Fed Up (SFA - 7/26)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 1:52 PM

micrip said:

Vater said:


We were in such a sour mood by the time we left that Liz vowed she would never come back. This is our homepark, and is only a half-hour drive from my house. I might return to the park if I have nothing else to do, but I'll think twice about buying a Six Flags season pass next year.

When will Six Flags start focusing on customer service?

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-Mike B.
Son of Hulk
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We also live only 1/2 hour away from this park, but we have never been there because of all the negative stories we have heard about the place. Would much rather make the 90 minute drive to Hersheypark.

It's a fact of life that standing up for your rights could get you killed these days...

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"How was your ride?"


Micrip,

Honestly, this park gets more bad publicity than it deserves. If you go to ride coasters, knowing that customer service isn't going to be as good as say Busch Gardens then you will have a good time.

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 6:54 AM
Well, Chi, let's see. A brat is usually someone spoiled. That is, they get everything that they want without any effort on their part. A hoe is someone who is in industry for themselves, a small business owner of sorts. Therefore, since they are industrious and provide a service, instead of leeching off the community, it is VASTLY more respectable to be a hoe!

lata, jeremy

"I'm an honest hoe. All my hoes is honest"--Della Reese as 'Vera' in Harlem Nights

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 9:45 AM
Vater's avatar I thought a hoe was a gardening tool. Not that it isn't respectable to be one of those...

By the way, the kid who sold me a pizza at 'Pizzas of Eight' (clever, eh?) told me I looked like a secret agent or something. He asked me if I was with the FBI. When I told him 'no,' he asked if I worked for LP. Aside from a vinyl record and Linkin Park, I really don't know what LP meant, and he wouldn't tell me--'You know what LP is, man.' Uhh...I do? Anyone have a clue?

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-Mike B.
Son of Hulk
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 9:53 AM
Jeremy: There is no trailing 'e' in the word ho.

Can we see your Ghetto Pass? Does it only allow you to commute into Da 'Hood between the hours of 9 and 5?

-CO

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 11:42 AM
9 am to 5 pm

or

9 pm to 5 am?

Us whiteboys get confused with the ghetto pass hours. :)

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Arena football has arrived in the Windy City. Go "Chicago Rush"

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 11:49 AM
I *know* hw others spell it, I just dont personally like it. And BTW who is going to do the revoking? You?!? You lost your hood credibility when you bought the 'Minivan' of Justice.

lata, jeremy

--who wonders if the MOJ has 'Gansta Whitewalls'

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:38 PM

Vater said:


By the way, the kid who sold me a pizza at 'Pizzas of Eight' (clever, eh?) told me I looked like a secret agent or something. He asked me if I was with the FBI. When I told him 'no,' he asked if I worked for LP. Aside from a vinyl record and Linkin Park, I really don't know what LP meant, and he wouldn't tell me--'You know what LP is, man.' Uhh...I do? Anyone have a clue?

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-Mike B.
Son of Hulk
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LP is short for "Loss Prevention" in security circles. In most retail companies, the security department is known as Loss Prevention.

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"How was your ride?"

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Friday, August 1, 2003 1:00 AM
MCRIP, you should try out the park once. There should be discount coupons available if that's an issue. If you go early in the week, it's actually pretty calm, as the crowds aren't as thick as on a Saturday.
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If you have a problem with clones, the solution is real simple—Stop traveling.
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Friday, August 1, 2003 5:56 AM
Vater's avatar I will back up Intamin Fan's statement by admitting that it was indeed a Saturday that I was last there, and the throng of people on the midways and in the queues negatively influenced my mood without question. Never had I seen SFA so crowded (which is certainly a positive thing for the park).

micrip - Thanks for the info. My fiancée suggested 'Largo Police,' but loss prevention definitely makes more sense.

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-Mike B.
Son of Hulk
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*** This post was edited by Vater 8/1/2003 9:57:31 AM ***

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Friday, August 1, 2003 8:26 PM

Intamin Fan said:
MCRIP, you should try out the park once. There should be discount coupons available if that's an issue. If you go early in the week, it's actually pretty calm, as the crowds aren't as thick as on a Saturday.
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If you have a problem with clones, the solution is real simple—Stop traveling.

I hear you...and I definitely have the ability to visit mid-week, as I usually work weekends. Plus it's so close I could take advantage of twilite rates if they have them. Amazing how much you can get done in a park at night if it's mid-week.

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"How was your ride?"

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Friday, August 1, 2003 11:48 PM
I just want to take some time and stand up for all my fellow ride operators out there.

Being a ride operator is a tough job. You have to please two types of people: your supervisors and your guests. It is frustrating having big sisters jump line to ride with their little siblings and telling them they can't ride b/c they line jumped, but it is also frustrating not being able to bust a line jumper that does it in a worse manner b/c nobody told me. We can't always see everything, in paying attention to the operation of a ride and all, so don't assume we pretend like we don't see it. I do catch at least one or two groups of line jumpers at Mind Eraser a day, but I try to pay more attention than most operators.

That is another thing that is frustrating: having an attendant that doesn't know how to put his foot down. Sometimes you have an international that is too timid to do it, or you have one that just doesn't care. As an operator, if a guest tells me something is going on, I try to respond in the most applicable manner. And a subpar attendant can make a ride run slower (a lot slower!) and it only takes one. There is a fine line though between being fast and not being safe. I would rather be a little slow and not have to call first aid at all in a day, that go as fast as I can and forget about safety. Guests don't go to a park to get hurt, unless your dumb. :l

And about the whole security thing, They can't just stick a security guard at every line, especially if the park is busy. They have other jobs like responding to actual disturbances and other security stuff. They try to walk around and keep an eye on everything.

I work at a SF that is probably closer to the hood than any other SF, although Denver doesn't have that big of a hood, but we deal with a lot of lower class patrons. Some of them are just there to have a good time like everybody else, but some of them are there to be noticed. They jump line because it breaks a rule and they probably won't get caught if nobody tells. They also throw stuff off rides and smoke weed on the ferris wheel, but you can't catch everything all the time.

They may not respond if you send a letter to the corporate offices, but if go to guest relations and write it there, they can either call a supervisor to come talk to you or they can tell the operator what went wrong. At our park all written complaints and compliments get posted at the dispatch for operations, so the operator may get a little embarassed by the complaint if you write it out. Also, all of the head supervisors look at the complaints and compliments once a week, so they can know what is going on and ask us to change.

We have to know what we are doing wrong to change it. So just keep those little tid bits in mind next time you go to a park.


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--Joe

"Keep all arms and legs, and anything else you would like to come back with, inside the ride at all times."
*** This post was edited by Snocat17 8/2/2003 3:52:16 AM ***

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