It’s not stunning that there are moments in historical past folks may not wish to bear in mind. Nevertheless, a latest Jeopardy! triple-stumper had some viewers feeling uncomfortable in regards to the origin of the title of Six Flags Theme Park.
A latest episode noticed actual property analyst Alec Wang, highschool instructor Erin Portman, and threat supervisor Vince Bacani face off in opposition to one another. All carried out admirably, however there was one query that had all three contestants clueless.
The $800 clue for the category “Six Pack” read, “The ‘Six Flags’ over Texas refer to the entities that have controlled it; sixth is the USA, this was fifth.” All three gamers have been stumped, so host Ken Jennings was the one to disclose the reply: the Confederacy.
Many viewers have been shocked to study why the theme park was named Six Flags and that the Accomplice flag was one of many six eponymous flags. The theme park originated in Texas and was named after the six completely different nations which have ruled the state: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the USA of America, and the Accomplice States of America.
Six Flags Parks Had been Nonetheless Flying The Flag In 2017
Shockingly, three of the corporate’s parks have been nonetheless flying the Accomplice flag as late as 2017. Two of the parks have been in Texas, and the opposite was in Georgia. Initially, park officers at Six Flags Over Texas acknowledged there have been no plans to take away the flag, although they modified course shortly afterwards.
Six Flags didn’t apologize for flying the flag but did release a statement saying, “We’re just choosing to display symbols that everyone can support, that being the American flag. We’re flying all American flags.”
Six Flags Prepares To Open First Abroad Park
Right now, the Six Flags Leisure Company owns 20 amusement parks in North America alone and owns probably the most theme parks and water parks mixed of any amusement park firm.
The corporate additionally boasts the seventh highest attendance fee on this planet, with parks in California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Mexico, and Canada. Six Flags can be at present engaged on Six Flags Qiddiya, which can be situated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is about to open this yr.
This latest Jeopardy! triple-stumper has clued followers in on the problematic historical past behind Six Flags’ title, in addition to the truth that the Accomplice flag was solely faraway from all the firm’s parks a couple of years in the past. Hopefully, the following spherical of rivals will brush up on their American/curler coaster historical past earlier than the sport.