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(Mirror.co.uk)   Don't you hate it when the amusement park you're at closes when you're still on the Ferris wheel and you have to spend the whole goddamn night up there?   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 106
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2014-08-06 08:57:58 AM  
Can we still blame Beyonce' like we did last year?
 
2014-08-06 09:01:50 AM  
Damn, they closed the park and the family was stuck up there all

Darren said: "We were calling out for about 15 minutes before a member of the public spotted us.

Oh, fark off.
 
2014-08-06 09:45:43 AM  
"It was cold and really dark."

Almost like it was nighttime at an English seaside amusement park? You really paint a vivid picture.

Was it stormy too?  Listen Bub, this is a news article, not a bad fiction contest give me something to work with.  Did your wife's ample bosom heave with despair?  Please tell me your wife's ample bosom heaved with despair.  Could I get a couple shots of your wife's ample bosom heaving with despair?  Don't mind me, massage is standard journalistic procedure.  It's a news thing, you probably wouldn't understand it.

As a matter of fact you and the kids should probably just go on ahead and run home, it is after all as you so vividly put it "cold and dark."
 
2014-08-06 10:02:28 AM  
So they were stuck for all of 15 minutes? Did they also not have a cell phone with which to phone someone?

Really, this is almost the nadir of non-event.
 
2014-08-06 10:06:18 AM  
I used to do security for a place that had a contract with a small amusement park. One night I just started playing with the controls, turning on rides.

I was about to turn on the Tilt-a-Whirl and jump on before it got going too fast. I don't know how somebody with such poor judgment was able to catch himself before suffering a night of nausea and brain mangling before I missed my check-in and they sent somebody out to find me.
 
2014-08-06 11:36:36 AM  
15 whole minutes?  You farking pussies.  Learn how to whistle.
 
2014-08-06 11:37:41 AM  
Don't you hate it when there is video evidence it was only 3 minutes and you are caught being a lying sack of shiat?
 
2014-08-06 11:39:01 AM  
Did they resort to eating each other at the 14 minute mark?

The horror...the horror...
 
2014-08-06 11:39:25 AM  

Mugato: Damn, they closed the park and the family was stuck up there all

Darren said: "We were calling out for about 15 minutes before a member of the public spotted us.

Oh, fark off.


It's worse than that. The park manager claims to have CCTV proof that it was just under 3 minutes, and that a park employee was nearby the whole time.

/I'm not sure that last part actually helps the park's defense
 
2014-08-06 11:39:52 AM  

RadiomanATL: Did they resort to eating each other at the 14 minute mark?

The horror...the horror...


Make that the 2:30 mark.

Wimps.
 
2014-08-06 11:41:23 AM  
Every time I ride the Ferris wheel I imagine being stuck at the top. I think it would be kinda cool, of course, depending on the weather.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-08-06 11:43:04 AM  
Oh noes, a fifteen minute bivouac!
 
2014-08-06 11:43:16 AM  
People in front of my brother were stuck at the top of the hill on one of Cedar Points coasters in the blazing sun for 45 minutes. He got out of line. /He said you could see the passengers skin reddening
 
2014-08-06 11:43:24 AM  
It's like that time the power was shut off to this one amusement park and the electric fences keeping the wild animals in their enclosures went dead.  The wild animals rampaged through the park attacking and eating a visiting lawyer.  And let me tell you, you don't want to mess with those velociraptors.
 
2014-08-06 11:44:07 AM  
On the list of worst places to be stuck, cold, and hungry, overnight, that doesn't even make the top 10. It actually sounds kind of cool, like watching the sun set and rise, and seeing the processes of closing and opening the park. At least it would be interesting, and maybe a bit romantic, even if it is inconvenient.
 
2014-08-06 11:45:05 AM  
3 minutes? Or even 15 as the family claims?

No cell phone or no need to use a cell phone because they knew staff were on hand?

Methinks this family needs a kick in their collective butt.
 
2014-08-06 11:45:06 AM  
i3.mirror.co.uk

Either he is 5 ft 2", or she's 6ft 5", either way I be the is whipped like a rented mule.

/oh, and your kids look a little retarded too.
//nttawwt
///but still...
 
2014-08-06 11:45:09 AM  
Meh...

Better that, than down with all the zombies...

wallpoper.com
 
2014-08-06 11:45:39 AM  
Subby should have spent the whole goddamned night RTFA.
 
2014-08-06 11:46:12 AM  
The children are traumatised.

Pussies. I would have thought that was awesome when I was a kid.
 
2014-08-06 11:46:41 AM  
This isn't even original

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-06 11:47:16 AM  

SAVE FERRIS
wheel riders
 
2014-08-06 11:47:18 AM  
The worst part was when she used her binoculars to look into the hotel room she was staying in, and then physically seeing herself there having sex with a man.
 
2014-08-06 11:47:45 AM  
If the kids suffered any emotional trauma, it was from how their parents reacted, not from the actual experience. God help those panicky knuckleheads if they are ever truly in danger.

In the US I would say that they are fishing for a lawsuit. Do people get payoffs for trivial crap like this in the UK.
 
2014-08-06 11:51:01 AM  
Something like this happened to me and a few friends awhile back on a "Haunted Mine" ride. We're in the middle of the ride and we hit a spot where this skeleton on the wall says "You will not escape!!". The door in front of us slammed shut and we waited for 5 to 6 mins in that room (no cell phones just yet) relishing in the truth of that statement. The cart moves a little bit into another section and pauses. We see an EXIT door off to the side and walk out. Coming around the side we tell the guys running the ride it's broken and one smacks the other upside the head yelling "I told you there were still people in there!!".


