Confederate flag no longer waves at Six Flags Over Texas

Calvin Saunders
August 19, 2017

In addition to the Confederate flag, the others were those of Spain, Mexico, France, the Republic of Texas and the U.S.

History has been a prominent theme for Six Flags Over Texas since its inception, although Parker said that has been downplayed some in recent years as the Six Flags brand has grown.

Why the change? A statement from Six Flags says, "We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us".

They're trying so hard to save face! "As such, we have changed the flag displays in our parks to feature American flags". It was flying at theme parks in Arlington, Tx., San Antonio, and Atlanta.

The Texas park, located in Arlington in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, originally included six lands themed to each of the six nations that ruled over Texas.

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Until Friday, the version of the Confederate flag flown at the theme park was the first national flag of the Confederacy, aka the Stars and Bars, and not the battle flag that has become synonymous in modern times with representing the southern states in the Civil War. It seems so. But reps from Six Flags explain it this way. park patrons "are astute enough to know the difference".

The debate about Confederate artifacts continues.

Even the two sons of Six Flags Over Texas founder Angus Wynne Jr., Shannon and Angus III, disagree on the move. And Six Flags has diluted or abandoned historic land theming in its parks over the past generation, with theming pretty much limited to those areas and attractions devoted to its DC Comics and other licensed franchises.

The park's decision comes after a "Unite the Right" neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly when a vehicle rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring some 19 other people.

That was part of the company's rationale just yesterday, when it said it would not remove the Confederate flag.

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