Speaking of riot, obnoxious park guests

Monday, April 22, 2002 7:00 AM

After spending Saturday at SFOT and now seeing the story about the riot, has anyone else noticed the very annoying, obnoxious people waiting in line for the rides. I spent more than an hour waiting in line for Mr. Freeze and at one point, I wondered if a fight was going to break out between two different groups of people all because one person kept opening an emergency exit door. Having fun in a theme park in one thing but when does screaming, pushing, and cutting line go too far? Waiting in line for Runaway Mountain, one guest named "Ricky" didn't seem to understand that this wasn't the place to start a WWF match. Of course, little Ricky wasn't bright enough to know you shouldn't sit on the ropes either since he ended up falling on his head in the dirt. Nearly every line had someone doing something that seemed to really annoy everyone around them. Has anyone else noticed? It's bad enought to wait in an hour line for a 45 second ride but to be pushed and shoved....well maybe I'm just less tolerant.

*** This post was edited by Terry Cruise on 4/22/2002. ***

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Monday, April 22, 2002 7:12 AM
Eh, its not just amusement parks. They're everywhere.

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Monday, April 22, 2002 10:14 AM
They are everywhere but it seems when people visit amusement parks they leave their brains at the front gate. ACE'rs follow the rules, but a lot of them tend to think they rule the park and are better than everyone else.
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Monday, April 22, 2002 10:35 AM

I take exception to the ACE'r remark. I'm an ACE'er too and I don't think I'm "better than everyone else". BUT, as a mother, I DO find it very irritating when obnoxious, out of control teens, generally in the 12-17 range, get rowdy at parks and in lines. If I ever caught my son acting like some of these kids do, it would be months before he saw the light of day.

I will not hesitate to ask someone to settle down if they are being obnoxious. And I will not hesitate to report them to ride ops or park security either.

Most of the time, they are just releasing energy. Standing in line CAN be boring, especially if it's a long one. Many times asking them nicely to settle down generally works. In some cases, giving them the MOM look and saying "what would your mom say if she saw you doing this?" will work. But if they get rude and nasty, I report them. No sense in letting them ruin other people's day.

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Monday, April 22, 2002 2:00 PM
I was at PGA on Saturday and while in the line for Demon, at least 40 black males just came and went right through the line. Everyone just moved out of the way, while they walked in between us, making their way to the coaster. Once they passed, everyone just looked puzzled and angry.
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Monday, April 22, 2002 3:53 PM

In line me and my fellow teen enthusiast Andrew play guess the coaster. Why can't other people doo stuff like that!!

I do have to admit that, while I try to refrain from cussing in line, sometimes one or two slip. I either appologize or cover my face in shame and dont say anything for the rest of my time in line.

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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:17 PM
I'm constantly seeing ACEers telling on people cutting in line. i just mind my business to stay out of trouble

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Monday, April 22, 2002 6:15 PM

I hate people.

Except us coaster enthusiasts. I feel like we're all family.

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Monday, April 22, 2002 7:14 PM

Cali-Coaster-Fan said:
"I was at PGA on Saturday and while in the line for Demon, at least 40 black males just came and went right through the line. Everyone just moved out of the way, while they walked in between us, making their way to the coaster. Once they passed, everyone just looked puzzled and angry.
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Those who think young say Pepsi please!"

Why are you going to let them by and then be mad about it. I never let people by (ofcourse I have backitive from my friends in case they wannna get rowdy) but still

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Monday, April 22, 2002 7:21 PM

Referring to Cali-Coaster Fan's post I don't understand why people have to describe the people by what race they are. We're on a message board, there isn't any point in pointing out that the people budging we're black, italian, hispanic, white, or what not. Sorry for the rant, but its just a pet peeve.

Also that should show you folks that love to sit on the hand rails why ride ops harp after you to stay off them. People with cracked heads are not cool. Of course I know that everyone reading this post follows the rules to a "T" and is always a pleasure to have at any park ;)

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Monday, April 22, 2002 7:24 PM
i don't think you should take other people's line jumping into your own hands. the best thing to do would be to tell a ride operator, or better yet, a security guard. they are trained to deal with line jumpers and have the authority to kick them out of the park. if you interfere, you may get hurt.
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Monday, April 22, 2002 7:37 PM
if I see someone trying to cut, I just put my hands on the rails and don't let them pass. I tell them that they got out of line and they have to go back in at the end. they'll try anything to get around, but I don't let them. the people around me will usually cheer or something while the person calls me a prick or something similar. I feel real good after doing something like that. sticking up for myself and everyone else in line.

