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Chris Miller

Seasons worked: 87-91

Funny Story or happening:

Many summer days off spent at Eagle Mountain Lake
Many other summer days spent roasting in service center

Email: Chris Miller

Areas of Park: Admissions - Front Gate, Season Pass

People to find: Rob Nicoll, Greg Guttman (Losers!)

Other info: See y'all at the picnic in September

Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 11:19:02 (CDT)

Tom Egelston

Seasons worked: 1988-1988

Funny Story or happening:

Dunno that anything that funny happened...just the usual "left-my-brain-in-the-glovebox" customer stories.

Email: Tom Egelston

Areas of Park: Admissions

Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 23:58:55 (CDT)

juan david obando

Went by: juan

Seasons worked: 2001-2001

Funny Story or happening:

everything, working for amanda and nicolette at the front gate...sleeping at te employees canteen after the hard party everynight at the ramada inn hotel on division st. working at the service center with annie who was goin deaf and i didnt notice...
everything, everything was great!

Email: juan david obando

Areas of Park: turnstile

People to find: frances sanchez

Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 22:50:03 (CDT)

Amy Bell

Seasons worked: 1990

Funny Story or happening:

One day we were working in the concert ticket booth, and Troy Aikman came up to the booth to pick up his concert tickets. I, being a girl and the fact that that was his first season with the Cowboys, had no clue as to who he was... I just flipped through the list of Will call tickets looking for his name, I asked the other girl who was working with me to look at her list, and we neither one saw his name on the list. I explained to him that we didn't have the tickets there that he would have to go to the front booth. As he was walking away, our manager walked in and saw him through he glass, and started jumping up and hollering ... "thatís Tory Aikman, that's Tory Aikman!!!" He turned around and looked at ME and gave me one of those "have you lost your ever lovin' mind or something??" looks. I was SO embarrassed, but I had to laugh after our manager informed us as to who he was...

Email: Amy Bell

Areas of Park: Admissions

Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 09:17:18 (CDT)


Went by: BASS

Seasons worked: 1986


Areas of Park: PARKING LOT

Monday, April 29, 2002 at 21:53:21 (CDT)

Marc Sepulveda

Seasons worked: 1987-1989

Funny Story or happening:

Too many but I remember letting church vans park for free if they ran around the outside of the bus yelling and then jump back in(Fire Drill).

Email: Marc Sepulveda

Areas of Park: Front Gate, Toll Plaza

People to find: Amy Smith! Laura Austin, Kristy Greene,

Other info: Still run into David Stewart and Robin Land but not Jimmy (may he rest in peace).

Friday, April 26, 2002 at 13:50:57 (CDT)

Alicia Sanford

Seasons worked: 1997-1999

Funny Story or happening:

Everyone I went to school with work at the same time as I did and we would all take the same lunch break so we could change and skip the visitors to ride.....we never made it back to our sites on time after break!

Email: Alicia Sanford

Areas of Park: Front Gate (everything)

People to find: anyone who work at that time.....

Monday, April 22, 2002 at 00:52:22 (CDT)

Larry Gentry

Went by: Miss Larry Gentry (not!)

Seasons worked: 1976-1991

Funny Story or happening:

No funny stories in particular and so many details get lost with time. But even now, at the strangest times, some old memory from my Six Flags days plays like a movie in my brain and it warms my soul. I know I wasn't very good about keeping in touch with so many people, but they're in my heart and mind in ways I never would've guessed at the time. I hope each of you is having a happy life.

Email: Larry Gentry

Areas of Park: Ride Operations, Admissions, Cash Control

Other info:

Monday, March 25, 2002 at 20:48:53 (CST)

Andy Penney

Seasons worked: 1982-1983

Email: Andy Penney

Areas of Park: Front Gate, Roaring Rapids

Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 22:49:33 (CST)

John Gomez

Went by: John

Seasons worked: 1980-1981

Funny Story or happening:

I remember working Kennels and falling asleep.
Also working lost Parents and having all these
12 year old girls pestering me...where are they now.
Then there was the time of having to chase the roof
jumpers sneaking into the park over season pass area
and out running the security guard.

Areas of Park: Most all rides as a rover after the morning front gate rush.

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 12:08:19 (CST)

Natalie Doyle

Went by: Williamson

Seasons worked: 1983-1985

Funny Story or happening:

Working at Six Flags was an incredible experience with lots of memories that have stayed with me. The people in the rides department were like one big family and really cared for each other. The worst thing I remember would be the GIGANTIC cockroaches that I swear sprouted wings and could fly. To this day I am afraid of those things!

