Remember the Pirate Ride at Cedar Point???

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:38 PM
I found a picture of my old triangle game! I think it is still in my parent's attic.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:55 PM
A PONG dark ride--- that's what we need. LOL

I know what you guys mean about those guns. Wait till people start vandalizing those stupid things.

You go through the ride and see all these red spots around the targets, and you wonder "is mine the one to the left, right, above or below it?" Maybe if there were a way to make the lasers different colors you'd have more of an idea if you were hitting any targets at all. Look down to check your score and you passed by a half dozen.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:00 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Hey, PONG ain't dead!

WiiPlay includes one game that is essentially a 21st century update. (screenshot)

Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:00 PM
I agree, Gonch. I think anyone under the age of 35 has some kind of video game background, so that makes them the demographic for these interactive darkrides. Of course, there is a big difference between Frogger and Halo.

I don't have kids but I'm still very much into video games. They're a good way to pass the free time (when it actually comes along) and they make for an even more compelling reason to get together with friends on a Friday night and drink. Burnout is even more fun after a few six packs!

Thursday, June 14, 2007 3:41 PM
While cell phones have dampened this reality more then what it used to be, you used to (and usually still can) tell if a person grew up with video games or not by the way they dialed their phones. First pick up a phone and pretend to dial...

Which finger did you use?

If you used your pointer finger you havent played much video games.

If you used your thumb odds are you played a decent amount of video games.

2020 Trips: Canceled by Corona

Thursday, June 14, 2007 4:05 PM
I never thought of observing phone usage to figure that out. Makes sense, even though I feel the opposite is true of me when it comes to TV remotes.

I see a lot of people hold remotes in the palm of their hands and use their thumbs to press the buttons, I, on the other hand, hold it between my fingers and use my index finger to press the buttons. Makes no sense, since a video gamer like me is likely to use his thumbs.

Thursday, June 14, 2007 5:04 PM
And to all you young video game whippersnappers, on behalf of the "older" demographic, guess which finger I'm using now! :)
Thursday, June 14, 2007 5:07 PM
Whichever one isn't gripping your cane?
Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:42 PM
No, the one I use to open the child-proof caps on all my prescriptions.
Monday, June 18, 2007 1:28 AM
rollergator's avatar Touchdown made me feel old. And I *had* Pong.

Maybe my "flipper finger" (pinball term) is why I can still throw good scores on the interactive rides... ;)

Interesting to hear that a dark ride is on CP's radar. Which kind do ya think they'd go for...LOL!


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