Even from the depths of bankruptcy, Six Flags
continues to amuse and amaze us with its mixed-theme
roller coasters (Medusa in a Mayan temple), swimming
tigers, and Austin-Powers-hosted sea-mammal shows.
At Halloween they added bleeding fountains,
trick-or-treating in Loony Toons Land (sponsored by Reese's),
and Zombie Alley, a poorly supervised pit where teen
employees were encouraged to harrass and terrorize the
guests. Em and Ellie thought this was pretty fun at first,
but in the end one of the Walking Undead managed to
freak Em out to a point just shy of hysterical madness.
Later, we found a wicker man stepping out from the corn stalks
to frighten the unsuspecting. Though Em was posing with him, she
was still surprised at his sudden lurch. She screamed and bolted.
That was enough to raise a laugh from the corn man's handler, who added:
"Good one, corn man!"