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Cindy Felty



Seasons worked: 1984-1987

Areas of park: Games

email: Cindy Felty





Jeff Felty

Seasons worked: 1982-1984

Funny story or happening:

I just remember that working at SFOT was the funnest job I had. I wish all jobs were that fun.

I particularly remember the parties after work. It seemed that every weekend, at least one person's parents were out of town!

Areas of park: Games

email: Jeff Felty

People to find: Lisa Shelton, Greg Edwards, Julie Staley, Stephanie Heibel, Janet Fairchild, Joe Trevino, Don Ratliff, Janine McCoy, James Wycoff, Pam Martin, Christine Martin

Other info : I currently live in Topeka, KS. Please email me if you worked with me!

other depts: Gifts and Souvenirs

Russell Raby



Seasons worked: 1979-1983

Funny story or happening:

The Lone Warehouseman and his Faithful Sidekick, Toolpouch.
Brent Little doing "The Face" while hanging upside down from the top of the light pole behind the warehouse.
The Red Door.
Sub-owl.
Warehouse vs. Skeeball Palace football games, and the kegs the Palace guys bought us after we won.
Shifter Mouth.
Shot Mouth.
Tim Frazier's famous line, "Wow, I've had sixty-three beers, and I'm not even drunk!"
<LI>Steve Waters' flaming red orb.

Areas of park: Games Warehouse

email: Russell Raby

People to find: The Hatton Boys: Bob and Kevin Mrs. Kloesel's Fine Sons: Steve, Greg, and Chris, Steve Waters

Other info : Living in Southlake with my wife of 4 years (length of marriage, not her age) and her 19-year-old cat. Working for Sabre managing a software development team.

Matt J. McCullar

Seasons worked: 1987-1989

Funny story or happening:

I repaired arcade games for two years, and worked year-round. I wasn't seasonal. One of the weirdest things that happened to me was the winter day when I was walking alone through the closed, silent park, and saw some guy dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle run across the street far off in the distance. I didn't know what to think, so I hid in the Boomtown Arcade for half an hour. I tried to telephone for help, but the phone didn't work. I found out later in the day that the Arlington Police Department was having SWAT training excercises in the park that day, and no one had told me about it!!!

Areas of park: Games. I repaired arcade video games.

email: Matt McCullar

People to find: Chuck Fisher, Jeremy Trinkman, Jerry Collum, Riley Shaw. I know Doug Husted still works at SFOT.

Other info : I moved to Arlington and still repair electronics, within sight of the park! I repair industrial computers for a small business right across 360 from the General Motors plant.



Tom Palumbo

Seasons worked: 1980-1991

Areas of park: games

email: Tom Palumbo

Other info : married with 2 children living in bedford



Tim Bland

Seasons worked: 1985

Funny story or happening:

Back in the Summer of 85' they made the games and attractions people wear these horrible dark brown polyester uniforms in the sweltering Texas heat. I was stuck in some of the worst games you could imagine but grit my teeth and beared it because what 16 year old couldn't use a cool $160 a week? I could really work a microphone though and was eventually working in Good Times Square and (GASP!) The Guess Your Age and Weight Game. A bit of advice- if you ever end up doing this for a living and a woman wants to play, guess low. Trust me. It was great making so many friends that summer. It has provided me with many great memories.

I believe I quit because my fear of haircuts at the time.

email: Tim Bland

Cathy Curtis

Seasons worked: 1978-81

Areas of park: Good Times Square.....Warehouzit

email: Cathy Curtis

People to find: MPS...Mike Southern Boogie Bob Hatton....John Bement(Shotgun W illie)

Lynn Coffman

went by: Lynn Dubois

Seasons worked: 1982-1984

Funny story or happening:

There were so many good times. One that stands out is when I worked in Skeeball Palace we had a jukebox that the seasonpassers would come by, play a certain song, and just be obnoxious. They memorized what number it was, but one day we moved the 45's around just to piss them off. Then, when they came in, they put their quarter in and punched in the number they always do. Boy were they mad when Frank Sanatra came on!

Areas of park: Texas Shooting Gallery, Skeeball Palace

email: Lynn Coffman

People to find: Ann Hames, Karen Stucker, Lynn Wilson





Tim Frazier

Seasons worked: 79-82

Areas of park: games

email: Tim Frazier

People to find: Jay Owen, Russell Raby

David Chasteen went by: Chaz

Seasons worked: 76, 84-87

Funny story or happening:

Late night drinking parties on the ITT parking lot with Larry McGee?!!

