Scream @ SFMM

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 7:40 AM
My friends and I went to SFMM on 5/1 Sun. Park was very crowded but had a blast anyway. One weird thing I noticed while waiting in line for Scream is that they were dispatching the trains without anyone in the front row seats of the ride. As we were about to ride, I asked the ride op about the empty seats in the front row. They said that a couple of past riders had been stung by a bee while riding in the front row seats of Scream so to "bee" on the safe side they decided not to load the front row of the trains. I asked if there was a bee hive around the ride and they said no. My question to you all is isn't this a silly thing to do just because someone was stug by a bee ? I mean , you could just be walking around in the park and get stung by a bee. Is SFMM scared of being held responsible for someone's bee sting?

Fatback Soup

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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 8:34 AM
Safety first....

Bees don't know a difference between someone with a bee allergy and someone without a bee allergy. So for safety's sake, they don't load the front row.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 9:18 AM
They might as well not let anyone in the park then. Maybe they plan to spray the area soon?
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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 10:03 AM
I agree with 8.3. maybe they should close the park if they are so concerned with with park customers being stung by bees. I do understand that there are some who are allergic to bees but Scream is not the only place when bees sting people. And bees do not know the difference between the front row of the train and any other row of seats on Scream. I'm just saying that when you operate an amusement park there are acts of nature that you just can't completely control, i.e. lightning , earthquakes, etc. If I were allergic to bees, I would make sure that I have my bee sting antidote with me at all times. You should not have to sacrifice being able to ride in the front row because of someone else's allergies to bees.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 10:18 AM
So a bee cannot land on someone if they are in the second row of a coaster? Were they no-loading every front row of every coaster that day? That makes no sence at all.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 10:53 AM
A bee stung my ex girlfriend on the lift of a Boomerang, and we were sitting in the second to last car. I would take my chances and ride in the front because that seems pretty strange.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 12:42 PM
Meh, a bee isn't as painful as a mufflehead being splattered on your face. ;-)

-Tina

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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 2:43 PM
I know this is an off-topic question, but it deals with Scream. I heard this ride is rough? Doesn't make sense because B&M coaster are perfect beginning to end. If this ride is rough, then whats making it rough?
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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 2:48 PM
SF Critic - it is rough by typical B&M standards. If you've ridden SFNE's Batman Knight Flight or Geauga's Dominator you'll have experienced that odd vibration and slight shuffling of the trains.

But it is nowhere near as rough as a typical Vekoma coaster. Heck, even the smoothest Vekomas I've ridden were rougher than Scream.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 5:04 PM
Have you ridden any of the new generation Vekoma coasters with Schwarzkopf-looking track, such as Okidoki at Bobbejaanland?

http://www.themeparks.ie/bob/od2.htm

They're pretty darn smooth. Airtime too.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 5:19 PM
I have not, but that's not a typical Vekoma coaster now is it?
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 1:45 AM
I think the floorlesses might be *doing* something to the wheels. Hulk's got a touch of that too...I think if they'd step up the schedule of wheel changes on those Beemers, it *should* go away. Of course, that's not something they'll do to make enthusiasts happy when the bottom line says that no one else is going to care...

RnRC is *the* Vekoma I've ridden that was Beema-smooth...I've been on WAYYYY too many *other* Vekomas...;)

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Thursday, May 5, 2005 3:53 AM
I got stung by a bee on S:ROS @ SFDL... guess i should have let them know so they could stop loading people in the front row... -- silly.

-- alan "it stung my chestal section" jacyszyn

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Thursday, May 5, 2005 4:06 AM

Mamoosh said:
I have not, but that's not a typical Vekoma coaster now is it?

Well, I've ridden two of this new design now; the one at Chariots in SA is the same style, and both are butter-smooth. I think it's any sit down junior ride built in the last few years (not that there's many of them).

http://www.rcdb.com/installationresult.htm?column=1,10,3,4,5&order=-5,1&model=48

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Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:13 AM
I dunno, I found Scream to be thoroughly enjoyable... one of the only reasons to go to that park... if there are any reasons.
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 10:05 AM
Don't you guys in California now have Killer Bees?
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 10:19 AM
I didn't think Scream was rough in the least, but I thought X was. ;-)

-Tina

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