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2013-05-14 11:32:31 AM

missmez: whistleridge: My mom is a double amputee (cancer, not the diabeetus). She really wanted to go to Disneyworld for some hellish reason. I loathe the place, but one does not tell one's 70 year old legless mother no when it comes to a request like that.

Neither of us knew anything about this policy. And I have to admit: my loathing level went from eleventy billion to only 110% after they took one look at her, gave us a guide, and gave us instant access to the front of *every* line.

Good for you, Disney, for having at least one humane policy.

/ yes, I have read the books about how much it sucks to work for them

I worked at Disneyland as a ride operator for awhile.  Best job ever.  If my financial responsibilities permitted I would cheerfully go back.


SHUDDUP

Please ignore this raving lunatic. She has obviously consumed some sort of mind altering pharmaceutical. Disney is the devil, and should be avoided at all costs. Especially the theme parks. They suck, are crowded, lame, and over priced. Please, under no circumstances, go anywhere near them. For your own well being.
 
2013-05-14 11:35:37 AM
Job creators, putting the disabled to work.
 
2013-05-14 11:36:06 AM
My mother in law got a special pass for Disneyland that indicates she is handicapped and gets to use all the special entrances.  She was in a wheelchair 3 years ago following a back surgery, acquired the pass, and just keeps renewing it.  She's perfectly capable of standing in line now.  I find it pretty farking disgusting, especially when she whips that stupid little card out all the time to demand they help her carry her bags and crap.
 
2013-05-14 11:37:25 AM
ha. in highschool an end of year trip Was to disneyland, and I Was totally in the group with a wheelchair friend. people snickered the days leading up to it, but were sufficiently pissed when we got on every ride worth going on while most everyone else got 2 or 3.

/csb
 
2013-05-14 11:38:37 AM
I just do this

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2013-05-14 11:41:16 AM

Magorn: ThatGuyGreg: Meh, that's less & less of a case as time goes by; any queue space that's been built/refurbished in the last few years at least has been wheelchair accessible.

And boy howdy is it fun to watch a cast member tell people that their wheelchair can go right ahead into the line, no special treatment for them.

/rich folks can hire VIP tour hosts anyway

WHy should disabled people be able to jump the line anyway? seems to me that a person sitting in a wheelchar already has it better than the folks standing in the line.   Still the fact that these tour guides exist, and the fact that Disney will bascially sell you the same thing for 400 HUNDRED DOLLARS AN HOUR is sickening to me and a reson 've nevr taken my kid to Disney.  Rather than fix the problem of overcrowded rides by either building more attractions or selling less enterance tickets everyday, Disney basically decides to profit it off it, and give kids a lesson at an early ages  in why the "haves" are better than them


Wanna know how I know you don't know any people who spend their lives in wheelchairs? It's in  BOLD in your post.  Seriously, even with regards to the whole line thing, how does being in a wheelchair equate to being better off than folks who are STANDING in line? Yes, I always have a seat when I go to events where folks have to stand around or sit on the ground but I would GLADLY change places with anyone who thinks being in the chair is somehow better.

Yes, I know I picked your line totally out of context and ran with it, but seriously?
 
2013-05-14 11:42:06 AM

missmez: whistleridge: My mom is a double amputee (cancer, not the diabeetus). She really wanted to go to Disneyworld for some hellish reason. I loathe the place, but one does not tell one's 70 year old legless mother no when it comes to a request like that.

Neither of us knew anything about this policy. And I have to admit: my loathing level went from eleventy billion to only 110% after they took one look at her, gave us a guide, and gave us instant access to the front of *every* line.

Good for you, Disney, for having at least one humane policy.

/ yes, I have read the books about how much it sucks to work for them

I worked at Disneyland as a ride operator for awhile.  Best job ever.  If my financial responsibilities permitted I would cheerfully go back.


So...if you have a choice between 'fun' and 'pays a living wage', you opt for 'pays a living wage'? Got it.
 
2013-05-14 11:43:40 AM

meanmutton: hitmanric: meanmutton: As someone who is much more interested in the rides than the "theme" part, I find you're better off going to one of the roller coaster parks like Cedar Point.

fozziewazzi: Went to Disney World at 11, then went to Cedar Point in Sandusky 15 years later and was reminded why I hated theme/amusement parks.  I'd really like someone here to explain how waiting 1 hour in line for a 3 minute ride is 'fun'.

