GEAUGA LAKE -- can anyone explain shipwreck's line guy?

Saturday, May 1, 2004 10:44 PM
Throughout the entire day i noticed the line attendant/height checker dude had his stool and his pole set up at the top of the stairs to the EXIT of the line. it made me laugh... do they not realize that is the exit, or what? they were there the entire day... did they not notice anything strange when they didn't check a single person the whole day? lol, just wondering if anyone else noticed or could eplain the theory on this one... or does the bridge have a height requirement, but the ride doesn't? :-P

other then that, i'll have a trip report up tommorow most likely -- everything *wasn't* all perfect and peachy, and at first i thought i was in anightmare when everythign appeared to be 10X *WORSE* than six flags -- although THANKFULLY things did improve as time went on... -- i guess i must have the worst luck in the world. more later!

-- alan j *** Edited 5/2/2004 2:46:25 AM UTC by SFDL_Dude***

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Saturday, May 1, 2004 11:12 PM
The ride op is there to make sure that things stay safe on the exit bridge. That splash has a lot of force. Imagine what would happen if a father put his child on his shoulders. The child might get knocked into the water. Not that that has ever happend at another park ;-)
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Saturday, May 1, 2004 11:26 PM
I saw that guy standing there too. While I was in line for Dipper, I seen him check the height of a little girl, who walked up to the bridge by herself. After he checked her height, she contuined to walk to the edge of the bridge. I'm not sure if he was checking her height for the ride itself, or for her to stand on the bridge alone.
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Saturday, May 1, 2004 11:53 PM
I once saw a little kid make his way on to that bridge and get thrown by the water. He stood right at the front of the fence area and the splash picked him up and he hit the back fence and fell face down on the ground. A few of us saw it happen, as well as people on the bridge. we all started to head over and the kid picks himself up, laughing. It was kind of scary at first, but funny after we realized he was alright.
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