Pondering about Holiday World... / thank you!

Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:52 PM
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The only person who knows more enthusiasts than Rob is Gator.

Josh, make sure you make it back to PPP! You get there too, Clint!


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Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:53 PM
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Having to work on Sundays really cuts down on my after-party and event appearances. Thankfully there aren't that many people running around who look like me and in the future you can almost certainly identify me by the stroller I'm pushing. That said, I really do wish I had more time to just hang around and meet people, but when I only get 6 hours at one of the best parks in the world I have to make the tough choice between riding with family or hanging out with enthusiasts. This time, because it was the cap of a week long family vacation and because my wife and I rarely get to ride together, I went with the former.

I at least got to say hi to everyone I've met before and I did meet DaveStroem in the Voyage station. Didn't even know to be looking for RGB or Raven-Phile.


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Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:18 PM
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It's okay, Andy. I'll make it to Texas eventually ;).


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Thursday, June 10, 2010 2:53 PM
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Acoustic Viscosity said:
The only person who knows more enthusiasts than Rob is Gator.

I even like most of them...;~P

Hehe, blame it on Moosh - he's the one that got me actually meeting people. Steve-O is the one that either infected or diagnosed me...still not sure which it was. ;)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:17 PM
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It's weird. This is very dated, but, I recall going to Geauga Lake, before it was aquired by Six Flags, and there were horrible smells all over the park. It almost smelled like backed up sewage, as if they never cleaned or maintained their sewer system, and the park was very dirty, and the employees were very unfriendly.

However, all you had to do was go across the way to Sea World, and it was like night and day. Everyone was friendly, and the park was well maintained and beatiful. It just seemed even better during the first few years that both parks were owned by six flags.

As for the tunnel on Voyage, if it is below ground level, what you smell could be standing water. If rainwater gets in there mixed with any kind of grass, or even grease from the coaster tracks, it could create a smelly sludge, especially if the park wasn't smart enough to vent the tunnel, or create drainage to keep rain water and other things from getting into the tunnel.

Sometimes there is a nasty smell in the tunnel of the wolverine wildcat at Michigan's Adventure. I notice the smell mainly on very hot days, and after it has rained. The ground under the Wildcat floods occassionally. They should do somthing about that.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:18 PM
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^Let's not forget the smell near Paul Revere's Midnight Ride at HW. I didn't remember it until my friend brought it up. It's ok, it's not that bad - near the exit ramp of course. Seems to be there every year. The ride spins well, as it was made ;)

I would much rather smell puke, poo, BO, skunk, etc., than smell people smoking - thanks HW for starting the smoke section trend! Very cool. (Nothing against people who smoke - it's just the smell really 'kills' me, as well as people's breath afterwards.)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:38 PM
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Timber-Rider, they confirmed that the smell was rotting corn (likely in pools of water) from the bags they used to test the Timberliners. But yeah, it smelled like stagnant water, I said that a few times myself.


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Friday, June 11, 2010 1:29 AM

Lorissa blamed me for the smell in there and all the times we passed a cow field on the way to the park. But I got that Voyage virgin in the back seat for our first ride so the joke was on her.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 8:37 AM
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CoasterDemon said:


I would much rather smell puke, poo, BO, skunk, etc., than smell people smoking.

Speak for yourself. If I even smell vomit, I'm going to create my own.


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Friday, June 11, 2010 9:37 AM
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Yeah, as much as I don't like cig smoke, I'll take it any day over any of those others mentioned, except maybe skunk. I don't like the smell of skunk, but it's never made me want to vomit.


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Friday, June 11, 2010 1:13 PM
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Guess I'm one of the rare breed that likes the distant smell of skunk - usually while driving past it on the highway. Reminds me of the country ;)


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Friday, June 11, 2010 7:15 PM
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I only enjoy the smell of Cow poo, for the same reason you like the smell of skunk, Demon. The skunk smell get's in my mouth, and I can sometimes taste it. :(


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Friday, June 11, 2010 7:20 PM
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OMG the visual I just had. So so very wrong.


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Friday, June 11, 2010 7:20 PM
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Um. Eww.


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Friday, June 11, 2010 7:50 PM
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I knew someone would be...umm...affected by that. Sorry, and you're welcome. :)


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Friday, June 11, 2010 7:59 PM

Raven-Phile said:
LOL :) I'll try to be a little bit more conspicuous this year. Maybe I'll actually have to coordinate and and out my phone #.

Just walk around the park holding an imaginary camera next to your face and I'll peg you instantly. It was much harder trying to picture how everyone in the park would look while sneezing or hacking up a furball, or whatever you were doing in the picture you had posted here previously.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 8:02 PM
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LostKause said:
I only enjoy the smell of Cow poo, for the same reason you like the smell of skunk, Demon. The skunk smell get's in my mouth, and I can sometimes taste it. :(

I'm that way when 'fragrances' - cologne, anything with fragrance in the ingredients. It's a real pain (for me and those around me).

There's something very natural and non-harmful about farm odors (or corn odors?). Plus, it is usually when I'm on the highway goin to ride coasters ;)


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Friday, June 11, 2010 8:49 PM

Has anyone every heard of a G.I.Bleed, if you want to talk about stank, the you can tast and never for get that is one. For those that arent in the medical field. A G.I. Bleed is bleeding in the intestines, then can kinda poo themselves to death. The smell soooo bad you can smell it before you enter a house and you can cut it with a knife its sooo thick and strong. Pray you never have to smell that.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 11:26 PM
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LOL Joe - Josh was taste-testing Beverly...it failed. ;)

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Saturday, June 12, 2010 1:09 AM

Now that you mentioned it, I sort of remember that story. Still, if he had walked around with that look on his face last year at PPP, I'd have spotted him at 50 paces. OK, that's not true. I'm usually pretty good at remembering names and faces, but pretty bad at matching up faces with profile pictures. I think the only people here I recognized right off were Gator and Moosh.

You thought correct, Andy, I was nowhere near Holiday World that weekend.

This is a fun topic: alternating between comments about odd smells and meeting fellow Buzzers.

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