Amusing things @ amusment parks

Monday, July 1, 2002 7:29 PM
I was thinking of my visit to SFNE a week ago from today and was thinking of something that i was that was very funny in my opinion. On cyclone they were checking the lap bars and the Ride ops were racing to see who could check the fastest and they ran and barely touched some of the lap bars... Very funny indeed.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Monday, July 1, 2002 7:36 PM

It is funny. They do that at SFDL both on S:ROS and on Predator. It does 3 things:

1. Makes the ride ops happy

2. Makes us happy

3. Capacity goes WAY up

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Monday, July 1, 2002 7:37 PM

MikeMir87 said:
I was thinking of my visit to SFNE a week ago from today and was thinking of something that i was that was very funny in my opinion. On cyclone they were checking the lap bars and the Ride ops were racing to see who could check the fastest and they ran and barely touched some of the lap bars... Very funny indeed.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone



UMmmmmmm.. can you say dangerous? Barely touching the lap bars?

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Monday, July 1, 2002 7:44 PM
I personally find it funny to see people push down on their lap bars with all their might.

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Monday, July 1, 2002 7:46 PM

They do that a lot at a lot of parks. Cp is extremely fast on Raptor. That ride has the best ops IMO.

When I went there with my friend last year, we were in the station for Cedar Creek Mine Ride cause we were with his family. It was pretty funny though, because the ops would say:

"Welcome to Cedar Creek Mine Ride, where we will take you up a hill only about 250 feet smaller than Millennium Force. And will take you through 6 less inversions than Raptor!!"

I know they do this a lot at Cp like on other rides like Iron Dragon and stuff, I think when they do that it's pretty funny.

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Top 5:
5) S:ros Sfdl 4) Raptor 3) Apollos Chariot 2) Magnum 1) Millennium Force

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Monday, July 1, 2002 7:51 PM
At TimbersFest the guys were doing that for the first empty train out after we were down for the weather. The rides manager was on controls, and after the "on your mark, get set, go!" over the mic, and all the rows were checked...he released the bars and said "recheck train." I swear it was the coolest thing I've ever seen done by Andre. All the enthusiasts were rolling :).

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Monday, July 1, 2002 7:52 PM

I saw a guy run into a garbage can while talking to his wife once at CP. He knocked it completely to the ground and fell flat on the concrete.

I was filiming my friends riding S:UE and one of the ride ops spit on another. You then see the girl running down the exit yelling "He spit on me", all on video.

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Monday, July 1, 2002 10:02 PM
Well, just this past saturday at KBF i saw a roller skating trash picker who just skated around (hey, there wan't much trash on the floor) for the guests' amusement.

also, one of the ride attendents on perilous Plunge walked up to the seat assigner on the ride as he was giving instructions on the restraints and started mimicking him with her hand.

i also thought that the clear on, clear two, clear three, clear four spiel on perilous plunge and xcelerator was funny when they got it all screwed up and out of order.

also, one of the ride operators scaring a guest by saying clear on xcelerator before they had their restraints on.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 6:07 AM

I love the spiel on Mantis...

"Mantis is a stand-up coaster, if we wanted you to sit down, we'd spraypaint ourselves green, make the ride shorter and slower, and call ourselves Raptor."

Alan--PTC02

*Nothing like a little in-park rivalry*

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:27 AM
Once at CP there was a guy sitting in the chair all strapped in on the space shot of Power Tower, and his wife was standing right outside the exit. They were both talking and the man started to make fun of his wife, and the wife got all mad, and while the guy was laughing at his wife the ride shot up - this guy screamed bloody murder all the way up to the top! It was hilarious!

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Welcome back riders, how was your ride...Enjoy your day, here at Cedar Point, America's roller coast.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:43 AM

Boulder Dash has the most amusing operating team. At the beginning of each ride T gives a scream test and sometimes Johnny, one of four operators, may jump into the train while T isn't looking and take a ride, then Boulder dash crosses over the station again after the first drop Johnny gives his yahoo yell and T, in the station house, holds his head and say, "I let him ditch me again."

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:44 AM
Kara beat me to the one I was going to post. But my next favorite was a trip to CP in May when my husband and I were loading for Raptor. The Ride Op said "we are going to take you up really, really high, drop you really really low, and turn you upside down many times, really really fast! Enjoy your ride on the Raptor!"

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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:46 AM

At coastermania the ops on Raptor were having a lot of fun.

For example, "Remeber Raptor Green is Better then Millenium Force Blue" To which I responded "Yeah but not as good as Magnum red or orange or whatever it is " much to the delight of the peeps on the platform.

Another was "How many six flags employees does it take to screw in a light bulb? None they don't care enough to"

Another was "Hey do you know what SFWOA stands for? Six Flags Worlds of Awful"

I was rolling on the platform at this point.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:48 AM

on detonator (a fabbri mega drop) at thorpe park (england) they have a countdown before they drop you, its a basic 5-4-3-2-1 thing. they always normally let you go on 1. i was getting on the ride and there was a little kid getting on. he was really scared! his big brother was telling him that it was alright and stuff like that.
when we got to the top, the countdown started and the big brother said, "dont worry, they wont drop us unt....AAAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!".
the ride op decided to drop us on 3!

well, it was funny at the time

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 10:31 AM

Once, on Power Tower (Space Shot Side), the op went 5, 4, 3, (launch). Everyone in the queue cracked up laughing!

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Why do they report power outages on TV?

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 10:49 AM

MagnumForce said:

At coastermania the ops on Raptor were having a lot of fun.

Another was "How many six flags employees does it take to screw in a light bulb? None they don't care enough to"



I didn't hear the "real" answer to that riddle...my answer was pretty similar though...*None - due to the fact that SF doesn't keep replacement parts.* I wish other "chain" parks, esp. other CF parks, hustled the way they do at the Point.....something about 1/2 hour waits and ERT seems to clash in my poor little brain.....

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 10:56 AM
MagnumForce, ive heard them say that Raptor green better than Millennium blue we'll see you back in 2:32, thats my favorite i've heard

*** This post was edited by Beast_rocks on 7/2/2002. ***

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 11:11 AM

At lesourdsville the other day The ride ops were telling the spiel (they have to yell), they saw me and fof were the only 2 on and said "screw it you guys know already." Also on the big yellow slide the op said "you know you really shouldn't lay down after me and fof got more air then on any coaster.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 11:52 AM
On the Chiller, the head Op is just talking, and having conversations, or sometimes he counts down from 10, and launches it at four. Also, sometimes he's like 5 seconds, 4 seconds, 3 seconds, etc. while everyone is just stepping into the train. Also on Dudley Do-Right, as my boat is leaving the station the op pats the boat, and goes hopefully this will stay afloat today.

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Top 10:
10)MF 9)Medusa 8)Raptor 7)DD Fire 6)S:RoS 5)Boulder Dash 4)Hulk
3)Beast 2)Nitro
1)Magnum

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 12:06 PM

Well, there are the stories about the "Weird Evil Carnie Guy" at Conneaut Lake who pulls the bolt out of his pocket and says "This fell off the ride a while ago... not sure where it goes," and then says, "Hope you make it back," as he dispatches the train and sends it into the tunnel.

Close to this was the guy who was running Williams Grove's Cyclone two years ago. When we sat down in the train, my wife noticed how the lap bar did not lock. The op says "as long as the seat belt is closed, you should be okay." (seriously... the bar was not locked). He also looks down at one of the wheel's of the train and mumbles something about "That's gotta be replaced. This thing is a piece of junk." Trouble is... I believe he was serious.

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"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."

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