I don't even bother to correct them. I just laugh.....I have heard many others, a few every time I visit. Can't think of any right now, but that one stands out because it was just yesterday. The TTD wasn't even running when he said that, so he didn't even see the radar.
I do often hear people refer to the Gemini as being the MS. The MF is almost 300' tall.
Oh....and my favorite...They need to figure out a way to run more than one train at a time on the WT so the lines could move a lot faster.
Things that make you go mmmmm.....
I have also heard the MS and Gemini confusion, however while waiting in line for the MS we heard someone telling his friends that they had used the wood from Gemini to make Mean Steak! Last I knew, in fact I rode it several times yesterday, Gemini was still standing!
To correct someone isn't worth the time, however the thought of so many people walking around misenformed SCARES me!
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This was made even more funny by the comment I heard last week about the Dragster and it's "Winter Wheels". Changing the wheels on the TTD helps it run smoother in warmer or cooler temperatures. This must be a simple process that happens daily? LOL
One Question though (for the experts). I thought that some of the coasters at CP do indeed have seperate sets of wheels made of different materials for different conditions. Is this not true?
Oh another one..My Boyfriends neighbor swears that he has seen MULTIPLE people fly out of Blue streak, but we never hear about it bacause its part of a big CP cover-up. I just laughed in his face and walked away...this guy is an idiot.
I also hear the Gemini being mistaken for Mean Streak. There was something really funny I heard about Mantis in line once but I can't remember...
James K. said:
I thought that some of the coasters at CP do indeed have seperate sets of wheels made of different materials for different conditions. Is this not true?
Actually, in Millennium Force's first and second year, it did have a variety of wheels used in different configurations that reacted differently in different temperature conditions. A cold train on a cold morning, empty, would be prone to rollbacks. This problem dated back to Superman at Darien Lake. They still need to load between four and eight dummies in the train just to be safe in the morning test runs, but it sure beats having to load it full.
then coolfun5688 said:
come on they are just telling us some of the stories that the people actually believe that anyone with a little knowledge about rollercoasters could know is not true.
Apparently they settled on one wheel material that works reasonably well in a variety of conditions, because they all seem to be the same now, or at the very least they're using similar materials and not the nylon wheels anymore. Monty Jasper, the VP of maintenance, told a group in the winter before Dragster opened that they can now use the same wheels on MF, Twister and Dragster.
"Weather" is how it is outside, "cant" should read "can't, "Oh" should read "Oh," "Boyfriends" should read "Boyfriend's". If you are going to capitalize "Blue", you should capitalize "streak".
Those are just the obvious ones...:P
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You also have the typical names messed up. I.E: Top Fuel Dragster. I also heard someone call it the "Wicked Dragster."
One more thing is all the stupid people that go into the Freeway Entrance that don't have a stamp. The sign says "Freeway Entrance", I never heard of the ride called Freeway have you?
EDIT: I also forgot to mention that someone in line for Magnum asked me if it did any flips. That was hard not to laugh at. *** Edited 6/8/2004 2:56:06 AM UTC by fat chris***
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While not related to coasters, I did hear something funny this year, once again in line for MF. The guy behind me was talking to someone about Lake Erie and he asked someone else "I know this is a stupid question, but is that a salt water lake?" The funniest part was not the question, but that the person he was with told him it was. The stuff you hear in line.
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