Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby MrSum1_55 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:53 pm

GP: "So where did you decide to go last summer?"
Me: "Germany."
GP: "Germany? I thought you'd want to do a roller coaster trip."
Me; "Well it kind of was. I went to four amusement parks there."
GP: "What? They have roller coasters in Germany!?"

This was not an isolated incident either. I heard variations of this conversation from at least ten different people. There are so many Americans who think that the United States is the only country in the world that has amusement parks (or that the international Disney parks are the only non US parks in the world). I never knew how prevalent this belief was until recently.

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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby TwistyTie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:13 pm

Comment on a video of Twisted Typhoon at Wild Adventures (an SLC):

In my eyes, I think of this as a sister ride to Montu in Tampa, FL. It has the same feel to it, and would look very similar to each other if you mirrored one of them. They are probably my two all-time favorites of inverted coasters and are both the steel giants of their parks.
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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby Legocraft » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:27 pm

One of my friends said "I hate roller coasters, when you're going up the first hill and you hear the clicking noise that means that the safety mechanism broke!"
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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby TwistyTie » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:46 am

Comment on a Twisted Timbers POV:

Wait a second why are the rmcing mystic timbers and moving it to kings dominion
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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby Dombot » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:55 am

TwistyTie wrote:Comment on a Twisted Timbers POV:

Wait a second why are the rmcing mystic timbers and moving it to kings dominion


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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:06 am

TwistyTie wrote:Comment on a video of Twisted Typhoon at Wild Adventures (an SLC):

In my eyes, I think of this as a sister ride to Montu in Tampa, FL. It has the same feel to it, and would look very similar to each other if you mirrored one of them. They are probably my two all-time favorites of inverted coasters and are both the steel giants of their parks.


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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby CaptainUnknown » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:55 pm

While I'm sure this Buzzfeed article is loaded with inaccuracies, I couldn't get past the first one.
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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:11 pm

A comment is one thing, but an article?
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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:30 am

A Buzzfeed article is generally the same level of journalism as a Youtube comment.
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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

Postby EquusStorm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:46 am

A really good friend of mine from outside the enthusiast community worked at Knott's for several years, and if I'm recalling our conversations correctly was a ride op on Montezooma's Revenge for a good while. His stories of less-than-brilliant GP questions, amusing things the ops did to mess with particularly ornery GP, and entertaining observations during the park's Halloween festivities have the group in stitches when I happen to be in California or at an event he's also attending. I know people are at amusement parks to have a fun time and generally aren't super knowledgeable about every part of coaster operation or coaster statistics (nor should they be required to be!) but some questions are just... not that bright by any standards.

There were frequent questions from those already seated in the train asking if the ride has any inversions, while sitting in plain sight of the track ahead with the famous loop. Similarly, questions asking if the loop ahead was part of the ride, in full view of the continuous track from station to loop (though, there are so many coasters so close together at Knott's, this isn't as dumb a question as at other parks; though one only needs to watch the launch one time to get an answer) And best of all, there were also complaints about why they were not running two trains to cut down on wait time... on a Schwarzkopf shuttle. Obviously pretty common comments as noted through the thread, but I'll listen carefully for more specifics next time.
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