The most realistic ride operator simulations can be found here. Click on Simulationen to get to the simulators. Villa Volta is a haunted house with rotating room effect, VogelRok is an indoor coaster, Bob is a bobsled, and Halve Maen is a swinging ship. Not all of the rides have English instructions; however, it's pretty easy to figure out how everything works. The amount of detail on these rides is amazing, as you can configure the queues, work the transfer track, wash out puke, operate pre-shows, and more. Great time waster!
WILLDOG said: Ride of steel I love your signature, no offense but it's more patheic than ride op practice, or at least I believe.
Hey, I wanna run a ski resort some day, what can I say. Besides, making snow and building jumps keeps me busy. Sure it's a little odd, but is it that bad?
BTW when I said "give me a breaK" I was referring to the post saying that B&M is a copyrighted name, I was NOT saying that practicing ride opping is stupid at all. I think they are great simulations. *** Edited 3/2/2005 2:37:43 AM UTC by Ride of Steel***
My bad about the give me a break. Your ski resort is not that bad. I love it though, you named your whole backyard a sledding you. You got to start somewhere, I thought it was a joke, I thought you wanted a laugh but since I know you want to run a ski resort someday it makes more sense. I just don't think people will understand that when you enter your website. Good luck with it.
I can stop...anytime...I want to...Seriously, the Mad House simulator is maddening. I finally stopped when there were no more riders left. This occured at 940 riders. There were points were I was getting the hang of it, then I would forget to open the doors, or close the doors, or start shows. The Top Spin was a lot of fun too.
In all honesty though, these simulators can sometimes be fun. But there nothing when it comes to actually having to operate the equipment in real life, I can vouch for this cause Ive been a Ride/Op at Darien Lake & MFI(in buffalo NY) for the past 4 years. Those simulators don't give you the exeperiece of having to deal with the GP & operating the ride in the same situation. It's allot more than just pushing a start button, Not saying the job is rocket science or is it a "walk in the park" if you will, but it's definitly a job that carry's enormous responsibility. Not to rag on the simulators though just stating a small fact. *** Edited 3/4/2005 9:16:09 PM UTC by SFDLdan***
Agreed SFDLdan. I would love to have a Chaos simulator. Features would include: the ride getting stuck in the air (watch out for those random overweight riders all sitting on one side), t-bars that won't open with the restraint release no matter how many times you click the switch, t-bars that won't open with the manual release, harnesses that don't release after the t-bars are released, seats that don't right themselves correctly (again, watch out for those random overweight people) and of course puke! Also to be included is a button which you must depress during the whole cycle which makes your finger sore after a while.