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Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:35 am
by hoppedup
From SFOG FB. DeRaj has opinions:

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:17 pm
by prozach626
^hahaha! Yes! Those are the comments I love reading!

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:29 pm
by synnfusion
There's really two big ones I've seen over and over again. It seems like everyone knows of someone who claims that they nearly fell out of some roller coaster and was 'held down' by the person sitting next to them even though said ride includes seat belts. I always ask them 'why didn't you buckle and tighten the seat belt?' They always get confused and can't seem to remember there being seat belts.

The other one is the asking about track elements about a roller coaster that is right in front of them. I honestly had a friend ask me if Millennium Force had a drop while we were standing right in front of it. I asked him 'Dude what's wrong with you?' as I pointed to the big enormous obvious drop of Millennium Force.

Beyond this, I'd say most things can be forgiven such as getting names and locations wrong and thinking a roller coaster is some absurd height or speed. This of course excludes the random ridiculous cases of thinking roller coasters jump tracks, etc.

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:33 am
by CedarFlags
synnfusion wrote:There's really two big ones I've seen over and over again. It seems like everyone knows of someone who claims that they nearly fell out of some roller coaster and was 'held down' by the person sitting next to them even though said ride includes seat belts. I always ask them 'why didn't you buckle and tighten the seat belt?' They always get confused and can't seem to remember there being seat belts.


It's honestly fascinating to me that people can so vividly remember their restraints coming completely unlatched. Like... that just doesn't happen, but people swear up and down that it has. I wonder if being in an adrenaline rush state makes people's brain exaggerate the memory of something small (like popping up a click) into something huge.

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:14 pm
by CoasterAuditor
I had a friend that went to SFMM last year. He told me didn't ride Tatsu because it "looked like Alpengeist" and didn't ride Scream because it "looked like Apollo''s Chariot." He's been on Dominator at KD too. He rode 4 roller coasters in his only visit to SFMM and is now adamant to me that X2 is the greatest roller coaster of all time. He at least KNEW to ride Twisted Colossus so I will give him credit there. :lol:

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:00 am
by RAWKIN_coaster38
People love to compare roller coasters, but it boggles my mind when they compare two that are nothing alike. I heard several people at SDC comparing Wildfire to Outlaw Run. Just... how? The inversions?

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:24 am
by prozach626
^ I might look at a painting and compare a Monet to a Van Gogh, because I'm not into art enough to know the difference. As you said, the inversions are the likely similarity.

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:48 am
by SixFlagsAstroworld
^This

Whenever my non coaster enthusiast friends ask me how Outlaw Run was, I would say “It’s like Wildfire except made of wood” so they can understand that it has inversions.

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:55 am
by RAWKIN_coaster38
^ & ^^ That's a good way to put it, I guess that makes sense. If their only experience with coasters is at the park they are at, then comparisons are a lot more limited.

Re: Weirdest Things The 'GP' Have Said

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:11 am
by gerstlaueringvar
I even use loop-de-loop to refer to all inversions when I talk to the GP. It’s jut easier and I stopped caring.