Easedropping Fun

Sunday, May 27, 2007 7:14 PM
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.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007 7:43 PM
Eavesdropping.

-Patrick

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Sunday, May 27, 2007 8:22 PM
creationists would say we are all evesdroppings.
airtime for everyone
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Monday, May 28, 2007 2:40 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Zing!

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:14 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar 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. ;)

-Tina

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:59 PM
2003 at CP someone in line for Magnum called it the tallest rollercoaster in the world.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:43 PM
^Well if it would stop sinking it WOULD be the tallest coaster in the world. ;)

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:58 PM
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)

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:17 PM
wait...is magnum really sinking?
gary b
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:34 PM
Yes, and before it sinks completely it decided to do a little bumping and grinding before it submerged.

-Patrick

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:30 AM
Yeah, yoshifan, I remember that bit in your trip report. It inspired my post...

BGE: Coming in, you can see all of Apollo's, but I still hear the occasional "There's no loopy loops in this one."

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:35 AM

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. ;)

-Tina


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.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:07 AM
That sort of thing actually exists. It uses a turntable to switch the train from "run" to "load". An example is the Big Apple coaster at Coney Island (thanks to Lord Gonchar for the pics).
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:31 AM
At Holiwood Nights, we heard a coaster nerd say "Man I'm telling you... The Voyage is much faster in the front!"

Pretty sure it's the same speed in every seat at any point in time.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:41 AM
^ Pretty amazing statement given all of us real coaster nerds know that the back is the fastest. ;)

*** Edited 5/30/2007 1:41:35 PM UTC by CoasterDad64***


". . . don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:04 AM
I am sure everyone remembers the poster who corrected some riders, and pulled out his ACE card to prove he was right.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:55 AM
^and THAT'S why when I go to Coaster Events I do not wear anything that screams "I'm associated with Coaster Club X." It is really sad that the few ruin the reputation of all by being idiots.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:17 PM
^ I try to keep my CoasterBuzz thong hidden.

". . . don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:22 PM
^and you wear that to prevent VPL, right? ;)
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Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:10 PM

CoasterDad64 said:^ I try to keep my CoasterBuzz thong hidden.

I think most ACE members' thongs are WELL hidden within the flesh of their own asses.


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