Amusement Parks: Kids vs Adults

Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:52 PM

I can't post an image so here's a link to an image.

Good for wasting a few moments. Someone needs to add a third column with the header, "Enthusiasts" :)

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:02 PM

Good find, Gonch! And I agree, they need an enthusiast column. ;)

-Tina

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:07 PM

Heh, I'm the opposite regarding log flumes. As a kid, I hated walking around in wet shoes and stopped riding flumes (no matter how much anyone insisted "you don't get that wet"). As an adult I still don't like it, but I'm at least willing to put up with it. :)

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:53 PM

The Enthusiast Column:

Mini Coaster: "Score! Another credit!"

Teacups: "These aren't very fun by myself."

Log Ride: "How could Intamin not realize prior to manufacturing that the boats wouldn't fit in the flume?"

Roller Coaster: "It wasn't the Voyage and it wasn't a Schwartzkopf, so it wasn't that amazing. Of course, I made many statements to that effect when it was announced, which was six months prior to opening day."

Waiting in Line: "They should give me ERT on this. I'm a passholder and I know the PR rep, dangit!"

Funnel Cakes: "This powdered sugar is great, but gravy would be better."

Ferris Wheel: "Please, please, PLEASE let it stop when I'm at the top so I can get some photos." (sorry, this one was pretty weak, I know, even amongst these other entries)

Spinning Swings: "I'm glad they didn't stick these around a tower like those four Cedar Fair parks, or else these things would never have opened."

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 10:05 PM

I'll make a brief addition to the categories.

Flyers:

Kid: Whee! I can fly my car!

Adult: At least there's one ride in the park with a line less than 30 minutes.

Enthusiast: Is that one douchebag operator gone so I can snap?

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:02 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
I can't post an image so here's a link to an image.

Good for wasting a few moments. Someone needs to add a third column with the header, "Enthusiasts" :)

Or the "Lord Gonchar" column, where every response is "they're not charging nearly enough for this." ;)

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Sunday, July 24, 2011 12:08 AM

sirloindude said:


Waiting in Line: "They should give me ERT on this. I'm a passholder and I know the PR rep, dangit!"

They all had me laughing, but this one is definitely my favorite! :)

-Tina

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Sunday, July 24, 2011 12:29 AM

RatherGoodBear said:
Or the "Lord Gonchar" column, where every response is "they're not charging nearly enough for this." ;)

No, my column would just be full of complaining about the responses in enthusiast column.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011 9:19 AM

+1.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011 2:34 PM

Actually, teacups can be fun by yourself, you don't have to put up with the whining in your ear to slow down. Of course, that said it is much better with 3 other people who also are on a demented mission to see just how fast those things can go.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:39 PM

The real problem with just 1 person is it's hard to overcome the centrifugal force and actually get the tub spinning in the first place.

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Monday, July 25, 2011 2:26 AM

Then again, it's fun to indicate to your party that you are ambivalent about the teacups, then, yeah, sure, you'll ride it with them...

Then about mid ride they learn the truth, that your ambivalence had nothing to do with your own capacity, but your concerns for theirs.

Two adults and one child were able to largely overcome the magnetic governor on the Disneyland tea cups. :) One adult didn't quite expect the intensity of ride that she got; the child loved it, and my arms hurt afterward.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, July 25, 2011 11:40 AM

I was going to say, it depends on the model of teacups, and if they have some sort of governor or stiff workings under the cup.

There are some, like the Winnie Witches Cauldrons at Kings Island that I was able to ride alone and have people *watching* the ride comment "You made me sick just watching you". The Sellner Spin-The-Whatevers rides can also be quite evil alone. Particularly the Apples or Pumpkins where you aren't having to overcome the weight of the dragon, bear, monkey figures. I once had a carney after letting me out of a pumpkin at a parking lot still date say "Now, I want to see you try to walk a straight line!" Ok, I walked right laong one of the parking space lines. Two demented riders in an Apple at Arnold's Park, and not realizing the ride was over. When we finally slowed down, we got a "If looks could kill" stare from the operator.

Wisdom Tornado needs at least 2-3 to really get the thing going, And a Tip Top can be pointless alone.

The Magic Kingdom teacups can also get going real good alone, just watch out for the end of cycle brake, that thing is evil.

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Monday, July 25, 2011 11:16 PM

You could always spin them too fast, and wind up like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSfqL7dpZy0

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 2:16 AM

Wow. I wondered when I would see another video that made me laugh out loud again. That's really funny.

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