I'm bringing the family to CP at the end of July. This our first trip to a larger amusement park and this is my greatest fear. That and getting lost in Chicago somewhere.

It's been a LONG time since I've had to wait in significant lines at Cedar Point.  If you're going during the week, the new roller coaster will be over an hour, a couple of the big ones will be 30-45 minutes, but you'll be able to basically walk on like 6-8 roller coasters and all of the small rides.


We purposely planned it for a tues/wed  visit. Plus we get early admission passes from our hotel. It wasn't nearly as expensive as I thought it would be. Until we hit the concession stands I'm guessing.
 
2013-05-14 11:51:12 AM
Am I the only one here who thinks faking being in a wheelchair is wrong? Disney should take you into their underground lair and beat the shiat out of you for that.
 
2013-05-14 11:53:26 AM

hitmanric: meanmutton: hitmanric: meanmutton: As someone who is much more interested in the rides than the "theme" part, I find you're better off going to one of the roller coaster parks like Cedar Point.

fozziewazzi: Went to Disney World at 11, then went to Cedar Point in Sandusky 15 years later and was reminded why I hated theme/amusement parks.  I'd really like someone here to explain how waiting 1 hour in line for a 3 minute ride is 'fun'.

I'm bringing the family to CP at the end of July. This our first trip to a larger amusement park and this is my greatest fear. That and getting lost in Chicago somewhere.

It's been a LONG time since I've had to wait in significant lines at Cedar Point.  If you're going during the week, the new roller coaster will be over an hour, a couple of the big ones will be 30-45 minutes, but you'll be able to basically walk on like 6-8 roller coasters and all of the small rides.

We purposely planned it for a tues/wed  visit. Plus we get early admission passes from our hotel. It wasn't nearly as expensive as I thought it would be. Until we hit the concession stands I'm guessing.


Going at the beginning/end of the season helps a lot too for the seasonal parks.  There are significant amounts of students stuck in school in May and late August.  Of course all the shows are shut down, as are many of the carnival games and some of the stores and restaurants, but you can walk right onto just about all the rides.  I rode Top Gun/Flight Deck in the front row 5 times in a row at the end of a late August weekday at Kings Island.
 
2013-05-14 11:55:12 AM

missmez: I worked at Disneyland as a ride operator for awhile. Best job ever. If my financial responsibilities permitted I would cheerfully go back.


Ditto.  I was in custodial, so I'd want to do something different now that I'm older, but I'd work for Disney again in a heartbeat.
 
2013-05-14 11:56:08 AM
i remember (bw tv) when i was being told that the handicapd just wanted to be treated like everyone else
 
2013-05-14 11:57:01 AM
As the 99% ers storm the gated communities and begin feasting on the flesh of the rich the world will wonder,

What the hell took so long?
 
2013-05-14 11:58:32 AM

a61sun: Magorn: ThatGuyGreg: Meh, that's less & less of a case as time goes by; any queue space that's been built/refurbished in the last few years at least has been wheelchair accessible.

And boy howdy is it fun to watch a cast member tell people that their wheelchair can go right ahead into the line, no special treatment for them.

/rich folks can hire VIP tour hosts anyway

WHy should disabled people be able to jump the line anyway? seems to me that a person sitting in a wheelchar already has it better than the folks standing in the line.   Still the fact that these tour guides exist, and the fact that Disney will bascially sell you the same thing for 400 HUNDRED DOLLARS AN HOUR is sickening to me and a reson 've nevr taken my kid to Disney.  Rather than fix the problem of overcrowded rides by either building more attractions or selling less enterance tickets everyday, Disney basically decides to profit it off it, and give kids a lesson at an early ages  in why the "haves" are better than them

Wanna know how I know you don't know any people who spend their lives in wheelchairs? It's in  BOLD in your post.  Seriously, even with regards to the whole line thing, how does being in a wheelchair equate to being better off than folks who are STANDING in line? Yes, I always have a seat when I go to events where folks have to stand around or sit on the ground but I would GLADLY change places with anyone who thinks being in the chair is somehow better.

Yes, I know I picked your line totally out of context and ran with it, but seriously?


Not seriously,  it was DEEPLY toungue-in Cheek...sorry about that . My sick sense of humor gets the best of me sometimes....the rest of the post, being pissed at Disney? a touch more sincere
 
2013-05-14 12:04:45 PM

smitty04: Andromeda: if you're already spending all that money to go down with the family might as well make sure you do it at the time of year when the lines are really short.

