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Monday, March 28, 2016

Six Flags Great America Agrees To Add Relief Areas for Guests with Disabilities Who Use Service Animals

Six Flags Great America has agreed for two relief areas to its park for guests with disabilities who use service animals.  Equip for Equality worked collaboratively with Six Flags on this initiative.  Rachel Arfa was the lead person for Equip fro Equality on this matter. Below is the press release issued March 28, 2016.
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Gurnee, IL — March 28, 2016 — With the goal of making the park more welcoming and accessible to guests who use service animals, Six Flags Great America has added two animal relief areas inside the park. The areas are located near the front gate and near Triple Play in Hometown Square. The company worked with Equip for Equality on the initiative.
“We welcome all guests, including those with disabilities, and want them to have a great experience at our park,” said Hank Salemi, park president. “Adding the animal relief areas has made it easier for guests with service animals to enjoy all our park has to offer.”
“We applaud Six Flags Great America for taking this important step of being welcoming to all of its guests and we hope other similar types of businesses will follow the example set by the park,” said Barry C. Taylor, Vice President of Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality. “Park guests now have convenient places to relieve their service animals instead of having to navigate outside the park and disrupt their experience.”
About Six Flags Great America Six Flags Great America, America’s greatest thrill park, is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, and four children’s themed areas with over 30 rides.
About Equip for Equality 
Equip for Equality is a private, not-for-profit entity designated in 1985 by the Governor to administer the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy system for safeguarding the rights of people with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to live full and independent lives by providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, disability rights education, public policy advocacy and abuse investigations.
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