Dorney Park Demon Drop T-Shirt For Sale!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5:31 PM

Jeff said:

I actually avoid wearing any kind of coaster related stuff to events. Maybe it's embarrassing?

Yeah, it's kind of like wearing a band t-shirt to that band's concert. Don't be that guy. ;)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:06 PM

Well that depends... if it has a date on it or in some other way indicates you liked them before all the kids at the show, it's OK. Especially if they got really popular.

See, there are rules about such things. :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:20 PM

I never wear a roller coaster or amusement park tee to the same park I'm visiting. In fact, I seldom where 'big' park shirts at all. I tend to wear shirts from little places like Waldameer or Beech Bend. I'm just a snob that way. I only wear park shirts that offer suitable charm. ;)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:33 PM

Wearing the "company gear" has its perks from time to time, at Disney wearing anything Disney greatly increases your chance of being picked to be in anything (if you enjoy that.)

Other then that though, Ive noticed that the employees are much more likely to strike up a conversation with you, which if you are a frequent solo park goer like myself is nice. I personally think that its is "wrong" to wear another parks stuff at an amusement park but thats my opinion.

The real reason I wear them though is because where else am I going to wear them? They have just a little too much sentimental value to be given the PJ/Pool Shirt/Work Clothes status.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:12 PM

That awesome shipping is apparently UPS SnailĀ®. It's gonna take a week to get to me. I know I live in Washington, but come on, Amazon is here!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:33 PM

I dunno, Touchdown...for my first visit to Universal Studios Hollywood, I happened to be wearing a Kennywood shirt. As we walked past the info booth, the guys manning the stand engaged us in conversation. Apparently one of the guy's name was "Ken", so my shirt got his attention. We chatted with them for a few minutes about Eastern parks, they gave the usual quick intro to USH, and then rewarded us for the extra time spent with a couple of express passes. :)

I tend to gravitate towards Ensign Mike's rule.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:44 PM

They must have just raised it since I saw the shirts tagged for $11.99 in the park yesterday. I wonder if they would honor the old price if the tags aren't updated and it scans for $14.99 at the register. My guess is no since last year they had a clearance store where everything was 75% off and there were signs all over the store saying everything was 75% off the ticketec price. I bring up Dorney Parkopoly to the register and it rings up for 50% off. I was told that particular item is only 50% off and they wouldn't sell it for 75% off.

Last edited by YoshiFan, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:45 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:33 AM

The fact about wearing park specific stuff to a park Im not at is just my rule, there is no reason behind it other then my personal opinion that it just seems wrong. I cant really explain why and I dont care if others do it thats their right, but I just dont.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:35 AM

Vater said:

Yeah, it's kind of like wearing a band t-shirt to that band's concert. Don't be that guy. ;)

It's even worse when the guy wearing the band's shirt is IN THE BAND! lol

It's a really cool shirt, and it looks like it is being well received, at least in the enthusiast community. If I still wore coaster related shirts, I'd probably buy that one pronto.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:45 AM

So it's bad to promote something that you like by wearing a shirt? It's personel expression.

As far as a band wearing there own shirts, why not? They are promoting the band just like any buisness owner would wear a company shirt. Heck, you may even like the shirt they are wearing, and want to go drop $50 on one of your own while at the concert.

I always wear coaster/ park related shirts when I am at a park. But I don't wear a six flags magic mountain shirt when I am at magic mountain. I usaly wear a shirt for a park on the other side of the country, or of a small park that many people have not heard of like waldamear(sp).

Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:45 AM

Heh, when I packed for HoliWood Nights I packed all both (2) of my park/coaster-related shirts: Diamondback First Rider, and CoasterMania 2009. I made sure to coordinate with others in my group so that we wouldn't be wearing the same shirts on the same day. :)

But it did get me wondering if some people have a 'rule' about when it's OK to wear which shirts where. I've heard the "rock band" rule before (including the phrase "Don't Be That Guy"), with the logic being that, if you're willing to shell out money for a ticket, everyone already knows you like the band. Of course, my logic is that I like the t-shirt design too, otherwise I wouldn't be wearing the shirt in the first place, so it's not just about advertising the band itself. But whatever.

I used to make the analogy of wearing an Indians shirt to an Indians game, but someone countered with the fact that there could also be fans there from the opposing team, so wearing a team shirt indicates whom you're cheering for.

I do have a Cedar Point hoodie, which is the only hoodie I own, so I just wear it whenever the weather dictates it, regardless of what park I'm at.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:27 AM

For me it's a kind of taboo, but not to be taken too seriously, similar to (but for different reasons) walking into a public restroom where only one dude is using the far left of 3 urinals, and using the one in the middle. It's an acceptable thing to do, but people think it's weird. :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:30 PM

Using the middle urinal is only acceptable in when there is a line forming in the bathroom and you are at one of these venues:

-Stadiums (games, concerts etc.)
-Outdoor Festivals

I thought everyone knew this.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:07 PM

Sinks are also acceptable in those situations.

The only way I wear a shirt of the band who I'm seeing is if it's a really old one. Still have mid to late 80's era shirts for The Cure, Love & Rockets, and a few others, and a shirt from NIN's first club tour where I saw them with about 400 other people. I would not be above wearing those to the respective bands' concerts.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 5:40 PM

I've been known to violate the "wear a shirt from another park" rule on occasion as well. CoasterMania last year was a great example...I deliberately wore my Cedar Point "Mufflehead Swat Team" shirt because I knew it was appropriate for the occasion.

(Yeah, Cedar Point does occasionally get a good design)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Last edited by RideMan, Thursday, June 17, 2010 5:41 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:15 PM

To me, people who wear a shirt from the park they're visiting are tourists who just bought the shirt that day and have to put it on right there and then. Carrie's hoodie purchase at PPP last year is a valid necessary exception.

I like to wear shirts from parks other than the one I'm visiting. It sometimes leads to conversations with other folks who see the shirt and ask about the park. I'll sometimes do the same while waiting in line if I see someone wearing a shirt from a park I've never been to. Helps kill the time.

Like kpjb mentioned above, a rare vintage t or some kind of unique design worn in any venue is cool rather than corny.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:03 PM

:) Indeed. I mean I'm still totally lame, but for other reasons. ;)

Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:53 PM

Jeff said:
That awesome shipping is apparently UPS SnailĀ®.

I just got mine today via UPS Ground. I was very disappointed to see it laying on my porch when I got home. Glad the shirt was there,disappointed in where they left it. Is it that hard to stick it in the door?

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:25 PM

kpjb said:
The only way I wear a shirt of the band who I'm seeing is if it's a really old one. Still have mid to late 80's era shirts for The Cure, Love & Rockets, and a few others, and a shirt from NIN's first club tour where I saw them with about 400 other people. I would not be above wearing those to the respective bands' concerts.

I would GLADLY wear, say, my ancient Ministry shirt to a Ministry show, assuming I ever got up the energy for that again :)

The Demon Drop shirt is, as Jeff said, all kinds of awesome.

Friday, June 18, 2010 1:33 AM

Maybe we're over-thinking the "shirt rules" a bit? :)


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