Today I was appointed to Georgia Cyclone in Section 1 of SFoG on the swing shift (12-8). Section 1 is the best section with a combination of rides in it. Secction 1 has Deer Park Plunge, Georgia Scorcher, Acrophobia, and Georgia Cyclone. I talked to one of the section supervisors ( Jessica) and she told me that if I work hard, show that I can do the job, and lead I could become an assistant foreman for the summer. This means that I will work really hard to get promoted. I got promoted to assistant manager last year @ Stone Mounntain Park in a food restaurant. Come visit me @ Ga. Cyclone or any other ride in Section 1 @ SFoG. Hopefully I'll be an Assistant Foreman, ride in-charge, or 3rd in-charge. See ya'll there.
Cyclone is definitely the *prize* of the section. Acro with no seat assignments is hard to load because everyone wants to leave an empty seat between their group and "those other people". Cattle prods would be useful...;). Ga Scorcher is a GREAT ride, but loading for stand-ups is notoriously a pain in the butt..."Stand UP, would you"...LOL. But it *is* a great park, the friendliest SF in my experience, and should be a LOT of fun....hope to see ya at Spring Fling!
Yeah I'll be there for spring break. I also like that section because its in the front so you get to open early. I also like Cyclone because its open and you can see the Scorcher and pomenade from inside the station. It is the best section of the park though. You get a variety of rides to work such as the log flume, standup coaster, wooden twister, and floorless-standup drop ride. That's a great variety so I'm excited and I'm ready to be promoted already.
Congrats A-Rod!!! You'll see me and my girlfriend lots this year as it's my hands-down favorite roller coaster on the planet. She won't be AS excited as me, but I'll be all smiles! Those are my pictures for Ga Cyclone on here. Don't look for me on the front of the train though... I'll be the one in the back-left for sure!!
------------------ I'm not an enthusiast, I just play one on message boards. *** This post was edited by Homey G. 2/24/2003 6:27:29 PM ***
Congrats on getting the job, and welcome to section 1, the best section in the park by far. The railroad is also a part of Section 1, but it's the only ride in the park that has one set crew, and I know it's not very popular, but it is a ride, and my ride to be exact, so lets not forget it. I'm the foreman at the railroad. But anyway welcome to section one and us foreman and the section 1 supervisors will do our absolute best to make this experience one to remember. Good luck in getting promoted.
Ha ha. The railroad. I drove the train for a little while. It was fun.. .it's what you make of it.
At Cyclone you'll notice that about 25% of guests can not fasten a seatbelt, so be prepared to be frustrated. oh and clean up throw up, although it's not one of the vomit kings (Starship and Wheelie are).
Cyclone is a fun ride to work at because the dock is just kind of up there by itself and you can see everything, and you get nice breezes. It's pretty reliable, and be sure to make sure people like rolergator and Homey G don't try to leave the lap bar up too much... they are sneaky like that and you should definitely call security on them if they try to get away with it. Unfortunately when I was at GASM there wasn't much I could do about it with those damn solenoid, insgle position lap bars.
Be sure to spiel, that got me a nice "pat on the back" from John Odum when I was at GASM. But keep it clean or they'll make you stop.
EDIT: Oh, and watch out for another buzzer, Legendary. He will try and get away with all kinds of things on board. He has a prior "criminal record" with the park which he can explain, so a quick call to security should get him to behave pretty rapidly.
------------------ Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? *** This post was edited by General Public 2/24/2003 9:47:17 PM ***
Haha Legendary, your famous among the employees now. You should be able to pick him out of a crowd. Good luck at getting promoted. You have alot of "noticeable" rides in that area, that are high priority that high ups look at. I got relatively unnoticed last year due to most of the time they overlook GASM. However, I hope to get noticed at S:UF this year. I really love that attendants can float around this year in their section. You will find, working at the same ride day after day can get real old, real fast.
------------------ Acrophobia-"So who up there is scared(everybody screams)? I want everyone who is scared to hold their hands out..."DROP
BTW Log Flume is the 'highest' ride in the section. Being a certified in charge there means more than being an in charge at any other ride in the section. Trust me on this. It has the hardest op test of all the rides in that section, too.
------------------ Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? *** This post was edited by General Public 2/24/2003 10:01:03 PM ***
LOL, I don't think you need to worry about Brian leaving that lapbar up too high on Cyclone ANY more....lesson learned...;) That coaster really wasn't *that* good before...but it sure is NOW! It's a regular slice of Indiana....w00t! ------------------ Never go unarmed into a battle of wits...;)
As Brian says: "I about died!" I was laughing so hard........one of the funniest things I had seen last summer! Lets just say, after witnessing this moment, I won't be changing my ways, but I know Brian has. I don't think I"ll be getting down there again anytime soon though. :(
Eric ------------------ "I'm hoping to see if any dead people will be my friends." - SS
Thanx everyone. I look forward to seeing you all there ( I'll be the short one with glasses). I also hope to work Acrophobia a couple times and trick people @ the top on when I'm going to drop it. I'd tell them the ride is temporarily (drop)---------. If anybody else works in section 1 or somewhere else in the park tell me so I can look out for you. Peace out.
A-rod *** This post was edited by X Marks The Spot 2/25/2003 6:28:20 PM ***
Cyclone is basically brand new this year. I was told by one of my section one supervisors that the ride has gotten a new lift chain, replaced track and wood, new trains, feed motors, wheels , and a new paint job. So the ride will be very slow at the beginning of the season until all the parts worn in. But we will try to wear them in that week before the 15, which is the 10th -14th when everyone is at the park training. The way we are doing it in section one is that everyone will meet at cyclone on the first day and groups will be dispersed to all the section one rides. Each day of that week you will train at a different ride. You will walk around the ride, learn all that you need to know about it and be tested on it at the end of the night. You will also do role playing, where people will act as guests and people will load and send out trains. Yes, this means you will get to ride every ride in your section during that week, including us foreman. It should be pretty fun.
Hey Vueman do you have to go to all the dates of On-The Job ride training? I'm not sure whether they want us to come every day or not. Which ride will you be foreman at and are you going to all the training dates? Thanx.
Everyone in the section will be going all the days if you can (including foreman) the week before the park opens. I'm glad they are letting us ride before the park opens, as they didn't do that last year. Oh yeah, X marks the spot, I hope you dont hate heights, b/c one of the first things you do is walk up the lifts to get over any fear you may have so you dont scare the guests. The first time I walked GASM's lift, i was very "odd feeling" but not scared. However, once you get used to it, you'll have fun doing it. I used to intentionally pick myself to go up to trains if we had more than one in-charge. This means one other thing to me to...I get to ride S:UF before March 15...Woo hoo! ;)
------------------ Acrophobia-"So who up there is scared(everybody screams)? I want everyone who is scared to hold their hands out..."DROP *** This post was edited by Chris the Coaster Freak 2/25/2003 7:54:53 PM ***