After such a rainy day at CP, I've decided that the Xlerator hand dryer deserves some major props. My friend and I kept getting soaked so we kept walking back to the front of CP where they ahve the only Xlerator hand dryers that I know of in the park. These things are just so awesome and powerful: instant hand/t-shirt/sock/shoe/hair dryer.
Are there any other amusement parks out there sporting these crazy contraptions? Does anyone agree that these things should also replace all hand dryers everywhere!?!? :)
First thing I thought when I first used them "Best Hand dryer EVER!" Those things are amazing. They are at other bathrooms then just the front ones. I think there are some in the potty near Magnum XL-200.
Anywho, I don't know why more parks don't invest in these. They are kind of air dryers are slow and never do a good job. I rather use a towel over those anyday.
I have also seen the Xlerator hand dryer at Cincinnati's Coney Island. I saw it in the restroom in the rear of the administration buidling. Don't know about the parks other restrooms becuase I always find that one to be the most conveniant.
What was that phrase going around a year or so ago something about 'They scare the water off of your hands'.
What cracks me up about the old-style hand dryers is that they claim to be more "sanitary" than paper towels. Yet you have to push a bacteria-covered button, whereas with towels, usually you only touch the towel you use. More sanitary my butt.
Although I do love the "push button, get free bacon" drawings. And also: 1) push butt 2) dry hands gently under arm 3) stops auto 4) wipe hands on pants.
I found them most useful when Longaberger would rent Cedar Point for family day which was usually scheduled the first week of May. In 2002 the temperature never topped 40 degrees and in 2003 and it never topped 50 degrees. We spent alot of time in the restrooms next to the dryers keeping warm.
Those things are a lot of fun! You can put your hands together under them and make loud farting noises! Yeah, the old dryers are horrible. I use paper towels over those things because they don't dry your hands anyways!
Just by reading the subject header I so thought someone was drying their hands on Knott's coaster [there is a restroom next to the ride's entrance] and couldn't fathom why they wouldn't use the towels in the bathroom...LOL!.