Areas of park: Games- Skeeball Palace, Parking Lot, Security, Full-time Sea

email: David Chasteen

or David Chasteen

People to find: Larry McGee, Randy Spurr (Just Kidding!) Pretty much anybody else I worked with.

Other info : Married to Sheri Joiner (SFOT 85-87) Parking lot cutie! We have a beautiful (if rotten) daughter named Aubrey. Instant Message us on AOL Instant Messenger SFOT4ever

Joedy Perdew

went by: Bigham (bouncer or M&M)

Seasons worked: 1987-1990

Areas of park: Texas, France, and Spain

email: Joedy Perdew

People to find: James K. Mikel, Brian McClure, and anyone else that may remember me.

other depts: Grounds Quality

Tammy Agee-Acosta

went by: Tammy Agee

Seasons worked: 1978

Funny story or happening:

My first day working at the Park was two days after my 16th birthday. I worked in the shooting gallery. Soon, I moved into day-off break relief and was one of the few that had Saturdays OFF!!! I remember sitting in the back rooms of the games, with a needle and thread, sewing the seams of the stuffed animals that had ripped! I also remember the heat!!!!

As I read some of the notes from other employees, I see several names that I remember; Bruce Foster, Melvin Dubee, Dennis White, just to name a few. Thanks to the e-mail about the reunion. It has brought back many happy memories!

Areas of park: Good Times Square

email: Tammy Agee-Acosta

Other info: My husband, son and I have been living on the Island of Maui for the past ten years. A big change from Texas, but it is truly paradise!!!!

Don Keith

Seasons worked: 1976-1978

Areas of park: Good Times Square

email: Don Keith

People to find: Richard Bailey / Security for all Concerts

Other info : I am a custom home builder in Marble Falls, Texas.

other depts: Ride Operations



Jocqualine Keith

went by: Jocqualine Ellis

Seasons worked: 1977

Areas of park: Relief

email: Jocqualine Keith

other depts: Food Services



James Willmon

went by: Jimmy

Seasons worked: 98-?

Funny story or happening:

"The V.C." The hose was broken at chameleon, we had no V.C. clean-up kit, and the floor of the gondola couldn't be seen. I had to send a games guy to get water every cycle from behind chubbies so we could clean it out. And all the times that I opened the door too early, I'll just say I should have knocked.

To the Chameleon crew that made the huge ugly yellow clipboard, It made it all the way thrugh 99 and is probably still floating around the office somewhere.

Areas of park: Chameleon,rest of goodtimes/boomtown,and splash

email: James Willmon

People to find: Jeff McKay, Jeff Johnson, any games person that had to work the booth while we made fun of you

other depts: Ride Operations



Ron Stroud

Seasons worked: 81-83

Funny story or happening:

The G & A relays held after the park closed at night. The trip to Lake Grapevine. The trip to Crystals Pizza Parlor. The Ladder Climb (the sights I saw).

Areas of park: Area A,B,C,D,Floater,Pool,Arcade-Modern,Arcade-Boomtown.

email: Ron Stroud

People to find: Joanie Schnider, Rusty, and other friends

Other info : Still single and looking for that right girl to come along, I am a Travel Counselor with American Express One. Live in Mesquite.

Serena Johnson

went by: Serena Hamlin

Seasons worked: 1986- 1988

Funny story or happening:

I miss all the great times we had after the park closed at night and we rode around or were in the park til 4 am! I do remember shoe polishing TIMOTHY WADE's car in black shoe polish- I got into quite a lot of trouble for that one! And yes Tim- you had tooooo many girlfriends located in one small area. You know I also miss those too short skirts and sticky polyester blouses we had to ware- NOT. Oh- and the pants that made sure you had no figure what so ever-those were the best! I am just glad to see that they finally got a decent post out in the back parking lot.

I also miss all the water fights we had. Those were the best. Drive by a post and dump water on someone. That was great- and in all white- it was really funny too!

Areas of park: Parking Lot - security

email: Serena Johnson

People to find: I still see Mitch (michelle D) and Tim Pettigrew.. I am not good with names so I can't remeber who all was there with us. If you want to e-mail me - go right ahead.

other depts: Security



Barry Anderson

Seasons worked: 1988-1990

Funny story or happening:

None at this time, but I will update this later.

