Same day re-entry at parks.

Monday, September 2, 2002 9:36 PM

Besides the usual "hand stamp" procedure to allow guests to leave a park and re-enter the same day, do any parks out there have a different way of handling this besides the "hand stamp"?

I started thinking about this because I hate leaving a park on a hot sweaty day, and thinking that the hand stamp will sweat off or will accidentally be washed off while outside of the park.

If no other procedure is in place, what are some ideas of handling this in another way?

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Monday, September 2, 2002 10:02 PM

Im not a big fan of the hand stamp procedure, while at Cedar Point me and my brother got the stamp and then went over to Soak City for a couple hours. When me and my brother went to get back into the park the stamp had almost completely washed off my brothers hand. The lady had to look very close to see part of it was still there.

Another bad stamp is the Freeway stamps, they also wash off easy and I found myself protecting that stamp the whole time I was at Soak City.

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Monday, September 2, 2002 10:10 PM

the REALLY annoying policy at a couple of parks was to require a ticket stub AND hand stamp...if I could remember them, I have to admit I'd like to "thank" them publicly right now...most handstamps really will handle a hand washing, although I've had a few come off in the shower...(OT stories I won't go into)....

as for other ideas, perhaps a branding......you may laugh, but I remember laughing 20 years ago when not very many people had a lot of piercings or tattoos...I mean, it's cool with me and all, and I've seen some beautiful tats, but there is NO way on Earth you'll see me doing it...I'm *allergic* to pain....

edit: seriously, how about the Tyvek wriststraps...diferrent colors each day, etc.....

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 9/3/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 4:06 AM
rollergator, that is an excellent idea, why hasnt anyone thought of that, different color wriststraps on different days fo the week. you can buy those by the thousands, just have someone hand out wristbands and another put a little sticker with the date on the wristband. its genuis.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 4:32 AM
Or just have all the parks use Knoebels' plan- free admission, pay per ride! Of course- that would mean Six Flags coasters would also be about $5-10 bucks a pop, with the exception of X- which would be $20-25 to cover the extra maintenance. :-)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 5:44 AM

This isn't on topic but has anyone noticed those huge light blue handstamps they put on you at Canobie that say "Welcome to Canobie Lake Park.

Avery stupid one was just with a normal marker at SFwoa they put an X on your hand. It could so wasily be re-done. It was no special marker either.

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-Sean

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 5:47 AM

I got a handstamp at Camden Park this summer. It was a sweltering hot day and I wanted to retreat to the car for a snack and cold drink. The stamp all but dissapeared just from sweat. No prob getting back in but I wonder if I could have just smeared some dirt on my hand and gotten in for free?

I've always wondered what's to stop somebody from reusing the tyvek wristbands? Do parks change colors from day to day?

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I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 8:01 AM

If the stamp washes off while you are outside the park, you could simply show your recipt or ticket stub for that day.

When I was about 13 years old, a friend and I went to Camden Park by public bus (I lived in Huntington at the time). At the time, Camden Park had a little diferent pay system in place. You payed 50 cents to get in and $7.50 for a ride-all-day handstamp. My buddy didn't pay for his hand stamp, he just pressed his hand aginst my wet stamped hand. I didn't like the idea and felt bad because he was stealing, but he didn't get caught. We had a great time that day.

Stealing is wrong. Don't get any ideas.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 8:30 AM
i dont get why they dont just use your ticket as a sort of re-entry.....print the date on the ticket...and stamp your stub when you are leaveing the park and all you have to do is show that to gain re-entry
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 8:31 AM
i guess i answered my own question....you could transfer it to someone else, but should the park care about this? because ither way they got 1 admission and there is only 1 person in the park, i myself would prefer some sort of wristband...thoes could be transferable too, but so are the stamps. i work in the nightclub industry and trust m there are many ways to reporduce UV stams, some as easy as useing a higlither
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 9:37 AM

djhush, lets say you had a family of four. You could have 2 buys tickets, then have one leave with both ticket stubs. Then, he could come back in with another person, who would go back out with the two stubs again and bring the fourth person in. In other words 'Buy one get one free.':)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 9:53 AM
Cyclone,

Good point,

I have a "friend" who once used that technique to get into an advance screening of some movie that was sold out. It was cool to get into the advance screening though, I mean... errr.. my "friend" said he had a good time.

It was wrong, don't get any ideas!

In reality, you could get an infinite number of people in the park on only two ticket purchases.

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Do the Moo Shoo!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 10:05 AM

At SFGAm last summer, we left in midday because it was so hot, planning to go back to the hotel to swim and come back later. I realized that the stamp might come off in the pool so I asked about it as we left. They had us sign a "swim log."

Then when the stamp *did* wash off as predicted, they had to go check the log when I came back later.

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He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

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