I do wonder how often this happens though. . even if it is unnoticed. .
I wonder if this is a bad sign for the ride. Hopefully not. . . because I love this ride. Just for it's sheer simplicity, it's so amazing. Also because you can just die if you stand up. But we'll try to keep that off our minds, eh? :)
Edit-I also wonder if one of these birds is going to try and come back to it's nest sometime when it's fully operational and poof!- another Fabio incident ensues. ;) *** Edited 5/19/2005 2:19:12 AM UTC by AdrenalineJunkie***
I don't think you should judge the ride on how it looks, but on how it rides. And that pirate ship works pretty deathfully for me. :)
However, it is right for Great Escape to let the birds stay rather then push them out to open the ride. Very environmentally safe and gets them in with the World Peace Crowd. . .also known as the hippies. ;)
Maybe they have a different standard in the Adirondacks -- if there are less critters than tourists, it's "threatened". ;)
"Nevermore!" quoth the raven, as someone asked when the Pirate will be open to the public.
DawgByte II said:
I think you might be thinking crows rather than ravens.
Both were valid targets for farmers and ranchers in my family. Ravens were more of a problem near the woods and foothills of the rockies. But like I said, things might be different in the Adirondacks.
Does anyone know if there are similar raven issues in other mountainous parks like Silverwood or Playland?
*** Edited 5/19/2005 2:48:20 PM UTC by greatwhitenorth***
greatwhitenorth said: Does anyone know if there are similar raven issues in other mountainous parks like Silverwood or Playland?
Not here at Holiday World. The last raven seen in southern Indiana was in 1894.
Well, all except...that coaster they started building exactly 100 years later.
I always thought ravens were neat. In the same family as the crow, but twice as big. Some about 2' tall and 4-4.5' wingspan. Both are very smart. Ravens usually stay away from populated areas.
*** Edited 5/21/2005 12:31:44 AM UTC by Raptor Pilot***
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