Arbors and water fountains

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:56 PM
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:05 PM
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There's a couple of things that amuse me about this topic. One is that some folks act like getting through a day at the park is like competing in a triathlon or something. Where in order to survive we need folks at the ready along the midways prepared to splash water on us as we sprint to our next favorite coaster. ;-)

I get heat exhaustion is a valid thing, particularly when standing for hours mid-summer in a confined queue. That's why I try not to do that. At all. Lack of water may not be the issue there.

The second thing is that some folks act like there are people who don't willingly want to buy soda or other beverages while at a park. That is part of the experience for some people... just part of the fun of the day. For example, it's not possible for me to go the movies without buying the largest Diet Coke I can get my hands on. For me, the two go hand-in-hand.

And it's not much different at a park. I love drinking as much Mt Dew as my stomach can hold at a park. It's just what I do.

I save my water consumption for my everyday life. So bottle filling stations won't change anything for me, at least.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:09 PM
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I try to drink at least a gallon of water a day, but that makes me pee like crazy when I'm sitting in the office.

At a park, I try for at least 3-4 bottles worth of water, and maybe a diet beverage or 2. At least I can usually sweat that out. Then, we have coffee. Don't get me started on coffee. :)


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:15 PM
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Carrie J. said:

The second thing is that some folks act like there are people who don't willingly want to buy soda or other beverages while at a park.

I'd ask if you're new here, but...well, you know.

The enthusiast reality is that no one spends money willingly and any amusement park that expects you to is, at best, big and mean and, at worst, using mind control to get you to do it.

Duh!

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:16 PM
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:19 PM
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You should have seen it on Friday when I discovered the misting fans blowing in the Magnum queue were hooked up to a tank labeled "Thirst-o-booster 6000. Containing 6000% more thirst-inducing sodium"

I was appalled.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:26 PM
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Well, I can still be amused by the nonsense. And how dare you "duh!" me, you conservative, money hungry Satan! ;-)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:29 PM
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Exactly! I hate amusement parks, but their nefarious mind tricks leave me no choice but to visit and spend money.


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:45 PM

I hate amusement parks, too, but I'm of the mind that everything should be free, no one should make money, there should be no waiting for anything, and that they should do everything I say. The day they decide to build the places for my own personal benefit and enjoyment only is the day I'll consider going back.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:51 PM
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All that + David Beckham, clad in a Speedo, should be at my beck and call.


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:54 PM
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My amusement park isn't even going to have ride ops. You have to pay them, and that cuts into my profits, so everyone can have their friends double-check their lap bars for them, and there'll be a "dispatch" button on the front of the train.

Here's the kicker: The lift hill stops at the top and requires everyone to swipe a credit card to continue. If you don't have a credit card, you have to have somebody spot you, or else the ride doesn't advance. :)


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:57 PM

slithernoggin said:
All that + David Beckham, clad in a Speedo, should be at my beck and call.

I like that. But here, I was thinking the preliminaries for American Ninja Warrior staged everyday in the outdoor arenas.

But that's just me...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:00 PM

We have become hydration crazy in the country. Send your kids to school without a water bottle and risk having someone call childrens' services. Because apparently there is a huge risk of normal, healthy kids dehydrating sitting in a climate controlled building all day and having to walk a few hundred feet every 45 minutes or so. An exaggeration no doubt but not nearly as much as you would expect talking with some parents and teachers.

All a conspiracy of the bottled water companies who have managed to get us to pay a premium for filtered tap water.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:03 PM
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I have no problem paying a premium for filtered tap water, either. Tap water (except in NYC, in my experience) is AWFUL.

At home, I have a Brita pitcher, and I used to have a PUR filter on my faucet, but when I'm out and about, it's war more convenient to just buy a bottle.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:05 PM
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I think it's actually getting to the point where the commodity that is bottled water is cheaper than the water the utility company sends to my home via pipes.

(winky)


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:09 PM

You know, I was the one who said no one would EVER be foolish enough to pay a dollar to get water out of a plastic bottle, and good luck with that.

I was also the one who said Madonna was cute but a flash in the pan. And there would one day be a keyboard and a box on everyone's desk that would enable you to instantly look up anything and everything on earth? Riiiiight...

Hmmmm... Maybe i SHOULDn't go on Shark Tank...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:22 PM

I like Lake Erie tap. Prefer it to a lot of bottled waters. I will pay for bottled water sometimes for the convenience (like at an amusement park). But at home, someone else's home or work, its always tap water.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:28 PM
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Our tap water where I live is very, very over-chlorinated. Granted, the production facility is one street over from my current house, so that probably doesn't help, but it's always tasted pretty nasty.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:31 PM
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I live in Chicago, and I think our tap water tastes fine. I generally don't buy bottled water.

When I buy bottled water, it's for one of two reasons: I'm driving, and it's just convenient to have bottled water at hand. Or, I'm doing my volunteer gig, helping gay and lesbian senior citizens with computers, and it's convenient to not have to leave the room when I'm thirsty.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:42 PM

You say you can help me with my computer?

(sorry, guys, I beat you to it)

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:04 PM
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Most of the seniors are lucky to find their way back to their email, forget about finding something as interesting as Coasterbuzz!


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
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