Six Flags Guest "Code of Conduct"

Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:54 PM
^^ Tonight on "It's the Mind" we examine the phenomenon of Deja Vu-- that strange feeling you sometimes get that you've lived through something before.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:34 PM
For those of you that can access via the web or read the print version of the LA Times there's a quote or two from Jeff in the story.

I didn't link it here because I believe you have to register to use their site.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:39 PM
No kidding, RGB. When someone come on here for the sole purpose of making a stupid non coaster related argument and gets banned for it, why would they do it again?

My advice based on last time: Let's not feed the troll. *** Edited 10/20/2006 1:42:22 AM UTC by Peabody***

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:40 PM
Disney has such a policy already and they have no problem enforcing it. They don't go into detail on the press release, but they are most likely going to give more specific information to the Employees on what is acceptable and what is not.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:23 PM
Peabody, but then I don't get to keep repeating my deja vu comment. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWKdokcvM7A&search

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:40 PM
To ride any ride at SF shoes, shirts, and shorts are already required. Outside of the water park your supposed to have those articles on already.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:46 PM
I think it's kind of stupid that Code of Conducts are necessary.

Unfortunately, the few tend to ruin it for the many. When they do ruin it, they do so big time.

Most people spend a ton of cash for a day at an amusment park...they do so for the purpose of having a good time. They don't want a nice day destroyed by some bonehead idiot.

We have a code of conduct in our school, local malls, town parks, state beaches, etc.

They are everywhere because when you least expect it, a bonehead idiot lurks.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:58 PM

Mike131, I respect your opinion, but I have to disagree with you on the shirtless/barefoot thing. They want you to wear shoes outside of the waterpark so that you don't injure your foot by stepping on something or when entering, exiting a ride.


Well For one thing I wouldnt step on anything because im careful where I walk and another thing if you walk around barefoot enough your feet are tough enough that most things wont hurt your feet. Even in the unlikely event that I did hurt my feet, it would be totally my fault for taking my shoes off and or not watching my step. I do not need the park to play nanny with me and watch out for my saftey by telling me what to wear, i'am an adult, I can do that myself.


Could you still hurt your foot even if you were wearing them? Of course. Could you possibly injure your foot walking barefoot in the water park? Most probably. I guess it's just a way for them to reduce the liability on their part. Not that it would make much difference, but we both know that some risk management pencil pusher sees it that way.


I find it interesting that you could hurt your feet just as easily walking around a waterpark barefoot that you could walking around a regular theme park barefoot and yet they dont require you to wear shoes at the water park between rides. There are more shoe related injury lawsuits out there than barefoot ones. Mostly because the fact that you chosing to walk barefoot is a major strike against you if you want to try to sue the park. A good way for the park to ensure that nobody tries to sue them, threaten to countersue the person if they lose, that will shut them up real quick.



As for the shirtless, I couldn't really care less if someone wants to walk around without a shirt on. But it's just like when you go to a gym, you wear a shrit when you use the equipment. My guess is that someone feels that you should wear a shirt when riding the rides for similar reasons.


Some gyms dont require shirts and they dont have any problems, just like some amusement parks dont require shirts and they similarly dont have problems. I think its funny how the big chain amusement/theme parks are the only ones who put up a big fuss about it.


And SF isn't the only park that requires you to waer shirts and shoes on rides. I know that PKD does it also, only I don't know how often it's enforced, but I have seen it done.


Thats just because one park saw that another park had a shirt rule and they copied them and then another park noticed this and did the same thing and so on. I think its funny how almost every park has the same exact type of rule on this thing, right down to the same wording. I dont think thats a conicidence.


And I agree with you on how and who will determine what attire is offensive. That is going to give them nothing but headaches if they don't establish a level playing field. I wish them luck on that.


I just think they should focus less on what people are wearing and more on how the person is behaving.


And finally, I believe you are right, Six Flags isn't Disney and I don't think they ever will be either.


Of course not and I dont think people ever want them to be.


To ride any ride at SF shoes, shirts, and shorts are already required. Outside of the water park your supposed to have those articles on already


Well they had a rule about it, I dont think it was ever enforced that much. I still dont think it will be.


Disney has such a policy already and they have no problem enforcing it. They don't go into detail on the press release, but they are most likely going to give more specific information to the Employees on what is acceptable and what is not.


Thats because they have money coming out of their nose and they can afford to hire better/more people to enforce the rules that actually will enforce them. I just wish that they would inform the public of the same policies as they do the employees so they know exactly what is allowed and what isnt.


