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^I don't think I'll be going there for a while though. Not this year, and I'm probably hitting up SFGADV and New York next year. But I want too

 

And now I think I will contribute a weird GP saying to this thread!

 

I walked out of Taco Tico today and said, "What wonderful weather for an amusement park! Oh wait. We don't have one!"

 

Stupid old, no-casino, no fun people

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While at Panel for Riddler's one day, some young girl getting in the front row asked me,

"This ride doesn't go upside down, does it?"

 

I laughed a little because aside from the fact that the entire queue for the ride goes through the ride, you can see the vertical loop and second dive loop from the station.

 

I told her "only on the weekends" (it was thursday)

Her response: "Crap, I came on the wrong day"

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Operating Hours: Kennywood gates open @ 10:30 am and rides begin to open @ 11 am. Closing times are determined daily, but closing is usually around 10 pm depending upon weather and crowd conditions. During Phantom Fright Nights, the park is open from 7 pm until 1 am. Kennywood does not have daytime operating hours during Phantom Fright Nights.

 

Strange...

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This summer I was at Kennywood with a few friends and one of them said "let's go on the Steel Phantom." I said the Steel Phantom isn't at Kennywood anymore. My friend started flipping out, saying "yah it's still at the park" and all of this other stuff. I said "it was removed in 2001, it's now called the Phantom's Revenge." He of course got mad at me.

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This summer I was at Kennywood with a few friends and one of them said "let's go on the Steel Phantom." I said the Steel Phantom isn't at Kennywood anymore. My friend started flipping out, saying "yah it's still at the park" and all of this other stuff. I said "it was removed in 2001, it's now called the Phantom's Revenge." He of course got mad at me.

 

 

 

Not to sound rude, but here is a quote from rcdb:

 

Originally built by Arrow Dynamics and called the Steel Phantom. During the 2000-2001 off-season Morgan was brought in to make some modifications:

 

The original 4 loops were removed.

The height remained the same as the lift hill was unchanged.

The drop increased from 225' to 228' feet.

The length was increased from 3000' to 3200'.

The original ride time was 2:15.

The trains were modified removing the over the shoulder restraints.

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So this isnt really gp, but a kid on the midwest trip last year as we are driving through a town on our way to indiana beach, said loud enough for the entire bus to hear. " wow is this an amish town" just as we pass a car dealership and a cell phone place. With out missing a beat i reply "yes shawn because all amish towns have a car dealership and cell phone store". Needless to say the entire bus was cracking up.

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When I was at Heide Park. This kid said in german to his friends:

 

kid: Desert Race is the fastest coaster in the world

me: No it's not.

 

Than around an hour later. I saw the same kid and his friends by Collosos.

 

kid: Collossos is the largest wooden coaster in the world

me: No it's not.

 

I didn't even know him, but his group seems a little confused.

 

--James "Yes, that is one of the stupidest things a kid could say" Flint

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Me: The new coaster at Thorpe Park will have a more than vertical drop, about 97 degrees I think.

Other person: Good one thats impossible, how would they put supports on that.

Lol

Me: What! I would pay like £200 just to get into Cedar Point (bearing in mind I live in a small part of england with the nearest theme park 4 hours away)

Friend: Well thats stupid I would rather go camping.

Lol

Jordan.

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Me:(Coming back from lunch at Oasis, I decided to take Orient Express back to Tatsu)

Guest:Where's Tsunami?

Me:(confused) I'm sorry ma'am, come again?

G:Tsunami? Where is it?

M:I don't think we have an attraction here called that...is it a water ride you're looking for?

G:No! The big red one where you sit doggy style!

M:(Laughing)Oh! You mean TATSU!, I'm headed up there now, you can follow me.

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I had just left Oasis one day and as soon as I walked on stage someone asked me how to get to Goliath. I turned around, then turned back to look at the woman, she still was puzzled. I turned back around and then gave her the same look. Anyone who works in rides at SFMM knows why this is funny.

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Talking to a technician/sales person at work while assembling a piece of equipment, we started talking about theme parks and Cedar Point. The tech mentioned about "The Blue Demon" which goes 300 something feet, goes about 90 mph (got that part right anyway) down a near vertical drop. My main assumption he was talking about was Millenneum Force as that fit closest to his description. I just kinda went along like I understood, as hard as it was to do so.

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At Evel Knievel on Friday:

 

GP Boyfriend: "Evel Knievel is the world's fastest wooden coaster." (after riding)

 

GP Girlfriend: "No it is not."

 

Usually I hear a boyfriend trying to impress a girlfriend with exaggerated statistics, but this time, it backfired.

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I had just left Oasis one day and as soon as I walked on stage someone asked me how to get to Goliath. I turned around, then turned back to look at the woman, she still was puzzled. I turned back around and then gave her the same look. Anyone who works in rides at SFMM knows why this is funny.

 

Do you mind explaining for the rest of us?

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^ Oh. That makes sense now.

 

adding to this topic: this never happened to me, but one of my co-workers ended up with two parents who were absolutely mad as could be. Turns out that they were mad at him for telling their kids that they shouldn't have unbuckled their seat belts and moved seats while the ride was moving.... figured that he ended up getting a guest mad at him for enforcing a rule that is there for their very own safety.

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^

 

Yeah, when I worked on Millennium Force, I was sitting at the entrance one day (which is right next to the enormous Millennium Force sign) and somebody asked me what ride it was.

 

Also while sitting at the MF entrance, I had somebody come up to me and ask me if MF was "that one" (pointing to Top Thrill Dragster). If you've ever been to the park or seen the pictures, you know why that is so strange and funny.

 

Those were the times when I really had to refrain from giving the person a funny look and saying, "You're screwing with me, aren't you?"

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^^ The huge stone "GOLIATH" wall is not easy to miss, I'll give you that. The fact that you walk - through - the center of the wall to enter the ride queue is perhaps not as evident as it may seem to someone entirely familiar with it. I'm guilty of having walked around the corner toward Colossus in search of the Goliath ride entrance. I then asked a park employee where the entrance was and they politely directed me to it.

 

I don't consider myself to be particularly stupid and I can understand why someone may have asked you how to enter the queue despite the fact that they were very near it. Being completely familiar with the layout of a park, some of the questions that people ask may seem stupid when in fact they are perfectly reasonable if asked by someone that does not share your familiarity with the immediate surroundings.

 

I would expect a park employee to offer the answer to the question that was asked, rather than make the paying customer feel awkward. If I had to guess, I'd imagine that your employer probably feels the same way.

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