Areas of park: Air Racer, Texas Tornado & a bunch more.

email: Barry Anderson

other depts: Ride Operations

Donna Farmer

went by: Donna Wald

Seasons worked: 1977 - 1982

Funny story or happening:

My first year at SFOT I worked in Sippers. My best friend worked at Casa. Her name was "Donna" also. All of our friends called me "Donna Sipper" and her "Donna Casa". She moved that same summer to the Frogurt stand and naturally her name changed to "Donna Frogurt".

While I was at work one night a bunch of the guys from Cash Control 2 actually picked-up my small FIAT convertible and moved it to another parking space. When I got off work that night I couldn't find my car! This all occurred in the parking lot behind the Games Warehouse and CC2!

Areas of park: Sippers, Dry Hole Charlies, Parking Lot, Cash Control 2

email: Donna Wald Farmer

People to find: Julie Atwell, Gina Giaccommaro, Diana Cortez

Other info : Robert Ayala told me about this website...I can't believe how many "formers" there are around! I work as a Training Specialist for the Texas Youth Commission. It never ceases to amaze me how many people I train for the agency that are former SFOT employees!

other depts: Food Services, Security, Cash Control

Janece Hutchins

went by: MOJO

Seasons worked: 79-81

Funny story or happening:

TOO MANY MEMORIES. WHERE IS OUR INFAMOUS DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS GROUP FROM GAMES? I LOVED WORKING THERE. THEY PAID ME TO ACT CRAZY AND HAVE FUN. ALSO ALAN KILPATRICK AKA. (WHATS THIS...KILLER?) NO I THINK THE CORRECT AKA I REMEMBER IS QUALUDE. CHUCK, EVERYTIME I SEE THAT PIC OF THE FOUNTAIN I REMEMBER YOUR FUN NATURE. AND THE BEST THING ABOUT HAVING SUPS WHO CARE IS THIS...

We went to Georgia. I being an avid drinker of Dr Pepper found out in a horrifying experience that they don't have Dr Pepper there. Well one of the Sups yelled Hey Mojo there's a case of Dr pepper on the bus with your name on it. Thank God I didn't have to finish the heart attack I'd begun to have. And yes I remember the dead rat in the hose at the water balloon races. And of course alot of my memories are clouded over by THE HOUSE. that parking lot we found with the old fireplace there.

Areas of park: Every game mostly section D Hi Chuck! -> mini-mine train

email: Janece Hutchins

People to find: anyone who ever went to THE HOUSE, Cowan Robertson, Ray Williams

Other info: I am a paramedic for Goliad County EMS. I am married have kids(chitlin's as we used to say.) Lots fo cats, and cows.

other depts: Ride Operations, Games Kenny Moss

Seasons worked: 1979-1985

Funny story or happening:

I would have to refer to Chuck Woods story of the softball and alot of water. By the way we all got commendations from Mr. Apple if I remember correctly.

I have so many memories of how much fun we all had and how it would be great to turn back the clock. From painting the old shooting gallery to working in the Skeeball Palace with flood waters rushing under all the machines.

Softball games, Tailgate Parties and the Red Door Lounge. The stories are endless. Thanks too all for the best times of our lives.

Areas of park: Games Warehouse, Arcades

email: Kenny Moss

People to find: Tom Palumbo, Brent Little, any others in Games from 1979-1981

Other info: Live in Mansfield, Texas Married (12 Years) Two Children Work as Branch Manager of a Computer Cable Distribution Warehouse.

other depts: Gifts and Souvenirs

Rick O'Leary

Seasons worked: 1981 - 1991

Funny story or happening:

All I have to say is "follow the yellow brick road"

Areas of park: Just about all Games locations

email: Rick O'Leary

Other info : I live in San Antonio, with my wife Hermelinda. No kids, but we have a dog

other depts: Food Services



Alan Kilpatrick

went by: Killer or Kil

Seasons worked: 79 - 87

Areas of park: Games Repair, Gifts Repair, Arcade Repair, PrimeTime Video

email: Alan Kilpatrick

People to find: Charlie Ozzmiller (The OZ) - Robin Hall- Paul or Jim Bothner-

Other info: Live in Arlington - Married to Cindy Brister (Finally) - 2 girls - Work as an Applications Engineer in Dallas

other depts: Gifts and Souvenirs, Other areas

Rob Lunde

Seasons worked: 1980 - 1989

Funny story or happening:

In 1983, Cindy, my co-foreman and I sent a ransom note to Bev Arnett (?), the Skeeball Palace Lead, asking for some ridiculous stuff. Meanwhile, we nabbed Greg Porter(her assistant) and locked him in the remote control boat house!

