A new record for the Steel Phantom?

Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:24 PM
We all know that the Steel Phantom had the highest vertical drop and was the fastest rollercoaster for many years after it was built. But I was wondering if it had another record that none of us talk about? Was the Steel Phantom the only rollercoaster where the park actually MADE you take your earrings off before you rode it? If so, Im calling Guiness ;)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:46 PM
I don't think forcing something on people is a record but I have never had that happen to me. I have had parks suggest that you remove them but never force.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:49 PM
On BKF they make you take them off.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:57 PM
No they don't, the automated announcement says "please remove all earrings" but they don't actually make people do it.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:57 PM
Great Adventure had insisted you remove your earrings before riding Batman & Robin: The Chiller.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:01 PM
I dont know about that guys, I remember my cousin and his Girlfriend waited all through the line for the Phantom, then the op at the station made her remove, them, only she couldn't remove them, so she ended up not riding.

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*** This post was edited by stljason1 7/23/2003 12:02:57 AM ***

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:15 PM
Before The Chiller at Sixflags Great Adventure had its lapbars. The ride attendants made everyone take off their earrings. Before the ride they warned you, and if the person did not listen then they waited in line for no reason, and they where not allowed to ride. Nor was the ride going to wait for every single person to take them out becuase they had a 2hr line of people who could understand what the ride operator told them to do. Also on GADV's Viper their is a sign posted in the line.

At first The Chiller attendants where letting people get away with it untill they started coming back from their ride with bloody ears, and red faces. Which reminds me any piercings on the face had to be taken off on The Chiller. I remember a girl left her eyebrow ring on, and got away with it. She had just got it done. When she came back her face was blood shot red, and her eyebrown ring was on the road to bad infection. Well she did not want to listen to what my friend , and I where saying about how it could have been torn outt. Thankfully it was not, if it would have been it would have been our ride.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:17 PM
Yes Chernabog,

I remember those days. What was already the longest, slowest moving line in the park became even slower when the ride-ops waited for half of the train to remove earrings. I hate to say it, but it was necessary, especially on the robin side. But the removal of the OSTR's has made the ride 100 times better.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:19 PM
The first year Steel Phantom was open, I had just gotten my ears pierced. They wouldn't let me ride because I couldn't take the earrings out of my ears since they had just been pierced. They definitely wouldn't let you ride with earrings on! I remember having to walk through the car and down the exit ramp, while my friends got to ride. It was a very distressing development after waiting through that never-ending line!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:20 PM
You know seriously...If there is a warning, people *should* pay attention to it, but the parks shouldnt *make* people remove their earrings.

If the person doesnt care despite all warnings (made through sign and announcement if necessary) then the park should really just let it go, its their choice. The only problem I can think of is if the park doesnt post any type of warning about earrings on a ride and someone gets hurt, then thats an issue.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:23 PM
Well what happens when they need to close the ride down because that person's ear ripped and got blood all over the place... that's a pretty bad situation. I can see why they'd push it.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:53 PM
on jokers jinx at SFA they made me remove my earring everytime i went to ride.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:57 PM
Why would you say a park should say rules but not enforce them? What if a pregnant women wanted to ride and all warnings say not to...Should she be allowed to ride because she wants to?

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 3:53 AM

You know seriously...If there is a warning, people *should* pay attention to it, but the parks shouldnt *make* people remove their earrings.

Okay No. They absolutely should make them remove thier earings! We are talking about having to deal with blood. Blood is one of the most dangerouse liquids on earth. Fact is if you start bleeding on a ride that blood will very likely fly back and hit the person behind you. Fact is there are many diseases carried in the blood stream and any contact with this contaminated blood puts you at high risk to catch it.

Half the time you don't even know who is in the line infront of you. Could you imagine getting aids or even something worse from a coaster! Because if you have a cut or it gets in your mouth you could get it! Trust me it is more for health issues than it is to keep people from getting hurt although that is part of it.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 4:19 AM
I have never been asked to take off my earrings and I rode Phantom's Revenge last year and a couple of other coasters (I cannot remember the names of) that had signs saying "All earrings must be removed"

I really do not see the danger of wearing them. Heck I've ridden TTD and they didn't get ripped from my ears, so I think I'm safe on any other coaster.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 4:21 AM
When my wife and I rode Steel Phantom a few years ago, they had the announcement stating to remove all earings and they did check and she had to remove hers. For what ever reason, they missed one small one (hidden by some hair over her right ear) and she forgot about it. During the ride she was very quickly (and painfully) reminded of it when it was violently pressed into her head. On the next ride, she definately remembered to remove this one too.

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 4:22 AM
But if blood flies into someone's face, it won't do anything unless the person behind them has a very open cut or wound because just normal contact can't do much.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 4:31 AM
Phantom's Revenge != Steel Phantom.

Chiller was really bad about earings and I remember hearing in line many times that you had to remove earings because they interfered with the LIM's. That was always good for a laugh.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 4:40 AM
One person held up our train on the SFNO Jester because the ops made her remove her earrings. Did you have to remove them when it was Joker's Revenge?

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 4:57 AM
Although I dont see blood flying back and someone catching a disease likely, I agree with you - it is possible.

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