We're not White, Black, Hispanic, or Asian. We're American!
SFWoA - This park came out as a mix. The ops on X-Flight, S:UE, B:KF, and the Security guards were nice. But, many other ride ops were rude, stuck-up, and just didn't really give a crud about the guests.
Bomb Squad Technician
If you see me running, try and keep up!
"Get off of my moor you michtevous weeins." We prefer to stay" (eyes begin glowing) "Your thinking of hurting us." "Now your thinking, how did they know what I was thinking?" " But now your thinking, I hope that's Shepards Pie in my knickers"
"you have to be kidding me, they wouldn't do those unspeakable things. oh, my Jesus, it's worse than you think." - autopsy of the devil's brain
I absolute loved the Ride Ops on Raptor, they were Superb, Most were having Fun with the Guests, and I have never seen a crew run a 3 Train operation so Brilliant, the queue never stopped moving, and what looks like a 1-2hr queue is actually only a 45 min queue. Bravo Raptor Crew
Also The Crew on MF have to get a mention, I just loved how they were firing up the Crowd with every ride. The Ride Ops were always telling them in the unload station on the Microphone How Was your Ride, and everyone gives out a big Cheer, Its a great thing to watch. Again the crew were Friendly, and great to be around, they also ensured that all trains when out full
Nasiest Ride Ops - I cant think of any really really bad Ride Ops, but I guess some at SFWOA can be mentioned in here unfortunutly.
The Crew on Serial Thriller I felt were awful.
For a start they were Slow and taking their time to do everything from checking restraints etc.
they have a strange rule of waiting for everyone tto leave the station before loading the next ride.
When disabled people come up the exit, the crew actually let them ride the FRONT seat. What the hell is this all about, I dont care if they are disabled, they shouldnt be allowed to ride Front Seat, other people mentioned it too.
Stacking happened everytime, trains were left on brake run for upto 2-3 mins at a time.
As for the rest of the park, BFK's Crew were excellent, along with X-Flight's Crew and SUE's Crew.
Villians Crew were average, and Double Loops Crew along with Raging Wolf Bobs were also terrible, apparently, they are so dumb, they can only run 1 Train Operation, and wont even bother getting another train out even when its busy, which is why I wanna know if it the Crew's Decision to get another train out, Or the Management's Decision??????
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Since I can't make an unbiased statement about CP's ride ops, I won't.
However, Six Flags St. Louis ride ops were very efficient and friendly during my visit in early August. I think it was the first I had seen that in any Six Flags Park. Usually there are a few good crews within the park (SUE/Mind Eraser at SFWOA comes to mind) but overall Six Flags don't seem to care that much about the hapiness of the guests.
Also on kind of a side note, the Holiday World employees that came and rode Raptor on two different occasions this summer had to have been the friendliest bunch of guests I saw come through all summer. I can't wait to eventually get to this park and see their hospitatlity first hand.
Top 5 Steel: Raptor, Kumba, MF, Magnum, Goliath
"PaulD- As a Raptor Crew member I would just like to say thanks! It is always great to read that somebody appreciates us! Thank you very much! ~A"
Hey No Problem, I am suprised you guys dont get more praise from customers and guests. I actually think you're the Best Ride Crew out of anyone at Cedar Point, and thats really saying something. The Crew on MF come a very close second though.
Another thing I like what you guys do is what they do on MF, When the Train Arrives in the Station, You say to the Guests, Welcome Back Raptor Riders, How was your Flight(Or something to that effect) and for every 1 in 2 Rides, everyone generally gives out a pretty big Cheer. Also your dispatch times were excellent, I noticed that when one train had left the station, the train that was coming in had unloaded/Loaded/All restraints checked etc and was leaving when the train that had left in front of it reached between the Inline Twist and Cobra Roll. Talk about Speed
Also RaptorAdrian2101 and Blaster_1578, Can you remember if you were working on June 4th and 5th this year were you, Cause thats when I was there;);) Just wondered if you happened to be there
Just because you experienced good ops at a park, doesn't mean they are always good ops. Just because you experienced bad ops, doesn't mean they are always bad ops. Some ops might hate their jobs and don't work efficently, some love their jobs and try their best.
I guess my point is, not all the same ops work each day, and not each "act" the same each day. If someone had a bad day, they will show it.. but that doesn't mean they are always like that. I don't think its "fair" to compare parks to parks... "Cedar points ops are the best!" or "The ops at Six Flags suck" only because not ALL ride ops act that way no matter where you go. Some people care about their jobs and making people feel good regardless of how others are showing it. Some try to do the least work possible. Everyone is different... although, some parks take "action" against, but yet some don't.
The Fight Against FastLane-
*** This post was edited by baddboy on 9/28/2001. ***
Also, we enjoy asking you how your flight was just as much as you enjoy answering. It keeps us pumped up and reminds us of what a great ride Raptor is. I feel very lucky that I got the opportunity to work on the big, bad bird for two summers........Anyways, this doesn't really fit into the forum topic anymore, so I'm going to shut up.
Top 5 Steel: Raptor, Kumba, MF, Magnum, Goliath
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