No kidding, RGB. When someone come on here for the sole purpose of making a stupid non coaster related argument and gets banned for it, why would they do it again?


Just curious, was that about me? Just because I only answer one thread on here doesnt mean that i wont answer others, I just havent found anything interesting to reply to yet. At least im contributing, even if its just in a small way. In any case what ive said here is relevant to the topic. Im just trying to point out the flaws in SF's new conduct policy.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:02 PM
No ride op at a SF park shoud allow anyone to ride without shirts, shoes, and shorts it's in all of the SOP's it's a safety/ health issue.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:04 PM

I think it's kind of stupid that Code of Conducts are necessary.


Me too, alot of this stuff is just common sense. I think it should focus more on behavior than dress because what people wear hurts noone and people can just ignore it if they dont like it.


Unfortunately, the few tend to ruin it for the many. When they do ruin it, they do so big time.


They only ruin your time there if you let them. Most things people do at parks is annoying yes but you can deal with it and make the most of your stay there and not let it go to your head.


Most people spend a ton of cash for a day at an amusment park...they do so for the purpose of having a good time. They don't want a nice day destroyed by some bonehead idiot.


Yes and it would be a shame to get thrown out and not get a refund after spending all that money just because you do something harmless that just happens to offend someone.


We have a code of conduct in our school, local malls, town parks, state beaches, etc.


Many times I question those policies there as much as I do at a theme park.


They are everywhere because when you least expect it, a bonehead idiot lurks.


Its just their way of making up for certain things they dont like that areint illegal. Since they cant get the person arrested for doing such things, they do what they consider to be the next best thing. They remove them from the park. So basically even though something youre doing is legal, you still get in trouble for it. So basically the law means nothing besides the fact that at least you wont get arrested.

Mike

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:08 PM

No ride op at a SF park shoud allow anyone to ride without shirts, shoes, and shorts it's in all of the SOP's it's a safety/ health issue.


Thats a convient excuse but not really practical. There are very few if any shirtless/barefoot related injuries that have happened at theme parks where people have gone shirtless/barefoot.

The chance of a person that is aware of their surroundings getting hurt by being shirtless/barefoot is slim. As for the health thing, nobody is gonna get sick and die just because they went on a ride that someone was shirtless/barefoot on before them.

If the ride op's are soo worried about sweat then they should just wipe the seats down or spray them with some kind of disinfectant regularly before anybody else gets on. Besides what are the chances of someone contracting a diesease from someone elses sweat, especially if they have a shirt on between them and that other person's sweat.?

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:11 PM
Mike131--how in the heck did he get back on here? I knew this topic would bring him back out of the woodwork somehow.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:16 PM

Mike131--how in the heck did he get back on here? I knew this topic would bring him back out of the woodwork somehow.


I just came onto this website and I was logged in. Just wanted to see what was going on here.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:27 PM
Tonight on "It's the Mind" we examine the phenomenon of Deja Vu-- that strange feeling you sometimes get that you've lived through something before.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:28 PM
Here's the LA Times article.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:29 PM
Someone doesn't seem to remember endlessly spouting off the same trolling crap back in May? It got nowhere back then, and it will go nowhere now.http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=37675&page=5

Folks, come on now, don't feed the troll :) Let's get past that and back to the real topic at hand. *** Edited 10/20/2006 3:35:24 AM UTC by Peabody***

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:36 PM
Richie, you would think Codes of Conduct shouldn't be necessary, but unfortunately they are. Because if someone were ever removed from a park for their behavior or other reason, they would argue they nobody told them that what they were doing was wrong, there is no written policy, blah, blah, blah. Then they turn around and sue the park for harassing and embarrassing them.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:41 PM

Richie, you would think Codes of Conduct shouldn't be necessary, but unfortunately they are. Because if someone were ever removed from a park for their behavior or other reason, they would argue they nobody told them that what they were doing was wrong, there is no written policy, blah, blah, blah. Then they turn around and sue the park for harassing and embarrassing them.


Nobody should have to tell them its wrong. If they got thrown out of the park then they obviously did something they should already know is wrong. Thats why you dont kick someone out of the park unless you have a reason that is so good that nobody could argue that they didnt know it was wrong.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:44 PM

Someone doesn't seem to remember endlessly spouting off the same trolling crap back in May? It got nowhere back then, and it will go nowhere now.http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=37675&page=5


That is because nobody tried to understand where I was coming from. They just kept going on about "I dont want to see that, its gross!" or something like that. Nobody tried to discuss the topic in an intelligent manner.

Mike

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Friday, October 20, 2006 12:14 AM
I give this "code" a month, tops.
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