/CSB
 
2014-08-06 11:52:51 AM  
Maybe not having the family around, if you're there all night taking a whiz or a poop off the edge must be awesome!
 
2014-08-06 11:53:02 AM  
media2.giphy.com
/SCOFF
 
2014-08-06 11:53:05 AM  
We're closed. Moose outside should have told you.
 
2014-08-06 11:53:16 AM  

dolphinsgonwild: [i3.mirror.co.uk image 615x409]

Either he is 5 ft 2", or she's 6ft 5", either way I be the is whipped like a rented mule.


OoooOOOooooor.... he is standing on the first or second stair down on a set of stairs.... ?
 
2014-08-06 11:54:07 AM  
Depending on how slutty your girlfriend is, this could be a good thing.
 
2014-08-06 11:54:18 AM  
What goes up, must come down. Spinning wheel got to go round.
 
2014-08-06 11:55:51 AM  

R.A.Danny: This isn't even original

[img.fark.net image 440x250]


www.dvdactive.com

Eddie Hitler and Richard Richard concur.
 
2014-08-06 11:56:33 AM  

DuudeStanky: R.A.Danny: This isn't even original

[img.fark.net image 440x250]

[www.dvdactive.com image 300x141]

Eddie Hitler and Richard Richard concur.


Hotlink fail :(
 
2014-08-06 11:57:34 AM  
How is that even possib...

Oh they were for 3 minutes.
 
2014-08-06 11:58:11 AM  

DuudeStanky: DuudeStanky: R.A.Danny: This isn't even original

[img.fark.net image 440x250]

[www.dvdactive.com image 300x141]

Eddie Hitler and Richard Richard concur.

Hotlink fail :(


Preview is your friend
 
2014-08-06 11:59:46 AM  

Katolu: Subby should have spent the whole goddamned night RTFA.


Maybe I'm wrong, but I have a feeling subby read the article. I think he was making fun of the family. They say 15 minutes, which is no big deal anyway. The park's CCTV had it around 3 minutes. Why are they biatching like idiots?
 
2014-08-06 12:00:29 PM  

RadiomanATL: Did they resort to eating each other at the 14 minute mark?

The horror...the horror...


s.mcstatic.com
/not obscure:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krHu4E65khA
 
2014-08-06 12:01:38 PM  
core0.staticworld.net
It's called a god damn cell phone. Get one.
 
2014-08-06 12:02:06 PM  
i3.mirror.co.uk

The wasp family frowns upon these shenanigans.
 
2014-08-06 12:03:47 PM  

AFKobel: dolphinsgonwild: [i3.mirror.co.uk image 615x409]

Either he is 5 ft 2", or she's 6ft 5", either way I be the is whipped like a rented mule.

OoooOOOooooor.... he is standing on the first or second stair down on a set of stairs.... ?


Stairs leading to the edge of a roof/balcony?
 
2014-08-06 12:09:22 PM  

Grumpy Cat: AFKobel: dolphinsgonwild: [i3.mirror.co.uk image 615x409]

Either he is 5 ft 2", or she's 6ft 5", either way I be the is whipped like a rented mule.

OoooOOOooooor.... he is standing on the first or second stair down on a set of stairs.... ?

Stairs leading to the edge of a roof/balcony?


Architects who passed with a C average have to work somewhere.
 
2014-08-06 12:13:34 PM  
That depends.

pixel.nymag.com
 
2014-08-06 12:16:08 PM  

upndn: Every time I ride the Ferris wheel I imagine being stuck at the top. I think it would be kinda cool, of course, depending on the weather.

/dnrtfa


Got stuck on a ride for an hour. It isn't fun. The first 15 minutes are awesome than reality hits you. Eventually you will need to poop and pee. It doesn't worry you much at first but as time ticks on other warning bells go off.

It's like being stuck on a plane that is on the tarmac.
 
2014-08-06 12:16:15 PM  

Ooba Tooba: People in front of my brother were stuck at the top of the hill on one of Cedar Points coasters in the blazing sun for 45 minutes. He got out of line. /He said you could see the passengers skin reddening


The blazing sun of Northeast Ohio? Those poor defenseless amusement park patrons. It's almost like they hadn't expected to walk around in the sun all day.
 
2014-08-06 12:16:54 PM  
Less than three minutes, parents go screaming to the media, the sissy children have nightmares. My god, I hate this family.
 
2014-08-06 12:19:06 PM  
i3.mirror.co.uk

images.yuku.com
 
2014-08-06 12:22:36 PM  
They look like a really happy family to begin with.
Smile and show those pretty British teeth.
 
2014-08-06 12:25:05 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: [i3.mirror.co.uk image 615x409]

Either he is 5 ft 2", or she's 6ft 5", either way I be the is whipped like a rented mule.

/oh, and your kids look a little retarded too.
//nttawwt
///but still...


It's like a spider monkey mounting a beach ball.
 
2014-08-06 12:25:15 PM  

Prey4reign: It's like that time the power was shut off to this one amusement park and the electric fences keeping the wild animals in their enclosures went dead.  The wild animals rampaged through the park attacking and eating a visiting lawyer.  And let me tell you, you don't want to mess with those velociraptors.


Funny you mention this. The Mrs. and I encountered BIG feral iguanas on a recent trip to Key West and my no-fear spouse was totally hating these critters. We saw them skittering in and out out of cemetery crypts. Totally creepy.
 
2014-08-06 12:26:48 PM  

cgraves67: On the list of worst places to be stuck, cold, and hungry, overnight, that doesn't even make the top 10. It actually sounds kind of cool, like watching the sun set and rise, and seeing the processes of closing and opening the park. At least it would be interesting, and maybe a bit romantic, even if it is inconvenient.


Two days for the price of one!!!
 
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