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Inclusivity for all: Six Flags introduces special restraints for disabled guests

Six Flags is offering improved access for its guests with physical disabilities with a specialised restraint harness that allows them to experience rides they would otherwise be unable to




98% of Six Flags’ thrill rides are now equipped with the special restraint   Credit: Six Flags

Theme park operator Six Flags has introduced a specialised restraint harness for its rides that will allow guests with physical disabilities to enjoy almost its entire range of thrill attractions across all of its parks.

Six Flags is the first theme park operator to introduce the custom restraint harness, which comes in multiple sizes and is able to accommodate riders taller than 54 inches (137cm) with multiple physical disabilities, such as a missing limb or appendage. Currently, 98% of Six Flags rides are equipped with an individually designed disability harness.

“Six Flags is synonymous with thrills, but safety and inclusivity is the cornerstone of everything we do,” said Jason Freeman, vice president, Public Safety and Risk Management, Six Flags.

“We’re proud to implement these key, new safety programs that bring thrills within reach for all guests, regardless of disability or limitations.”

In addition to providing the groundbreaking restraint system, Six Flags is also showing its commitment to diversity and inclusion by being the first major theme park operator to have all of its attractions accredited as certified autism centres.

As part of its autism programme, park leadership is trained and additional support elements are identified for guests that need them.

“Six Flags is proud to be the industry leader on these innovative programmes that allows our guests to enjoy the more thrilling rides that our parks have to offer,” said Selim Bassoul, Six Flags president and CEO.

“This offering, coupled with the IBCCES certification at our parks, shows our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company is truly dedicated to this initiative and making sure that encompasses our guests with abilities and disabilities. We all benefit from a more diverse, inclusive society, that is understanding, accommodating and honours one another’s differences while pulling together for the common good.”


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Inclusivity for all: Six Flags introduces special restraints for disabled guests

Six Flags is offering improved access for its guests with physical disabilities with a specialised restraint harness that allows them to experience rides they would otherwise be unable to




98% of Six Flags’ thrill rides are now equipped with the special restraint   Credit: Six Flags

Theme park operator Six Flags has introduced a specialised restraint harness for its rides that will allow guests with physical disabilities to enjoy almost its entire range of thrill attractions across all of its parks.

Six Flags is the first theme park operator to introduce the custom restraint harness, which comes in multiple sizes and is able to accommodate riders taller than 54 inches (137cm) with multiple physical disabilities, such as a missing limb or appendage. Currently, 98% of Six Flags rides are equipped with an individually designed disability harness.

“Six Flags is synonymous with thrills, but safety and inclusivity is the cornerstone of everything we do,” said Jason Freeman, vice president, Public Safety and Risk Management, Six Flags.

“We’re proud to implement these key, new safety programs that bring thrills within reach for all guests, regardless of disability or limitations.”

In addition to providing the groundbreaking restraint system, Six Flags is also showing its commitment to diversity and inclusion by being the first major theme park operator to have all of its attractions accredited as certified autism centres.

As part of its autism programme, park leadership is trained and additional support elements are identified for guests that need them.

“Six Flags is proud to be the industry leader on these innovative programmes that allows our guests to enjoy the more thrilling rides that our parks have to offer,” said Selim Bassoul, Six Flags president and CEO.

“This offering, coupled with the IBCCES certification at our parks, shows our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company is truly dedicated to this initiative and making sure that encompasses our guests with abilities and disabilities. We all benefit from a more diverse, inclusive society, that is understanding, accommodating and honours one another’s differences while pulling together for the common good.”


 



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