But will the parks enforece it. Most of those rules are already covered by each indavidual park, none of them are good at enforcing them for any stretch of time. I don't think making it a corporate policy is going to improve enforcement.
What are they going to do, refuse entry to these people until they get new shirts? Especially with the stereotypical SFGAdv or SFMM crowds, I'd looooooooooove to see that try to be enforced there...can you imagine how many people would be ticked trying to get into the park?
SFA is running at minimum staffing all around right now. Full time will walk right by a guest smoking in the park and not say anything. If the people who are suposedly running each park can't enforce the curent rules, what makes you think more rules will improve anything. *** Edited 10/19/2006 1:33:05 AM UTC by wheels00000***
This past season at SFA, I saw the no smoking policy ignored many times. I even saw people smoking under a sign about the no smoking policy. There was another incident when a guy lit up and a lady in line with her kids pointed out to him that it wasn't permitted, and he told he he could smoke where ever he da** well pleased. She called the attention of one park employee who stated that it "wasn't his job to enforce the smoking policy". After a few minutes, she finally got another park employee to come over, and he did in fact inform the man that he was in violation, but the guy told him to "go fu** himself". The employee just shrugged his shoulders and walked off.
On the other side of the coin, this past year at SFNE, I saw a park supervisor stop a shirtless man in the main park and informed him he must have a shirt on outside of the water park. The man said he wasn't going to wear a shirt since he was hot. The supervisor radioed for security, who gave the man one last chance to comply. When he refused, he was escorted out of the park.
I like the idea of a code of conduct, but if they enforce them or not will be another story. *** Edited 10/19/2006 1:36:10 AM UTC by Coaster_Lizard***
Well, and it may have been you Wheels, I have heard the ride ops at WO and on JJ announce that there was "no smoking" in the station when you guys have to make your usually "don't sit on the rails, don't climb under the rails" speach...lol...Truthfully I think they should just arm you guys with a laser beam and when someone violates the rules and you warn them once, you can just vaporize them...lol...It would save you so much trouble and make our visits a little nicer...lol
^CoasterDiscern, please stop. Your precious thread has allready been shut down and deemed off topic by the Board Ops. matt has a tradition of putting a rediculous quote in his sig, before your quote it was one from the guy claiming that parks making you wear shirts was akin to racism.
Bottom line: Read More Post Less.
As for others still reading this, sorry to go off topic, back on topic: I dont see SF inforcing this, the only parks that I have seen actually enforce them are the chains with parks in Florida (Disney, Universal, Busch) even CF can be lax from time to time. The best way to stop a smoker is to get the whole crowd to gang up on him, you would be suprised how often my dad was able to do this at SFGAm (mom is very allegic to smoke.)
^ actually...(and i don't mean this to be mean) but if you had been lurking around for a while, you'd at least recognize that changing the topic to "Boobuzz" is actually a good time to start a new topic on that. People log in to read about the Six Flags Guest "Code of Conduct", not have it changed to Boobuzz in the middle of the post. So I'm just letting you know, before someone else yells at you for it, that instead of creating confusion within the thread, just start a new one asking about who went to Boobuzz. Ok? :)
P.S. Take it easy with the rants. They get annoying rather quickly. Just talk coasters and theme parks and nothing else (aka no personal attacks) and you'll be ok.