Email: Natalie Doyle

Areas of Park: Front Gate/Guest Relations

People to find: I can picture lots of people, but I'm afraid names are a little fuzzy. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me!

Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 11:43:07 (CST)

Jody Scruggs

Went by: Jody Shelton

Seasons worked: 1963

Funny Story or happening:

I sold tickets at the front gate when they cost about $3.25 for adults. The most memorable person who bought a ticket from me was Jack Ruby. He gave me his card(The Carosel Club in Dallas when Candy Barr was a well known stripper there. I was a naive 18 year old girl and really got a kick out of it. Of course, he became famous beyond his local reputation about 4 months later. My friend, Vicki Jacks, worked in food service in the Mexican section of the park. I also enjoyed a guy in the clean-up crew named Gary Sanadjer(never could spell it right. His last name was pronounced Schnider. I've often wondered if he ended up in Viet Nam like so many of my generation.

Email: Jody Scruggs

Areas of Park: sold tickets at front gate sold tickets at front gate

People to find: Gary Sanadjer

Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 14:35:25 (CDT)

Scott Krist

Seasons worked: 1985-1989

Email: Scott Krist

Areas of Park: Admissions

People to find: Beth Bowles, John Limroth, Joann Jenkins

Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 16:04:57 (CDT)

David Andriesen

Seasons worked: 1984-90

Funny Story or happening:

Painting ID numbers on the giant cockroaches with white-out and charting their movements.

Email: David Andriesen

Areas of Park: Front gate

People to find: Too many to count -- and I can help others find some as well.

Other info: I'm a sportswriter covering the Seattle Mariners for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Still single, living on the beach and generally avoiding growing up. My time at Six Flags includes some of the best memories in my life.

Monday, July 30, 2001 at 19:20:01 (CDT)

Natalie F.

Seasons worked: 1999-2000

Funny Story or happening:

i have quite a few.

Email: Natalie F.

Areas of Park: front gate-season pass, ticket booths, toll plaza, etc. also worked in merchandising back in 1996

Friday, June 29, 2001 at 19:22:38 (CDT)

Dawn Adams

Went by: Strickland

Seasons worked: 1982-1983

Funny Story or happening:

We would always try and get the people who took the little photo's you can buy to take pictures of all the cute guys that worked at front gate.

Email: Dawn Adams

Areas of Park: Front Gate Selling tickets

Friday, June 22, 2001 at 08:37:19 (CDT)

grace brown

Went by: Lewis

Seasons worked: none

Funny Story or happening:


Email: grace brown

Areas of Park: none

People to find: none

Other info: none

Monday, June 18, 2001 at 21:10:49 (CDT)

Jane McDonald

Went by: Jane Blood

Seasons worked: 1968-1970

Funny Story or happening:

Lots of them, but I don't dare tell.

I do remember going to the Pizza Inn after hours with the security guards (one of whom is now my husband.)

Those were the days!!

Email: Jane McDonald
Areas of Park: front gate

People to find: Thomasina Grimshaw, Dennis Brown, - anyone from that era.

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 10:37:11 (CDT)

Kristy Mankel

Went by: Kristy Green

Seasons worked: 1988-1994

Funny Story or happening:

Way too many to mention! However, I did meet the love of my life (Richard Mankel) out there and have been happily married for 9 years now.

Email: Kristy Mankel

Areas of Park: rides,front gate

People to find: seem to have found everyone (thanks to Amy Smith)

Other info: Things are going well for us. We have a beautiful daughter who will be 3 in September and are about to move to a new house. I work for First Union Mortgage and Richard still works for the evil place! (SFOT)

Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 11:40:20 (CDT)

Connie Ortiz

Went by: Connie Scott

Seasons worked: 1986-1990

Funny Story or happening:

The Dr. Pepper can had to be there to know what I am talking about!!

and helping update the was always a challenge to find more than 2 a's!!

Email: Connie Ortiz

Areas of Park: Admissions/Front gate

People to find: I think we have found almost everyone....

Other info: (there's a horrible picture of what the years have done to me)

Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 07:49:38 (CDT)

Julia Phillips

Went by: Blackwell

Seasons worked: 1961

Funny Story or happening:

I was selling tickets at the front booths. The other cashier went to lunch. I heard a knock on the window behind me and when I turned around I was looking into the barrel of a gun. I looked up to the person's face and it was Joe Poovey the Sheriff in the Western Section of the park. After I recovered from the shock I told him I was going to use the gun on him.

Email: Julia Phillips

Areas of Park: park office, front ticket booth and Confederate ticket booth.

Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 21:13:31 (CDT)

Andy Penney

Seasons worked: 1982-1983

Email: Andy Penney

Areas of Park: Front Gate, Roaring Rapids

Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 15:34:43 (CDT)

Shelly Harris (Zufelt)

Seasons worked: 1986-1989

Funny Story or happening:

Too many to tell and too many that should not be told!!

Email: Shelly Harris (Zufelt)

Areas of Park: Front Gate

People to find: Tom Ford, Mark Borchardt, Cathy Temples, Amy Smith, Dee Dee Morelock, Tim Hallcroft

Friday, May 11, 2001 at 11:44:33 (CDT)

Kristin Neely

Went by: Temte

Seasons worked: 1980-1982

Email: Kristin Neely

Areas of Park: flume ride, front gate, marketing surveys

Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 21:46:02 (CDT)

Danny Lakey

Seasons worked: 1985-1992

Funny Story or happening:

I have wonderful memories from my years at the park and too many stories to tell. Most of which would probably ban my childern from working at the park if I told them here. But I do remember someone sticking a straw in the exposed crack of an officer from Astroworld that bragged once too often about how great they were. He didn't even know it was there. I think I came to tears over that one.

Email: Danny Lakey

Areas of Park: Front Gate, Guest Relations, Internal Security, Cash Control

People to find: Anyone that I worked with in my 7 years at the park

Other info: I am living in Arlington again where I have a beautiful wife and 2 great children. Maybe they will be third generation park employees.

Monday, March 12, 2001 at 02:52:46 (CST)

Larry Gentry

Seasons worked: 1976-1990

Funny Story or happening:

Most are all muted and misty in my memory but once in a while some memory comes shining through and it always brings a smile to my face.

Email: Larry Gentry

People to find: If I made five friends each season over 15 seasons, it's too many names to list. Would love to hear from anyone who wants to say hello.

Other info:

Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 23:28:16 (CST)

Jennifer Rykowski

went by: Pundsack

Seasons worked: 1992

Funny story or happening:

My best friend Tara Mayhugh and I had a great time working at Six Flags. We hav e a lot of stories, but if you want to know them you'll have to contact us!!

Areas of park: Front Gate (Admissions)

email: Jennifer Rykowski

People to find: I would like to find Tanya Wilhite. She worked there after we d id. I think maybe in rides I'm not sure. If anyone knows here where abouts PLE ASE let me know.

Kathy Black

Seasons worked: 1963-1964

Funny story or happening:

Hi from an old timer. I sold tickets at the front gate while attending Arlington High School in 1963 and 64. There are three things that I really remember...
  1. The day that we had to put out the "Closed" sign at the park entrance when John F. Kennedy was assasinated. It was a very sad and confusing day for all of us.
  2. A few weeks after installing a "panic" button under our cash drawers, a girl who shall be nameless just couldn't stand the curiosity and had to push it. Wow! All the gates closed and within minutes the whole area was swarming with cops. It was quite a show, and a very expensive one, too, for Six Flags and Arlignton.
  3. I'll never forget seeing my first movie stars and celebrities while selling tickets. My favorite was a very young Richard Chamberlin. Sigh...
Areas of park: front gate

email: Kathy Black

Blaise Hancock

Seasons worked: 1984-1985

Funny story or happening:

We used to play vollyball with the bundles of cash by tying the mini-blind cords across the center of the booth, while we waited for our escort.

Areas of park: Front Gate

email: Blaise Hancock

People to find: Kevin Kino, Steve ? (Supervisor at the Gate) Bo Driggers (from the commissary - whatever that was called)

Other info : I'm currently a real estate exec in Manhattan. "Married" to a wonderful man, with one dog.

other depts: Other areas

Melissa Breitenstein

went by: Melissa House

Seasons worked: 1986-1990

Funny story or happening:

Who could forget the huge roaches in stroller rentals, Friday 2 for 1's with the endless coke cans, crowd control at the booths, getting hit by cars in toll plaza by idiot drivers (of course Brian would have to run through the chain of the booths one night and rip off the hood ornament on his dad's car) the wild parties and working doubles for weeks only to make $200.00.

Areas of park: Admissons

email: Melissa Breitenstein

People to find:

Laura Hawkins, Kristi Green, Amy Smith, Vanessa Carrizales, Rachel Reagan, Susie Seward, Stephanie Hartwell, Scott Krist, Petra Spaulding

Other info: Still best friends with Cheryl (Van Hooser) McKoy after all of these years!

Cheryl McKoy

went by: Cheryl Van Hooser

Seasons worked: 1988-1991

Funny story or happening: Too many to tell......

Areas of park: Front Gate/Admissions

email: Cheryl McKoy People to find: Laura Hawkins (Austin), Kristy Green, Scott Krist,

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