Knoebels has dress code police?

Monday, June 21, 2010 8:52 AM

Some friends of mine were at Knoebels for some sort of band organ convention, and were surprised to see a woman going around telling girls they'd have to wear more clothing or else they'd be asked to leave. Being of an older generation, they actually found it somewhat refreshing... until the same person told the 60-year-old woman in their group not to bend over because people would be able to see down her shirt!

Is this normal, or was this just some busybody doing her own thing? I've been to Knoebels twice and never witnessed such a thing taking place.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 12:59 PM

Never noticed this there before. And there are some scary guests at Knoebels. ;)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 1:20 PM

I didn't see anything on the park's website. For what it's worth, Holiday World has a dress policy:

http://www.holidayworld.com/visit/rules-safety

Last edited by Mamoosh, Monday, June 21, 2010 1:21 PM
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Monday, June 21, 2010 1:29 PM

They enforce their dress code too. Yesterday we saw a sweep nicely inform some parents about the code and that it is fine for their son to go shirtless at the water park, but not in the dry park. The way she did it was courteous and done in a way as to not be confrontational.

As to Knoebels, yea there are some scary looking people there including many of the ops.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 1:44 PM

Before Saturday, I had only seen a bikini worn in a dry park one time - at Trimper's. Understandable I guess, it's a beach park. Saturday night, we're at BGT, and two girls in line for Montu were wearing bikinis...the staff said nothing, they rode and went on about their day without (later saw them riding SheiKra).

...and yes, KG does occasionally have a few scary folks wandering around...adds to the "charm". ;)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 2:27 PM

I remember plenty of times riding at the MB Pavilion with girls in bikinis and guys without shirts. I dont' think seaside amusement parks should have dress codes :).

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Monday, June 21, 2010 3:08 PM

I have seen that a lot at Dorney and Morey's with people walking around in bathing suits. At Dorney it isn't their fault if they are walking around at the top part of the park because you can wear bathing suits on Thunder Canyon and White Water Landing and if the back entrance from the waterpark is closed you have no choice to walk through the main upper midway past Talon and Wild Mouse to get to the other water rides.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 6:06 PM

I never understood some of these "dress code" rules. Men go shirtless in my neck of the woods all of the time. If I had a park, people would have to follow the dress code to ride the rides and be admitted into the shows and attractions, but while they where walking around the midways, I wouldn't require it.

Nudity doesn't make me feel uncomfortable in any way.

And that lady at Knoebels sounds a little nutty. I think if someone went as far as Bird says that she went, they are taking rule enforcement too far, and are probably doing it for the wrong reasons. It could very well be very irritating to some customers.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 9:00 PM

I'm so glad they're spending their money on this instead of trying to finish Flying Turns. God forbid they do that.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 9:23 PM

Flying Turns has been finished. It just doesn't work correctly.

;)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 9:47 PM

Flying Turns.... HA. I know the arguments on both sides, but quite frankly I am sick of it and over it. If it ever opens great. If not no biggie. Personally I wonder when you get to the point that you cut your loses and move on to something more profitable?Their website updates are crap too. Under the news section the still have up that they believe they can et it open in 2009. Maybe if they communicated with the public a little more people would be more understanding?

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Monday, June 21, 2010 11:14 PM

We the park began the Flying Turns project, they said that they had no idea when it would open, and that it would open when it opens. Therefore, I am in no way upset that it hasn't opened yet.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 11:25 PM

I have seen signs in several locations throughout the park that state that other than the pool area, bikinis are not suitable attire for females and men are not to go shirtless. I'm pretty sure there is one at the entrance by the bumper boats, one at the flume exit, and one at the pool exit. There may also be one at the entrance from the parking lot closest to Skloosh.

I believe that shirts with objectionable messages are also prohibited. Before anybody goes all freedom of speech, remember the 1st amendment only applies to the government, and not to privately owned businesses on their own properties.

I've seen scary creepy people in every park I've been to, even (God forbid) Disney. Few park midways will ever be mistaken for Paris runways. I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. I'd also rather have homely ops who knew what they were doing on their ride than gorgeous looking guys or gals who send trains out at 10 minute intervals, or have no idea what's going on as a ride cable wraps around my foot. I'm actually glad knowing I'd never see "beautiful" twits like Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan at Knoebels. (Notice the skillful use of the word "Paris" twice in that paragraph.)

Camden, do you really think the person who approached these girls is also in charge of the train design for the Turns? I have some ideas who the person may have been. I'm pretty sure that there are no fashion police who go around the park specifically searching for people dressed improperly. But on the other hand, if someone blatantly violating the rule passes by a park employee, that employee is within their rights to tell that person they're breaking a rule. If that is their rule, they can enforce it just like all the other rules like no standing on rides (I saw somebody flagged for that one), not grabbing or kicking the other swings (saw some people tossed for that one too),

LK. dress codes aren't an issue of prudishness. Many people prefer not to stand in a ride queue next to some guy's sweaty beer gut. And if I'm in line for food, the only rolls I'm interested in are the ones the burgers are served on, not the ones on the sides of the woman in front of me.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 11:28 PM

LostKause said:
We the park began the Flying Turns project, they said that they had no idea when it would open, and that it would open when it opens. Therefore, I am in no way upset that it hasn't opened yet.

Which is such a copout and extremely unprofessional. You don't see any other parks pulling crap like that.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 12:12 AM

20 plus years ago, when I was at Cedar Point, and I had a Bart Simpson T-Shirt on that said "Eat my shorts man" and some employee made me turn it inside out. I obliged without a problem.

Last edited by 1EyedJack, Tuesday, June 22, 2010 12:13 AM
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:19 AM

Camden Crazy said:

LostKause said:
We the park began the Flying Turns project, they said that they had no idea when it would open, and that it would open when it opens. Therefore, I am in no way upset that it hasn't opened yet.

Which is such a copout and extremely unprofessional. You don't see any other parks pulling crap like that.

To paraphrase a statement I've seen many times here on Coasterbuzz-- What exactly does any park owe you? Seems to me that if the ride isn't open yet, they're the ones it's costing, not you, me or anyone else. If this bothers you so much, you have one recourse, and that's not to go to the park. There's nothing else I can think of that you can do.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:50 AM

Camden Crazy said:

Which is such a copout and extremely unprofessional. You don't see any other parks pulling crap like that.

Do you see any other parks attempting to recreate a ride like the Flying Turns?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:15 AM

^Not to mention the lengths the park reportedly goes to, to make sure Phoenix STAYS a classic coaster. With any new type of ride, especially one where there is nothing like it in operation - personally, I think Knoebel's is a super-class act. How "PC" can you get?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:13 AM

I have to say I've never seen a woodie so impeccably maintained.

*cue Michael Scott catchphrase*

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:39 AM

Camden Crazy said:
Which is such a copout and extremely unprofessional. You don't see any other parks pulling crap like that.

How exactly is that unprofessional?

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