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Frontier City bans local hero for bringing water to stranded roller coaster riders…

12:35 PM EDT on July 29, 2021

It looks like we have a new item to add to our 15 stages of a visit to Frontier City!

Thanks to our pals at News 9, we've learned that a local hero of hydration – Curry Scott – was kicked out of Frontier City and banned from all Six Flags parks for five years after he scaled the Wildcat to bring water to some park patrons who were stuck on the ride after it broke down.

There's no word on if he was also wearing Daisy Dukes.

Here's a rambling Facebook post his wife left about the ordeal:

This story actually hits kind of close to home for me! Back when I was a stupid 17-year-old, a friend and I were kicked out of Frontier City when we thought it would be a good idea to stand up on the ride. You know, because teenagers are smart.

The ride operator narced on us and a security guard kicked us out of the park, but that was the only punishment. They let me keep my season pass and said we could come back. It's a good thing we weren't bringing water to people baking in the sun, otherwise we would have been banned for five years!

Here's a snippet via the News 9 report about the story:

William Curry Scott told News 9 he was just trying to do the right thing.

"We were heading back to the water park area and seen the rollercoaster the Wildcat was stuck up there," said Scott.

He said he asked staff about getting the riders water but was told they didn't have people trained to do that.

So, Scott decided to buy water and take it himself.

"It was just a handrail, jumped over it didn't see no signs saying personnel only and walked it up there and handed it to the personnel up there," said Scott.

Curry seems like a good guy and it's awesome he thought of the needs of others, but dude – you can't just go out and climb a roller coaster like that. It's dangerous, and makes all the other people who were simply taking pics with their phone and laughing at situation  look bad.

Here's Frontier City's statement:

"The safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority. On Saturday evening the Wildcat roller coaster performed a safety shutdown while on the lift hill. As our maintenance team was preparing to restart the ride, a guest scaled a safety fence, jumped onto the ride’s catwalk, and climbed the lift hill. The actions of this guest were unsafe and unwarranted. Regardless of his intentions, our team had the situation under control and his actions put himself in danger, prompting our team to power the ride off and safely escort riders down. Guests who choose to ignore our rules and violate safety protocols are asked to immediately leave the park."

Yeah, the safety of the guests is the highest priority... says the theme park whose rides routinely shut down, and won't bring people baking in the sun some water.

Anyway, we wish the best of luck to Curry and hopes he continues helping others, even if it means putting his life in danger. If you ever see a guy at Six Flags or Frontier City wearing a pair of Groucho Marx glasses, give him a high five.

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