razore86 said: I'll give $100 to the first one that can find a Cedar Fair trash can that is over filled. Anyone?...
Now I wish I had a photo of that one from the Iron Dragon queue. It was a badly-placed can located where it couldn't be emptied while the queue was full, which it was all day that day.
But while we snicker at Cedar Fair's (over)use of trash containers, the very presence of those cans makes a difference. You never have to look far to find a trash can at a Cedar Fair park. And when people can find trash cans, they are less likely to make a mess of the midway.
I think part of the problem is that some parks place trashcans in the queues where they are hard to access by a park employee because of all the guests in the way. I saw this in action at PKD on opening day last year in the Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Mansion queue (which has very narrow pathways). It was very hot and that trashcan was overflowing not too far into the afternoon. I've also seen selective use of trashcans in the same queue. A good example I can remember was Medusa at Great Adventure. One trashcan was overflowing while the other one had plenty of room. I think parks make things worse when they go into queues and sell lemonade. Sure, they're taking advantage of the fact that you might be in a never ending line that might not be covered (and you're REALLY thirsty), but it just contributes to the trashcan problem.
By the way, I remember Six Flags Over Texas being very clean.