Why does barf = "minor technical difficulties"?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:15 AM

SFMMAddict said:
I understand all of your points and that the parks are basically protecting themselves by using the most generic statement they can if anything unexpected happens.

If I fail to see what you and other people are saying, why did I say that? Did you see the parts of my last two posts when I said I was asking a theoretical question?

Last edited by SFMMAddict, Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:16 AM

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, April 29, 2009 3:55 AM

SFMMAddict said:
On my trips to SFMM and KBF whenever somebody throws up the ride ops announce something like "the ride is delayed due to minor technical difficulties". Based on the groaning and complaining I hear and my own thoughts when I hear this, I think that when most people in line for a ride hear the words "delayed due to minor technical difficulties" they assume the ride has broken down and possibly decide to leave. I have thought a few times that parks should have a different statement to use when this happens so that people know that the ride is not actually broke down. Perhaps something like "the ride will be delayed for a few minutes due to a clean up". It seems to me that a statement more accurate than "technical difficulties" should be used and if they said something which implied some sort of clean up, people would know that they should not leave. Also, are there any parks which have some kind of alternate statement for situations like this? Any thoughts?

Just look at your original statement, and maybe you will see why we are responding to you like this. You are the one that originated this topic.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:03 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

This thread is making me laugh so hard that I feel like hurling. ;)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:02 AM
Carrie M.'s avatar

That's funny, Tina. It just makes me feel like hurling, period. ;)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:53 AM
rollergator's avatar

"Carrie and Tina are currently experiencing minor technical difficulties." They should be up and posting again...sometime soon.


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:59 AM
Carrie M.'s avatar

That's awesome. :)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:22 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

LOL, Bill! Actually it's quite the opposite. Carrie and I are probably the only ones NOT experiencing technical difficulties. We just laugh when threads like this turn into Romper Room. ;)

Maybe all coasters should have the "Watch out for the hurl" signs (or whatever it said) attached at each station like they do on the fence near the Skyflyer at KD. Is that sign still there or did they do away with it once the park went Cedar Fair?

I thought that was the most hysterical sign every, next to the anti-chicken sign near Italian Backlot Job Stunt Coaster at KI. ;)

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:25 AM
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:34 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Gator said: "Carrie and Tina are currently experiencing minor technical difficulties." They should be up and posting again...sometime soon.

Ah...the perfect example: accoding to the timestamp Carrie posted 6 mins later. I would have been really pissed if Gator had said, "Carrie and Tina will post again in 5 mins."

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:24 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

What happens if you hurl on one of the Hurlers?


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:38 PM
janfrederick's avatar

It'd be a total barforama!


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:42 PM
janfrederick's avatar

By the way, as someone figures out how best to phrase things all day, I really like "Temporary Delay". We always used "Technical Difficulties" at Great America, and I think it did frighten the public a bit. But "Temporary Delay" might be more liable to be followed with a "Why?"

See, the difficulty is technical, don't ask, it's beyond your grasp. Just like many of the explanations in response to your thread. ;)


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:57 PM

Barf really is a technical difficulty - due to liability issues, health concerns, etc - most parks (specifically the chains) now view vomit as 'hazardous waste' and have specific protocols on how the ride has to be cleaned before it can be run again. I know that Holiday World has very stringent procedures for cleaning coaster cars after such incidents.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:17 AM

Chitown said:
"Just look at your original statement, and maybe you will see why we are responding to you like this. You are the one that originated this topic."

Gee, really did I start this topic? LOL. Do you think I didn't know that? I stand by my original statement. What I find sad is that so many people found it neccessary to post rude comments instead of just stating their opinions. Chitown, you may be the most guilty of all. If you have had such a problem with this topic and have even told me to get over it and move on, maybe you should stop responding to it.


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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Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:14 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

janfrederick said:
It'd be a total barforama!

Haha! You beat me to it!

To this day that is the only scene in Stand By Me that I do not like watching, even though it's hysterical. ;)

-Tina

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:42 AM

^^

It's a forum. Don't take things personally. I chimed in because no matter what a person gave as a reason, you seemed to brush it off.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:15 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Fine. We give up! Here's the answer you so desperately want:

Absolutely 100% yes...if a park said, "May I have your attention: someone just barfed but we'll have it cleaned soon and the ride will open in 5 minutes," it would be way better than just saying something vague like 'technical difficulties.' It would allow those in line to make an informed decision on whether to stay in line or leaving to ride something else.

Happy?

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 4:35 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

I'm kind of confused about what your expectation was, SFMMAddict. It seems you received quite a few reasonable opinions and thoughts on the topic. There was some humor sprinkled in, as well. I'm thinking that's about all anyone can ask for from a forum like this.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:08 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Ah...not so, Ms. Carrie. In addition to reasonable opinions and sprinkled humor one can also expect...

...drum roll please...

...haiku!

Why is the ride closed?
Is it technical or barf?
Either way, we wait.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:19 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

I forgot Haikus.

The sign a topic is done.

Yay, Moosh set me straight.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:21 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Haikus signal end
Nothing more to be said now
I'm in before close


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