Yet another kid risks his life for a hat.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 8:19 PM
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Found this on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqX3a385Qs&NR=1

It's just amazing how stupid people can be.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 8:25 PM

Well, at least he didn't loose his head. He was still stoopid though.


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Saturday, November 21, 2009 8:40 PM

^You said "stoopid" . :)


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Sunday, November 22, 2009 12:06 AM
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This video is over 2 years old.


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Sunday, November 22, 2009 1:28 AM
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not to mention fake. The ride was obviously stopped during the fetching of the hat.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 11:57 AM
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Something like that happened when I worked on the ride in 2000. This could be the same guy. If it was, he was never caught and the ride was in operation during the hat recovery.

Shall we have another discussion on how younger males are naturally risk-takers?


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Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:06 PM
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Hoffman, how can you tell the ride is stopped?

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:23 PM
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LostKause said:
Something like that happened when I worked on the ride in 2000. This could be the same guy. If it was, he was never caught and the ride was in operation during the hat recovery.

Shall we have another discussion on how younger males are naturally risk-takers?

Was it a fun ride to work? Coaster geek minds want to know ;)

Younger males? Some of us older ones have done some stoopid things too. I even know of some girls who do. I think it's a gap, a left out piece, in the brain.


Billy
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Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:27 PM
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Before you can become older & wiser, you are young & stupid. And if that doesn't work out you become dead.

Last edited by DaveStroem, Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:27 PM

Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:51 PM
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Yes, Demon. It was a really fun ride to work at. My favorite position on the ride was spillway, which was at the top of the large drop inside the building. It was a simple position; you just had to watch that no one stood up or tried to jump out before going down the drop, and warn them with the microphone if they did. If telling them to please sit down didn't work, then you had to e-stop the small lift before the drop.

It was dark and relaxing, and a well known place where employees could take a nap, but I never napped. When an empty ride vehicle went by, I would always marvel at the awesome T-Rex, and how beautiful she really is.

My other favorite position was grouper. It was a fun puzzle trying to fill each boat, while trying to keep groups together.

My least favorite position was Express entrance. One time a group of Brazilians cursed at me because I was told not to honor the blue tickets, and that's what they had. They even said mean things about my Mother. lol I wanted to call security, but their was no phone at that position at that time, and that circumstance made me really dislike that position.

A good friend of mine who I met while working at Cedar Point now works at JPRA. Universal was one of the coolest jobs that I have ever had, but the pay sucked when I was there.


edit - turned "lease" into "please"

Last edited by LostKause, Sunday, November 22, 2009 11:05 PM
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Sunday, November 22, 2009 8:47 PM
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^Sounds fun! I had to do the same thing when I worked on Blue Streak at CP - fools standing on the lift. We got a workout going up there every few days or so.

The only time I ever rode the Jurassic ride, the dinosaur didn't work, or 'go off' :( But it was still a nice ride.


Billy
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Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:16 PM
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LostKause said:

My other favorite position was grouper.

So glad I reread that post of yours.. The first pass I saw groper, and wondered how one comes across a paying position such as that.


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Monday, November 23, 2009 7:27 AM

You know, I here "groupers," make good meals in Florida. :)

Last edited by Hopman, Monday, November 23, 2009 12:30 PM

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Monday, November 23, 2009 10:20 AM
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Fun said:
Hoffman, how can you tell the ride is stopped?

Look at the boats at 0:20. Most definitely stopped.

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Monday, November 23, 2009 11:03 AM
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That's the station.

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Monday, November 23, 2009 12:54 PM
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Stopped or not the ride could unstop itself at any moment.


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Monday, November 23, 2009 12:56 PM
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^^Ride operator: I'm gonna stop the ride so you can doggie paddle over to your hat. Hurry up, before I turn the ride back on!


Billy
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Monday, November 23, 2009 7:46 PM
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Yeah, at 20 seconds, the video show some boats stopped at the exit platform, and a little past that are boats stopped at the load platform. There are no people moving around on the platform in that portion of the video, so the ride could be down at that time, or not. We could have seen a point in time where no one was on the platform. I can't tell if there were staff members on the platform or not.

That quick scene of the platform at about :20 is at a very interesting angle. That particular angle can not be seen from an area accessible to the public. It was shot from the other end of the splashdown pool, from an area only accessible by staff.

I also do not think that that particular scene shows that the ride is down because normally when the ride is down, the long walkway beside the water is used to unload passengers. The boat stack along side this walkway. If it was shot during downtime, it would have been before the ride unloaded all of the passengers in this area.

Unless the ride was down for a reason that would keep the boats from reaching the station.

The video also shows boats coming out of the building after the drop, which means that at some point during the video, the ride was operational. If the ride was down, I don't know how likely it would be that the ride ops would make it a point to look at the splashdown pool before restarting the ride. There could be a boat just ready to drop when the time came to reopen. That guy is in grave danger whether the ride was down or not.

I know this info didn't help to make a conclusion.


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Monday, November 23, 2009 8:10 PM

Going off of my slightly shaky memory from one visit during a November weekday, I remember standing there watching the drop and waiting a few minutes between boats coming down. If the kid went in as soon as another boat passed and it was as slow a day (or slower) as my visit was, he might have had a shot at pulling that stunt before another boat came down.

Regardless, extremely stupid and hope he got at least hassled by security for it, if not thrown out of the park.

Last edited by maXairMike, Monday, November 23, 2009 8:11 PM

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Monday, November 23, 2009 8:13 PM
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I hope they confiscated the hat! ;)


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

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