Sunday, June 22, 2003 1:54 PM
What is one game that you always play when your at an Amusement Park?

The one game I always have to play are the basketball games.

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Shockwave @ SFGAm R.I.P 1988-2002
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 3:17 PM
Skill games: Wacky Wire (sometimes called Wizard Wire). Once you figure it out, it's easy to win, Too bad you can't find it in too many places anymore.

Arcades: Pinball. Can't find those in too many places anymore either.

Hmm... guess I better learn DDR ;)

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 3:28 PM
Definately basketball and sometimes ring toss is fun although quite tricky to win
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 3:43 PM
I don't waste time playing games when I can be riding rides.
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 4:48 PM
I hate that they give away basketballs. I'm about ready to drop kick every other kid with a freakin' basketball who can't walk in a forward motion and tries to look cool bouncing it across the midway. Hint: The ladies are not impressed and you look like a tool.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 5:08 PM
The Birthday Game or Color Game...

If I lose... just take my quarters back and run like hell! ;)

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 5:16 PM
I agree that the basketballs get really annoying. I don't know if they still do it, but a few years ago, the ones they gave out at Dollywood were not inflated.

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Eastcoaster Field of 64

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 5:43 PM
I don't like playing the games at the amusement park - I think the whole concept of "games" looks trashy. I would give the exceptional nod to BGW/T, parks which keep their games section to an absolute minimum. The games sections at these two parks at least blend in with the surroundings, and there aren't any of those annoying people yelling at you to come over and stand on a scale in front of 50 people. That ain't nothin' but P-W-T.

I guess if I were a bit younger I might be interested in the games (but I never was even when I was younger). I always chose to spend money of food or just save it for the next park outing. The only exception I can remember is the "fishing pond" at Idora Park (where I rode my first "big" coaster - Jack Rabbit) - at the end of the day I was guaranteed to take home a souvenir. Ahh, how times have changed. Now I can afford to buy an $8.00 shot glass, and then feel guilty about it and bi*** about much money it cost to whoever will listen.
*** This post was edited by ophthodoc 6/22/2003 9:48:39 PM ***

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 6:09 PM
At SFGAm and PKI the ones I got were not inflated. I think that is a smart idea. So people won't be bouncin them around. I agree it gets really annoying.

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Shockwave @ SFGAm R.I.P 1988-2002
Top 5 Coasters at SFGAm 1)S:UF 2)RB 3) DV 4)V2 5)Viper
Total number of coasters ridden=43

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 6:50 PM
Amen on the basketballs, Jeff! I took the first dollar at CP's first Half-Court Hoops (or whatever they call it now) by the Demon Drop, and the atmosphere hasn't been the same since ((kaboing...kaboing...kabonk - OWWW SONOFA---)) ;)

While were on the topic, does anybody play those race games anymore? Most of the major parks are charging $3 a player now! I used to play them regularly but now I just don't see the fun anymore. I spend that money to buy a pop or a pretzel...

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 6:56 PM
I'm not really into playing games whem I'm at a park. I usually just love to ride the rides over and over again. I'm not that big on DDR because I tried it once and I was horrible at it.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 7:13 PM
Games are fun, but too expensive.. I save my gaming energy for the trips to Kennywood, that dime a game fascination is a nice change from Cedar Point's guess your weight games ("Pay me $5 and you'll probably get one of these prizes that isn't worth a nickel.")

I don't see why people play that game. It's not exciting, the prizes aren't spectacular.. and if I had $5, I'd go buy myself something...

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 7:42 PM
Skee ball!!! Even though i'd rather be riding rides, i can't pass a skee ball machine without playing at least once...

Oh, and the same goes for DDR and that stupid Uncle Fester game that "shocks" you. I don't know why but i always get a kick out of that machine. Or a sore hand.

As for "win a prize" type games i usually pass, cause most of them are far too difficult for the money you pay, IMO.

~me

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*** This post was edited by nelson324 6/22/2003 11:43:53 PM ***

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 7:54 PM
I'm really missing Fascination at Cedar Point. That was a great way to relax and not spend too much money.

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Eastcoaster Field of 64

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 8:09 PM
I played a fascination game at LeSourdville Lake and it was so addictive..I'd love for parks to put them in, instead of taking them out

I alsolike to try to waste at least 5 bucks on DDR, but the problem is, i still can't do that well...

my younger brother cannot go without playing the football or basketball toss...and i hate it when he wins because u know he is going to try to dribble the thing an instead end up chasing it across a crowded midway....*sighs*

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 8:11 PM
I never play games because they are too expensive. The only game I've ever played is the small basketball one with the big basketballs that don't look like they will fit in the hoop. The rim doesn't give and it looks hard, but, hey, I swished it twice.(and won an inflated basketball which went straight to the car:))
*** This post was edited by peanut butter 6/23/2003 12:47:32 AM ***
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 8:54 PM
$2 for 3 plays of the Wacky Wire at Cedar Point...the one game I play on occasion.

Oh...and the shooting galleries are always fun when you have a camera with a flash on hand ;)

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James Draeger
-who has figured out all of the 'wire...other than that last curve

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 9:17 PM
I hear ya there, Draegs!!! I definately hear you there.

Walk on by, make sure there are a lotta people playing or observing the game, whip out the ol' digi-cam, and snap a photo.... man, do they get freaked out!! I don't think the game ops there even realize what's going on

It's great on the older galleries that work on light sensors, but a lot of new ones, like one at SFDL near Viper, rely on laser, and use a whole different scoring system.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 9:18 PM

SFGA 11 said:
At SFGAm and PKI the ones I got were not inflated. I think that is a smart idea.

Oh, they were inflated today at PKI. Illustration follows:

I was exiting Top Gun this afternoon and this Einstein standing on the exit ramp (just outside the station, right by the big photo of the aircraft carrier) decides to throw his B-ball down toward the access pathway to see if it'll bounce and hit the aircraft carrier mural. It did, and it landed in the tall grass near the access pathway.

The chucklehead then decided that he would jump over the rails, jump over the queue and its rails, walk down the hill and retrieve his basketball.

PLEASE deflate your balls before giving them away.

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- John
I snap flyers.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 10:18 PM
Fascination was about the only game I ever got "hooked" on. Now it's just letting the wife squirt the water gun - she has an uncanny knack for it and we walk away with yet another stuffed animal most of the time.

As for the basketballs - yes they're incredibly annoying, but at Dorney the one hoop game is on the hill. I don't know how many times I've seen some kid win and dribble away trying to look cool only to have the ball get away and roll down the hill with him chasing behind. I take secret pleasure (a little too much) in that.

The flash trick is cool too, but it's getting harder and harder to find the old light based shooting galleries, most have gone to infrared or laser or whatever they are.

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