Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Scott And Carol Present - Thrill The World at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom!

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom was one of the leading parks in Six Flag efforts to help set a new record for the most people simultaneously performing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. Chain wide, Six Flags supplied 3,167 dancers, at parks from as far south as Six Flags Mexico City to Six Flags Great America near the shores of Lake Michigan.

The M states were represented by Maryland, Missouri, and both Six Flags parks in Texas participated. Kentucky Kingdom provided over 10% of the total, 379 registered participants. A fun vibe was in the air with participants ranging from four years old to someone with enough experience to be a park president.

Here is Louisville, Rodney L Cox, a seventeen year-old local student, got his first paying gig as a Michael Jackson impersonator. He has been recognized for his dancing prowess in the past but being a Michael Jackson impersonator was an enjoyable experience. “Today everybody’s taking pictures with me, it’s been pretty nice,” he said.

He is shown here with members of Dancensation Showbiz Kids, who did a lot more than just perform at the event. The dancers not only performed, they taught others the moves so they could also participate. A stage was set up inside the park for fans to practice and the they were quick to give pointers and practice with everyone.

In fact, during the rest breaks during the rehearsals in the plaza outside the front gate, members of the troupe directed smaller groups who wanted to practice before the big take. Various media and news organizations covered the event, and if you were registered with a wristband you could go back in the park to catch one more ride.

Here is a Youtube link to video taken by the park’s marketing department: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjnDDcNzTzo

The second link is to a raw video provided by WLKY.com:

While we don't know if the record was broken it was a thrill to be a small part of the attempt.