The only reason for going there is for the kids, it is hard to arrange a time when only your kids are out of school. Kings Island (Cincinnati) was great because schools in Kentucky ended one week before Ohio.


7th grade-12th I lived about 2.5 mi away from Kings Island.  Had season passes every summer.  Plenty of times there were no lines.  I remember riding the Beast 6 times in a row in the front seat.  Awesome.  Back then, even if there were lines, it didn't matter.  You were hanging out with friends the whole time, and it was way more fun than being at home.
Now I can't take the lines.  Ugh.  It would be easier if you could drink in line, but no.  Going to try the vip/fast pass or whatever it's called there as soon as the nephew and nieces are old enough to enjoy it.
 
2013-05-14 12:09:52 PM
Physics Day at 6 Flags Great Adventure was the only enjoyable time I have had at a US amusement park.  All the local PA and NJ AP Physics classes would have the park for just the students and teachers to do "experiments" by holding force meters and other sensors while on the rides. It was about half the usual crowd you would see in there, and we were all high school juniors and seniors so it had a different atmosphere then going with all the Pine Barren townies and screaming little crotch fruit that regularly populate the place.
The AP Physics Teacher I had didn't really give a fark about doing the experiments part of the whole trip because it was a week after we had taken the AP Test; so he handed out random sensors and instruments and said "Just carry these around and pretend to use them if any other teachers ask what you are doing."
 
2013-05-14 12:13:25 PM
This has probably been covered, but...

It's a lot cheaper and easier to just use a pair of crutches and an ace bandage.
 
2013-05-14 12:14:07 PM
thumbs3.ebaystatic.com
 
2013-05-14 12:15:44 PM
Also, speaking of amusement park lines, the company I work for rents out Six Flags a couple of times a year and that's a lot of fun.  It's the only way I go now, you can ride a coaster, get to the end and then keep your seat if you want to go around again.
 
2013-05-14 12:18:42 PM
Disney gets an A+ on serving the handicap guests. My only complaint is that the person renting the handicapped guests isn't gouging the scum renters 10x more. Rich people hire servants everyday and for every mundane task - that's great - but let's get them to REALLY pay.
Oh, and anyone that fakes a handicap to BE the tour guide should get banned from the Disney properties for life.
 
2013-05-14 12:22:58 PM
I'm in the wrong line of business.
 
2013-05-14 12:23:27 PM

whistleridge: My mom is a double amputee (cancer, not the diabeetus). She really wanted to go to Disneyworld for some hellish reason. I loathe the place, but one does not tell one's 70 year old legless mother no when it comes to a request like that.

Neither of us knew anything about this policy. And I have to admit: my loathing level went from eleventy billion to only 110% after they took one look at her, gave us a guide, and gave us instant access to the front of *every* line.

Good for you, Disney, for having at least one humane policy.

/ yes, I have read the books about how much it sucks to work for them


Why does your mother's lack of legs prevent her from waiting in line like everybody else? Being crippled shouldn't entitle anyone to special privileges.
 
2013-05-14 12:23:35 PM
 "It's dickbag insider knowledge that very few have"

Fixed
 
2013-05-14 12:26:20 PM

itsaidwhat: Disney gets an A+ on serving the handicap guests. My only complaint is that the person renting the handicapped guests isn't gouging the scum renters 10x more. Rich people hire servants everyday and for every mundane task - that's great - but let's get them to REALLY pay.
Oh, and anyone that fakes a handicap to BE the tour guide should get banned from the Disney properties for life.


Only thing about this story is the outrage in it about the people hiring a cheap disabled tour guide instead of the more expensive Disney VIP solution
 
2013-05-14 12:27:09 PM
Can we keep him ma, can we?

Now now Ashley, you remember the last wounded war veteran we brought home, you barely ever fed him and didn't even seem to have time to attend to his horrific flashbacks.

Pleeeeeeeeeeeese!

Oh all right, but this is the last one.
 
2013-05-14 12:27:38 PM
Faking a disability to get special perks is truly farked up.

/CSB time

My mother had a stroke a few years back and is confined to a wheelchair.  One of my cousins worked for Clarence Clemmons, and got us floor seats when Springsteen played MSG.  (As an aside, it was a decent show, even though I am not a fan)  So, we're on the floor, in the handi section, and there's a few others around in wheelchairs.  At the end of the show, a guy in a chair got up and walked out.  farking scumbag.
Even though I have a handicapped parking pass in my car for when I have to cart my mother around, I NEVER use it unless it's legit, unlike others I see.

