Finally I have to mention Cedar Point - voted 4th Friendliest Staff Park. Two of the staff there were quite rude and ignorant to me and I was really upset by their attitude. This is my third visit to Cedar Point and every time something has marred my visit. 2002 Coastermania - no Wicked Twister, 2003 Coastermania - no Top Thrill Dragster - August 2004 - staff attitude. I vowed last time I would never visit again, but now having ridden Top Thrill Dragster I have no need to return. Is it because they consider themselves to be the No. 1 Theme Park that some of their staff are rude and arrogant?
I am in my early sixties and have visited every major theme park in USA and UK and would have expected to be treated with some respect, not so at Cedar Point I am afraid to say.
My favorite staff has been at Dollywood, Holiday World, and Hershey in that order.
It sounds like you were looking for something wrong at The Point, even though I do agree that a Mantis op could rip your head off at any given point in the day.
...ride ops talking about how they let their dildos ride on Wildcat...
But do they dress them up like little people with shirts, hair, faces, etc?
Because if they do, then that's good fun. But if they just let bare dildos ride, that's just lazy.
I wonder how friendly they are to the dildo-american riders? (not implying racism in any way :) )
Even a simple, "I'm sorry. We have to keep the trains moving along" would have gone over a lot better with me. And no, we didn't go to Guest Relations, because she/we got over it and we didn't want to take any more time out of our day. I really don't like to go to GR unless it's *really* ruining my day. That stuff is just something I'm going to watch for and see that it doesn't continually happen.
Gonch, I agree. That's what I was most upset about is that they didn't send the dildos out with a bang. At least have enough respect to dress them up or put a little gravy on them. :)
+Danny *** Edited 9/9/2004 9:36:00 PM UTC by +Danny***
I like the MF crew FAR better than the Magnum. This year the MF crew hasn't been as fast, especially because of the new seatbelt policy, BUT they were extremely friendly. My friend was irritating one of them, and he kept saying "Hey it's Carl! Whats up?" he said it over and over again. I told him to stop, he didn't. All carl did was wave to us and tell us to enjoy our ride and he smiled.
I realize that ride ops have to put up with alot of s**t from guests but so do most other people and their jobs. Even the other operators on MF this year were very nice.
I work at McDonalds (I'm only 15, and luckily it's not my career) and I get treated like s**t by people all day long, all summer long. People refuse to pay for extra salad dressing, they complain about this and that, and they say mean things to me and try to make me feel bad.
Even so I don't treat them with disrespect. I tell EVERYONE to have a good day. And the fact that the ride ops think they have the hardest job in the world is wrong. They may be underpaid, but so are a lot of jobs.
Of course, if you make a trip to the "petting zoo" at 3:30 PM and you have another date at 8, what time should you have it at the dry cleaners by? Beats me.
As much as I love HW, I have to say, Dollywood has the nicest employees ever. The gift shop ladies and my mom exchange emails. :) *** Edited 9/9/2004 11:03:02 PM UTC by dawnmarie313***
Well, I wasn't really upset with them until one of the MF ops practically thrusted his hand at the lap bar into one of my girlfriend's lap/stomach area and she yelled and asked him to loosen it and he said, "I don't care. You're already locked in."
*One* of your girlfriends? My gosh, how many do you have now? You're starting to make Dawn and me feel second rate! ;) *** Edited 9/9/2004 11:20:32 PM UTC by Kristin Marie***
+Danny, you too Dawn- I'll keep you deep inside =p
+Danny, Vekoma- It's <3, Make It Hurt
As for the friendliest, it is hard to pick just one, but Dollywood really impressed me on my trip. HW is right up there too and the ops at Adventureland also worthy of consideration for the "friendliest award"...if such a thing can be judged.
They actually appear to be happy to...service...you.
Frank, are you dragging this conversation back into the gutter? ;)
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