We told the employee not to let Greg out no matter what, but Greg screamed so loud that the Guests began to ask the employee about it. So he let Greg out.

Bev, being a typical Palace foreman, wouldn't tolerate this (Greg took an actual 45 rather than the 20 he usually took). By the end of the day I had a corrective with my name on it--but Chuck was unable to give it to me because I had already gotten Bill Burke to approve the whole deal (since it wouldn't really impact operations).

Just the same, Bob Hatton gave me a lot of trouble in the next foreman's meeting about it....ahh, the good ole days!

Areas of park: GT Square, Palace, Lonestar, Texas Arcade

email: Rob Lunde

People to find: Greg and Pam Porter, Julie Stailey, Lori Clifton, Colleys/Lautzenheisers--any of the old crew

Other info: Currently Games Manager at Six Flags St. Louis after working at Chicago from '89-96

other depts: Gifts and Souvenirs

Jay Owen

Seasons worked: 1979 - now

Funny story or happening:

Too many things to list. Chuck already told the whse story. 79 and 80 were probably some of the best times I ever had working at the park. Made alot of friends that I'll never forget.

Areas of park: Dandy Dairy, Games Whse, Bath House

email: Jay Owen

People to find:

Steve Waters, Tim Frasier, Bill Burke, Bruce Peschell, the rest of the whse crew of 79 and 80

Other info: Still working at the park in Security. Married 8 years. 2 dogs, 1 cat, no kids.





Kristen Schnellenbach

Seasons worked: 1982 - 1983

Funny story or happening:

While working at the Southern Palace in the Fall, I watched the male members of the troup do the entire show in drag because the park was empty and no patrons were filing in...Hysterical. I worked backstage and I'm sure we popped a lot of snaps and buttons trying to get those guys into the girls costumes.

Areas of park: Games (arcade by gunfight) and Shows (Chevy and S. Palace)

email: Kristen Schnellenbach

People to find: Lisa Marks

Other info: I live in Ft. Worth and work in Dallas

other depts: Ride Operations, Shows and Attractions

Sara Reed

went by: Sara Duckering

Seasons worked: 84 - 90

Funny story or happening:

Let's see, I am sure there were many - but does anyone remember the VanMeter - he was the dude I dated (I can't believe that I am fessing up to this...) who got ahold of the Games radio system and voiced over the airwaves - Breaker Breaker One Adam Twelve. Needless to say that was the last of him I think.

I miss the days of doubles, hanging out at the warehouse, sitting behind the warehouse til the wee hours of the morning, trips to Burger's Lake and Wet N Wild and sitting on top of the warehouse to watch the fireworks on Fourth of July.

Also, what about the song dedications - and the warehouse guys - ROXANNE.......

Areas of park: Good Times Square, Boomtown, Supervisor

email: Sara Reed

People to find: Jeff Moore, Mike Hail, Rob Lunde, Rick Oleary, Doug Husted

Other info: Living in Fort Worth with my wonderful husband, Robby - I have two beautiful children - 2 1/2 little boy and 1 month little girl. I am a stay home mommy but have been working in the computer industry.

Chuck Wood

Seasons worked: 1979 - 1993

Funny story or happening:

I've heard this once happened in the games warehouse, but I'm really not quite sure. Apparently there was an assistant foreman of the warehouse who could always find trouble. Back then operating supplies for the stands(baseballs,darts,balloons,etc.) were kept in the front of the warehouse. This particular person allegedly threw a ball into one of the cardboard merchandise boxes. His co-worker, a somewhat impressionable sort, decided that would be a cool thing to do also. With all of his might, he heaved the baseball into a sprinkler head. The head began spewing rusty water within the prescribed 10'radius, and merchandise began to get damaged.

Thinking quickly, after laughing (allegedly) for what must have seemed hours the two decided it was time to move the merchandise out of harms way. The two moved, with help from other warehouse crew members, moved the stuffed animals outside.

Mike Apple issued a department wide memo thanking the two for their quick thinking, and saving the department from a huge hit in cost of sales dollars. I think, as the story goes the instigator came clean about his part in the mishap.

