Fun rides to work

Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:44 AM

This is really for last years workers, but what was your favorite ride to work and why?

I enjoyed working TRTR because you are closer to the guests and you can freak them out a little. Best group I got was during Fearfest I had this one girl who was terrified of me. That was fun

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:30 AM

Tom - you might want to close this yourself and try again with a more specific topic. When I saw it I thought "rides to work" referred to people's commutes to the office. My suggestion:

"Ride Ops: What are your favorite rides to operate?"

Moosh - who has never been a ride-op and can't contribute further to this thread.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:37 AM
Lane splitting in SoCal is one of the most exciting 'rides to work' I've experienced. Just have to keep my eyes open for the MOJ and M:TC (Moosh the Cart) to avoid being run over.

*** This post was edited by boblogone on 12/26/2002. ***

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:48 AM

Boblogone - there actually is a Mooshmobile! My 2002 Corolla has a vanity plate that reads MAMOOSH.

Moosh

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:57 AM
What color, so I can spot it at a greater didstance?
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:11 AM
Not ever having worked at a park, I can't say, but I would think working *any* ride would be a tedious, exhausting endeavor. What with all the bending over, constantly in motion, dealing with jerks, etc. Give me an office job!

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:16 AM
Little known fact: Swoosh worked at Camp Snoopy at WOF for a couple weekends the year CS opened at WOF. He thinks that the Camp Bus is the most fun to work there - or not. :)

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:29 AM
Boblo - white.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 10:59 AM

Although it's been a few years, RipCord.

Working that gives you a whole new experience, with the ride, and the guests.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 11:11 AM

Swoosh,

I found Camp Bus a little difficult to opperate due to the speed knob. I worked the CB at CP. , and it's controls may differ from the one at WOF.

I really liked working Woodstock's Express. It was a BIG thrill for the little ones. I loved the way the kids screamed in terror throughout the entire ride. Then they would frolick down the exit ramp and hop right back in line with a huge smile on their face. With only one or two ride opps, it seemed like a toy rollercoaster of sorts.

I also really liked to "opperate" Snoopy Bounce. Gravity seems to have a different effect on kids. But is it really a "ride"?

And coming in at a close second is Paddlewheel Excursions. Sometimes I loved it, and sometimes I loathed it, but it was always interesting none-the-less. The jokes stink, and I would wreck the boat at least once a day, but It was mostly a lot of fun. "You're gonna feel a bump to the front, and a bump to the back, but don't forget about the big JERK behind the wheel!"

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*** This post was edited by dexter on 12/26/2002. ***

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 11:34 AM

Hmm.......most fun ride I've ever operated.....I'd say the Dorney Park Zypher train. Alot of fun.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 12:06 PM
I would think any ride with Air Conditioning would be fun to work

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 12:37 PM

Shockwave (Mondial Top Scan) is amazing to run when it's in manual, it's too fun, that would be my favorite.

But normally it's in auto, which is still fun, but not nearly as much. In that case, Vortex is, because you get to "bump" the trains... hehe (Think rabbit hopping in a car)

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 12:41 PM
I've never been a ride op, but it always seemed to me that the ops on Tower Of Terror had a lot of fun being spooky.
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 1:52 PM

Some of the best rides are the worst ones to work at.

I had fun at SFOG working at SUF and the Log Flume. Acro was alright but a bit on the hot side.

Perhaps the best ride to "work" was driving the steam engine. You got paid the most of any rides position, and got hour long breaks every other hour, and your own break room!

Some of the worst rides were BTR (heat, crowds), Monster Plantation (boredom and stupid guests doing lewd acts inside the house), and Deja Vu (just SUCKED to work at for some reason).

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 3:27 PM
For the worst rides to "work". What about m:tr? Isn't that infamous for being horrible? Heavy Crowds. Small "train capacity", and it always breaks down at inoppurtune moments.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:31 PM
My favorite ride of all time that i worked was Evolution at sfgadv, which I spent much of early 2001 at. Lots of great reactions from guests, and it was always challenging operating it (there was no automatic mode) with two joysticks...bet u can guess while a lot of times it looked a bit off-centered, heh. I will miss evolution, sad to see it gone.
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:07 PM

Mamoosh said:

Boblogone - there actually is a Mooshmobile! My 2002 Corolla has a vanity plate that reads MAMOOSH.



Heh, I thought I was the only one. Mine's "GONCHAR"

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:58 PM
I worked at a water park and my favorite ride was one with a water fall because I could hold people under it. The bad thing was the noise kinda got to me and the bending over and my hands got sore and my legs getting cuts but besides that it was a good time.
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Friday, December 27, 2002 4:14 AM

I enjoyed X-Flight because the loading process is unique. I also liked Superman: Ultimate Escape because the launch made people so nervous, you could mess with their minds with the countdown. I've been known to never do the same countdown twice ;)!

And my favorite ride to work is... The Sky Scraper! It's so easy to operate an observation tower ride. You get to talk into the microphone and basically sit down for the entire ride. Very nice. :)

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