First off, when we visit a theme park we are part of the GP but we tend to exclude ourselves from the rest of the GP being as we are enthusiests...but we all get your idea.
Anyway, here's one...(believe it or not this was a ride op)
Curious SLC rider: How fast does this go?
Ride Op: This ride goes about 80 mph.
Curious SLC rider: Really? That's pretty fast.
Me: *looks at cousin* you know, this ride only goes 50 mph like the rest of it's clones.
I worked in the PKI during the 95, 96, 97 and 98 seasons. Let me tell you, there were times when you laughed your butt off, and times when you wanted to scream at the ignorant questions we got asked. Here's a sample:
"Are you on an Island?" (We're in Southern Ohio, what do you think?)
"I make films featuring dogs in human situations. Can I come and film some of my dogs ON THE VORTEX?" (WTF??? Yeah, come on ahead. Meanwhile, let me contact PETA)
"Can I just come into the park and look for my daughter/son/mother/best friend" (There are 40,000 people in the park today... sure, come on in, I am sure you'll have no trouble spotting them")
"My wife is a rather large woman. Will she be able to ride the rides?" (Boy, I bet she appreciated him making that call)
"Is it going to rain today?"
"What time is it going to rain?" (Dude, if I could answer these questions do you honestly think I would be spending my summer weekends sitting inside a office talking to you for $6 an hour?)
"What kind of rain will it be?" (um, wet? Acid? Cats and dogs?)
"Should I still come if it's raining?" (do you mind walking around all day in wet shoes and clothes?)
And this doesn't even begin to cover the crank calls, complaint calls (especially after "gay day"-those were in a league of their own) and obscene calls we got!!!
Shari "But, hey, at least I got to eat a lot of funnel cakes at the employee discount" Shoufler
The two stupidest things I have ever heared were at SFMW; here they go:
Preppy girl: Uh, excuse me guys this is the fast pass lane; the regular lane's over there.
Cousin and I: Uh, no this is the regular lane. Fast pass is by the exit.
preppy girl looks towards the exit and asks the ride op if that is the fast pass lane; ride op says yes so she just heads on over there.
another one is this:
On Kong at SFMW my cousin, friend and I were riding up the hill on this coaster; when we hit the top our friend started screaming through out the ride; "I block your 6/6 creature with my 10/10 wyrm and add armidillo cloak and it gains trample this round dealing 20 damage to your 5/6 elven warrior.. or someting like that. He also was screming random things like "thdhgkhdi!" and laughing about it. This went on through the whole entire ride.
Don't you think that is any bad, a friend of mine was doing his incredible sheep impression on the entire duration of Daemonen... Well, I would've said something goofy too, but it was snowing... How many of you have ridden a B&M when it's snowing, huh, huh, HUH?
Shadowforce wrote:Hey, CoasterFanatic, was that guy trying to rob you or something?.. Really lousy attempt...
Yep. A REAL lousy attempt. Kennywood went through a pretty tough period back in the mid 80's to early 90's. Jacking up GA prices, installing metal detectors, and banning gang colors took care of it pretty quick though.
I'm standing in line for Grizley Run/ GL. This lady behind sees a group leaving the exit and says;
lady: i wonder if that happened on this ride.
I say: I'm sure it did. (it was over 90 degrees, so i add): I hope it's cold water.
lady: Well, I better not get wet! I'll sue 'em!.
There was a ripple of laughter that shot through the line.
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