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Dan Snyder‘s spooky theme park chain, Six Flags, suffered some big setbacks yesterday in its fight to keep from going all Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale on us.

The haunted house at Snyder’s Largo outpost pretty much burned to the ground last night. No cause for the blaze has yet been disclosed.

The Frighttorium™, as Snyder’s marketing folks used to refer to what is now merely a charred carcass, was expected to be the centerpiece of the Frightfest festival come Halloween season.

Speaking of horror stories and Six Flags, just hours before the Frighttorium™ was reduced to a Shittorium™, a judge in Kentucky set a trial date for the lawsuit filed by Kaitlyn Lasitter, the teenager whose feet were cut off on the Superman ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. The case won’t be heard until January 5, 2010.

That date gives Snyder’s chain plenty of time to collect depositions, or to just go all Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale on us.

Keep the dial right here for all the breaking news in Snyder’s Six Flags soap opera.