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I haven't noticed this befors but today for the opening day of frightmares and there was a sign out front in one of the cases that listed rides that you couldn't take loose articals such as backpacks, purses, fanny packs, and other small items. They are Colossus, Wicked which already had that sign, wild mouse, jet star 2, roller coaster, and cliffhanger. People have been loosing alot of articals on there for almost every time on the roller coaster someone lost a cell phone and they had to close the ride and retrieve the cellphone. Also today when people habe enter lines with bags hooked to them the ticket taker wouldnt allow them to enter theline and had to place it outside of the ride. This happened on roller coaster and colossus today.
(09-24-2010, 06:36 PM)roller_coaster_lover Wrote: [ -> ]I haven't noticed this befors but today for the opening day of frightmares and there was a sign out front in one of the cases that listed rides that you couldn't take loose articals such as backpacks, purses, fanny packs, and other small items. They are Colossus, Wicked which already had that sign, wild mouse, jet star 2, roller coaster, and cliffhanger. People have been loosing alot of articals on there for almost every time on the roller coaster someone lost a cell phone and they had to close the ride and retrieve the cellphone. Also today when people habe enter lines with bags hooked to them the ticket taker wouldnt allow them to enter theline and had to place it outside of the ride. This happened on roller coaster and colossus today.

I haven't been to Lagoon for about half a year now, but since I've been to many more parks now, I've noticed that Lagoon isn't that strict compared to Six Flags or Tivoli, in fact at Tivoli, you just had to leave everything in this big tray in front of the queue right in the open. I was thinking, "There is no possible way I am leaving my iPhone on that big metal tray where anyone could take it! But then again, I reminded myself I was in Denmark, where there was no such thing as that. :\
Lagoon is just enforcing a policy that was already in place. When I worked at the park, we were not allowed to let anything on the ride that was a loose article or could become a loose article. The general rule was the item had to go inside of a pocket or shirt while not prevent the safety device from functioning properly. Bags and purses were not allowed on rides regardless of whether it had a strap or not.

It is a pain to wait while ride operators retrieve a lost item. I think this is a good thing. People just need to accept that fact that they should not be carrying stuff around the park. I always tell first time attendees to carry as few items as possible on them while on the park. Lagoon provides lockers for those who want to pay, and the rest of us can just stick our stuff in the car.
(09-24-2010, 09:51 PM)Velcro Wrote: [ -> ]Lagoon is just enforcing a policy that was already in place. When I worked at the park, we were not allowed to let anything on the ride that was a loose article or could become a loose article. The general rule was the item had to go inside of a pocket or shirt while not prevent the safety device from functioning properly. Bags and purses were not allowed on rides regardless of whether it had a strap or not.

It is a pain to wait while ride operators retrieve a lost item. I think this is a good thing. People just need to accept that fact that they should not be carrying stuff around the park. I always tell first time attendees to carry as few items as possible on them while on the park. Lagoon provides lockers for those who want to pay, and the rest of us can just stick our stuff in the car.

Yea I have also noticed the have puttin signs up now on those rides I mentioned. I really think Lagoon should have storage bins as you get on the ride so you can cross over qand go put them in there. When I was a Carowinds it was so handy. I have seen some other parks do that too. I have also seen Six Flags Magic Mountain have lockers at every ride and rip people off by having to pay each time for a locker and you cant even just put stuff in the lockers cause they wont open til you purchase a locker and you don't get a locker for all day. I think though that its a little much when you even have a fanny pack and its zipped up and strapped around you. they also wouldlet people put there small items in there pocket or shirt.
(09-24-2010, 09:51 PM)Velcro Wrote: [ -> ]Lagoon is just enforcing a policy that was already in place. When I worked at the park, we were not allowed to let anything on the ride that was a loose article or could become a loose article. The general rule was the item had to go inside of a pocket or shirt while not prevent the safety device from functioning properly. Bags and purses were not allowed on rides regardless of whether it had a strap or not.
When I worked Dragon, Mouse, and Coaster, Backpacks had to be Taken with the rider in the Train. As a Ticket Taker, I always encouraged people not to bring Backpacks on the Rides. All other Loose Articles were not Permitted. I'm glad to hear that Lagoon is being more Consistent with their Loose Articles Policy.

(09-24-2010, 09:51 PM)Velcro Wrote: [ -> ]It is a pain to wait while ride operators retrieve a lost item. I think this is a good thing. People just need to accept that fact that they should not be carrying stuff around the park. I always tell first time attendees to carry as few items as possible on them while on the park. Lagoon provides lockers for those who want to pay, and the rest of us can just stick our stuff in the car.
Most parks DO NOT Suspend Operation during the day for "Hat Runs," as they used to be Called. If you lose something at Cedar Point, Kings Island, Silverwood, etc., you are informed that you will need to check the Lost and Found after the Ride Closes and/or the Next Day. I know CP used to Ship Lost Articles back to their Owners if they lived far away.

