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  1. Another fun day on Gold Striker! While not many rides, it was still awesome! Anyone know the reason why they did so many test cycles before they let riders on? Just curious. Can't wait for tomorrow and Friday! (yay for extensions)

     

    By the way, once the queue was closed, they did a few cycles of empty trains before the last 3 trains of riders. I was on the second train of the three and the time was about 8:15; therefore, NIGHT RIDE! Night rides are just pure heaven on Gold Striker

     

    You would have seen me

  2. Scott pilgrim vs the world is an awesome movie. So that analogy doesn't work for me. I would say it's more like saying spice world was a good movie. (it wasn't)

     

    Actually, that analogy should work to people who like it. At least in my case, I like Scott Pilgrim, and everyone I know who has seen it likes it. However, most people who haven't seen it will not watch it, not being able to grasp the fact that it is actually a good movie. Ejector airtime seems to work the same way to many Californians, as they do not know how awesome it is, and, therefore, assume it is not that great and giant loops are better.

     

    In fact, if it weren't for Scott Pilgrim's high Rotten Tomatores score (that it deserves), I may have never watched the movie. However, this same website gave Adventureland an 89% (of which I think it does not deserve)

     

    In fact, to go back on topic, I really hate movies like FD3 and Adventureland, that depict amusment parks as being unsafe. It really dumbs down people's views on the industry, causing the usual GP 'roller coasters aren't safe!'

     

    I apologize I misunderstood what you meant. I don't really rely on reviews. They look for specific things and pick it apart. A movie is to escape reality. So is a theme park. You go there to have fun and not think of everything for a couple days.

  3. Hmm what was the shirt you were wearing on the last ride for flight deck?

     

    Was wearing a yellow and grey shirt and was sitting in the front with a family of 3.

     

    yea because I would've been checking your seat at the end. I was loader. I was actually limping a little if you noticed. Do you remember if I did anything specific besides say "good".

    I remember a Latino looking guy checked my seat who was at Safety (if that's what it's still called; I used to operate Top Gun back in 2000, can't believe it's been 12 years lol) I was sitting on the back before I went back in line for the last ride of the day and remember a girl checking my seat, was that you?

     

    Yup, my name tag says "christina". Did I say anything specific? Safety is called Unloader now. I guess its called unloader because the person is on the exit side.

  4. Hmm what was the shirt you were wearing on the last ride for flight deck?

     

    Was wearing a yellow and grey shirt and was sitting in the front with a family of 3.

     

    yea because I would've been checking your seat at the end. I was loader. I was actually limping a little if you noticed. Do you remember if I did anything specific besides say "good". I'm trying to remember what you look like lol.

  5. Just got back from a long day, got to the park a little before 11:30 and left around 8:20. Got on the last ride of the night on FD for the first time ever and in the front which was fun, the ride crew towards closing became Super Tight Line Nazis but more on that later.

    Decent sized crowd. The longest wait was Tiki Twirl, though I would assume the reason being was that there wasn't a real grouper assigning people to the 4 "color" groups anymore since the Survivor Theme is gone, and that the queue in the loading area is all confusing since they removed half of it, but that's another story.

    They are definitely taking control of the lines with all the Fast Lane/Groupers at all the major rides which is great as it does help the lines flow so much smoother. They were grouping people at Drop Tower and assigning them cabins (so the spiel they say when they say "walk to your assign cabin" finally has real meaning now lol). They did assign rows at Vortex even though there was no line too.

    FInally saw Happiness Is Snoopy, definitely a great show, highly recommend for the families.

    Back to the Line Nazis, towards closing, the FD crew were getting extremely strict on people abusing the Fast Lane Line to get back in line instead of going all the way to the front, who didn't have FL wristband. I saw a group of nearly 10 people get forced to walk to the front. At least the line jumping is being addressed...

    It's nice to know both SFDK & CGA this year are getting more in control of the lines and overcrowding at the stations which is a good thing, even though to the GP it looks like the line is long, it helps with the overall flow.

     

    Hmm what was the shirt you were wearing on the last ride for flight deck?

  6. Well almost all Disney rides end in helixes. I did them all in one day (Disney world) by the time we rode expedition everest and it did backwards helix, I had to grit my teeth to not cause a protein spill. I was sweating and hands all clammy. So for me the helix is overused in Disney. I like sheikras water brakes or slowing down part *shrugs* but I still have to go with intimidator being my favorite on everything then afterburn then manta in sea world Orlando. That was an experience.

  7. It's kind of goes along with the height as well. Like the incident at Darien lake not only the leg issue but he also wasn't tall enough. I just had an incident the other day where a guest was angry about the whole height and adult price thing. I explained to her that I understand how she feels but that the height requirement isn't the parks rule it's the ride manufactures rule. She came back with "well the park sets the prices right?" then I said I understand but all I can do is enforce the ride height set by the manufacturer. That basically defused the situation because it wasn't the parks rule. Now I don't know how the employees handled it there but I would think that they would try to explain it. What I try to do is put myself in the guests shoes and explain it to them like that. I don't know if what I said is exactly revelant but the only reason I made the analogy is because they are both park rules.

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