Park lines and injuries

Wednesday, September 25, 2002 1:51 PM

i was just wondering if anybody knew if a park would accomodate people in lines with injuries to their feet or legs. Will they let you use the handicap entrance or somethin to avoid the line?

Wednesday, September 25, 2002 3:03 PM

It depends on the park. For the most part any park will try and accommodate disabilities, even if they are temporary. I guess it also depends on the injury.

My ingrown toenail would probibly not get me to the front of the line. I have never asked before.


Wednesday, September 25, 2002 3:11 PM
i got a broken bone in my foot and im planning on going to CP, would anyone know if they accomodate?
Wednesday, September 25, 2002 3:12 PM
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Call the park, they'll give you the drill.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 1:08 AM
I think there should be no park lines that get injured. Poor lines!
Thursday, September 26, 2002 1:34 AM
On most rides CP will let you go through the exit and get right on the ride. You need to get a special pass at guest services though.

*** This post was edited by Nate Stull on 9/26/2002. ***

Thursday, September 26, 2002 12:20 PM

Knoebels has something in place but I am not sure of the details.

We were there last Saturday. Near the end of the evening, my wife made a miss-step and twisted her ankle. The last ride that we had planned to get on was the log flume. So we went through the normal queue (it was empty) and rode it. When we exited, my wife said she wanted another ride on it. We had 70 cents of tickets left (we needed $1.40), so we went to the ticket window near Phoenix. When we went back to the Flume, we saw that again there was no one in line. While my wife's ankle was not sore to the point of not being able to walk on it, it was kind of painful, so we decided to try our luck and walk up the exit ramp. We explained to the one op the situation and he said "Okay, we will do it this time, but you really should go first aid and get a blue band (I think that is what he said) so you can use the exit access." We then said "Well, this is our last ride of the night and the ankle twist just happened..." He then had the other op actually stop the moving logs in the station so my wife could load.

Keep in mind... had there been a line (or anyone at all) in the station waiting... we would not have done this. But since it was the last ride of the night and since we were the only two people there, we decided to give it a try. (refreshing to know that there are still some parks out there where the ops will use their brains and will show some initiative and "bend" the rules when it makes sense to do so.)

Bottom line... at Knoebels there is something in place, but with the quick explanation given by the op, I am not sure what it is.

Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

Thursday, September 26, 2002 12:29 PM
CP is pretty good with it depending on the injury

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Saturday, September 28, 2002 5:31 PM
SFGAm is not good with injuries because my brother hurt his foot on Iron Wolf and he got a wheelchair and then we went to Guest Services and guess what they said? They said you need a doctor's note to get an exit pass. My brother and I were stunned and I said, well he's in a wheelchair, we can't go through the regular lines, they gave us a list of what rides we could go through that we wouldn't need to go up the exit ramp for. Bottom line, if you go to SFGAm and have an injury, get a not from your doctor or plan to go on the water rides all day.

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Saturday, September 28, 2002 5:47 PM

Wait a minute.. don't all of Great America's water rides have stairs in their ques?

By thy way, I think that is sick and wrong. Shame on my homepark for that incident, and on their policy in general (if that is, indeed, representative)!

*** This post was edited by (SF)Great American on 9/29/2002. ***

Saturday, September 28, 2002 5:53 PM

I don't mean to sound insentive or anything but unless you are planning on using a wheel chair or something of the sort to get around the park I don't think that you should have any type of benifiet. If you can spend all day walking on crutches then you can spend some time in a line with everyone else.


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