Gum on coasters at SFNE

Sunday, May 18, 2003 10:35 AM
I just got home from SFNE. I got there aound 10:15 and walked straight to SROS the line was small as both trains were running great. I got right on 5min wait when noticed the ride attends were carrying plastic cups making people spit their gum into it. Then I went over to BTDN after 6rides on SROS, and they were doing the same thing on batman with the cups. Are they doing this in other parks? I know they weren't doing it at Lake Compounce because I was there yesterday.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 10:41 AM
Well, there was a death on Raging Bull at SFGAm where a girl died by choking on a piece gum. I guess they don't want to risk it happening at other parks.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 12:31 PM
They weren't doing any such thing at SFA yesterday but they have changed the wording on all ride entrance signs prohibiting any & all gum or candy being bought onto the ride.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 1:37 PM
I was at Six Flags New England yesterday as well. I asked the ride attendant if this was something they just started. It was. She said it was because of the Raging Bull incident.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 2:29 PM
Even at SFGAm I never saw anyone with cups in their hands.

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Sunday, May 18, 2003 5:50 PM
Can you not choose to spit out the gum and ride at your own risk. That would be cool if they did becuase it would be like riding if you were pregnant(riding at own risk).

Edit: I meant this more in the parks perspective not in a guest perspective. If they say it and warn you then it's not thier fault.
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*** This post was edited by WILLDOG 5/18/2003 9:53:08 PM ***
*** This post was edited by WILLDOG 5/19/2003 6:05:36 PM ***

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Sunday, May 18, 2003 5:53 PM
better in the cups then in the queue lines....
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 5:55 PM
Yeah WILLDOG that would be AWESOME!!! Dude, someone died choking on gum on a coaster thats what I wanna do too!! SWEET!!
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 5:57 PM
So you're saying that it's cool to ride when you are pregnant, possibly endangering the life of your unborn child?

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Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:08 PM
Six Flags Magic Mountain recently posted temporary add-on strips prohibiting riders to chew gum or any kind of candy on all signs. Here's one - http://www.xperiencethextreme.net/051803-1.htm
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:09 PM
Why chew gum in a park anyway. If your breath stinks, eat a mint. I think at Animal Kingdom you aren't allowed to chew gum either because of the animals.

PKD is infamous for its "Gum Wall" inside the Volcano and "Gum Pillar" in the queue of Grizzly. It disgusts me that people can't use a trashcan. Sad.

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Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:12 PM
I also dislike it when people find it acceptable to spit their gum out onto the pavement/midway. It just leaves a permanent black spot on the path.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:20 PM
...Or on the bottom of your shoe.
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Monday, May 19, 2003 5:36 AM
I thought that would come out wrong. What I meant was that if you were to go on a coaster and you wanted to chew gum and the attendant asked for the gum, could you say no and chew it knowing the risk that you could choke or would you not be able to going on the ride. I know that any sane person would spit the gum out and not take the risk, Im just asking. Im not saying its cool to ride pregnant, I was just giving an example, on most rides it says that It is not recommened to ride pregnant. This is recommened and so, is it the same deal as in chewing gum?
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Friday, May 23, 2003 9:52 AM
Bump. I want someone too answer my question: Is chewing gum a risk or a rule.

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Friday, May 23, 2003 10:15 AM
I'm sure many of you have noticed the floor in the queue for Disaster Transport at CP. Nasty.

-And how about graffiti in the queue at parks? Have any of you ever "left your mark?"

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Friday, May 23, 2003 10:31 AM
Can you have your gum back after the ride?

-Matt
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Friday, May 23, 2003 11:42 AM
Matt D,

I can just picture it now:

It will be just like putting personal items (Backpacks, bags, and waist pouches) away in those slots on the other side of the loading platform. Now, there will be a table with pieces of chewed gum on napkings sitting on a table! lol

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Friday, May 23, 2003 12:41 PM
Knowing SFNE, they're going to confiscate your gum and call it "contraband" under Massachusetts law. If my friend's plastic spiked bracelet is a weapon, then that dangerous, choke-inducing gum is the next on the list of banned items at SFNE, or in all of Mass according to their lovely guest relations dept.

-Matt "I had a run in with SFNE rent-a-cops and guest relations, so I will probably never get to ride S:ROS again because I don't ever want to return to that hole" D.
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Friday, May 23, 2003 2:36 PM
How is this effecting capacity there? Are they checking at entrance or during the loading process?

I mean they already Wait 2 minutes to open gate, stand around for another minute, talk to each other for another minute and then get to work. If they have to actually do something in between all this like check for gum, this may hurt their nice 5 minute intervals. ;)

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