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Monday, April 22, 2002 8:36 PM
Amen Bob...I usually do the same...and what are they gonna do...fight??? Big mistake!!
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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 8:58 AM
I never let a person by me in line, if I can wait & be smart enough not to loose my group & wait in line, so can everybody else. If we ALL waited & went through the lines & never had the jumpers/rushers, every line would move just a little faster. Something that makes a difference at the days end.

But the number one thing I hate is when I tell a person why they can't pass me or if I'm like hell no, you're not passing us & all the people in line are like why bother? It's none of my business as far as they're concerned, I'm causing a disrution by not letting these people by me or something. LOL, ignore them, they'll just get in front of somebody else on every other ride they go on the rest of the day. I've never jumped in front of a person in a line, I would hope others could have the same courtesy, that's all.

BTW, I'm glad those Big Johnson T-shirts have slowly gone out of style, I can remeber standing behind these groups of guys wearing those degrading things, nothing more offensive than T-shirts designed to be offensive, wear at least something "clean" cause there's kids & possible "church people" around the parks, lol.
When people leave their homes, hotels et cetra, chances are they have some idea of where they'll be, leave 'em dirty shirts at home. Offending people isn't fun because we are all people, most of us anyways.

*** This post was edited by p_c_r on 4/23/2002. ***

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 10:20 AM

p_c_r said:
"I've never jumped in front of a person in a line, I would hope others could have the same courtesy, that's all.

BTW, I'm glad those Big Johnson T-shirts have slowly gone out of style, I can remeber standing behind these groups of guys wearing those degrading things, nothing more offensive than T-shirts designed to be offensive, wear at least something "clean" cause there's kids & possible "church people" around the parks, lol."

I'm glad that so many people around here have that "moral high ground" to stand on. I, personally, cannot. I can think of quite a few occasions when I left the line, only to return to the same point. Or times when I've held a spot for a slower friend. While *technically* against the rules, I guess I just didnt care. Seriously though, if someone pauses to stop at a vending machine or other food dispensing area located within the queue then I think they *should* be allowed to return to their place. Honestly, them pausing doesnt effect the line at all, IMO.

As for the "questionable" shirts like "Big Johnson Golf Clubs: You'll Always find your way to the hole with a Big Johnson" or the "Co-Ed Naked Firefighting: Find 'em hot, leave 'em wet" type shirts, I think that is much ado about nothing. I dont think that they are too graphic (unlike the the "Muffdivers Club" shirts I've seen). Most of the jokes would go above the heads of most kids, and if the kids *do* get the jokes then the shirts arent really corrupting them as they've already been compromised. And as one of those "church people" (whatever you really meant by that) I just dont see that as being a big concern that they (we) need to worry about. No, I am much more disturbed by the twelve year old girl displaying all but twelve square inches of her budding flesh than I am over some silly little cartoon. In fact, I'd "rather" have her in that t-shirt as at least then she'd be modestly covered. And dont let me start on the shirtless guys.....

But hey, we all pick our own battles dont we?
lata,
jeremy
--You aint nothin' but a hoochie-mama. Hood-rat! Hood-rat! Hoochie-mama!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 3:42 PM

I'll agree with you on most of that Jeremy, though the Big Johnson shirts and their illk aren't exactly what I think of as "propper" atire when I think of a family environment, but at least they are full shirts. The continual decline in the amount of cloth that compromises clothing in alot of this country is quite disturbing...

I really don't want to see someone's stomach or *beep*s and such while I'm riding rollercoasters.:(

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 6:32 PM
The front gate should not allow guests with obscene shirts allowed in their family park.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:02 PM
Most parks dont anymore.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2002 7:27 AM

*shameless plug time* Wild Adventures has a no-alcohol policy, no beer or wine is allowed, or sold, on the property!

P.S. They may be able to start a riot by passing out free tins of Skoal, though...;)

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Wednesday, April 24, 2002 8:03 AM

I find it amusing that people seem to dig through their closets and drawers and find the worst clothing they own to wear to their big day at the park. For whatever reason, amusement parks tend to attract the dregs of society. Because of this, you're going to see line-cutting, tasteless attire, smoking in line, and other various annoying indentifying habits of the lower class. I am frankly amazed that some of these people can afford to get into the park. Of course, maybe they hopped the turnstiles, too. Or maybe they used Pa's credit card. Who knows.

For years I used to dislike going to PKI, not because I didn't like the park, but because I didn't enjoy spending time with the Northern KY park guests. Call me a classist, or whatever, but uneducated people of all races annoy me. Flame away :)

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