Morals, where the fark are they people?
 
2013-05-14 12:29:28 PM

Langdon Alger: why bother taking a 1 year old and a 5 year old? 1 year old has no clue whats going on----a car ride around the block works for them and it puts them to sleep---lets not forget that you have a stroller, diaper bag, etc to lug around all day. The five year old is probably freaked out by all the stimuli and people dressed in charachter costumes. After an hour you'lll find your self carrying them the rest of the way. But I guess if I have the cash to hire a disabled person for the day you won't have to be "bothered" with all that and hire another person for all those duties. And if i have that kind of money and I am that shallow, why did I go along anyway? Let the nanny do all the leg work while I hang out in the Bahamas until they are "done" at Disney World. And if I was rich and shallow and could ship the kids off like that, wife sits poolside and spends more of my money while I go have an affair. Yay rich people.


They probably have a convoy behind them carrying all that crap, and two farkin' nannies to change the kids when they shiat themselves...the only time they will touch their crotchfruit is when the get the obligatory hug at private school graduation...
 
2013-05-14 12:33:37 PM
I've been doing this for 2 decades, all you have to do is go to the visitor center and tell them you're handicap. The do not check anything and just hand over  a pass that lets you bypass all the lines.
 
2013-05-14 12:35:29 PM

drew is pedal: I've been doing this for 2 decades, all you have to do is go to the visitor center and tell them you're handicap. The do not check anything and just hand over  a pass that lets you bypass all the lines.


I'm not sure what is sadder, the fact you do this (if at all you do, and aren't trolling) or the fact you proudly claim to be a patron of Disney for 20 years.
 
2013-05-14 12:40:26 PM
stuffy:  I'm in the wrong line of business.

I'm in the wrong class.
 
2013-05-14 12:42:48 PM
Langdon Alger
why bother taking a 1 year old and a 5 year old? 1 year old has no clue whats going on----a car ride around the block works for them and it puts them to sleep

My daughter just turned 3 and she's been to Disney World 6 times, first trip at 7 months. Best 6 of the 21 trips I've taken. Dont let anyone tell you kids are too young to go. She talks about the rides and characters all the time, wants to look at pictures and watch videos of her favorites. The only difference for me is I have to be more flexible and do things like the Disney Jr show that I would not have otherwise done.
(also, we dont have a nanny or hire a disabled person, but sometimes grandmas and grandpops tag along)


And to kick up the outrage a little, you dont need a wheelchair to get to the front of the line, those fat people scooters work too. They are EVERYWHERE. More prevalant then wheelchairs.
 
2013-05-14 12:42:53 PM

hitmanric: meanmutton: As someone who is much more interested in the rides than the "theme" part, I find you're better off going to one of the roller coaster parks like Cedar Point.

fozziewazzi: Went to Disney World at 11, then went to Cedar Point in Sandusky 15 years later and was reminded why I hated theme/amusement parks.  I'd really like someone here to explain how waiting 1 hour in line for a 3 minute ride is 'fun'.

I'm bringing the family to CP at the end of July. This our first trip to a larger amusement park and this is my greatest fear. That and getting lost in Chicago somewhere.


Skip CP and go to Michigan Adventure in Muskegon. I had an operator apologize for the long wait...10 minutes on a Saturday in July. Big enough to be fun, small enough to be managable.

World of Fun/Oceans of Fun in KCMO is another excellent park without crowds and hassle.

Disneyworld: once was enough for a lifetime.
 
2013-05-14 12:44:38 PM

drew is pedal: I've been doing this for 2 decades, all you have to do is go to the visitor center and tell them you're handicap. The do not check anything and just hand over  a pass that lets you bypass all the lines.


Wow, congratulations.  You must be very proud of yourself.
 
2013-05-14 12:46:08 PM
Meh. It's the Post - New York's very own Daily Mail.
They probably made up the story.
 
2013-05-14 12:46:54 PM
That is the only way I'll go down there. I'd take my autistic nephew or disabled mother in law anytime if it means skipping even a 45 min wait for the Fast Pass line.
 
