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Great Adventure Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'New England Parks Discussion' started by BizarroAj, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Jmariexo

    Jmariexo

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    I agree with you when I go to SFNE I always leave my phone in the car because i cant find where to put it, its always falling out of my pockets. Last september I went to Universal for the first time and I was really surprised with the locker system they had. Six flags should do something similar. My sister rode thunderbolt (which we know is not a thrill ride) with us and put everything in her pockets because they were zippered in the middle of the ride some how her zippers slid down and we lost cash she was only able to grab the car keys mid air
  2. xsarabella

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    The problem isn't with renting a locker. Or even the cost of it. It's about people taking out their phones (from a zippered pocket) during the ride for a Snapchat story.

    The issue that so many are having with this is not being able to have your phone with you during an hour plus wait in line.

    There are claims on the Facebook group at 11 people have died and 34 have been injured from phones hitting people on rides at Great Adventure. I can't imagine this number is anywhere close to accurate. I know about last season where that person got hit in the eye on ET. And supposedly someone lost something last weekend and hopped the fence at El toro. If the numbers were real then it would have definitely made the news (much bigger news and more attention brought to it seeing as how they call in the national guard every time they pull the e-brake on any roller coaster) and I likely would have witnessed this happening at least once.

    This is just a classic example of people ruining it for all of us by being stupid.

    @depotrat I would like to offer an apology to you regarding this whole locker situation. I'm sorry, you are right and I was wrong.
  3. depotrat

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    Nobody died at SFGADV or any other SF park (and probably not any park in the USA or maybe the world) from being hit by a loose item. No doubt there have been some injuries though. Believe me, NOBODY takes loose items on coasters more seriously than ME!! I have seen some dangerous things over these last 15 years of serious riding and Casey has narrowly missed being injured several times. I have no qualms ratting out people who whip out phones or cameras and endanger us all. HOWEVER this new approach by SFGADV does not help the situation. It is just a way to increase per capita income. If safety was truly the motivation, it would be all the coasters and thrill rides and lockers would be free for the time it took to complete the ride. No intelligent person can accept that a zippered phone is safe on Nitro but an unacceptable danger on El Toro. It just makes no sense. The only other thing I can think of is that it will not be enforced but SFGADV will have this policy to fall back on to mitigate insurance settlements and allow victims to sue loose item people that cause injury for violating park rules.

    @xsarabella - no apology needed because open honest discussion of issues is the only way to make sure all parties see all the angles and possibilities. Glad to have you back from the dark side! LOL
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  4. xsarabella

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    @depotrat Thanks! Lol.

    The thing with the policy on KK, is that's the reason the state will not allow Ka & Zu to run at the same time, because of loose articles falling off from Kingda Ka, I don't really understand how this can be an issue but whatever.

    Nitro is still one of the most popular rides in the park and so many people take their phones out (or smoke cigarettes/blunts) on the lift hill of Nitro, so is poses the same dangers as El Toro. It just doesn't make logical sense.

    Also the list of items included mention a wallet, so on the Facebook page a question about purchasing on ride photos came up, if you don't have money with you you're not gonna buy it. If you already bough the season photo pass (which is a whole other issue itself) you don't have your card because that's in your wallet you can't add it to your pass. Also, why have vending machines in the the queue line then? Can't buy a drink or snacks while waiting in line because you can't buy it without wallet.

    And should you happen to get injured on the ride, your ID/Medical Card is in locker so what are they gonna to do with that?

    God forbid you go over the time limit on the locker and have to have locker attendants open your locker, they ask you for ID to open it, but your ID is IN THE LOCKER!

    Flashpass bots & VR is also a ridiculous exception to this policy which is hypocritical and makes no sense.
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  5. djcyberlegend

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    ^ Well said.
  6. dschu

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    I visited today, had a great time!

    As for loose articles, they were cracking down on El Toro, but a lot of people were still bringing phones in.

    It wasn't enforced at all on Ka.
  7. depotrat

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    ^So how were they cracking down? Kicking people out of line that had a phone? Frisking people at the entrance?
  8. dschu

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    Not really cracking down, but they had 2 guards at the entrance just repeating "No phones or keys" to literally everyone really loudly.
  9. xsarabella

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    What. A. Joke.

    So yelling at people not to bring their phone is really gonna stop people from bringing their phone? These rent a cops at six flags are hilarious.

    And no security guards saying anything to anyone on Ka? So basically it's Day 2 and they can't enforce it. So it will be over and forgotten by next weekend.
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  10. dschu

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    They had security guards there, but nobody was really yelling, and nobody was checking the flash pass enterance for loose articles at all.
  11. xsarabella

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    I heard on Facebook that an employee wouldn't let someone ride E Toro with their flashpass device lol!
  12. dschu

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    I rode with my device, so I'm not sure that's correct.
  13. SROS Master

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    Wow. Just, wow. I thought what Over Texas did with Texas Giant was dumb, but this is probably thee dumbest thing I have ever heard of any park do.

    I think people are going to start boycotting because of this.


    I am also greatly disgusted by this!
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  14. WiCy#1

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    From what I'm hearing, theres pending litigation regarding the person who lost an eye last year after getting hit in the face with a cell phone on El Toro. This happened multiple times last season, resulting in national media coverage. Then it happened again on opening weekend. This is Six Flags covering their butts. Are they rolling it out correctly? No, not at all. They need to make the free lockers at El Toro if they're going to force no loose articles.

    They can't allow loose articles to be secured in pockets because that still means people can sneak cameras on, which can result in for people getting hit in the face, leading Six Flags to still be liable in case of a future lawsuit.

    As for the argument that Nitro allows it to be secured in pockets... The airtime on Nitro is mostly floater, not intense ejector air. There's a huge difference.
  15. depotrat

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    ^Well then what about Green Lantern, Bizarro, and S:UF that all have inversions? Besides, a phone, a wallet or even better a QBOT can be lost on any ride not just ejector air rides. Their policy makes no sense, was not thought through and makes them look silly. So it is OK to ride with a QBOT on El Toro because they sold it to you for big $$$ but a cell phone (that makes no profit for SF) is dangerous? MORONIC
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