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Selfie Sticks Banned at Six Flags Parks Nationwide

The company implemented the ban Monday at all of its parks across America

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    Selfie sticks have been banned at Six Flags parks. (Published Thursday, July 23, 2015)

    Six Flags has joined the growing list of amusement parks across the nation that have banned selfie sticks.

    The company implemented the ban Monday at all of its parks across America, according to Katy Enrique, communications manager for Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

    “We strive to provide the safest possible environment in our parks and these devices pose a safety risk to guests and employees,” Enrique told NBC Chicago in statement.

    Enrique did not specify if any incidents involving selfie sticks had taken place, but said the goal is “to prevent such an occurrence.”

    “The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority,” she said.

    The move comes after news that Disney planned to ban selfie sticks at all four of its theme parks in Orlando along with its water parks and Disney Quest. The company also planned to ban them at Disneyland Resort in California and Disney’s parks in Paris and Hong Kong.

    Officials warned that the sticks have become a “growing safety concern.”

    The device has already been put on a list of “prohibited items” on Six Flags’ website, alongside monopods and similar devices.

    The sticks have been banned at a number of museums, music festivals and sports venues, including Lollapalooza, Comic-Con and the Art Institute of Chicago.