2013-05-14 12:51:18 PM

fozziewazzi: Went to Disney World at 11, then went to Cedar Point in Sandusky 15 years later and was reminded why I hated theme/amusement parks.  I'd really like someone here to explain how waiting 1 hour in line for a 3 minute ride is 'fun'.


Ask my ex-girlfriends.
 
2013-05-14 12:54:47 PM
We did go the week after the WTC fell, and there were no lines anywhere. It was awesome.
 
2013-05-14 12:59:48 PM
$1000 to hang around with some skeevy handicapped person with questionable ethics for a day? I bet you find the same thing at your local bus station for free.
 
2013-05-14 01:04:45 PM
Interestingly, I went to Disneyland yesterday (it was 93 and sunny - an awesome day). The place was pretty much empty. Other than the Cars area of California Adventure, the longest line was about 15 minutes long.

 
That said, my g/f and I chuckled when we heard a line attendant tell a handicapped group that the line was fully accessible and they could join in just behind us. Immediately the group said that the person, other than one in the wheelchair, couldn't stand for 15 minutes. We just looked at each other and wondered how they could walk around the park all day with their grandma in a wheelchair, but couldn't stand in line for 15 minutes. If they had it that bad, maybe they should be in a wheelchair too.

 
/has a brother who is handicapped and can't walk

//the other brother is a Dis executive.

///comp tickets 4 eva
 
2013-05-14 01:05:02 PM
Why do you commies hate America and capitalism?
 
2013-05-14 01:09:31 PM

hitmanric: We purposely planned it for a tues/wed visit. Plus we get early admission passes from our hotel. It wasn't nearly as expensive as I thought it would be. Until we hit the concession stands I'm guessing.


I went to Cedar Point yesterday and did the hotel early admission thing. Went to Gatekeeper first and the only thing that made the wait long was because they didn't run it right away due to the winds. They tested with the water dummies for about 45 min before they finally let people on. Once they did, though, the wait was probably 15-20 min. Then we went to Millenium Force and the wait was probably an hour. I'm glad we went early for that one, because a couple hours later, it was closed temporarily for mechanical issues. Raptor was a 30 min wait. Magnum was 15. We skipped Maverick because the wait was almost 2 hrs. Wanted to do Top Thrill Dragster, but it was closed. Lines for the older rides seemed really short. I'm sure the line for Gatekeeper got longer as the day went on, so my advice is to hit that one first if you have early entry.

/Gatekeeper is awesome
 
2013-05-14 01:15:15 PM

JesusJuice: whistleridge: My mom is a double amputee (cancer, not the diabeetus). She really wanted to go to Disneyworld for some hellish reason. I loathe the place, but one does not tell one's 70 year old legless mother no when it comes to a request like that.

Neither of us knew anything about this policy. And I have to admit: my loathing level went from eleventy billion to only 110% after they took one look at her, gave us a guide, and gave us instant access to the front of *every* line.

Good for you, Disney, for having at least one humane policy.

/ yes, I have read the books about how much it sucks to work for them

Why does your mother's lack of legs prevent her from waiting in line like everybody else? Being crippled shouldn't entitle anyone to special privileges.


Hey, man, don't blame me. I was entirely prepared to wait it out. But if they're offering...
 
2013-05-14 01:19:57 PM
Classic rock concert bootlegger Mike Millard got his amazing recordings thanks to being in a wheelchair and being wheeled up to the front and center with his Nakamichi/AKG rig stowed underneath.

I'm disgusted when I see people parking in handicapped spots without proper markings, and certainly would be appalled at someone doing what Millard did to douchily jump amusement park lines, but I gotta say, Millard got some mind-boggling stuff and I'm thankful he did...
 
2013-05-14 01:20:00 PM
way back in my junior high years, a bunch of families in the neighborhood went to Dorney Park in PA.

one of the parents was deaf, and showed all of the kids how to pretend to be deaf.

and all of us kids got in for free.
 
2013-05-14 01:28:38 PM
Bullshiat, if you've got an IQ above room temperature you can figure out how to use the FastPasses
Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can, relax see a show or two, shop, eat some lunch, get an adult beverage or two at Epcot  and then spend the afternoon riding 5-6 of the main attraction rides in a row.
 
2013-05-14 01:37:52 PM

Russ1642: Am I the only one here who thinks faking being in a wheelchair is wrong? Disney should take you into their underground lair and beat the shiat out of you for that.


tripleseven: Faking a disability to get special perks is truly farked up.


