Posted Thursday, February 2, 2006 8:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff
About 280 inspectors, insurance folks and park owners poked and peeked at the inner workings of The Hurricane, the Tilt-a-Whirl, Wipeout and eight other rides at Mytle Beach Pavilion. They used one of Myrtle Beach's most recognizable landmarks to brush up on the nuts and bolts of their industry - literally. There was also talk of wheel bearings, lap lockdowns and other mechanical lingo the average park-goer rarely thinks about.
Read more from The Sun News.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 10:00 AM
Was amusementsafety.org in attendance?
Thursday, February 2, 2006 10:13 AM
I suppose you needed actual credentials to attend. ;)
Thursday, February 2, 2006 10:45 AM
I was thinking the same thing when I read the article.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 11:36 AM
They were there! They were observing everyone anonymously LOL*** This post was edited by SixFlagsKingdaKa 2/2/2006 11:37:56 AM ***
Thursday, February 2, 2006 2:34 PM
^ Exactly, they had to make sure the real safety people were being safe. Or maybe they were there in case someone needed first aid or CPR.*** This post was edited by The Lorax 2/2/2006 2:35:06 PM ***
Thursday, February 2, 2006 11:23 PM
The ASO guys probably said "Yeah, we'll be there at 6:00" and then called at 6:45 and said "Yeah, we're running late."
They like to do that to people they say they'll be meeting...
Friday, February 3, 2006 1:54 PM
I don't know that you need to have actual credentials to attend (after all, I have attended that school, though not this year), but it *is* rather expensive. That fact alone is enough to weed out anybody who isn't serious about getting something out of it...!
I hear they actually sold out the school this time; that would be a first for the NAARSO school. Last time I went was in Charlotte and they had about 250, a record at the time.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.