I don't really spend too much time in the forums so I do apologize if this has been done before. Just thought I'd start discussion from something I overheard yesterday.
We all do some easedropping during queue waits or walking and are bound to hear some funny sayings. Most probably laugh at the exaggeration or lack of ride knowledge of fellow riders. Share some of your most memorable quotes from other visitors.
Leaving BGE yesterday evening, I heard a mother and son talking. The son was describing how fast BBW goes, which led him to ask his mother: "Instead of miles per hour, why don't they use inches per hour?" To which the mother replied (honest): "They couldn't do that; an inch is a distance and a mile is a speed." I was dying on the inside.
At Hershey on Wildcat it was a slow day when they had the middle car rows chained off. People in the station suggested it was to prevent the car from tipping over and others agreed.
Both at Laser at Dorney 2 1/2 weeks ago, I heard these: 1. "What are the water basins for?" "So if/when you fall out of the ride, you land in the water and won't get hurt" As if a shallow basin of water would really help you if you fell out.
2. "Does this ride go upside down?" (while sitting in the train before the train was dispatched)
coasterqueenTRN said: Oh hell, I am still telling the story about the two kids I saw in line for Face/Off several years ago.....
"You think the line would go faster if they added another train?"
Or something like that. It STILL scares me that people are THAT stupid. ;)
I actually had an idea about that once... You would have a BIG station, and a moving track similar to the Mr. Freeze rides, except two connected tracks.
There would be loading and exit on both sides. You would load one while the other track was in the "Run" position with the ride cycling, then when it's done, slide the track to the other side, run the just-loaded one and unload/reload the one that just finished.
It would be complicated as heck but it could work.