Not-so-CSB:
I was in a very bad horseback riding accident as a young teenager; for a brief few seconds after I hit the ground, I had no feeling below my waist. Those few moments of paralysis scared the ever-living shiate out of me. I went through months of physical therapy, but still wound up with permanent head/neck/back & nerve damage. I could easily qualify for a handicap placard for my car, but have never taken my doctors up on the offer.

Why not? Because I am farking grateful to still have use of my legs. Save the special parking spaces, wheelchairs & ADA entrances for people who really need them.

/can't help but think some of these fakers are just begging for a karmic ass kicking
 
2013-05-14 01:45:09 PM

NuttierThanEver: Bullshiat, if you've got an IQ above room temperature you can figure out how to use the FastPasses
Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can, relax see a show or two, shop, eat some lunch, get an adult beverage or two at Epcot  and then spend the afternoon riding 5-6 of the main attraction rides in a row.


I thought you could one get one Fastpass at a time though (since it is tied to your E-Ticket they know if you already have an "outstanding" one)... am I wrong on that though?  Or is their a more expensive ticket that lets you "stock up"?

My FastPass story though is from a few years ago, and we were in front of the Toy Story 3d ride.  I think the ride said something like 60 minutes wait time, and we were standing in front of it like "Oh, is this going to be cool enough to wait, blah blah", and there was a castmember there that we ended up asking a question or two about it, and then he handed us a "FP" slip.   We were all a little confused because I didn't particularly look at the time on it and were asking "So, this gets us in later", and he was basically like "OK rubes, just shut up and get in the fast line".   So, one, apparently this is a thing that they'll pepper some people with "instant fast passes", and two, if you act earnest and like you don't know anything about the ride, you can probably get one.
 
2013-05-14 01:49:25 PM

dletter: NuttierThanEver: Bullshiat, if you've got an IQ above room temperature you can figure out how to use the FastPasses
Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can, relax see a show or two, shop, eat some lunch, get an adult beverage or two at Epcot  and then spend the afternoon riding 5-6 of the main attraction rides in a row.

I thought you could one get one Fastpass at a time though (since it is tied to your E-Ticket they know if you already have an "outstanding" one)... am I wrong on that though?  Or is their a more expensive ticket that lets you "stock up"?

My FastPass story though is from a few years ago, and we were in front of the Toy Story 3d ride.  I think the ride said something like 60 minutes wait time, and we were standing in front of it like "Oh, is this going to be cool enough to wait, blah blah", and there was a castmember there that we ended up asking a question or two about it, and then he handed us a "FP" slip.   We were all a little confused because I didn't particularly look at the time on it and were asking "So, this gets us in later", and he was basically like "OK rubes, just shut up and get in the fast line".   So, one, apparently this is a thing that they'll pepper some people with "instant fast passes", and two, if you act earnest and like you don't know anything about the ride, you can probably get one.


They seperate them by about an 1 hour or 2, if you get there at the opening you can have about 3 working at any one time by Noon. YMMV
 
2013-05-14 02:05:08 PM

hitmanric: meanmutton: As someone who is much more interested in the rides than the "theme" part, I find you're better off going to one of the roller coaster parks like Cedar Point.

fozziewazzi: Went to Disney World at 11, then went to Cedar Point in Sandusky 15 years later and was reminded why I hated theme/amusement parks.  I'd really like someone here to explain how waiting 1 hour in line for a 3 minute ride is 'fun'.

I'm bringing the family to CP at the end of July. This our first trip to a larger amusement park and this is my greatest fear. That and getting lost in Chicago somewhere.


Weekdays, weekdays are your friend.  CP has really, really impressive ride capacity.  They just have TONS of people show up.

Saturday in July = 7 rides in 12 hours.  (And this was in 2000, when Millenium Force had an 8 hour line sucking up literally half the people in the park)
Saturday in September 2000 = 25 rides in 9 hours.
Thursday in Early June 2009 = 31 rides in 8 hours.

/Or my personal favorite at Michigan's Adventure on a Tuesday: 22 rides on the same coaster in 2 hours (and 31 total in 4 hours)
//Also, if you're going to be waiting 3 hours for Millenium Force anyways, wait 45 minutes for the front row.  TOTALLY WORTH IT.  That's my first ride every time I go to Cedar Point, even on the days where I can literally walk on if I don't go front row.
 
2013-05-14 02:14:10 PM

NuttierThanEver: Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can


Fail.
 
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