What are operators supposed to do with vomit?

Friday, October 15, 2004 7:18 PM
On my first trip to SFMM, as a matter of fact, it was my first time there, I decided to ride the Revolution, as most people do who don't know the park well. While standing one behind loading in line, I noticed that the train in front - on our car - had a little yellow blob of someone's lunch. So, what did the employees do? They got a pail of water and poured it on the seat - and - Voila! They sent it on a "dry run." No mops, just the hope that the loop on the ride had emptied some of the contents (although it is unlikely due to Gforces).

Fortunately, the people in front of us did not know that the ride operators were running two trains, and let me and my sister board in front. Whew! we got the dry seats, and I'm glad the other people didn't realize their error until after we boarded - oh well! :)

Friday, October 15, 2004 7:46 PM
They did the same thing on SOB this year. I guess its industry standard?
Friday, October 15, 2004 8:18 PM
At SFGAm, the procedure is clear the ride(so that people aren't sitting out on the brake run). Then clean the effected seat(s) thouroghly with soap. Then they dry the seat(s). Finally, the effected train is sent empty once more, then the ride resumes operation.

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Friday, October 15, 2004 8:46 PM
I thought they collected it, saved it up and later used it to make Dippin Dots. It's the only way I can think of to explain the taste!
Friday, October 15, 2004 10:58 PM
Not to mention the pretty pastel colors.

Do they still make that sawdust stuff in a bag that they used to spread around quite often in parochial grade schools?

Millrace, I hope you weren't part of a study to determine how similar the two tastes are.

Saturday, October 16, 2004 12:30 AM
I think vomit tastes better than dippin dots, as long as it's your own! :)
Saturday, October 16, 2004 12:43 AM
/\ Um, yeah. See that line way over there about 16 feet? You done crossed it!;)

clint, who hasn't tasted his own vomit since I moved back home from Morgantown and the whole WVU party atmosphere, b.

Hey, can't be that close to America's #1 party school and not have *too* much fun...;)

Saturday, October 16, 2004 1:00 AM
I was at BGW last year, and some lady lost her lunch on Apollo's Chariot.

I was the 3rd person in line to get on, so I would be on the next train (thankfully not that one), but all the employees did was hose the car down and send the train out empty for that "dry run". I guess thats all it is... clean it off and send it out once.


If it gets the job done..

Saturday, October 16, 2004 1:16 AM
Here are KI's instructions.

If on the floor/ ground - hose off if possible, or place Voban (sawdust substance) on it and sweep it up 10 -15 mins later.

If on a seat at Action FX Theatre - manually clean seat

If on coaster - spray with water, let dry, clean off, send once more, than load again.

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Saturday, October 16, 2004 1:39 AM
Sesame Place (kids...yeah)...if it's on the ground, or pretty much anything...take this sand/dirt combo, put it over top of the upchuckage...spray it all down with a disenfectant, sweep/wipe it up, and voila.....fortunately i've never seen someone (at least during my shifts) throw up on the coaster...but we did have a lil kid pee in the car once...that was a nice disenfectant job ;)

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Saturday, October 16, 2004 2:20 AM
I saw a grown woman take a pee on Legend at Holiday World once. That was some comedic gold there.
Saturday, October 16, 2004 2:54 AM
In 2000 I once saw a grown man take a shi...um crap on Millennium Force's exit at the end of the night. Disturbing shi... stuff.
Saturday, October 16, 2004 2:54 AM
Mantis was chucked on while I was waiting in line. The CP crew sprayed the seat down and then disinfected/wiped it down with cleaner. They probably spent a good 5 to 10 mins. cleaning it. Then they sent it out on a dry run and loaded it. Funny I saw another kid make it all the way outside of the Disaster Transport building before he hurled over the exit ramp rail into the grass.
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Saturday, October 16, 2004 5:36 AM
What thrillerman1 described with Mantis is the pretty spot on for rides at CP. Although we had a hose-worthy event this year on Magnum. One guy got off and chucked his lunch in the corner of the platform...naturally instead of leaning over the side. Then the very next train that came in this kid in the first car threw up on the back, middle, and front of the platform. Upon closer inspection I believe that one of those stuffed pretzels by the ride was to blame. :)
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Saturday, October 16, 2004 5:47 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I just HAD to click on this thread..........ugh. LOL!

I have seen these things happen way too many times......the most recent was last year during my very first time riding Raging Bull. We were waiting for the back seat and some dude just lost it after arriving back in the station.

They soaped and hosed it down, then cleaned it again with some type of disinfectant, then hosed it down again, then let it run about 5 cycles for a "dry run". Luckily they were running two trains and we got the non-barfed one. Crazy.


Saturday, October 16, 2004 8:37 AM
It also depends on the laws where the park is located. Some of them are in jurisdictions where vomit is classified as a biohazard, and can only be cleaned up by by a crew with the proper certification. So it's a combination of park policies and legal requirements.
Saturday, October 16, 2004 8:56 AM
I was at a vomit-fest at 6flags WOA a couple years: this girl climbs ont to BatmanKF, pulls the bar down, goes AAAAAAGGGG!, looks at her hands and theres chunks all over them. She, freaking out, uncermoniously, heaves projectile-like and sprays the seats in front of hers. some landed on this one guys head, and he loses it. all told, about 4 people lost it...
I felt for the workers, as they only had one bucket and 4 big splashes...
people in line were laughing and gagging. one guy yelled, 'better get a hose...'
thankfully, they shut down the ride for about 30 mins and no was complaining...
when they'd cleaned the carnage: They got a Standing-O from everyone in line...

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Saturday, October 16, 2004 9:40 AM
maybe the could recycle it:
as in..."...and have it w/some fava beans and nice ciente."

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Saturday, October 16, 2004 10:49 AM
I used to work at a coaster...we'd put Zep powder (the sawdust) on it and sweep it up, then hose it down and send the train out with the chuck row and all of the rows behind it empty. When it came back, we'd spray it with disinfectant and send it around again. Usually, it was fine after about three cycles and we managed to keep the queue moving during cleanup.
Saturday, October 16, 2004 11:33 AM
At DW we use a bleach/water mix to clean it up. The Tilt is the most famous for it(wonder why?). I have had my fair share of that wonderful chore. ugh. If it isn't on the ride we use kitty litter or the sawdust to absorbe it then we still go over it with bleach water.

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