The major road that I live close to has four McDonald's within about six miles.
Wow, that's nuts. I wonder what the highest McD's density is? When we lived in Jacksonville, we had 4 Blockbuster stores within a 5 mile drive from our place. (unrelated, but equally ridiculous)
I think I'd rather buy a GonchBot than make an appointment.
It's all part of my conspiracy. I intentionally make myself unavailable to sell GonchBots.
However, apparently my VOICE is now a tip-off. Good to know, huh? :)
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."
BTW, Thanks for keeping the pics small LG (however you do it). They loaded quite fast on the dial-up:)
On Raptor in '03 we still had a FULL queue at 1am. I remember at lunch hearing the blue tags considering parking people in the employee parking lots and busing them into the park on the employee buses!
I told Bill Spehn I swore there were a million people in the park that day!
I don't think we put Raptor away for the night till past 2am. The crew was so exhausted the TL ok's us coming back early the next day to clean the queues. Which btw, were TRASHED!!
Several of us fell asleep in the bus on the causeway cause we were stuck there for almost an hour. Very hard day/evening needless to say! :(
I hope for the employees sake this Saturday better for them! :)
My apologies again to all you CoasterBuzzers for not introducing myself. I am sure if my tattoos were on display or I had worn one of my gazillion Raptor shirts you could have easily figured out who I was :)
Lifetime Raptor flights: 1163 :)
It's all about getting around the barrels or over the fences, right leads, no faults, fastest time and still looking pretty when done. What's so hard about that? :)
Now THAT is scary! ;) That would stand out more than those 70's satin ACE jackets. :)
BTW, how come the thongs aren't in bright colors? (Now that's one event you'd NEVER see me at)
Jo, if you were wearing a reddish color jacket, then I believe I saw you. I know, I should have said howdy.
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
In this one, I'm just going to have to be content to be a Gonch acolyte. . .
Gonch puts the cool in coasterbuzz. . .(?)
Yeah, I guess that works. It's late. . .
BTW, in re-reading this thread, how is it that it veered off into the McDonald's thing. . .that was so strange. Is there a segue that I missed? Sometimes I'm not the sharpest pencil in the box but I thought that was pretty good one. However, the McDonaldsization of America would make a pretty good thread. But FOUR of them in such close proximity--God knows people would never WALK to any of them. They, most assuredly, would have to DRIVE THROUGH. I always try and at least get out of the car and GO IN and get my fast food. It somehow makes me feel as if I've earned it!!
Anyway, there's my contribution to the stream-of-consciousness thing. . .
Food service isn’t anything special, but this time of year is horrible. Most of the foreign kids are gone and they short staffed. Having record days just makes it a big mess.
The CP resorts leave a lot to be desired (often in service, sometimes in quality) and we've had a couple of bad experiences there.
Still the convenience of being on property is so great that we always tend to overlook things when it's time to find a place to stay.
And my wife is in the industry, we could stay off property for next to nothing.
I think that says a lot for how great it is being in one of the CP resorts - we're willing to overpay for mediocre lodging.
Though, I suppose the question is: could they overcharge even more if they actually offered a quality product, rather than merely a convenient one?
-brian, who's guilty as charged when it comes to overlooking shortcomings and booking CP Resorts despite them.
Even if they opened a 5-star resort somewhere on the penninsula and jacked up the rates accordingly in comparison to what sits there now, the cost would probably outweigh the convenience.
I'm wondering how often some of the suites/upgraded rooms at breakers sell at the crazy-high rates they have them set at. Probably just enough. Then again, the supply is limited. I'm sure they're at a point that works for them with the 'top of the line' rooms. I really don't think another property of high quality could sustain.
I honestly think that all the rejects that could not get jobs at the park are the ones that staff the hotels and restaurants outside the park.
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