In a focus to improve the family-friendliness of the Six Flags theme park chain, CEO Mark Shapiro announced plans Feb. 16 to add 1,200 new costumed characters to the parks around the country.
"The very best complete entertainment experiences are the ones that let kids' imaginations run wild," Shapiro said. "Our season-long 45th anniversary celebration, coupled with our Looney Tunes and Justice League characters, are enabling Six Flags to redefine its brand."
These new characters roaming the parks will be Looney Toons characters and some of the Justice League superheroes.
Shapiro says that now, in order to make their parks more family-friendly, the will add greeting sessions, photo sessions, parades and other things into the characters' schedules.
Also, as a new addition, Six Flags will have character lunches and breakfasts, and the characters will read stories to children. Also, to celebrate the theme park chain's 45th anniversary, there will be cake celebrations every day for children.
In Six Flags' new indoor waterpark, the Great Escape Lodge, children will be able to attend "bedtime stories" with a favorite Looney Toon, Bugs Bunny.