Come, Ye Cataracts 'n' Hurricanoes

A rather elaborate package recently arrived in the newsroom bearing the peculiar message that participants in the Arlington (Texas) Fam Tour can look forward to "a hurricane followed by a quick freeze." Inside the box were press materials, of course, along with the serious, Horatio Hornblower-style rain hat and the fuchsia earmuffs in the picture. Who would opt for such a fam trip, companions eligible or not? Turns out an attraction in Arlington has been renamed Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and a new ride at another Six Flags -- "the largest roller coaster in Texas" -- is called Mr. Freeze. The next running of the Arlington Fam will be in September. In the meantime, some agents from Florida to Alaska might enjoy the CVB's freebies -- for real.

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