Posted Monday, October 26, 2009 11:32 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Jeff, Mike, Pat and Carrie review this week's news in the amusement industry.
Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast
I've seen hooligans at Disney parks. More specifically, Brazilian tour groups. While many are ok, several ruin it for everyone, including a group that decided flashing the whole Test Track queue was a good idea. Disney also thought it'd be a good idea to kick them out and ban them from the parts.
^Flashing not in the hot girl way??
Btw, will anything ever change Gonch's indifference toward KI? I have this funny sense that if KI had a more exotic location, like Cedar Point with the water or like BGE or HP where things are more nestled away it would give KI more character and appeal to him more.
Most of the BTGs I've run into have been harmless, if a bit exuberant. The really drunk guy in Epcot sitting next to me in the Mexican CS location was a lot less pleasant.
However, the karma wheel came around the next day, when he surely felt the nasty sunburn he was cooking on top of what must have been a vicious (and expensive) hangover. Huzzah!
Btw, will anything ever change Gonch's indifference toward KI?
I still haven't ridden all of the coasters there.
On the topic of the costumes at BGT...I kinda thought it was weird, in that I don't recall any parks being OK with guests wearing costumes before...
Then we were down at Disney Sunday, as they were prepping for "Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween" party/event. More than half the guests were in costume. So, what's OK in one park isn't OK in another. Should guests check websites and call the park if they have questions? Sure. Is it likely that SOME guests will assume "if it's OK at Park X, then it's gotta be OK at Park Y"? Sure is...
Just listened to the podcast, and wanted to comment on Jeff's observation about the type of people who were at CP last Saturday.
I'm not convinced the discounts are to blame for the rowdy crowd, at least not entirely. Every year for the at least the last 4 or 5 years, there is one Halloweekends Saturday where dozens of buses come down from Detroit (I'm not commenting on people who live in Detroit, simply pointing out where they come from) and the type of behavior you witnessed is usually the result of that. This past Saturday was that particular day. Not sure who organizes these buses, possibly a radio station or something, but you can always bet that crowds will be rough on the day they come to the park.
You're not the only person who made a Detroit connection, so you may be right.
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