Areas of park: Skeeball Palace, Warehouse, Supervisor, Operations, Etc.

email: Chuck Wood

People to find: Lori Brewster, Bob Abbott, Bob Hatton, Rob Lunde

Other info: Currently serving time as Games Manager at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Married Cheryl Grummer, and after 10 years, yes Harvey Smith, I still have the ball and chain. Just remember my exit from the church the night of my wedding Harvey. Same message xxx-ooo's

other depts: Ride Operations, Guest Relations, Grounds Quality, Security



Matt Kumpel

went by: KUMPEL, BONE HEAD

Seasons worked: 1986 - 1989

Funny story or happening:

MYSELF, JIM HOBBY, RANDY BREWSTER, AND THE MICE AND ROACHES OF GOOD TIMES SQUARE WERE ALL BORED ONE LATE SUMMER AFTERNOON. THE DISCOVERY OF AN OPEN SEWER PIPE BECAME OUR INFATUATION ONE DAY AS OUR DAILY RED TAG JOBS CAME TO A CLOSE FOR ANOTHER SEASON. JIM, RANDY, AND MYSELF, BEING HIGH PAYED LEAD FOREMEN OF GOOD TIMES SQUARE AT $4.50/HR DECIDED THAT SEWER PIPE RACES, WERE THE BEST WAY THAT WE COULD SERVE OUR DEPARTMENT, AND SIX FLAGS AS A WHOLE.

WE BEGAN BY CHOOSING A DISPOSABLE OBJECT. JIM, I BELIEVE, CHOSE A PINK THING WRAPPER: I CHOSE A SMALL STUFFED ANIMAL, AND RANDY CHOSE A CRUSHED SODA CUP FROM DRY HEAVE CHARLIES. WE ALL MADE THE TREK UP THE SQUARE TO THE MEN'S RESTROOM, BECAUSE WE KNEW WHAT WAS COMING DOWN THAT EXPOSED SEWER PIPE HAD TO BE COMING FROM A MAN. WE EACH CHOSE A STALL, AND LISTENED FOR THE STARTERS PISTOL.( I THINK IT WAS ACTUALLY THE HORN FROM THE FLASHBACK, BUT THEN AGAIN IT WAS 10 YEARS AGO) WE ALL FLUSHED IN UNISON, AND RACED TO THE OPEN SPOT IN THE PIPE BEHIND AREA B.

TRASH TALKING INSUED, ALL OF US HAD OUR HUNCHES, AS TO WHAT FORIEGN OBJECT COULD TRAVEL THROUGH THAT PIPE FASTER. EACH ONE OF US MADE FUN OF OUR MAKESHIFT "BOATS" AND EACH OTHERS MOTHERS, JUST TO MAKE IT PERSONAL. FROM WHAT I CAN REMEMBER, THE CRUSHED SODA CUP WON, AND EACH OF OUR AREAS ON THE SQUARE WERE FACED WITH GUEST COMPLAINTS. RANDY BREWSTER, YOU ARE OUR IDOL. THE TROPHY FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL, AND ONLY EXPOSED SEWER PIPE RACES SITS IN THE GAMES WAREHOUSE, SURROUNDED BY MOUNTIANS OF A&W CREAM SODA CANS, AND OLD 45'S FROM THE BOOMTOWN JUKEBOX. WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED THAT A CRUSHED SODA CUP FROM DRY HOLE CHARLIE'S WOULD HAVE PASSED THROUGH THE SEWER SYSTEM QUICKER THAN A MEAL THERE?

..OH, DID I MENTION GAMES II SOFTBALL?

Areas of park: GAMES: LONE STAR, PALACE, RAPIDS, BOOMTOWN, AREA B, AREA A,

email: Matt Kumpel

People to find: RANDY BREWSTER, SCOTT DUNNING, IVORY DAVIS, ROB LUNDE, ROBERT NORRIS, DANNY VANN, SARAH NELSON, GLENN HARDESTY, RICK O'LEARY, RICK GARCIA

Other info: MARRIED DEADRA HALL, IN MARCH OF 1998. WE MET AT SFOT IN MARCH OF 1986. A TWELVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT? NOT A BAD IDEA. MY BEST FRIENDS HAVE ENDURED MY SFOT PAIN. DEADRA, JOHN SMITH, ZACK RAINES, TIM ROGGEN, DAVE FOTI, SCOTT ROGERS, ALL OF THE KLOESELS, BOB, TOM, JIM, RANDY, GLENN, STUART, AMIE, DENNIS,



Harvey Smith

went by: Pat Boone

Seasons worked: 1979 - 1986

Funny story or happening:

Among other things, I was a driving instructor for the park. I had the great pleasure of teaching people how to drive that miracle of internal combustion, the Cushman. I was also expected to test people for their SFOT license. One of the people I worked with was my future spouse, Carol Reston. As you might imagine this was a task of herculean proportion. If you ever had the delightful experience of grinding gears through the park, you'll remember that the back end of one of these mechanical marvels is wider than the front. I no sooner advised my sweetheart of this fact than she promptly ran over a curb.

