Thursday, September 21, 2006

Will they also be giving out free raincoats?

I would love to meet the person who dreamed up this marketing scheme:
During the first weekend of its annual Halloween festival, Six Flags Over Texas will let guests skip to the front of the Titan roller coaster line if they eat a live cockroach.

A live, wingless, 3-inch long Madagascar hissing cockroach that can run at 3 mph.

Chew and swallow one of these crunchy, wiggling critters and Six Flags will also give you a Flash Pass for the evening that will let you bypass the line on many thrill rides.
So, let's review the plan: Find people willing to eat something really gross, and then get them on a roller coaster as quickly as possible! What could possibly go wrong?

Link via Boing Boing.

1 comment:

LeisureGuy said...

My Columbus friend once took his small children on the Tilt-A-Whirl, which made him feel decidedly queasy. They then entered the dark labyrinth of the "fun house," whereupon the queasiness activated itself. To cries of "Hey, someone threw up in here," and his son's, "My daddy's sick", he struggled to find his way out---difficult in the best of circumstances. A memorable day at the park.