Great Park Operations

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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby VF15 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:38 am

At the Adventuredome about two weeks ago, the ride crews for the two coasters (El Loco and Canyon Blaster) were operating very efficiently. They almost always dispatched trains in a minute or less unless a guest was causing a holdup.
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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby A.J. » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:44 pm

I hereby re-hijack this thread in the name of Knoebels. Praise be.
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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:17 pm

Silver Dollar City by far gets my vote for Great Park Operations.

It's not just the ride operations that impress me... But all of the staff in the park in general. From the tram drivers, to the front gate employees, to the food and beverage employees, to the ride operators. You can tell that they all LOVE their jobs, and it really makes for a great visit to the park. Most of the park employees know us by name, and it makes for a really great visit. I love getting to see the same employees year after year after year too!

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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:06 pm

Europa Park... Oh my goodness :lover:

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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:38 pm

Lagoon has great operations, but I think part of the reason is due to the lack of redundant safety belts on almost every ride (the only one that has them is the Bat, I think).
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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:42 pm

Best operations I've seen are at Disneyland, Silver Dollar City, Cedar Point, Dollywood, and Knoebels.
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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:03 pm

This is sort of Park Related. It happened at Tokyo Disney Resort. In 2011, on the then TPR Japan Tour.

TPR usually put TDLR at the end of a Japan Tour. Really, it was/is the best way to end a tour, lol. For this
one, I had purchased an overseas ticket to the in-house Cirque show ZED, that had been open
for only just over one year. It started as a show with an Intermission, but the gp would generally walk out,
thinking the show was over, and not realizing what an "Intermission" was. Go figure. So they took it out,
and streamlined the show to (what I saw) was a near two hours in one shot.

Then, a few months later, the announcement was made thew whole thing was closing up, permanently. :sad:

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politely wanting to know what my pickup number was, etc. Then, I was escorted to the entry way of the
gift store, and immediately, handed my ticket, and literally having my own concierge up to sitting in my seat,
before the show started! It was surreal and cool to realize what was going on etc. I was one of the very few
non-Japanese who were there for Disney. They knew it, and they appreciated it, that I was there. It was
charming and a bit of a scare, all at the same time, LOL!

They went over and beyond to make my show visit a memorable one. And it was! :mickey:
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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby VF15 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:03 pm

The operations I experienced at Cedar Point last week were very efficient all around, though the GateKeeper crew was particularly fast. They were checking restraints as fast as possible, and they normally dispatched the train in the station before the train on the course reached the keyholes.
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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby clem2754 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:26 pm

The crew at Gate Keeper at Cedar Point did a great job last month when I was at the park. I was at the park for 3+ days and rode Gate Keeper 12 times and the operations were incredibly fast each time. They were so much faster than when I rode X-Flight at SFGA and Thunderbird at Holiday World. Millennium Force's crew deserves some credit as well. Rode that 15 times and they were pretty fast as well.

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Re: Great Park Operations

Postby coasterbill » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:01 am

Yay, someone bumped the Knoebels Appreciation thread.

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