Do physics days heavily affect crowd levels?

Saturday, April 9, 2005 12:04 AM
Because some friends and I want to go to Worlds of Fun on April 16th for opening day, but that just happens to by physics day as well. Will that significantly raise the crowd levels? Not a big issue since we have season passes, but just wondering. Thanks.
Saturday, April 9, 2005 1:09 AM
My experience with Physics Days at Cedar Point is that...

...The Physics Day crowd makes up a significant percentage of the crowd in the park, to the extent that there *is* a crowd in the park. Invariably the days have very light attendance by summer standards, so what's the big deal?

Also, the Physics kiddies can be fun to watch, as they do some very strange-looking things such as sight coaster tracks with sextants, ride the Enterprise while sitting on a bathroom scale, or ride coasters while trying to take readings off of primitive little mass-and-spring accelerometers...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Saturday, April 9, 2005 6:29 AM
Yes, whatever "days" it is affects park attendance significantly. I showed up at SFA one day last season to see the park overrun with school buses, yet open to the general public and the park was still still charging for parking. This year, the park is closed to the public for any of the "days".
Saturday, April 9, 2005 8:26 AM
As with the case of Kennywood - the day is open exclusively for the event. No General Public.
Saturday, April 9, 2005 11:14 AM
Razore...same with SFGAdv...park closed except to the physics kids.
Sunday, April 10, 2005 9:02 PM
physics day i believ at cedar point is on a weekday, so the crowd levels should not be heavy at all
Sunday, April 10, 2005 10:09 PM
Physics Day was on Friday at SFOT. It was open from 10-2 for schools only and then the general public could come in after 2. It wasn't crowded at all.
Sunday, April 10, 2005 11:23 PM
At Cedar Point the crowds on those days are mostly school aged and they leave when their buses pull out around 5 or 6. Then the park is really nice and quiet! I would suspect a similar situation happens at other parks. While they are there the park is really busy though!
Monday, April 11, 2005 9:57 PM
IMHO, at this time of year, Jr. Prom and Sr. Prom events will impact crowds much more significantly than Physics events.
Monday, April 11, 2005 10:26 PM
At Hersheypark the crowds are pretty heavy compared to a normal weekday, but still light compared to any weekend day. Even Pre Memorial Day, or post Labor day weekends. I agree with Rideman it can be pretty entertaining.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 12:26 PM
Darien Lake... 2004... was a NIGHTMARE. Worse than any concert day I have ever seen and i guarantee it was the most people the park had seen all year...

Ever VIPER had a line TO THE ENTRANCE... for those of you who are unaware... it's a LOOOOONG walk... I wish i had a good picture.

Anyways, I think it was like a 2 1/2 hour wait...

-- alan "::shudders when he hears the word physics day::" jacyszyn

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 8:03 PM
It does not affect the crowds. However, the geek factor goes up tenfold and no hot chicks frequent the park that day.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:27 AM
LOL JRS...anyone ever told you you have the same initials at a pretty good family-type woodie at SFoT? ;)

Geek factor here's pretty high as well!

Anyhow, as far as *crowds*, I think it does more to the general crowding in the park (restaurants, bathrooms, etc.) than it does to RIDE lines...of course, the SFMM day post-Solace was only my second fizzix day at a park, and that place is typically pretty crowded...(No wonder no one goes there)...;)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:30 AM
It depends onthe park. Physics day at SFMM was terrible, line wise and park wise (but, then, there were 2 events there that day as well.

Carowinds has a good one because it usually isn't very crowded, and even less people in lines. But, then, they have 4 over the course of the first few weeks in april/may.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:36 AM
Hmmmm, so hot chicks and physics don't mix?
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:48 AM
About as much as coaster geeks and hot chicks...

(dawn, kristin, tina, etc notwithstanding)



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