One other incident involved that anathema known as horseplay. As a good employee I can honestly say I never threw anyone into the watermelon patch. One night however, my darlin' and I, along with a few others, were walking back to wardrobe after several hours of deep night inventory. No doubt we were all somewhat light headed after counting a few thousand white birds and crystal pets. As we passed over the the Texas bridge I was overcome and held my bride to be upside down over the nasty water. No I did not drop her and yes she consented to marry me anyway. Oh well, I got lucky.

Areas of park: Games and Attractions

email: Harvey Smith

Other info: As of 8/25/98 - working selling library books to schools - married to Carol Reston - two kids

Zack Raines

Seasons worked: 1987 - 1990

Funny story or happening:

I'm not sure if this happened in the summer of 1987 or 1988. A girl by the name of Peggy Keggy (not sure of the spelling) told Matt Kumple and me that her parents were out of town and she wanted to have a couple people over to hang out. She asked maybe 4 people. We didn't know the way so she drew us a map. Matt and I decided that it would be fun to invite a few more people. "Peggy won't mind." After several copies of the map had been disbursed among our friends and several hours of telling everyone we knew about the "get together", it turned into one of the biggest parties of the year. For those of you who might not remember, let me refresh some memories.
  • Somebody broke the front door.
  • Somebody ripped up the carpet.
  • Somebody broke the ceiling fan.
  • Somebody 'got it on' in her brother's top bunk bed.
  • Somebody drank all her parent's wine.
  • Somebody hid beer cans all over the house (they are probably still finding them today).
  • Somebody got sick in the front bushes, and
  • Somebody ran all over the neighborhood and into a mailbox.
Some other stuff probably happened, but I'm sure I was passed out. My only question is: ... When is Peggy's next party?

Areas of park: Games and Attractions

email: Zack Raines

People to find: Randy Brewster

Other info: I live in the Washington DC area and I do Defense Contracting for a company called Vredenburg. I'm married to my lovely wife Lynn and have a stepson named Alec.



Tim Roggen

Seasons worked: 1987 - 1994

Funny story or happening:

Back in 1988, I with a few of my fellow assistant foremen were asked if we were willing to work a third shift to clean the Good Time Square eggcrates. We, being in the prime of our youth, agreed.

After finishing inventory after midnight, it must have been a Thursday night, we started. Area A was easy and we were thinking this is the life. The "four on the floor boys" hanging out, having a good time, and getting paid.

Area B was a little more difficult. Sleep deprivation was beginning to set in. No problem, we'll go down to the warehouse for a cream soda and that will energize us. This turned into a two hour long game of hide and seek in the in the stuffed animal bins.

Back to work we went and just wanting the night to end. There was a job to finish and we weren't about disappoint anyone. I think we slacked off a bit. Out of the hundreds of eggcrates in Area C, I think we cleaned six and half heartedly at that.

Feeling pretty good about that we only had Area D to go. We soon got busy. I think we may have thought about it starting but then two of us started arguing and we all decided to head to the Warehouse for a quick nap. We awoke about 6am and went home.

We were all night shift in our areas the next day and each of us were greeted by Bill Wofford with a sincere thank you for a job well done and an "Area D looks awesome."

It's hard to beleive we got paid for nights like that. But I also remember the countless doubles, the all-night flash jobs after a May Saturday, the black tag no-shows, and all the rude guests I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy.

I thank the Flags for the friends and the experiences I endured.

Oh, yea! This true story took place about ten years ago and within the last two years, I've attended all three of these good friends weddings (Matt Kumpel, John Smith, and Zach Raines).

areas of park: Everywhere in games.

email: Tim Roggen

Other info: Living in Austin, working for a Real Estate Dev. Co.



Deadra Kumpel

went by: Deadra Hall

Seasons worked: 1986 - 1990

Funny story or happening:

The first memory was my first day. I walked into Lonestar expedition as a 15 yr old swing shift. All the stands were full so my foreman, the wonderful Scott "Lumpy" Rogers, made me clean. I called my mom on break and said "if I had to clean stuff everyday, I was not being used to my potential!!". Needless to say, they used my potential.

The best and most ironic thing that happened at Six Flags!!!! I found my husband there!! (did I mention I was only 15 when this happened??) For all of you who know the "saga" of Matt and Deadra, well I am proud to say I became Mrs. Matt Kumpel this past March. And as for all the friends you make at the park...our best man, 3 groomsmen, a bridesmaid and a reader were all friends we made back in day, at the flags. Thank you for all the wonderful memories!!

