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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:00 pm

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I think they need to practice more map reading skills at their sessions...


I think they should be practicing their sign reading skills first :lol
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Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:06 pm

Maybe just orienteering in general! :lol
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:36 pm

Today at Thorpe...

1.
In preshow room of DBGT.
Girl: 'Omg, whats in this room'
Guy: 'Oh, its a lift that may drop'
Girl: 'No way, like that tower ride at disney?'
Guy: 'Yeah, gonna be wicked'
They were disappointed

2.
After a ride on Stealth
Girl: 'Mum that was so unsafe, I came out of my seat on that.'
Mum: 'Yeah, same here. Lets ask for a free queue jump pass.
*walks over to ride host
Mum: Excuse me, that ride was unsafe, we demand a free queue jump.
Host: Its called airtime darling.
*Host walks away probably feeling epic.
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:17 pm

I watched a vlog on YouTube and I was told test track is a flat ride...
 
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Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:08 pm

Not at a theme park, but just in the taxi from the airport after a trip to PA, and the taxi driver said "Did you know Dragon Khan was once the biggest rollercoaster in the world?!"

Not exactly true :/
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Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:28 am

Today, talking with some friends at school and one of them asks me if I've been on Thirteen and Rita.
I reply I've been in Thirteen, but not Rita.
She replies that it is a really good ride and that "Rita: Queen of Speed is the second fastest rollercoaster in the world" 
I reply "really?" in a slightly surprised tone
She nods her head as if she knows what she is talking about...

I couldn't stop smiling after that!
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Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:22 am

Liam.W wrote:
Not at a theme park, but just in the taxi from the airport after a trip to PA, and the taxi driver said "Did you know Dragon Khan was once the biggest rollercoaster in the world?!"

Not exactly true :/

I can see where the confusion comes from though. When it opened, it broke two world records, with its largest vertical loop record being most likely to confuse the driver.

On a Thorpe trip last week, a friend of mine who I've been desperately trying to turn into an enthusiast was talking about their Alton Towers trip when they said "and then we took the monorail thing from the Peppa Pig Land to Nemesis". ](*,)  SO MANY THINGS WRONG. My conversion efforts are failing!
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:48 pm

Person one: "what's Hex like?"
Person two: "well, do you like pirates?"

Interesting...
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Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:32 pm

I've sat next to some ... interesting ... people lately thanks to Dragon's Fury Single Rider. My favourite from the past few weeks was when we were stacking really badly on the brake run, at least three cars from the station, facing backwards. Next car finishes the circuit and hits the brake run just ahead. Guy in front of me says:

"Imagine if it hadn't stopped and just went smashing into our car, that would be well funny!"

... No it wouldn't?
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:44 pm

Today I walked past someone who excitedly said "Oh look! That's the new ride, x-sector!" *Pointing to X-Sector sign* 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:38 pm

Yesterday afternoon Oblivion & The Smiler were shut due to high winds... Girl running towards her mate "the smiler has just crashed again" Mate "I swear it crashes every week" (also, bare in mind the 'Weather' announcement was going off as well.  ](*,)
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:26 pm

Not at a park, but in a car, my friend said: "All my cousins went on Galactica at Disneyland."
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:49 pm

When I was at Scarefest, I went on the skyride. There was a woman who looked at SW8s construction site and then turned to her child and said "Oh look, that must be the new scare maze!"
Afterwards the child complained how scary and high up the next section of the skyride looked
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:45 pm

My friend once asked: "Has anyone ever got lost in the maze bit at nemesis sub-terrain?" ](*,)
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:34 pm

I heard someone say “Oh look, Nemesis has loops!”

They were pointing to Galactica’s lift hill
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:54 pm

On Skyride, passing over the SW8 site in August.
"They'll build it out of wood then they'll cover it up in metal"
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:49 am

"Thor dropped his hammer."

Many years ago, when Air was still Air, I was in the queue line when the ride broke down. We were all incredibly curious what was going on, so we asked an employee. There was this group of people who had dressed up as superheroes (in the middle of summer) and one of them was dressed as Thor and snuck a fake hammer for their ride pic but dropped it on the lift hill and caused the entire ride to shut down.
 
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:40 am

Oh my god.
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:12 pm

Wasnt so much as what i overheard, but i was talking to a canadian couple while queuing for the rock n roller coaster in Florida and there daughter said to the dad "why does it say starring Aerosmith? the dad said they are a famous rock band that come from Boston! and its based on them getting you to one of there shows! her reply.... Never heard of them should be called rock n roller coaster starring Justin Bieber. 
As a lover of rock music i felt like booting her across the park, but i think that would be slightly frowned upon as she cant of been older then 10, so i shook my head in shame and told her dad to educate her!!!
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:42 pm

Today, in the Oblivion shop

Boy 1: “That was awesome! I love when it hangs!”
Boy 2: “Yeah, did you know it hangs for 5 seconds?”

We were hanging on the top of the drop for a second at most....
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