Just figured I'd start a thread dedicated to the greatest job in the world by giving a shout out to all my fellow ride ops out there. I thought it would be cool to get us all together on one thread and we can let everyone know which park & which rides we work at. I work @ SFSL and will be the lead over the Steam Train, Sling Shot, Turbo Bungy, and the Eagle's Bluff rock wall.
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Really, you shouldn't say you are a ride op. Then your fellow CBers will hound you for any information you may have about the park you work at. Would any of you be able to handle the repeated requests from the masses?
They only thing you might know that they wouldn't want the guests knowing is why the ride you are standing out front of is really broken. You tell them technical difficulties and nothing else. They might not appreciate, "The flim flam maladapter with piston return springs ruptured causing a guest to lose his finger. The ride will be open just as soon as we replace the widgit and clean up the blood."
I think they can handle it okay. Honestly, some "CBers" believe anything they hear. Just like someone else said, the 4-D at SFGAm must still be in the sheds. ;) Some people are just so gullible...anywho, if they can't get it from them, they'll just ask the Dippin' Dots guy.
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