A couple of weeks ago me and a couple of friends were in the annual pass hut trying to get tickets. It was a boiling hot day and there was no air-con or fans in the building and because the park was very busy that day, we were all squeezed in. Anyway, whilst we were queuing a girl fainted. She was lying on the floor for about 5 minutes and, despite the large heard of people trying to revive her, none of the staff realised - and if they did, shame on them because they didn't respond. Eventually, after about 10 minutes, security and a team of medics walked over leisurely. By then, the girl was revived anyway so there was hardly any point of them even coming.
This is terrible.
I've been involved in a similar situation at a Disney park and staff were on scene within barely a couple of minutes. Security literally ran, in 30 degree heat, and were a lot older and in less physical shape than Thorpe security, to get there and take charge. Medical were on scene shortly after, closely followed by management and an ambulance crew were on standby.
Security and medical should never be taking a leisurely stroll to any incident.
Fright Nights is also a terribly rough event. I've been made fun of, threatened, witnessed people queue jumping and seen underage people taking drugs at Fright Nights. Security at the place seem useless no matter when you visit.
By any chance did you go on a Sunday early on in the fright night weekends?
Last time I went to Fright Night I left early, as I got the feeling something could easily kick off. The atmosphere around the Amity area was a bit standoffish at best.
I noticed for the school holiday week they had installed body scanners, which seemed more than the metal detectors they occasionally use. I was there the day before and they were changing the entrance layout so it looked like everyone would have to go through. Decided to not bother going back that week...