One Problem with having people use a Locker is that there are no Lockers near Fire Dragon, Roller Coaster, Wild Mouse, Cliffhanger, Spider, TOTC, Rattlesnake Rapids, Samurai, Jet Star 2, etc. Wicked is the only Ride with Lockers that are conveniently accessible.

(09-25-2010, 01:07 AM)roller_coaster_lover Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-24-2010, 09:51 PM)Velcro Wrote: [ -> ]Lagoon is just enforcing a policy that was already in place. When I worked at the park, we were not allowed to let anything on the ride that was a loose article or could become a loose article. The general rule was the item had to go inside of a pocket or shirt while not prevent the safety device from functioning properly. Bags and purses were not allowed on rides regardless of whether it had a strap or not.

It is a pain to wait while ride operators retrieve a lost item. I think this is a good thing. People just need to accept that fact that they should not be carrying stuff around the park. I always tell first time attendees to carry as few items as possible on them while on the park. Lagoon provides lockers for those who want to pay, and the rest of us can just stick our stuff in the car.

Yea I have also noticed the have puttin signs up now on those rides I mentioned. I really think Lagoon should have storage bins as you get on the ride so you can cross over qand go put them in there. When I was a Carowinds it was so handy. I have seen some other parks do that too. I have also seen Six Flags Magic Mountain have lockers at every ride and rip people off by having to pay each time for a locker and you cant even just put stuff in the lockers cause they wont open til you purchase a locker and you don't get a locker for all day. I think though that its a little much when you even have a fanny pack and its zipped up and strapped around you. they also wouldlet people put there small items in there pocket or shirt.
I don't find charging people $.50 - $1.00 for a One Time Use Locker a "rip off." Wicked's Lockers are $.75, which I feel is Very Fair. Most of Lagoon's Rides have platforms Inhibited by design and/or too Small for Storage Bins. Fire Dragon, Spider, Wild Mouse, and Jet Star 2 are examples of that. Roller Coaster and Wicked *Could* have Storage Bins, but that can make Loading and Unloading Difficult. Taking Interval into Consideration, Storage Bins would work well on Roller Coaster.

I feel Cedar Point has the BEST Loose Article Policies that are sometimes specific for different rides. Obviously, the Big Coasters do not allow any thing that cannot be secured in a Pocket with a Button or Zipper. I don't understand why Lagoon would not permit people to ride with small loose articles secured in a Pocket.
Quote:One Problem with having people use a Locker is that there are no Lockers near Fire Dragon, Roller Coaster, Wild Mouse, Cliffhanger, Spider, TOTC, Rattlesnake Rapids, Samurai, Jet Star 2, etc. Wicked is the only Ride with Lockers that are conveniently accessible.

My wife and I grab a locker near the front gate as soon as we walk in. All our stuff goes in there while we spend the day running around riding rides. I would hate to have to find a locker every time I went on a ride just to place my stuff somewhere. I think it is just better to walk around the park with as little as possible.
(09-25-2010, 03:55 PM)Velcro Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:One Problem with having people use a Locker is that there are no Lockers near Fire Dragon, Roller Coaster, Wild Mouse, Cliffhanger, Spider, TOTC, Rattlesnake Rapids, Samurai, Jet Star 2, etc. Wicked is the only Ride with Lockers that are conveniently accessible.

My wife and I grab a locker near the front gate as soon as we walk in. All our stuff goes in there while we spend the day running around riding rides. I would hate to have to find a locker every time I went on a ride just to place my stuff somewhere. I think it is just better to walk around the park with as little as possible.
Considering Lagoon is the Size of Cedar Point's Main Midway....would you prefer a Locker for Maverick near Maverick, or one at the Main Gate? We all know that most guests don't travel lightly, and lockers near the Coasters would get used. Wink

If the only lockers available at Cedar Point were near the main gate, I would not have a problem using it. Just like at Lagoon, I would stash all my items in the locker until I was ready for a meal break or to go by souvenirs. I am not one of these people that needs a locker every time I go on a roller coaster. While I agree that the average guest does not travel lightly, I think it does not hurt to encourage them to do so. Keep in mind, I am not saying that Lagoon should not provide lockers near all of their coasters, I think it would be a great idea, I am simply suggesting that it really is not that difficult to plan the day wisely to not be affected by the loose article policy.
When I was in Universal Studios last month I was impressed with the free lockers that they provide for you.
(09-26-2010, 02:47 PM)Hackenslash Wrote: [ -> ]When I was in Universal Studios last month I was impressed with the free lockers that they provide for you.

Yeah, I've been there too, and it is certainly better than the $1.00 ones for one use while you go on one ride at Busch Gardens and Magic Mountain.
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