Halloween: Something that you love, or something that you hate

Thursday, September 24, 2015 7:57 PM

We'll be there. I'll look for the guy who looks like Stephen Colbert...

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:59 PM

^Word on the street is that you and I have friends in common.

I'm more a mix of Colbert and Bill Gates (as if either of them ever wore Rib-B-Q sauce in public)...

Last edited by rollergator, Thursday, September 24, 2015 9:01 PM
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Thursday, September 24, 2015 9:58 PM

Yeah, "Bill Gates with a hat" works pretty well for finding Gator.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 12:20 AM

I'll be there, along with some other C'Buzzers I know.
Does anyone think it would be fun to try to arrange a club get together, maybe at a certain time or place?

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Friday, September 25, 2015 9:35 AM

Saturday is kind of a madhouse. Friday night is going to be the easy time to meet up, unless there's prearranged meet-ups. I say this because even with the *improved* cell service there, it's not always easy to get a signal (hint: the steel bridge by the pool seems to get the best signal).

Hoping the location of Impulse might encourage the park to crank up the Lusses - the GCII guys used to rent them out on PPP Friday, don't *think* they do that any more.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 10:23 AM

Saturday is very very busy. In fact I get a lot of my quality ride time during the day (and this time Friday, it seems) and during the event I usually find a bench, check out the costumes, and people watch.
I first started going to PPP toward the beginning and it wasn't nearly as largely attended as it is now. The last time I was there, a number of years now, it was very crowded and lines were long.

Well, I hope to run into you all, if no where else at least on those fabulous Lusses.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 11:42 AM

I like Halloween events mostly because I like riding coasters in an autumn chill- ideal riding conditions for me. I think the last time I actually did a haunted house or maze at one of these events had to have been about 10 years ago; I was still in high school. In recent years, I hadn't even gotten around to visiting my home park until late September/October, so I've come to think of Fright Fest as the beginning of a very abbreviated season.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 11:47 AM

While I enjoy the "Halloween" season in general, from a theme park event perspective, I'm kind of over the whole thing and haven't been to a park event in over 5 years.

For a good decade, a number of the managers at my park would take a road trip each fall and hit 2-3 parks in our region and check out their Halloween events over a long weekend. It was really fun and we always had a good time. Plus, being in the industry, it's always fun to visit other parks and benchmark their operation for new ideas.

But to be honest, for me, all of the haunts pretty much blended intro the same experience. Usually the park is packed, you wait on line forever to walk through some building with varying levels of theming, theatrics and scares. Don't get me wrong, some haunts are really cool and very well done. Sometimes I got scared, other times I rolled my eyes. But for me; it's just in the "been there, done that" category.

I really just no longer have a burning desire to invest my time and money seeking out and visiting haunts anymore.

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