? about parks under 2 gov'ts

Monday, September 23, 2002 11:21 AM

There seems to be a lot of conflict coming from SFWoA because it is under the jurisdiction of two local governments, when it wants to add new rides I mean. Why don't we hear about this much conflict from Carowinds? Does each state inspect the rides on its side of the park? Who handles all that?

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Monday, September 23, 2002 1:34 PM

For state reasons I bleive Carowinds is basically treated as two parks. There are inspection stickers for NC and SC on Thunder Road. One state allows beer, the other doesn't and you can't go across the state line with a beer. There are other things as well.

Worlds of Adventure is really no different.

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Monday, September 23, 2002 1:38 PM

Yeesh. Why would someone knowingly build on a state line, if the rigors of inspection are twice as difficult?

On the other hand, a park on a state line appeals to me. I've always lived in the center of Ohio, so I'm kinda obsessed with borders.

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Monday, September 23, 2002 2:46 PM

Interesting, I had no idea Carowinds was on a state line. Is there a "line" in the park or something that indicates when you cross into the other state?

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Monday, September 23, 2002 2:52 PM
Yeah, right on the main midway when you enter the park

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Monday, September 23, 2002 3:48 PM
Den, it was the former owners way of bringing a themepark to the region and was built on two states evenly to create a little more unity between them. A site somewhere had a history section on this.

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Monday, September 23, 2002 6:41 PM
If you think that's bad, Lake Compounce is in THREE townships. Talk about a book keeping nightmare!
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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 12:16 PM

WOA deals with the Township of Bainbridge and the City of Aurora separately as far as ride restrictions and zoning.

The state handles all ride inspections so that is comparably easy.

Food service is handled by the county so some food stands fall under Portage and the others under Geauga County (both of which have different levels of strictness).

I'd say that while sometimes inconvienent, having a park in Ohio in two different local municiplaities isn't really a big deal. The only real problem came when the parks were merged and Aurora wanted to maintain the same level of tax on the gate admissions. Also there are some benefits to having a mailing address in a township and the business based in a city. However you look at it the park hasn't lost a case in court yet when the park wanted to build something. Age has its upside.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:09 PM
I didn't see any beer at Carowinds! I must've missed it.
The signs/state line leaving the park messes with my head, 'cause it's like driving back into NC. The line must run even with the highway I've assumed, then jet back across the road some. Standing in two different states is novel, but cool in its' own way, but once you're actually in the park, I can't ever recall seeing a definate 'border' or 'line', except just inside the gates.
To see the stickers NC/SC on Thunder Road, you've just gotta look & see 'em for yourself, you know?
BTW, is it NC that doesn't allow beer?

*** This post was edited by p_c_r on 9/24/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:23 PM

I don't remeber which state it was.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 6:46 PM
Though two towns can be a pain to be in, wouldn't it be nice in case one town wouldn't allow for a certain building height, you could be able to have the building height in the other town? What I mean is that you could work around certain regulations in each township. (unless both were sickly strict)
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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 7:04 PM

FYI: the Goldrusher at Carowinds actually starts in one state (NC i think, but not certain) and crosses the border during the ride. I assume that regulatory inspections run from the station side of the state line.

p_c_r: the only place i ever found beer in carowinds was in the inside, sit down food service place near cyclone, which i think is NC ( I don't remember exactly and I don't have the park map handy). I would think that NC would be the one to allow since you can actually buy alcohol in NC on Sundays.The concert pavilion serves as well...as to be expected for all those "Christian" music festivals.....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 7:18 PM
Flick chick, Thunder Road also starts in one state and goes into another.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:53 AM
I THINK although you may not be able to purchase beer on Sunday from the stores in SC, but by the drink, I KNOW I've been served on Sunday in Myrtle;), LOL, so maybe it's by county. Funny they serve in the amphitheater, though, like you say, all they have are teenie bopping & christian stuff, If I ever heard of a real concert at a park, I would be able to die happy.

I do know that state regulations regarding employees are very, very different. I think South Carolina may be stricter regarding younger workers, worker permits, limits on hours for the younger workers, something, I kinda forget it all, though. I started working in NC when I was 15, at the time, I did not need a work permit at all unless I was to be around knives, processing equipment, that sorta stuff. There HAS to be a PC employee around here that knows, LOL.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 3:22 PM
North Carolina, the only state in the Union to allow 16 year olds to drive school buses

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:03 AM
16 year olds haven't been allowed to drive the buses in a few years, although I CAN remember the 'School Bus Drivers Club' in high school. NOW, I think to drive by themselves, the people have to be 17, or 16 & cannot drive at night & only to work, something. In NC, you cannot just go down & get your liscense when you turn 16 anymore. Hey, wasn't it VA that had 14 year old liscensed drivers?
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