Improvment needed

Sunday, May 28, 2006 2:00 AM
To tell the tail of two different parks in two days was amazing.

I went to Kings Island and Geauga Lake. The parks i know collect two very different kinds of people and more people, obviously.

Anyhow to the point of the matter, Kings Island needs to really take care of on ride material. Because yesterday, i seen basketballs being tossed off to the side and rolling back towards the train, and another basketball getting loose under the racer, where the person that lost it left the queue and went under the ride and grabbed it. Now i know hes going under at his own risk but say he was in a different area it could have been a callamity. I think that they need a idea where someone sits on the end of the line, because they dont have these people. It was pure chaos with the guests down there yesterday, several instances of line cutting, and people leaning on the air gates and all that. I know it happens everywhere, but it needs to be enforced better at the kings island.

Gl on the other hand had it done pretty well today, they told me to take off the hat a few times before rides. They also have storage areas for items, which allows things not to clock your way off the ride, namely bags at kings island that girls carry around on their backs and the basketball things.

I know basketballs are hard to control, but some parks i have been to dont allow you to take them in line, cause it was so annoying to have them go all over the place yesterday, and get in the way and have a guy chase them under rides. How strict are other parks when it comes to these policies. But it was really dissappointing to see people act like it was nba centercourt action in a line. Also granted most of the kids were teenagers.


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Sunday, May 28, 2006 2:16 AM
Well, at GL, some dude dropped his phone on the other side of the fence near The Villain, hopped over to get it, and now his Season Pass is suspended for 30 days. GL doesn't tolerate anything like that. I love it when these hyperactive people who think they can do anything get yelled at by the park staff. They shape up real quick. Just when they become annoying, it stops just like that. I can't believe that about King's Island, my goodness. Thats awful careles of them. However, with CF about to helm King's Island, things should change. *** Edited 5/28/2006 6:20:13 AM UTC by lakecrystal***
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Sunday, May 28, 2006 6:47 AM
I'ts great to hear more good things about GL. First it's a good trip report about Raging Wolf Bobs and now this. If things like this continue to happen, the park should be able to recover from the attendance losses that resulted when Six Flags made a mess out of the park.

Its often the little things that can make one's experience at a park a good one. CF did the right thing in focusing on these matters when they took GL over from Six Flags.


Arthur Bahl

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Sunday, May 28, 2006 8:44 AM
I think this is one of the few good comments ive heard about geauga lake. I remember last season someone lost a bag on the villain, and they said it had a ton of medication and inhalers that they needed right away, so they had to shut down the ride, and go find it. The people could have easily put it in the bins on the other side of the station.
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Sunday, May 28, 2006 12:15 PM
Cedar Fair needs to look at PKI's loose article policy, not the other way around. PKI's is very convenient, and there haven't been any serious incidents relating to it.
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Sunday, May 28, 2006 10:54 PM
PKi delirium, no offense to the policy, but it sucks, what if something were to go onto the track and stop the ride or possibly damage it, considering the kids just carelessly lob the basketball onto the side of the station.

But i will say it was majority of the school kids that came probably letting loose a bit from being cooped up in school and not having to follow the teacher, but the basketball under the racer could have been a disaster if it wasnt elevated over his head.


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Sunday, May 28, 2006 11:48 PM

MagnunBarrel said:
PKi delirium, no offense to the policy, but it sucks, what if something were to go onto the track and stop the ride or possibly damage it, considering the kids just carelessly lob the basketball onto the side of the station.quote]

Ive seen the way that ends train vs. basketball say good bye to the ball. Unless the ball gets caught in a wheel it shouldn't damage the train.


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Sunday, May 28, 2006 11:54 PM
crazy horse's avatar I think parks are crazy for giving basketballs away as prizes anyway. They couse nothing but problems, and it is also annoying to be standing in line next to someone who keeps bouncing the ball and losing it in the bushes every 2 min.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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