Social service providers unhappy with water park liquor license

Posted Monday, January 6, 2003 4:14 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Some social service providers around Mar Chula Vista's Soak City are unhappy with the issuance of a liquor license for the water park. The organizations content it could lead to an increase in injuries, but representatives of the Cedar Fair-owned park say that they will maintain the park's family atmosphere.

Read more from The Union-Tribune.

Monday, January 6, 2003 4:22 AM

You know, at first when I read this it did seem a little odd that a water park would have a liquor license, but then I thought about how I've never really seen any problem at Soak City at Cedar Point. I'm sure it'll be so expensive that getting drunk at the park won't be an option for anyone but alcoholics with money to burn.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 5:47 AM
Someone just always has to cry about something. If Cedar Point had had troubles at the swim up bar at Soak City, then Cedar Fair would not have tried to obtain this permit. People should let businesses run and worry about their own problems.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 7:32 AM
"Water and alcohol don't mix", obviously not a quote from either a chemist or a bartender.
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Monday, January 6, 2003 8:13 AM

"Mixing alcohol with water slides, pools or any kind of amusement ride is bound to increase the risk of accidents, but I don't know of any research that proves my theory," Fackler said.

Funny, but CP has been serving alcohol for as long as I remember (Lusty Lil's, Red Garter). Maybe she can't find any research to prove her theory because it simply doesn't happen often enough.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 8:39 AM
Well, every resort I have ever been to had some type of swim up bar or pool side lounge. You don't hear people protesting that do you? This sounds like a rude prude to me.
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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:11 AM


Richardson fears alcohol consumption at the water park could result in drownings or other accidents, violence and sexual assault.

Same thing if you mix alchol with other activities, say driving for example.

Only you don't have a trained medical and security team keeping watch when you drive.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:39 AM

I have never saw problems at CP and they have a swim up bar.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:46 AM

Kennywood's Sandcastle Water Park has served alcohol since its inception. In those 15 years I never remember hearing of any problems that specifically related to the alcohol + water mix.

Alcohol - water = really strong drinks.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 12:25 PM

You can get even get a brewski inVF's waterpark..even tho the stand almost bumps into the locker rooms, kiddie splash area, Dippin Dots stand and anything else in that teeny tiny place. You'd have to buy an awful lotta 3.2 to get a buzz...

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Monday, January 6, 2003 1:35 PM

First off, there's no such thing as Mar Chula Vista. Its just Chula Vista. in fact, where soak city is located in Chula Vista (amongst thousands of new houses out near the olimpic training center and coors ampitheater JUST north of the Int'l Border), the ocean (AKA Mar in spanish) is 6 miles to the west.

Second of all, who are their neighbors within 500 feet? Hmmmm, coors ampitheater shares essentially 1 big parking lot (usually coors flows into Soak City for big shows, not usually the other way around). Why would an ampitheater sposored by a liqour company oppose to this. There are a few new houses up on the hill behind all the slides, but theres no road between the 2 thats only 500 feet long, with the exception of all the trails made by DMX bikers in the area.

Third off, all they probably want to sell are margaritas and beer. Its not like they're going to be selling stuff thats 80 proof.

And lastly, this park is sooooo safety modivated. They took away all the double rafts for the tube slides, limited the # of riders on each coronado express raft to four, runs the wave pool for 5 minutes each 15 minutes, and has an abundance of lifeguards in the places where they are truly needed, mostly at the wave pool. And the first aid office, although its a portable trailer hidden backstage, its the BEST i have ever encountered, anywhere, be it at school, a theme park, better than most hospitals in terms of what they can offer for minor injuries such as splinters and cuts (we had to wait 4 hours at the hospital once to get a splinter removed from walking on a wooden beach).

The park deserves the lisense, they'll be good with it, the parkgoers and surrounding community were well aware of the lisense coming to it (why didn't the group act before if they wanted anything to be done). I have never seen a problem with alcohol anytime at a CF park, except haunt, but thats from people who get drunk before, and its mostly middle aged women who are drunk.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 1:56 PM

I agree with what Jeff said, I was @ PKD this summer, and for a small plastic cup with a Margarita(mixed by a machine, mind u, not a Bar Tendor)in Bubba Gump Shrimp, it was almost $7. Parks keep it this way so that there aren't any drunks running around the park getting on rides. I remember @ SFA that a Smirnoff Ice was like $5, so I don't think anybody will be getting drunk, lifted, lushed, buzzed, etc. off of anything there if "The Price is Right", ya know!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 12:19 PM
I personally don't understand why any park would sell alcohol. Because drinking it doesn't lead to anything but getting drunk, and who wants to go to a park with a bunch of drunk people. Plus a lot of the people that are up there drive to these locations, and selling alcohol in these parks could possibly tempt them. And then you get into the legal realm of things, but that's just my opinion. I have seen people get drunk at a park and I don't see the big deal.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 12:33 PM

How old are you, son? Because if you've never had a cold beer on a hot day, I'd say you have no idea what you're talking about or aren't old enough to have one. I can't tell you how many times I've consumed alcohol and (gasp! horror! shock!) not been the least bit drunk.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 3:57 PM

Busch has done a good job with their beer sales, and even offer free beer through the beer schools at all their parks. 1 or 2 beers will do nothing to the average joe, except make him have a *tiny* buzz or a little drowsiness. This is the Cedar Fair limit, 2 drinks (that could make some small women get really drunk though), and you USUALLY have to buy the beer with food (not so with the halloween haunt "budweiser glow zones" and the new soak city beer garden), and an employee will never sell anyone who appears intoxicated any liquor. This pretty much guarantees guest and employee safety (i have no clue how that drunk lady got past the haunt security guards), as most people could drive legally an hour after 18 ounces of beer. And also keep in mind "quest kid", its not like they're going to be selling hard liqour, which really makes you drunk.

Now I must bring up DCA. God are they horrible with their beer policy. They have wine tasting, a beer truck (a beer store) in hollywood pictures backlot, alchoholic margaritas throughout the park, and a lot more. But thats not the real big issue, the big issue is that guests are allowed to freely roam the park with their beers (not so at any other park I've visited). Although not all that severe, they should limit sales more (how do they know that you're not buying beer for someone who already had several in the past hour).

The only alcohol i've ever had is a sip of wine, a liqour filled chocolate, or a few sample sized cups of tequila when we visited the state of jalisco in mexico and went on a tour that included a stop at a tequila museum. None has ever made me really buzzed, and i had a lot of samples of tequila on the tour (about 12). A margarita has probably the equivilent of my 6 samples of tequila, which were a few milliliters each (like 15ml).

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 2:11 PM
I'm well old enough to drink beer and have drunk it before Mr. Jeff. And personally it's gros, you'd be better off with some cherry kool aid. Also not everyone on planet Earth has a high tolerance to alcohol. But all it takes for you to drink it is the right age. So that's why I say it's better not to sell it at all. And if you need a beer that bad, try stayin at home.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 5:09 PM

You're missing the point. Who the hell are you to judge that people shouldn't drink? Your last post doesn't make even one bit of sense or follow any kind of logic.

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