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Yet another idiot with cell phone out

Yet another idiot with cell phone out

lostpanda85

Got stopped on the iron dragon lift last night because asshats in the front row had their phones out. Ride op had to climb the lift and get it. Wish they had security waiting for them once we got back to the station.


robo-dragon

Honestly, they should do that. They need to start strictly enforcing the cell phone policy if they ever want to see less of this. Kick people out of the park for doing this, no refunds. If you’re going to be irresponsible, you shouldn’t be at the park.


the_other_guy-JK

Couldn't agree more. I havent been to the park in a couple years now, but this happened on my train for Magnum my last visit. Very annoying, to say the least.


lostpanda85

Agreed. You could literally kill someone if (and when) you drop your phone from a coaster.


wklaehn

EXACTLY it's not just a joke, get hit in the head from a 1/2LB cellphone going 50 MPH and you're probably dead....


Millennium_Theory

I \*BARELY\* missed being hit by a large wallet, or purse while on one of the bunny hills on Magnum XL-200 earlier in the season


takeabreakgeaugalake

I’m just now sure the goal of this. Film the ride with your phone?? Text on the ride?? For what?? They have POV videos all over YouTube


goldenyears80

Yes I think to film themselves while they ride


NiceGamePrettyBoy

They need to start kicking people out. Have a warning when you buy tickets that if you’re seen on a ride with your phone out, you’re gone with no refund. I would say put signs at the ride stations, but that would kinda kill the “fun” atmosphere. But so does being stuck on a hill because an inconsiderate moron wants to take out their phone.


millenniumxl-200

Damn, I miss the summer of '89 waiting in line for Magnum XL-200. We smoked Marlboros to keep the mayflies away and tossed beach balls in line to pass the time. Fuck! Put your fucking phone away!


goldenyears80

My mom says she and my dad got stuck on magnum in 89 and the ride op had to walk up there and tell them to put their cigarettes out 🤣🤣 how times have changed!


nugznotdrugz19

What an idiot. I have people that do that. And then I don’t understand why they feel the need to argue! Like you wanna ride or not?


The_Original_Miser

>I don’t understand why they feel the need to argue! I wish I could have heard the conversation between the phone holder and the staff member that went up the lift hill. Lots of animated hands from both parties.


The_Original_Miser

Sorry for the zoom. Just got off Magnum, saw it stopped on lift hill. I was just talking to this platform gentleman before I got on - (friendly guy, thanks for the chat) and watched him walk up the lift hill and argue with this woman for a good 2-3 minutes. He took the cell phone with him. Ride restarted. I'm glad I wasn't on that train, would have not hesitated to tell her to put. Her. Ffen. Phone. Away! (and probably other colorful metaphors)


GRChelseaFan

She spent quite a long time with a CP police officer after the ride...


The_Original_Miser

Good. I didn't hang around to see what happened (came close to...) but i was hoping they called security/CPPD.


GRChelseaFan

I was two trains behind (so on platform while it happened).


keuschonter

General rule of thumb (I’m a ride op at Corkscrew for context) is they either hand it over or they meet security at the exit.


The_Original_Miser

Should hand it over _and_ meet security at the exit. As a rider/guest/person who has enjoyed the park since I was younger - it just annoys me for all the reasons everyone has said over and over. Safety, stupidity, vanity, you name it. I'd _never_ think of taking my phone out to record on a ride. It's in my zippered pocket for rides that allow it, (obviously not Vengeance) or with my SO who is a mostly non-rider.


wklaehn

Do you know Allie? On the Corkscrew crew?


keuschonter

I do know Allie!


wklaehn

HAHA tell her Will said Hi!


Complete_Silver2595

Hahaha. Second to last time I was there someone took their phone out on the hill of the blue streak. They stopped it, made fun of him over the PA and made him give it up. He didn't want to, took about 5 minutes. Then everybody mocked him when the ride ended and they all got off.


The_Original_Miser

Love it. Peer pressure works.


tetsudori

Was this last weekend? Almost the same exact thing happened while we were waiting for Blue Streak.


Complete_Silver2595

No, this was in August sometime. I'm sure it happens daily though.


Soccerhorse3

The worker is literally like: "why f*** are you doing this??"


UnwoundSteak17

A few months ago, I was lucky enough to be one cycle ahead of the lift stopping for an idiot on gatekeeper. I got off, new people got on, and that same train got stopped


wklaehn

HOW HARD IS IT...put your phone away lol they should kick them out of the park when they get back...I always feel bad for the workers that have to climb up the hill to get them.


FlyBabyDragon

Got stopped twice on millennium just for this issue, but it was kinda nice just to relax and look at the view on top of the lift hill


Baked-As-A-Cake

I would fucking die. In don't ride the MF just because of the long slow ride up... If I got stopped on that I'd freak out. Heading to cedar point today, and now I have something new to be terrified of.


FlyBabyDragon

Ride it, you need to it’s amazing, I guarantee you won’t regret it. The lift hill actually goes by very quickly


wklaehn

The initial pull coming out of the station is so awesome. It’s a wicked good ride.


FlyBabyDragon

Yeah, it’s great


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wklaehn

Yes but this is about taking your phone out while riding...not having your phone in your pocket when riding. That is ok on every ride except Steel Vengeance.


The_Original_Miser

>Yes but this is about taking your phone out while riding...not having your phone in your pocket This. (To the poster above you, guess we found the offenders reddit account, ha )