Great Adventure slam

Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:30 PM

This isn't news, just an opinion piece, but look at how this writer goes to town on Six Flags Great Adventure...

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2011/09/08/nightmare-great-adventure/

Ouch.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:45 PM

Sounds like the same day, huh?

Or do they regularly lose power that often? Or has it been a weird year and they're unusually losing power that often?

It all feels like typical whining...just in article form.

Stuff costs money, the power went out and somehow if feels like I'm implying it's the park's fault, a long day at the park can wear on you, in the end we were smiling and having a good time, but it still sucked.

Meh, those days happen.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:52 PM

When the power went out I was literally next.

I smiled sweetly at the girl who now held my cup and said, “Could you just refill me? Since I don’t have to pay anyway?” And I held up my refill bracelet as Wonder Woman might. She stared straight ahead and shook her head “no,” ever so slightly.

Do soda machines require power to dispense product? I honestly don't recall if power is required for cooling only, or for cooling and dispensing.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:59 PM

They require power to dispense.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 1:04 PM

Oh, so she's a moron. That was my initial impression.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 1:06 PM

So I must have missed when Batman got stuck upside down and was evacuated.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 1:07 PM

4 lines for letting people back in via handstamps sounds like a lot to me and that was probably the result of some scrambling due to the volume of guests. I wonder what she would have thought about her wait to get back in if they had been running the typical 1-2 lines for handstamps.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 3:11 PM

I too wondered how a power outage would cause Batman to stick upside-down. Or is she not aware that you sit below the track on that one?

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 3:17 PM

Maybe she thought Batman had you hang upside-down from the track. Y'know, like a bat.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 3:19 PM

kpjb said:
I too wondered how a power outage would cause Batman to stick upside-down. Or is she not aware that you sit below the track on that one?

Yeah, that was my first thought. she didn't see the train on the upper side of the track, so she Ass-u-me(d) it must be upside down.

And...El Toro is a "family" coaster now?

Like Joe Jackson sang in "Sunday Papers"..."they couldn't print it if it wasn't true..."

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Thursday, September 8, 2011 3:25 PM
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Thursday, September 8, 2011 3:28 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
Sounds like the same day, huh?

Or do they regularly lose power that often? Or has it been a weird year and they're unusually losing power that often?

It all feels like typical whining...just in article form.

Stuff costs money, the power went out and somehow if feels like I'm implying it's the park's fault, a long day at the park can wear on you, in the end we were smiling and having a good time, but it still sucked.

Meh, those days happen.

I remember them stating something along the lines of power issues as part of the reason for the loss of the Chiller. I also seem to recall hearing that the park had either a woefully outdated or underpowered power supply, although I can't remember if that was from a factual article or "inside info." I do know, however, that power issues have been consistently mentioned regarding that park for quite a while now.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:03 PM

I think they lose power quite often. It was out for a couple of hours when I was there in June, too.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:07 PM

Hmmm. I had no idea this was a recurring issue with that park.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:09 PM

It seemed to be a brief power outage, but bringing the rides back UP after that, was a long and tedious process.

We knew something was up when we walked in and the park was crazy quiet. It was almost eerie.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:53 PM

Maybe that's why there's no hotel.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 5:25 PM

Raven-Phile lobs it up in the air, and Vater knocks it out of the park!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 5:53 PM

GAdv. was my home park for 3 years back when Chiller ran both sides (not dueling) and I never experienced a power outage.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 8:21 PM

I've never heard of power problems at that park.

This article actually re-emphasizes for me why working in the service sector just plain sucks. I'm not sure how many of you have had the honor and pleasure of working in a customer-first, service oriented job, but I did my time while working my way through college, and this lady is what makes your job hell some days.

Honestly, she is also the exact customer at amusement parks that should just not bother coming. If you are not adult enough to understand that things can happen, you can be inconvenienced at a moment's notice if a ride breaks down, and things just might not go your way, then don't come.


High on emotional reactivity, low on intelligence.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 11:31 PM

The last time I remember hearing about a power outage was closing day 2006.

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Friday, September 9, 2011 12:31 AM

Well, it happened on June 3, 2011 too. I was there.

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