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The un-secured loose items topic

Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:28 pm

Hi all,

Apologies first off if there is already a topic for this one.
However when visiting AT last weekend we noticed a couple of items that had fallen out of peoples pockets and I wondered what other things people had seen that make you go oooooppppps..?

Firstly on Nemesis right by the big ole loop, someones white Iphone was sitting on the rock face down!! ouch!
Also on the rita nets we saw someones roll lol couldn't quite tell what it was but it may have been ham and cheese!!
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Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:37 pm

not really a pocket, but when i worked at thorpe, on one occasion, my colleagues had to retrieve a prosthetic leg from the ride area :P
 
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Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:04 pm

didn't they find a prosthetic leg while clearing the cork screw? lol
One time on colossus some Paracetamol fell out of my pocket.
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:01 am

Saw a condom in the net for Rush at Thorpe before, that was quite amusing. And a shoe and a smashed HTC at Swarm.
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:18 am

Someone's blackberry flew out of their pocket on rush a few seats along from me. We saw it afterwards and it was completely smashed to pieces. Not sure how it missed the nets though
 
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:37 am

On my way out of Thorpe I was getting a parking ticket from the building just opposite the parking barriers, some guy was asking how to put in a compliment for the staff because as he said, his Galaxy S3 fell out of his pocket on stealth, hit their friend on the face behind, and landed in the ride area, survived 2 rainstorms and came out perfectly intact after they spent about 10 minutes searching for it...
 
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:53 pm

lol -"hit their friend in the face"

Losely related. I was on Vortex at Thorpe and some time when it was flying towards the lake, off come the glasses. I was scared but I think they did imply they were in the practise of removing these personal effects from the lake, but there still a chance you can't find them. Worse still, my day had just started and I was going to be driving home, alone and in such a place I want to be able to see it. I couldn't find them so I went under a tree faced away from the park onto the lake and I prayed "please god help me find my glasses, say theyve not gone in the lake" and in a very short time I found them right infront of the fence before the lake. After this, I went to thorpe shops and asked if they sell a headband for glasses but they don't.

Let that be a lesson to you people  :P Get a headband for your glasses if you want to be able to see the spaces you zoom over - It's a bit rubbish when you cant. 8)
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:33 pm

My cousins mobile phone fell out of her pocket while on the slammer at Thorpe park. She didn't realise the ride went upside down and we kept pointing at it on the pavement every time we did a revolution. A member of staff retrieved it but it was all smashed up. Thankfully it was only a cheap flip up one while her blackberry was getting repaired (she's not great with mobile phones!).
 
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:37 pm

Best one I've seen was a potato, on Dragon's Claw at Adventure Island.

No one claimed ownership.
 
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:08 pm

Hurri wrote:
Best one I've seen was a potato, on Dragon's Claw at Adventure Island.

No one claimed ownership.

Lol! I saw a lighter or two but that's it. Probably something i can't remember :/
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:08 am

on ripsaw some ones phone came out of there pocket as it whipped backwards and smashed on the metal bar at the bottom and it popped and smoked really loudly,, also watching rita this guys hat flew off and landed on top of a pole i know its not out of someones pocket but just thought id share.
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:34 pm

My favourite one was the time I was Thorpe Park and an elderly man had lost his false teeth whilst riding
Nemesis Inferno - the ride staff closed it temporarily while they went to retrieve them and it was good to see that
the man was laughing about it as was I :-)
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:58 pm

Luce wrote:
My favourite one was the time I was Thorpe Park and an elderly man had lost his false teeth whilst riding
Nemesis Inferno - the ride staff closed it temporarily while they went to retrieve them and it was good to see that
the man was laughing about it as was I :-)


Hahaha! That must of been hilarious and annoying at the same time.
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:50 pm

I think it was more amusing than anything else - certainly one of the funniest moments I've had at a theme park :)
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Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:21 pm

When cleaning under rita's launch. Few years ago I remember we found condoms and a bullet lol
 
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Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:41 pm

Well that proberly ruined someone's night lol
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:01 pm

Was it an empty shell because people probably shouldnt have a bullet  :D
The other interesting thing about this is the launch can kiiind ooof be compared to a firing a bullet - that could have been a free news story there,
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:08 pm

A quid flew out of my friend's pocket on Spinball, causing me to be in stitches the whole way round as he tried to retrieve it. Amazingly, It stayed in the car until the end of the ride!  :lol:
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:02 am

Me and my m8 went on Samurai. After we got off my m8 noticed that his phone was missing. We told 1 of the ride ops and she said to come back at the end of the day. We went back and the ops looked for it and found it in 1 of the trees. They handed it back to him and it still worked and only minor marks on it. If it wasn't for the trees it would have been smashed on the ground or worst in the water. This happened before they even started doing the land filling. The funny thing about it as my m8 thought he wouldn't have seen it again so reported missing so he had 2 phones the same. 

Another time on Rita just as it went a bloke sitting a few rows in front of us all his things fell out his pockets. Some change landed on the floor in front of me. I just put my foot over it and after gave him it back. Some of the stuff ended up under the ride and he got told to come back at the end of the day.
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Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:38 am

MattsDesigns wrote:
Was it an empty shell because people probably shouldnt have a bullet  :D
The other interesting thing about this is the launch can kiiind ooof be compared to a firing a bullet - that could have been a free news story there,


It wasn't  the type of bullet that's in anyway related to a gun lol

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