out at another member of the family and it startled the 10-year-old. He wasn't even targeting the kid.

    *sigh*
     

  3. Default  
    #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Clinton Twp, Michigan
    Posts
    417
    I'm sorry Badger, but it sounds like the owner of that attraction has no balls. Really? Fire an actor for scaring someone? Shame on him! You need to back your actors unless they are way out of control. A judge would absolutely throw a frivolous case like that right out of his courtroom!
    1986-1997 (Mutilation Mansion,) 1998 (Screamers Haunted House,) 1999 (Evil Intention Haunted House,) 2000-2001 Concept Creator/Business Partner (Urban Legends Haunted House,) 2002 Floor Plan Designer and Consultant for a (Haunted Barn) Owners had city challenges & were never able to open, 2002 Floor Plan Designer/Construction (Fright Nights Haunted House) 2003-2012 Now retired Owner (Deadly Intentions Haunted Attraction)
     

  4. Default  
    #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    468
    Im with Howie! To fricken bad she got scared. Thats what they are there for. Thats what they purchased!

    Give me a Break!

    Stew
     

  5. Default Screw six flags everywhere 
    #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    300
    $25.00 to park.. TO PARK !!!!!!! I hope they get (the girl and her family) what they deserve in their cash settlement. This is a FAMILY-THEMED event, right ???? The park here in jersey is a total loser property and their halloween show sucks. Their admission prices are a total ripoff even WITH a coupon. They will never ever get a dime of my hard earned money again............. I will support the MOM and POP owned attractions in my area and beyond.
     

  6. Default  
    #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    626
    Quote Originally Posted by john haines View Post
    $25.00 to park.. TO PARK !!!!!!! I hope they get (the girl and her family) what they deserve in their cash settlement. This is a FAMILY-THEMED event, right ???? The park here in jersey is a total loser property and their halloween show sucks. Their admission prices are a total ripoff even WITH a coupon. They will never ever get a dime of my hard earned money again............. I will support the MOM and POP owned attractions in my area and beyond.
    Well, that and the fact that, in my book, the port-a-potties are off limits. If I want to "get scared", I'll get in line at one of the attractions. If I want to take a crap, I go to a port-a-potty.

    C.
     

  7. Default Are you freakin' kiddin' me? 
    #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Atlantic City (area), NJ
    Posts
    272
    Hows that Dire Straits song go..."MONEY FOR NOTHING"! While that type of scare wouldn't happen in my park I can see it being "part of the park's scare" while patrons are wandering around. As long as actors aren't "scaring" people while using the porta-pots I really don't see anything overly wrong here. "Cash settlement"? Bullshit! The judge should award them a box of band aids & a roll of toilet paper and tell them to stay the freak out of haunts if they're too immature to handle themselves. Tired of all these "they've got insurance or they've got money" grabbers. People have to start taking responsibility for themselves and stop looking for the EZ moneygrab! "nuff said"!



    P.
     

  8. Default  
    #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    9,680
    I saw that last week... its an outrage! I will tell you guys people will file lawsuits and press them hard even though you've done nothing wrong. The best thing to do is to fight them tooth and nail! Larry
     

  9. Default  
    #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Clinton Twp, Michigan
    Posts
    417
    Amen brother!
    1986-1997 (Mutilation Mansion,) 1998 (Screamers Haunted House,) 1999 (Evil Intention Haunted House,) 2000-2001 Concept Creator/Business Partner (Urban Legends Haunted House,) 2002 Floor Plan Designer and Consultant for a (Haunted Barn) Owners had city challenges & were never able to open, 2002 Floor Plan Designer/Construction (Fright Nights Haunted House) 2003-2012 Now retired Owner (Deadly Intentions Haunted Attraction)
     

  10. Default Porta-a-Potty's scare me! 
    #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    404
    Wow .... suing because the little girl got scared. Doesn't surprise me though. When we sold my Mom's house, we hired one of those Estate Sale people to get rid of all the furniture and stuff. She warned us not to be at the house during the sale and not to respond to any claims from attendees. Sure enough we got sued by some idiot who was going around to estate sales and "falling" in the house. The estate people knew who the woman was and had encountered her before. They handled everything thank God and the insurance company sent her packing - but the thought still pisses me off.

    A port-a-potty scare? I have been in some scary porta-a-potties in my time let me tell you, but I would never think about using one as a scare. Maybe a bad gag with someone I knew really well, but not a scare. Unless it was inside an attraction where it would be expected. Still does not warrant a lawsuit though.
    Travis "Big T" Russell
    President
    Big T Productions Inc

    Owner and Operator of "The Plague" and "Camp Nightmare"

    Customer Quote of the year: "Damn, I pissed myself"
     

Thread Information
Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •