Love the small park attitude!

Saturday, May 25, 2002 12:50 PM

Does anyone else love the small park's laid back and just their for fun attitude? For example, I just called my fav park and asked if they had a picture taking policy on rides. The lady laughed and said their was "not really a policy, but you are outta luck if you lose your camera" Gotta love 'em! :)

Anyone else have any similar experiences?

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 1:06 PM

I love it when I call a park and get a live person, instead of "press 1 for park hours and pricing, press 2 for ride availability....ect."

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 1:20 PM
The thing I like about small parks is that they don't get all skidish when you talk about other parks. It's gotten to the point at MIA that I'm ashamed to wear a SF shirt...I really miss the aspect of not caring.

On Thursday the Guest Relations guy asked me if Timbers was my favorite coaster. I replied with "It's my favoirte wooden, no contest." I should've seen it coming when he asked what my favorite steel was. I paused briefly, and shyly answered "Nitro." It's not that I am embarrassed to say it, but I really am loyal to my park (and the CF family)...and I don't want them to think any differently.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 4:11 PM

You gotta' love talking to the guys at the Potato Patch when you go to Lake Compounce. They let you test their batches, chat about all the good stuff, sometimes give away free fries, and there's even two coaster enthusiasts to talk to. At Compounce, I love it how the entire staff is so enthusiastic about their work, and kudos to Boulder Dash for having the best and funniest dispatching crew. Jerry even pops into the train to ride with little kids that are afraid(and the manager actually lets hin do that as long as he still is doing his job.). Just be warned about they Locker lady in the water park, she gives a family one free locker and in return you'll be listening to a conversation that you'll never get out of.

I was like, "I came here for the waterslides, you know Twisted Sisters, the Lake Cannonballs, Manmooth Falls... There was nothing in the guide about listening to your childhood story of growning up in Idaho."

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*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 5/25/2002. ***

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:27 PM
Hey does that mean the guys at the patch in LC are better than the ones at Kennywood? Ya know there is an enthusiast workin in the one at kennywood.

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Let's just say there is no such thing as a small order of fries at the Patch.

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 7:57 AM

Token29 said:
Hey does that mean the guys at the patch in LC are better than the ones at Kennywood? Ya know there is an enthusiast workin in the one at kennywood.

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Token from KPC.
Let's just say there is no such thing as a small order of fries at the Patch.



There are two enthusiasts working at the potato patch at Lake Compounce, one of them is that guy that has a crush on Neli Furtado. You wont find a better place to eat at an amusement park than Lake Compounce Potato Patch. Since the park can be empty quite a bit, instead of throwing out the old batches they give them to the (little) crowd. I have never seen better staffing, including the ride operators. Whatever flat ride you want to ride, they'll open it for you. They may be under staff during the school year, but they never want to see a sorry customer. If one operator is at the Galleon(usually Tony or Rebino chillin' in the sun with a Vanilla Coke right there on top of the ship's waterfall :)) with no one waiting and you want to ride Top Spin, he'll take you to Top Spin and open just for you to ride. The 50's lounge up by the Skunk Log Flume is one of myfavorite places to eat anywhere. Besides Melissa working there ;), the place is so beautiful, inexspensive, and run by the lovely ladies that give you free toppings on the triple scoop Black Rasberry I always order ;) ONe time I went, they had my order before I sasid anything. Ok, it is said that I order the exact same thing every time I go to Compounce at the exact same time. Walk in at 10:30 am, two rides on Wildcat to wake me up, then a ride on the Log Flume for the morning shower, and if the splash don't wake you up, then the skunks that are hybernatin' on the hillside will. One ride on Top Spin for a spin cycle and then I go get my triple scoop black rassberry.

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Monday, May 27, 2002 7:09 AM

bigkirby said:
"Does anyone else love the small park's laid back and just their for fun attitude"

No, I do not.

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Monday, May 27, 2002 7:40 AM

2Hostyl said:

No, I do not.

Well obviously you haven't visited a small park. The other day, I was at Conneaut Lake Park and they are extremely laid back, it's so refreshing. Personally, I prefer the small parks over the messy corporate conglomo parks...Six Flags, I'm looking in your direction ;)

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Monday, May 27, 2002 7:56 AM
Do tell, 2Hostyl. Why don't you like the small park's attitude?

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Monday, May 27, 2002 8:43 AM
I love the small park attitude. Last year I went to Lake Compounce instead of SFNE and I was so happy. I love how relaxed small parks are. There is no stress about getting to all the big roller coasters and not finding big lines. My friends were skeptical about going to LC instead of SFNE but in the end they were so happy as was I. Boulder Dash rocks too:)
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Monday, May 27, 2002 3:34 PM

APC11 said:
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2Hostyl said:

No, I do not.

Well obviously you haven't visited a small park. "



I just love how somebody, God-knows how many miles away from me, who I've never met a day in my life knows exactly where I've been. Nevermind the fact that there are coasters from small parks right there in my profile. I guess you must know better than me.

Anyway, actually addressing an intelligent response, I do not want "laid back" in my park experiences. I mean, that would be okay for a SeaWorld or Epcot type park, where the main focus was never meant to be on the rides. But if a park doesnt offer anything but rides, I want it to be presented in a busy, almost turbulent assault on the senses (think a German Carnival). If I wanted to sit under a tree and sip on lemonade, I'd just hang out in my backyard.

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