Ok people have covered the best and worst coasters, stations, parks, atmospheres, food, employees, ect... but what are the best and worst bathrooms you've seen at a park. See now most people don't think about this when choosing a park to go to, but i mean really think about it. Arn't you going to be in a much better mood if you can go to the bathroom on a nice clean WHITE seat or you can go on an old #1, #2, and sometimes even #3 filled toilet. IDK about you but I consider this a very important issue.
Even though favorites topics are against the terms of service, I gotta give my props to the Cedar Fair parks that installed those super-powered hand dryers. I know of at least one bathroom at the Point with them, and I know the bathroom by Wild Thing at Valleyfair had them. Those hand dryers that Six Flags Great America got, on the other hand, are horrible, and couldn't dry a single drop of water.
Oops I'm sry i totally forgot about the terms of service agreement. I come to this site almost everyday too I guess I just wasn't thinking. Sry Jeff, won't happen again. *** Edited 3/21/2005 1:00:49 AM UTC by MAGXL200***
There used to be this great open air men's room next to the station of TTD, it was really cool minimal design (just a plain wall made of concrete bricks) and it even had a webcam. They seem to have taken it down though.
The worst bathroom that I have ever been in at an amusement park was at sfwoa two years ago. It not only smelled like crap, but the drain on the floor was spewing up sewer water and there was trash everywhere.
The best bathrooms that I have been in were at universal studios in fla.
I'd say the worst bathrooms are at Williams Grove or Camden Park followed by Knoebels. They remind me of cheap campground bathrooms only a step above a job johnny. All 3 serve their purpose but thats it no frilly high powered hand dryers here.
When you gotta go and gotta go bad they are all world class crappers! :) *** Edited 3/21/2005 1:31:31 AM UTC by coasterpunk***
Best I've seen: SFA (most of the time). I really like the automatic faucets that usually put out hot water in the newer bathrooms (Main Street, Group Sales, and Gotham City). PKD's were in good condition yesterday and had new handtowel dispensers. They didn't have the automatic sensors, but if you pulled on the towel it would automatically advance out a sheet to you. The only thing that bugged me was I couldn't seem to get any warm water to rinse my hands with anywhere. I also second the nomination for Movietown at Great Adventure.
Worst: Knoebels. I'm sorry, call me a modernist, but I think a toilet should have a seat on top of the bowel. PKD's mens room before you get into the park needs updating badly. There's only one stall, and as a man said, it's not even a handicap stall. It's got an odd shape, and it's just real tight. SFA's one lone bathroom over by Looney Tunes Movietown that is supposed to support all of the Southwest Territory, and LTM, and the restaurant with just one stall.
By the way, Uriners? Is that a southern term? Because in my neck of the woods, it's called a Urinal.
Conneaut Lake's for sure. Picture it as 6 or so outhouses next to each other. The sinks are missing knobs and the smell is undescribable. The restrooms in Jumpin' Jungle at Idlewild are always flooded too.
Kennywood has the best bathrooms, especially the ones across from Thunderbolt.
Bathrooms are important-for many guests, it's the first thing you visit and the last.
I've found the Orlando theme parks to have immaculate bathrooms. This includes the Disney and Universal parks, Sea World and even Busch Gardens Tampa. Other parks should send their janitors to any of those parks for inspiration.
I have to admit that Knoebels bathrooms aren't the best (certainly not up to par with the rest of the park) although that's not something a few dozen toilet seats wouldn't fix. But when you have Phoenix, Twister, Flyers, Haunted Mansion and Skooters, who's thinking about toilet seats?
What I hate is the PUR - Pee Urgency Ratio. The closer you get to the actual act of urinating the more difficult it is to overcome the urge to pee, especially when you've put it off and have to go REALLY bad! Those seconds when you're fumbling with the zipper and...ahem..."pulling it out"...are the worst! ;)
I can vouch for the Thunderbolt bathrooms at Kennywood. Plenty of stalls, and an attractive looking building as well. I like Hershey's bathrooms down by Roller Soaker as well. Nice and roomy, plus plenty of private changing booths to put on swimsuits in the back.