Beats some of the lousy music I've been hearing at some of the parks. Last time I was there, Dorney Park was playing like some golden oldies, and they sucked. I prefer the quite, I just want to hear the screams of the riders on the coasters.
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Actually, I found it's easy to just bring a CD player to the park. I wear always wear cargo pants, so I just put the CD player in there with the headphone's cord sticking out. It makes the time in the queue go by a lot faster, too.
CobraRoller said: Yeah, being forced to listen to country is pretty bad, but watching it too is just pushing it over the edge.
Yeah I hate at SFWoA waiting in line for the Texas Twister and having to listen to that deafening country music. It's just song after song about 4x4 trucks and people leaving their wives... I guess it is all just to go with the wonderful themed ride though.
Cobra roller has it right! Just cause we are in america is no excuse for Country music at CP and who knows where esle in the north! I would bring a CD player like Cobra said, however, I LOOOVE the sounds of the park too much... For instance, nothing beats the sound of Mean Streak when your waiting in line and ya hear that "ROAR!" There are soo many coaster with great noise Especially Superman at SF:MM That thing screams like a Jet Fighter!
Last spring, I was at Knott's all day, by myself, so I took my cd player to keep me entertained while waiting in line. It made the day much more enjoyable. I was without a watch as well, and that made they day extra interesting as I had virtually no idea of the time other than what I could estimate from the sun's position or lack there of (night time). I rode Ghostrider with my ear buds and cd player in my jacket. I was planning on listening to some tunes while riding GR, just to say I did it, but decided not to risk it. I didn't have the ear buds tucked away well enough and Ghostrider, the out of control woodie it is, swung them all over the place. When I got off the ride, one of the ear buds was shattered. So for the rest of the day, I had to put up with hearing the Peanuts theme that goes with that little history of Knott's video played in the GR queue house. In general, I can't stand the music played at the big parks, but I love the film soundtrack music played at PKI and I love the Batman score played in the Batman-The Ride queues. ------------- -Matt in Iowa 195 coasters ridden -- Faves: Shivering Timbers, Ghostrider, Twister, Hershey Wildcat, Lightning Racer
I love it when a park plays music everywhere, as long as its not something horrible like Top 40 radio (like at Kennywood - ugh!). It really livens up the atmosphere. At SFGAm, certain parts have themed music playing and others have none, and I noticed that my excitement level drops whenever I'm in a quiet part of a park..
I agree, the lack of music comes from the lack of decent theming. I think more parks need to take a lesson from Disney and IOA, both pick perfect music for the themed lands, and really livens up the atmosphere.
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This is the big reason I feel PGA is the best norcal park! SFMW is just a real quiet and kinda bland park, there getting better, but still the music is usually off and parts of the park are just flat boring, PGA on the other hand, used to play 80's music loud so you could easily hear it, but if you hated it, could phase it out. The park always seems like its a real happy place and just is so unserious. You can still hear though park sounds though, so really they have a happy medium. ------------- See THE ULTIMATE in Orlando TR'S! Right now in the TR fourm!
I love it when your walking out of the park, late at night, after just getting off a ride (way past closing time), and there is no music playing. It's great to just walk out of the park with no people, no music, just you and the park. I love it!