Six Flags has confirmed that the Glow in the Park parade will return to the Great America park in 2011, although it will be removed from all other US parks.
Confusion over the fate over Six Flags Great America's version of Glow in the Park had been caused by conflicting messages from the company. In a response to a Theme Park Tourist tweet, Six Flags' official Twitter account has now ended the confusion by confirming that the parade will return to Six Flags Great America this summer, as well being installed at Six Flags Mexico.
Glow in the Park will be removed from Six Flags New England, Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Great America. Six Flags New England has claimed that it will be replaced by a new show package between Memorial Day (May 30) and Labor Day (September 5).
With Six Flags' management team taking significant cost-cutting measures since taking control in May 10, the removal of the Glow in the Park parades comes as little surprise. The nighttime parades incorporate drummers, puppeteers, singers and dancers to create a display of light, sound and motion. Their removal will save Six Flags the cost of retaining dozens of performers and support staff at each park, although it may also have a knock-on impact on evening attendance.
Six Flags runs 12 theme parks across North America and Mexico, along with a number of associated water parks. The company successfully restructured its debt in order to emerge from bankruptcy in 2010, with a new board of directors and CEO being appointed to replace the previous management team.