Some complaints: 1)Kids running and pushing thru in the line q's. I don't know what you all think, but once your in the que, no passing! Where are these young kids parents? And once they get to the line they are os anxious all they do is keep hitting on you and bumping you. And I'm not saying just a slight bump, I mean constant like a pecking rooster.
2)I can't wait til regular season when the price goes up. I am a season pass holder so it doesn't matter to me, but when the price is so cheap to get in (19.95) the park is filled with alot of rift-raft and under watched and very NOT well behaved children.
3)And my god the line cutting today! Why do kids think excuse me is a reason to go to where there friends are in line. And parents and older people are just as guilty. Stand in line and wait like the rest of us. I personally think the people should come back to you, not you cut thru the line to them.
4) this one isn't the end of the world, but...No more free piece of candy at the end of Resee's Extreme Cup Challenge :(
I don't wanna sound like a total jerk or butmunch. I did enjoy the day, even with the cold. I rode Storm Runner 3 times. I needed that after a long winter break, and Comet was cool too. they have a new painting on the front of the Comet trains. I just needed to come home and vent!
As far as people line jumping, I can only figure since the park was shy on employees that they guess they can get away with it. It happens everywhere.
I'm completely with you on the line cutters. When I was a kid I waited my turn like everyone else and couldn't believe all the people that felt they deserved to cut ahead.
This usuially works with kids under 12ish...not so much with older kids or even adults.
I've never had a bad day at HP. Did you go to the GS window to complain? I feel that HP really cares about their guests day.
*** Edited 4/7/2007 5:28:08 AM UTC by dexter***
(Then again, I'm pretty good at the Dad Thing. I've had plenty of practice on my own knucklehead children.)
Acoustic Viscosity said:
I don't see how cold weather would make two train operation a danger, compared to say rainy weather where braking can be an issue.
---------------------------------------------------Have you ever heard of ice and frost?
With little or no lines while running multiple trains, they’d have to wait for the trains to be full. This means the trains out would have to sit for a while on the brake runs in the cold. Not only does that leave the passengers stuck out there, but as the lack of movement risk rollbacks on all trains as they get cold again.
With one train the waits might be 20 or so minutes, but with 2 on and double capacity they risk the possibility of no line and this happening. They could play the transfer on/off game but again that means bringing on cold trains and risking rollbacks. A vicious cycle pretty much.
It’s just one of those things you have to deal with in cold weather.
*** Edited 4/7/2007 2:43:55 PM UTC by Joe E.***
Halloweekends at the Point can get pretty darn cold, and as my memory serves, that hasnt stopped them from running TTD, Raptor, etc...heck we've ridden MF is sleet (ouch).
Now wind is a different story, but cold? How cold was it? It was in the 30's in Ohio.
If it was only a 20-minute wait, then it makes sense to use just one train in order to maintain a full load. I was under the impression the waits were worse than that. 20-minutes is borderline anyway.
During the middle of the day we went on mostly flat rides, which are fun and I don't go on them much because I don't like the longer wait they have on normal summer days.
Reeses Extreme Cup challenge has to be the dumbest thing I have ever been on. As someone else mentioned, WHERE WAS MY SWEET TREAT?!?
Then there was Comet. The line didn't look too long...the little covered tent thing was only half filled....but it was still an hour wait. Two trains could have been nice for this ride, but I don't know enough to know why they didn't.
By the end of the night all the coasters seemed to be walk-ons again. It took about an hour to ride storm runner three more times, with two of them being with front row waits. I would have gotten in more, except that some kid got a bloody nose and caused a delay.
Many of the coasters did close, but to Hershey's credit they did manage to open them back up. I don't know why Great Bear was closed all day, but they did open up some of the rides in Midway America, which wasn't supposed to be open at all.
I can't comment on the line-jumping, because I didn't see that much of it. All in all it was a great day, well worth the $20.
The little intro you have to watch while you're waiting in line (over and over and OVER) promises you a sweet treet at the end. I would have been less bitter had I been given free candy.
If you just have to do this, I would suggest going into the single rider entrance. It's not worth the wait, in my opinion.
Then onto the Fun Slides. I think this should be a kids only ride...or maybe one slide for young kids and the other for adults. here's what happened. We climbed to the top, placed our mat and slid down. At the bottom I lift her off my lap and then I get up. Well she didn't get hit hard, but it could of been worse and she did get hit by one of the mid teen boys that came racing down on the sides of us. 3 questions...why didn't they wait...why weren't they instructed to wait, and why didn't the op at the bottom warn me? What was he doing? Now if we ever ride that again...and I say if because she is now scared, I will always look back before getting up.
UGH!! anyways the rest of the park was ok. COLD but she did ride her fist coaster on TrailBlazer...6 times in a row! She loved it and the only thing stopping her form SDL and Comet is about another inch in height.
BTW< Comet from what I saw could of used 2 trains miday, but I say around 4 or 5 it was almost walk on.
I'm glad to report that the free chocolate on the factory ride in Chocolate World is alive and well...I'm not too sure how I feel about the addition of the singing cows, though....
Also I understand why some roller coaster were not running, and I'm not complaining about that. I love HP and fully understand they cannot control the weather. But I do think to as a service to the guests they should of been running 2 trains on Comet. It isn't worth an hour wait.
My biggest complaint though is the guests that such a reduced rate brings out. As much as it seems like I'm 'profiling' those who were there have to admit they noticed?
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