When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby MrSum1_55 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:13 pm

Lateness in the position of travel is certainly important. Hiccups do happen in life here and there, but traveling is especially a time when it is vital to plan ahead for everything. I have been planning solo vacations since I was 19. I started at that age because I knew and understood that the 9:05 train leaves at 9:05, assuming no delays. So I would plan plenty of time ahead to get to the train station long before 9:05. And then, I would set an alarm on my phone on the train before my stop was coming up, in case I fell asleep. I knew how to fly cross country and book trains at 19, but I regularly see people double or triple that age who cannot handle themselves.

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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby robbalvey » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:57 am

JJLehto wrote:Honestly, kudos to you for leaving.

We have to set a precedent. If we were to have waited 15 minutes for the guy then the precedent would have been "TPR's departure times don't mean anything, I can be 15 minutes late." In our first few years we probably left someone behind at least once, sometimes twice a trip. What was funny about it as that up until the point in which we left without someone, everyone would always get to the bus right on the wire. If we said the bus left at 9:00, people would be walking on the bus at 8:58 or 8:59, some people right at 9:00.

But the moment we left without someone, EVERYONE was on the bus at like 8:50! lol

Which just goes to show you how insanely lazy people are. Because if you were able to get on the bus at 8:50 once you saw we weren't fucking around about the departure time, why couldn't you have been on the bus at 8:50 every day?

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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby Ape » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:30 am

I remember at Banshee Bash hearing you tell the tour people to make sure they are at the bus on time which I think was 15 minutes after the Beast ERT. I was thinking do these people really have to choose on a 17th consecutive Beast night ride and being on the bus? if so I am taking the Beast if I can't run fast enough! only kidding, I liked hearing that rule and that you guys were strict on the departure times especially with the surprises you guys had planned like Strickers.

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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby robbalvey » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:34 am

Ape wrote:I remember at Banshee Bash hearing you tell the tour people to make sure they are at the bus on time which I think was 15 minutes after the Beast ERT. I was thinking do these people really have to choose on a 17th consecutive Beast night ride and being on the bus? if so I am taking the Beast if I can't run fast enough! only kidding, I liked hearing that rule and that you guys were strict on the departure times especially with the surprises you guys had planned like Strickers.

And hey, if that 17th ride is that important to you, and you can still run and make the bus, GREAT! But if you miss it, and that ride was worth hiring a taxi or (what some people have actually done) is take a Greyhound bus to meet up with the tour, we're all for it! lol

Just don't blame us because we didn't force you to take that 17th ride! ;)

Seriously though, it would always amuse me when someone would do this and then be late for the bus and miss it and then the next day shout at me and chew me out. And my only response would be "54 people made it to the bus on time without issue. *YOU* were the only one that was late. So don't try to tell me this somehow wasn't your fault..."

And that either usually shuts them up or makes them so angry that they go post to a TPR hate page for the next 14 years.

Either route they choose doesn't affect us in the least bit. :Pr
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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:22 pm

I appreciated how the buses were all punctual. Something that can't be said for many planes and bus rides I've taken.

Last year at Kentucky Kingdom, I had a half hour before the bus left but hadn't gotten on Roller Skater yet. I only planned to ride it if there was no line and sure enough it was a walk-on. As the train went up the lift, it stopped. Thankfully it started back up in about a minute or two since that would have been the most embarrassing reason to ever miss a bus.
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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:22 pm

granted she did not try the test seat on MF,


That happens a lot actually...and I have seen more than one person blame the ride ops for not fitting despite these poor people trying their hardest to squeeze them in.

To me, if you're a larger sized person and was the one that was dumb enough to not try the test seat and then not fit, you have no right to bitch and complain to ANYONE.

If you have to do the walk of shame, use that as your motivator to lose some weight so you can go back and ride it the following year. There are plenty of people on here that have admitted it and done just that...and I commend them for it.
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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby JJLehto » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:45 pm

Philrad71 wrote:
granted she did not try the test seat on MF,


That happens a lot actually...and I have seen more than one person blame the ride ops for not fitting despite these poor people trying their hardest to squeeze them in.

To me, if you're a larger sized person and was the one that was dumb enough to not try the test seat and then not fit, you have no right to bitch and complain to ANYONE.

If you have to do the walk of shame, use that as your motivator to lose some weight so you can go back and ride it the following year. There are plenty of people on here that have admitted it and done just that...and I commend them for it.


Indeed, my friend I mentioned started talking a lot about exercise after that and did end up losing quite a good bit of weight over the next year, he always talked about it but MForce was the wake up call I guess. Coasters can be good for your health!
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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby JordyC » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:51 am

JJLehto wrote:Coasters can be good for your health!


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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby 805Andrew » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:21 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:Last year at Kentucky Kingdom, I had a half hour before the bus left but hadn't gotten on Roller Skater yet. I only planned to ride it if there was no line and sure enough it was a walk-on. As the train went up the lift, it stopped. Thankfully it started back up in about a minute or two since that would have been the most embarrassing reason to ever miss a bus.


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Re: When people ask us why we don't do TPR tours anymore...

Postby scottiemon » Mon May 01, 2017 9:47 pm

Lateness....that pisses me off to no end. I work for a County in California, and we have frequent conference calls with many vendors. Here is an example of what happened as of late.
The call was supposed to start at 1:00. At 1:02, they stated that we would start in a few minutes to let some late people join. I chimed in stating, "I got here at 1:00 because that was the time the call was going to start. If you plan to start at 1:05, let me know because my time is valuable."

I applaud you Robb for leaving without them. If the bus was going to leave 15 minutes late to accommodate folks like that, how unfair is that for the folks that got to the bus on time? What could those responsible folks have done with those extra 15 minutes, if they knew in advance that the bus really would not leave until 15 minutes after scheduled departure?

If the bus leaves on time, and somebody is late and running for the bus, I would be the first to "salute them with the your number one" hand gesture!!! LOL!!

On a side note, while on a Disney Cruise, the boat left without a few people, after constant warning on departing the boat that it will leave without you if you are not back on time. I seriously doubt Mickey really cared about those folks!!!

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