Metal Detectors At Line Ques

Sunday, August 20, 2000 10:15 AM
Viper at SFGrAdv makes it a serious point to have you remove phones and beepers from your pockets.From there I went on Rolling Thunder and with the Viper still fresh in my memory,I saw a guy with something clipped inside his pocket and it rubbed me the wrong way.I KNOW Gr.Adv.should
campaign better((to us here in Jersey our park is
not a part of a major corporation.))
to keep stuff out of peoples pockets.The latest
trip report 8/17 said they watched a Starburst package fall out at Medusa.It hit the roof of the
picture kiosk,bounced off and hit a bench.I saw a
pair of sunglasses come down from the roll.Hersheypark has netting under the Bear.Both are B&M.ANYWAY back to Rolling Thunder I thought
to my self after the Villan incident,and that people REFUSE to have sense enough to put things
in a truly safe place,the parks are going to have to keep up with the times.I came up with metal detectors put where you cross the yellow line to get on the ride.Lights,red/green,and a buzzer could alert the ops that you are "packing".Of coarse the fannypack might have to be removed and held out of the way of the sensors,but we may have to resort to this.I don't want a cell phone souvenir.:)
Now I'm also thinking about all those cool cargo
pants out there.The guy I saw in line had jeans on.Any suggestions??

I was also thinking how about a box for each seat, assembled in rows that are padded on
the inside and lock/unlock to it's own designated train .Sensors of coarse would do this.
These rows could be placed above the train .Usually three trains to a ride so three rows
of boxes are needed.The rows would be on a circular mechanism and would turn so that the people getting on the train could ditch the SMALL stuff(hats,glasses,phone,beeper,camera,CHANGE) into the box,while on the exit
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 10:55 AM
I have no problem with cell phones being taken on a ride as long as:

1. They swallow it completely first
2. They use it as a suppository
3. They don't try to answer it while it is in one of the first two places.

All kidding aside, it's going to continue to be a problem. I think better awareness might be our only hope. The general public can be really ignorant about rides and the ride ops won't be able to catch everything. It's bad enough that they need detectors at the gates, but I think well thought out signs and maybe something to make people stop just long enough to realize how dangerous it can be to have carry on items. After all, how many times have we all heard messages about earrings where we can look at someone that doesn't think the message could possibly apply to them. I'm not sure anything will work 100%, but I would like to HOPE that most people given the chance to think, will.
Sunday, August 20, 2000 11:02 AM
10 years ago I was one of those teenagers who kept
the earrings in!:)I don't now.

"Let's Take This One For A Ride !"
-DC Talk,'Luv Is A Verb'
Sunday, August 20, 2000 3:20 PM
I have often thought of this too, daisybean. The solution that I came up with is like a glove compartment in each row of seats of each train that is padded on the inside and latches securely. These compartments really wouldn't have to be that big. Or they could actually out these compartment in the seats. That way the door wouldn't come open because of the body weight and nothing would fall out. As long as these compartments latch and are padded people could put loose items in them and they wouldn't fall out or get damaged.

Sunday, August 20, 2000 7:18 PM
AT Disneyland on the indiana Jones adventure, they have pouches in front of the seats to keep yer stuff in it works!


Sunday, August 20, 2000 8:07 PM
I bring my cell phone on the rides. Of course I keep it secure in my waist pouch.

"...If We don't get you there in five minutes we don't get you there at all. ~Dispatch Master Tran

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