philthephorce Posted June 26, 2007 Share Posted June 26, 2007 Three years ago my family and I went to Geauga Lake. We arrived during a light rainstorm and bought ponchos... Sometime later in the day, it had stopped raining and we decided to ride RWB. Since we don't go to Geauga Lake every year (or really ever for that matter) I convinced my sis to ride in the front seat with me. We were dispatched and immediately my mind went into "record" mode- I was trying to give my full attention to the layout and the forces and anything else that adds to the experience, but I was distracted the moment we went zooming down the first hill. I noticed my sister laughing a little more than usual, but at first I tried to ignore it, then I decided that RWB really isn't a mind blowing coaster and decided to see what the heck was so funny. My sister and I were still wearing the ponchos from earlier and, you guessed it, the wind during the ride caught the ponchos and inflated them, making us look like rejects from the mascot orgies on Conan O'Brien. Looking at my smallish sister "hiding" in that poncho brought me to tears for the rest of the ride. The mother and daughter sitting directly behind us didn't help keep the situation unfunny either. The daughter, in her best 80's after school special voice whined to her mother, "Mommeeee! I can't see aaannnyyythiiiinng!" Everyone that I kinda got a glimpse of while exiting the ride got off as though nothing special happened, as if they just saw a mediocre movie. Even the operators were in their "quit yellin', I'm gellin'" mood. But I left the ride doubled over out of breath and in pain from laughing so hard at imagining what we must've looked like on that ride... I still chuckle about it when I think about it... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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