Gravity Wedgie?

Thursday, June 5, 2003 1:29 PM
I just saw a funny commercial aired on TV. PKD was advertising Drop Zone, and used the term "Gravity Wedgie"....they even went to the extent oh having an annonymous person pick a wedgie on TV to promote the idea.

Has anyone else seen some commercials or TV ads that were really out there? This one was a bit odd, and im curious as to what other parks have done.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 2:35 PM
Ewwww......

Rode DZ 8 times, and never experienced the Gravity Wedgie.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 3:05 PM
I'd really like to know what ad executive came up with that ad. If they had actually ridden any of the Drop Zones, they'd know you don't get a wedgie. I guess anything to make the ride seem more exciting (and it is!)
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 5:09 PM
I havent exactly experienced that either...but no joke, thats what was on the advertisement.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 5:24 PM
yep, i'm bewildered every time i see this ad. the ride is awesome .. it feels like you're rising (and falling!) forever, way more than any other drop tower i've ever been on, but i received absolutely no wedgie action. oh well.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 7:52 PM
Come on you guys, it's just a marketing stunt! I saw the commercial a couple of times.
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 8:03 PM
I'm still trying to figure out exactly what a gravity wedgie is. Is that when Sir Isaac Newton gets stuck in your bum?

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 8:27 PM
Gravity Wedgie-(noun) ex-I have a gravity wedgie. A unusually large amount of clothing lodged in the anus caused in part by gravity and or a force resulting from gravity. Usually occurs on speed water slides (ex-Summit Plummit) not freefall rides ;);)

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Friday, June 6, 2003 6:43 PM
Yeah but you still gotta admit that it's a great marketing gimmick.

Does anyone notice the close proximity of the coke machine on the midway in the background of that add? yet another subtle way to sell products made by your sponsers.

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 7:24 AM
lol TouchDown.

Batwing Fan SFA - There are basically coke machines everywhere in the park anyways...not really anywhere they could shoot the commercial. The one thing i did notice though is that its the Drop Zone from PKI, not PKD.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 10:51 AM
Did any notice that on the new Six Flags America commercial, they filmed right under Tower Of Doom, to make it appear a lot taller then it really is. I guess they need to do something seeing as how the brake run on Drop Zone is even taller then the Tower Of Doom is. I don't think the marketing people at Paramount are gong to care about enthusiasts, other wise the commercial would show a bunch of nerds like us hopping off the ride, and the narrator goes......experience wicked airtime on the new Drop Zone, the second largest drop ride in the world.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:21 AM
Never experienced a "gravity wedgie" but I did ride Acrophobia last week and got to experience my first "gravity vasectomy".

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 5:46 PM
I thought "gravity wedgie" was a term used for those chance barrel rides like the Finnish Fling at WOF. The ride slows down and gives you one becasue the floor issn't up to your feet. This is what I thought when I open this topic.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 5:56 PM
Yes Rotor rides cause Gravity Wedgies! LOL! I actually got a "H2O Gravity Wedgie" on Jeronimo Falls at SFHH-StL on Monday, does that count? ;) (Talk about a TMI)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 6:45 PM
Good one Gonchar...I've never ridden Acrophobia, but I think I experienced a gravity vasectomy (or should I say "extreme braking vasectomy") on Ghoster Coaster at PKI. If I ever have kids, mom gets to ride that one with them!

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