Areas of park: Lonestar, GTS, Skeeball palace

email: Deadra Kumpel

people to find: Jana Finch-Hail, Carrie Dorrough, Glenn Hardesty and Sara Nelson.

Other info:

We keep in touch with a lot of long lost games kids if your interested in finding someone, drop us a line and will tell you were they are!!



Dennis Covington

Seasons worked: 1985 - 1987

Funny story or happening:

Back behind Area A of Good Times Square, there is a compression dumpster. One day, Lance Liguez, Jim Hobby and myself were taking care of a load of garbage when some plastic fell to the side of the dumpster on what I thought was a solid surface. I, being a model employee, jumped down to retrieve the wayward plastic. As I picked up the plastic and turned to hand it up to Jim, my foot slipped back and before I knew it I was mid thigh in about 10 years of God knows what! It was some kind of liquid substance which was covered in a layer of dirt like some sort of Amazon lion trap! What's worse is when I pulled my leg out, my shoe remained behind never to be seen again! We promptly recognized the hole as a 'Porthole to Hell' and gave the remaining shoe a special place of honor in the back room of Area A.

I also have fond memories of the time Lance and I painted the back room of Area A using spray paint. All I'll say to that is that it is not a well ventilated area and I don't remember how I got home.

And there's the time I accidentally sewed a green dog to my crotch while repairing sick bay in Skeeball Palace (Thanks for pointing that out Deadra!)

Ahh, those day's of cheesy movie lines, late night inventory sessions, sewing up badly damaged prizes, and actions which would now be construed as sexual harassment. They're all behind me now. Well, the inventory and prizes anyway.

Areas of park: Area C, Area A, Skeeball Palace

email: Dennis Covington

People to find: Jim Hobby, Deadra Hall, Matt Kumpel, Lance Liguez, Zack, Angela, Lumpy, and all the rest of you bastards. You know who you are!



Kyle Sutton

Seasons worked 1988 - 1991

Funny story or happening:

When Skeeball Palace flooded in '89, I'll never forget Tom Iven (games mgr at that time) covered in mud and grime squeegying water. He finally just stopped and with sweat dripping from his face, he looked at me and said, "You know, Kyle, it's a dog eat dog world, and today I'm wearing milkbone underwear." I still think about that and laugh.

Areas of park: Skeeball Palace, Good Times Square, Games Surveilance

email: Kyle Sutton



Bruce Foster

Seasons worked: 1974 - 1998

Funny story or happening:

The Water Balloon game had to be drained of water every year. To do this, you had to put in a long black water hose and suck on it to create a siphon. My friend, supervisor Dennis White, was sucking and sucking, but he could not get the water to drain out. However, he kept at it, assuming that there was something stuck in the hose. He was right! There was a dead rat! none of the girls would kiss him after that!

Areas of park: Mostly Training Supervisor

email: Bruce Foster

People to find: Melvin Dubee, Brett Stover, John Thorpe, Lee Graham, Bill Burke, Mark Milner, many, many others.

Other depts: Food Services, Gifts and Souvenirs, Cash Control

Jeff Braziel

Seasons worked: 1985 - 1990

Funny story or happening:

I was one of the last red tags at Rockin Roto (Roto Disco was its best known name).

Areas of park: Ln Str,Cave, Railroad, Roto Disco,Bump Cars,Tower

email: Jeff Braziel

other depts: Shows and Attractions, Ride Operations

Jeff Holcomb

Seasons worked: 1983 - 1986

Funny story or happening:

Lots of good memories. Started in Area C on Good Times Square then moved to the new Games area in the Texas section when it opened. The best thing was that we had our own radio which we could play while the park was open to drown out that awful repetitive Texas music tape. Eventually moved to working on the remote-control cars and boats at Beachhead and elsewhere in the park. Also worked some as a tech in Skeeball Palace and on GTS. The last year I worked there, I was an arcade technician, which was great...I could play all the arcade games I wanted plus have mobility to work in different areas and meet more people.

