Sunday, June 6, 2004 10:58 AM
A while back I started a thread about which station's music people liked most. Generally, the response was most positive for stations with techno-ish music such as Riddler's Revenge or Milly. I was wondering, in these stations how do the safety announcements or ride op announcements get heard by the park guests? I'm not sure about Milly but I have heard that in RR the music is quite loud and the station has someone what of a club atmosphere. I'm just curious as to how this stuff works as my homepark (Carowinds) has very quiet, boring stations.
Sunday, June 6, 2004 11:01 AM
Im going to guess that they turn the music lower for important announcements (IE: CLear the train, don't lean on the gates) but other than that they dont turn the music down.
There are only 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary and those who dont.
Sunday, June 6, 2004 11:59 AM
I have no idea as to how these systems are actually configured, but if they use anything like a standard dj mixer for the microphone / music, there is a talkover button that will automatically lower the volumn of the music when the mic is on. I would be willing to guess that they use something of this matter.
Sunday, June 6, 2004 2:50 PM
Or just mute it.
To be honest I have never really paid attention. :-)
Sunday, June 6, 2004 3:25 PM
I was wondering, in these stations how do the safety announcements or ride op announcements get heard by the park guests? I'm not sure about Milly but I have heard that in RR the music is quite loud and the station has someone what of a club atmosphere. I'm just curious as to how this stuff works as my homepark (Carowinds) has very quiet, boring stations.
For The Riddler's Revenge, everytime an operator speaks into the microphone to say "dispatch" or "clear", the soundtrack is temporarily stopped and then immediately continues when they're done. The actual pre-recorded spiel telling riders to set themselves into groups of four and fill in all available boarding aisles/seats is played sporadically while the music is on. It's not inaudible, but you have to somewhat strain to listen to it. But the recorded spiel has nothing of great importance to guest safety or anything. It just tells guests ahead of time as to what their seating arrangement should be like before they reach the gates.
Sunday, June 6, 2004 4:05 PM
I kind of like rock and heavy rock music on rides. It gets me pumped up to ride it.
Sunday, June 6, 2004 7:07 PM
Thanx for the responses, those make sense. I would LOVE for Carowinds to actually add some music to the stations (yeah yeah yeah Top Gun....). Techno music, especially some as awesome as what is in Riddler's Revenge, seems to always get people pumped. Would fit nicely with Borg too, the whole space theme.