Weird Park Policies

Friday, February 27, 2009 1:29 AM
LostKause's avatar

I usually sport Levi's Workwear shorts to a park. The leg pockets large enough to fit all of my stuff, and all of my party's stuff too.

So finally say goodbie to the fannie pack.


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Friday, February 27, 2009 7:43 AM

One pair of cargo pants: $25.99, on sale.

Walking right by the line Nazis every time: priceless.


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Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:39 AM

That's for sure. I wear cargo pants, cargo shorts, or a jacket which has zipping pockets on every visit. When I walk passed the locker areas I think "Nope, you're not getting an extra dollar out of me, when I go on this ride".


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Saturday, February 28, 2009 2:59 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Levi's Workwear shorts. Would those, perhaps, be made of denim?

Because I won't be caught dead in "Jorts" :-D.

Last edited by Raven-Phile, Saturday, February 28, 2009 2:59 AM
R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:21 AM
LostKause's avatar

They are cotton. They come in a variety of colors, such as kakki, grey, black, and navy. The fabric does not look like jeans. It's not snonewashed or anything. They look like a thick pair of baggy kakkis (in another color sometimes) with nice, big caro pockets.

They can be expensive, but I always buy them on sale for about $20 at Kohl's or Sears. (It's the only reason I'll step foot into Sears.) They are well made and last for years.

I wont be caught dead in "jorts" either.


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Saturday, February 28, 2009 2:20 PM

As unfashionable as they may be, I'm a fan of Old Navy cargo shorts. As I'm a gadgetphile they have a place for all my stuff- at a park or not.


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Saturday, February 28, 2009 5:58 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

So, are they kind of like Dickies?

Oh, and I really just wanted to type "jorts". :-D


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:02 AM

I wear these Mossimo cargo shorts, although mine are not camoulflage. I have one blue and one grey. I also have a pair of grey cargo pants which are very similar, in which the the legs unzip and can be removed below the knee. The pants are very useful if it is going to be warm during the day and cold at night. I have been using the same 2 pairs of shorts and pair of pants since 2005, since I only wear them to amusement parks. They are still in great condition and have only faded slighty. All 3 pairs were about $20 each.

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My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:18 AM
LostKause's avatar

Nope. They are like cargo shorts...or "corts" lol

Those are very comparable to Levis Workwear, MMadict. I had a pair of the Mossomos too. Got them on sale when I worked at Target. Nice shorts.

Last edited by LostKause, Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:20 AM
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Sunday, March 1, 2009 10:37 AM

I got mine at Target too. $20 for 4 years of use so far. Can't beat that. The material has not even started to show any signs of thinning yet. It looks like they should last a while longer.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Sunday, March 1, 2009 6:24 PM
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I buy a LOT of clothes from Target, though I don't go for the "useful at parks" approach, as much as the "highly fashionable and comfortable". What I do find, though, is their clothes last forever.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, March 2, 2009 8:00 AM

I'm more of a "does it cover my pale white butt?" sort of shopper.

Also, drifty!


- Johnathan
@robotfactory

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Monday, March 2, 2009 1:48 PM

A good pair of jeans I've found are Wrangler's Riggs work jeans line. I've got a big butt to fit, and these fit PEFECTLY! Plus, they wear like iron.


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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:20 AM

The locker policy makes me furious

I was at Great Adventure with a younger sibling. They had a bag with them. We were going to a coaster with the locker policy. I was going to ride and they were going to wait at the exit right outside the station. We always do that at Dorney where they even have waiting areas at some coasters right next to the station. We were stopped saying the bag couldn't be taken in line. I told both the security guard and ride op at the entrance they weren't riding and then was told not only could they not take the bag in line but they weren't allowed in line if they weren't riding.

I wasn't going to leave them alone while I was in line even though it was less then a 10 minute wait and refused to put the bag in a locker when they weren't going to ride.

That is really family friendly policy isn't it?

I wrote the park a very nasty letter about the incident. I called them out on it not being being for safety or faster loading and all for money (and gave specific reasons why). They basically agreed with me about how it is not right for a non rider not to be allowed in line with or without a bag but said the policy is here to stay.

Another policy I don't get is the no re-ride policy at Dorney (and other CF parks?). So annoying to have a station empty except maybe people waiting for the front row and you have to exit and walk around. I remember someone saying it was for insurance reasons but how does seeing the warning sign each time make a difference?

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 2:24 AM

Since you asked about other CF parks, at KBF you are allowed to re-ride as many times as you want, without leaving, as long as you pick a seat which nobody was waiting for. If nobody is waiting for your current seat, you are allowed to re-ride without getting out.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 6:16 AM

CP towards the end of last season slackened their no re ride policy as well. On MF when the line was short enough, they opened the handicapped gate and let people re enter the line there, and I was able to snag a re ride on Raptor and Magnum in October as well.


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Thursday, March 5, 2009 4:08 PM
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On Titan, it's because of the helix. Especially when it's hot out, I could see how re-riding Titan without getting up could cause faintness.


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