Areas of park: GTS, Texas, Boomtown, Skeeball Palace, Arcades, Beachhead

email: Jeff Holcomb



Barry Martin

Seasons worked: 1983 - 1990

Funny story or happening:

Ahhh, lots of memories. Things that stand out:
  1. Road trip to Six Flags Over Georgia. Lots of fun.
  2. 2. Riding the Texas Giant before it went under "modifications."
  3. 3. Along with Jeremy Stroop, riding the Giant while reading newspapers (I still have the Freeze Frame photo!)
  4. 4. One slow night while working Flume, I decided to see how many logs I could park on low lift. I got to 5 and blew a circuit.
  5. 5. Doing the Railroad speil as "cornball" as possible.
  6. 6. Working the first Holiday in the Park, when the entire park was not open, standing in front of Christmas trees placed around the perimiter to make sure they didn't walk off.
  7. 7. Numerous employee parties and flings.
  8. 8. The many friends I made while working there.
Areas of park: Rapids, Cliffhanger, Flume, Railroad, Tower

email: Barry Martin

other depts: Ride Operations, Shows and Attractions

Kevin Alexander

Seasons worked: 1987 - 1991

Funny story or happening:

working 80+ hours in a week to find out that I wouldn't get overtime.

Other depts: Rides, Shows and Attractions

email: Kevin Alexander



Chris Covington

Seasons worked: 1989 - 1994

Funny story or happening:

I was at the front gate. A guest reported a woman going in to the mens rest room at the entry plaza. I went to investigate. And when i confronted the woman saying "This is the men's restroom" SHE said I am a man. talk about the willies i have never been so grossed out in my life. needless to say the story got out and i was known as potty patrol covington and pottypatrol for a while. btw i was only in security the last two seasons

Areas of park: all over

email: Chris Covington

Other depts: Ride Operations and Security



Patricia Renee Reyes

Went by: Renee Scott

Seasons worked: 1978 - 1979

Funny story or happening:

I worked in "GoodTimes Square" and it came by it's name with many good reasons! There are so many great stories I hardly know where to begin. I started the first week of July 1978 the temp was well over 100 degrees, and they put me in a game where you toss a dime or quarter on a plate with these very large bears hanging down and I got sick, I was so hot the first two days. Back then I worked a swing-shift (break reliefs day-off relief) from 12 noon to 12 mid-night six days a week and usually seven. I recall one night after the park had closed and a group of us headed back to wardrobe the entrance where the Texas Giant is now just before you go under the bridge there used to be a stand called the "Watermelon Patch" with a tank of iced down watermelons,I was pick-up placed in the ice tank!!! Several young men and you know who you are!!Ha!ha! Very Chilling memory Ha!Ha!Lots of laughs. Some of the people I worked with were Cam Anderson,Jon Edwards,Thomas Geyer (great guy),Barney Self (Uncle Sammy visits Six Flags) and many more for some reason I can only remember the guys.Ha!Ha! I must go for now but, would love to hear from anyone who worked in areas A,B, C, and D.

Areas of park: GoodTimes

email: Patricia Renee Reyes



David Grogan

Seasons worked: 1980 - 1991

Areas of park: Southern Palace

email: David Grogan

Other depts: Shows and Attractions

Amy Rork

went by: Amy Zimmerman

Seasons worked: 1988 - 1988

Funny story or happening:

I only worked at SFoT for a month or so. Soon after I started I got a cush babysitting job making big bucks and taking two adorable boys to Putt Putt and stuff. Tough life. I wish I were sixteen again. My favorite part of my job was acting obnoxious on the microphone to try and get people to play those goofy games.

Areas of park: Good Times Square

email: Amy Rork

Barney Self

Seasons worked: 77 - 83

Funny story or happening:

Where to begin? I worked there so long ago they still had "Lasalle's" and the Taco train! I can still here that stupid song in my head! I was looking for some old friends who worked between 77 and 83; Mark Milner, Kerry Gallagher, Sharon Ramsey, Melvin Dubee, Ellen Bothner, or Keith Corder. I was the creator of the film classic "Uncle Sammy visits Six Flags" and co-founder of the "GAG Newsletter", now residing in Denver, CO.

Areas of park: Good Time Square, Skeeball Palace and "Rock Island Disco".

email: Barney Self other depts: Shows and Attractions
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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:31 PM
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Great to see so many old friends! My daughters often ask me about working at Six Flags. Water ballon fights, working 18 hours straight, sleeping in the stuffed animal bins, etc...

Looking forward to touching base with folks

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Old April 7th, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Default Re: Games entries from old sfot site, group 2

Tammy Armitt

Formally Tammy South
Worked in Games and Attractions from 82-84
Interested in hearing from anyone that worked with me
Worked in all of the games areas - Good Times Square, Skeeball Palace, etc
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