The Death of Haunted Parks

Monday, October 20, 2003 5:47 AM
Hello Coaster Smokers and Coaster Non- Smokers,

This post is not meant to say smokers are bad, or non-smokers are better. I fully respect those that respect others, and I thank those that do, the problem is those that don't.

It seems to me there is a much bigger problem in parks right now that people and the parks are neglecting. SMOKERS IN LINE

These past few weekends have been more than aweful. PKI and SFWoA have been the worst lately. This past weekend, EVERY haunted house line, and some ride lines, people thought they could just randomly light up and blow smoke around the whole que line.

HEY IDIOT SMOKERS: Don't you noticed all the dry leaves, dry constalks, haunted houses made out of wood, fencing made out of wood, all those haybales around?! Do you not have respect for those around you. Can't you wait for 30min until you get out of line?

Smokers of some sort will be the death of a park with in the next 10 years. All this flamable stuff at Halloween scares me with all the smokers.

Just last weekend. Someone was smoking in the line for the Beast, the guy smoked all the way up, then with out putting it out, he THREW IT OVER THE SIDE OF THE BEAST!! HELLO...See all the leaves and great wooden coaster you're standing on?!

SFWoA even had signs everywhere saying "No Smoking by order of the Banbridge Fire Department."

All I'm asking is that smokers have respect for those that want to breathe fresh oxygen and that parks inforce there own laws. CP and a few other parks do a nice job when they are busy. I saw so many cops and so many employees at all the parks do nothing about it. I have seen employees been asked to do something, and they do nothing. I'm not asking you to save the world, but when I ask some to put it out (to which I say thankyou), others just laugh.

If this law isn't enforced, the parks won't be around for much more to enjoy. Heck, just look at what a smoker did to Wyandot Lake last year.

Yes, this post may get closed, or someone will say do a search (and I have.) It's futile. Some things dont' get done with one letter. And some things don't get done until something or someone gets hurt. Parks need to be aware of this. They visit this site, and many other sites (as anyone knows...heck, it's easy to find out how they are doing.) This is just a voice stressing the need for follow ups.

PLEASE everyone must respect everyone...and respect the park.

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"The Future of Roller Coasters"
-RollerCoasterGod
Haunted Ohio Parks...you've been warned!!
*** This post was edited by RollerCoasterGod 10/21/2003 12:05:20 AM ***

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:05 AM
Maybe some fire marshalls should pay a visit to these parks.
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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:53 AM
All these problems would end if Gonchar would just quit smoking. :oD

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-Brian, who enjoys long walks on the beach, wooden coasters, avoiding being called a "jobber" while keeping it real in the 9Quad.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 7:12 AM
I hate when people smoke inline. But it will never end. I seen people and security at Cedar Point tell people to stop but not at any other parks. Its aloud at Six Flags Great Adventure. They just ask you to refrain from doing it which is horse poo. But it is a safety hazard as most Q for haunted houses are thrown together and they pack as many people in them as possible. Something bad could happen. Haunted House fire like at Six Flags Great Adventure. Could be very sad again. :>(

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Monday, October 20, 2003 10:43 AM

It is really unfortunate when people break the rules. I could have been in a fatal accident on my way to work this morning because of a driver not following laws of expressway driving. When possible, ask people nicely if they would please respect the rules. If you feel unsafe doing this, report the "rule-breaking" to an appropriate authority. Unfortunatly, as in your case, bitterness will get you nowhere. I would try something else.

RollerCoasterGod, you might also check out the first rule in the TOS.

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scott

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Monday, October 20, 2003 12:47 PM
Not only is it unsafe, but its disrespectful to the people in line. Just because someone wants to smoke doesn't mean that everyone else in line has to join them.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Monday, October 20, 2003 1:00 PM
<sigh>
Here we go again...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 1:42 PM
It's always going to be an on-going fight. Smokers have the right to smoke (not in line though!) and non-smokers have the right to breath "clean" air. I by no way support smoking and am trying to convince some of my friends to quit. (one of them finally decided to quit on his own, I'm so proud of him! 11 days and he's still going strong:)) I get mad when I'm standing in line and I'm surrounded by smokers. I'm sensitive to it, but not as sensitive as some people. Once my friend politely asked some of them to stop smoking because she's allergic to it, and they continued to do it. They're lucky she didn't have an asthma attack and die (okay, maybe I'm being a little overly dramatic.) ;) I'm sorry, but if you can't wait an hour to light up, then don't wait in line for the coaster! I think people just need to have a little more respect for other people.
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Monday, October 20, 2003 2:04 PM
Being a former smoker myself, it's also rude to subject those who have quit to that smell. That smooth, rich, smoky, delicious.... Running out back real fast to sm...-walk my dog. Yeah.
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Monday, October 20, 2003 2:51 PM
Come on!

We gave been down this road before. Do a search because a topic with plenty of replies about smoking at parks was discussed recently.

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