Pinetar
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Sunday, February 13, 2005 3:04:56 PM
We got the ride count, the joint count, the doniker count and if they use Charmin and we know they were saving gen. diesel fuel on some rides with a short bub count but what i want to know is: what was making money.

Four Himlayas, who got the money? In general tell us which spectacilar and major rides were not doing well? Which joints and food topped the midway? Any tidbits along business lines would be appreciated.
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Scott
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Sunday, February 13, 2005 5:29:26 PM
I'll try and shed some light from what I saw in the last four nights out there. One Wades Flume didn't do crap! It was soooo freaking cold I can't imagin anyone riding that thing. For Franks sake I hope it warms up... ALOT.

Murphy Bros. Catchin Air was still last night as we walked by at 10:30 pm I thought it was closed but there was an Op there, of course the crowds were thinning out at that point, but I really never saw that ride run with a full load.

Another interesting thing was as we got to the grounds Saturday night, Reithoffer's Huss Tornado only had 2-3 tubs loaded on the two ride cycles that I saw. I was a little surpised by this. Farrows Twister which sat directly behind the Tornado seemed to do much better business wise.

VanderVorste Coaster was JAMMED UP! Long lines, and I"m sure if it doesnt finish at the top, it will come in, in the top 3.

Wades Hitin 2000 has a great location seemed to be jammed up Saturday night but I guess that doesn't come as a surprise to anyone.

BSA Mike pointed out that there was only 6 people on the Inverter. I don't think I ever saw that ride run with a full load.

Blue Grass Shows Dream Machine ( Wave Swinger) seemed to be running either full or near full loads Saturday night, but their cycle time was very long. We waited a good 10 minutes for Mike and Matt to ride it.

Wade Shows Rainbow had some maintanace issues and was out of service thur last night.

Fun City Shows Chance Rok n Rol was doing very very well last night... I sat and watched it for 10-15 minutes while waiting on the others and it was running at full loads. It sat in Kiddy land. BSA Mike commented that he thought that location would kill the ride but like I said, it really "rock and rolled" [:D] ( Pun intended)

Spin Out looked to be running good loads,

Enterprise, lite

Ward Hall's Side show always had a TIP! I don't know how much he turned but while we were in the tent there was approximently ummm 25-30 in there, including Brian and CNY Chris. The Show was very weak! No wonder this is a dying act. Wards bally performance was the best part of the show if you ask me.

Speaking of side shows, that Girl to Gorrilla show was the most pathedic P.O.S. I"ve ever seen. Aside from the fact the guy running the show who sold tickets tried to beat me out of a ten ( Nice try guy, next time know your mark) the show itself was mechanical in nature, the sound and action were off sync, and was very very lame.

As for games and food, I did see some large plush walking around. One of the giant water race game was running full loads when I was around it. The others seemed to be so so. Sixcat said the cold weather was killing them.

I spoke with a guy who has Ice cream on the Indi midway and he said he was off 30% and 40% from last year.

Other than those listed I can't think of anything else worth posting.

Evrerything looked great as ususal. Nothing bad looking at the fair.

If anyone has further questions feel free to ask here or in PM I'll try and answer.

Scott
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Monday, February 14, 2005 10:45:57 PM
The thing about the World of Wonders though, if you haven't seen it before, is that it's always like that. You pretty much know what you are getting when you go in. I remember as a small kid seeing that stuff and it looked the same then as it does now.

I pretty much agree with Scott's observations on the rides. Wade's HitN200 had the corner location on the main part of the midway....and Belle City's Rock N Roll, by far the best looking music ride...was stuck on the opposite aisle of the midway about 2/3 way down and didn't do much when we were there.

Rainbow was running on Sunday night. We rode. Main gondola has a TON of duct tape holding the fiberglass together in various places...

I didn't notice anything special or new in terms of food. There were quite a few of those new Denny's tall game joints in there...and they seemed to do good, but as with all of those kinds of games, the one's with the best mic men were doing better. The jointees had thrown a LOT of stock out on Sunday. Big NEMO plush everywhere on the midway last night.
BSA Mike
Monday, February 14, 2005 10:49:22 PM
the line to get into the place was JAM UP on sunday afternoon...

we drove by on the highway going to my grandmas house and the interstate was backed way up....looked like it was going to be a hell of a day down in tampa...
Matt C.
Monday, February 14, 2005 10:59:37 PM
Dont forget Reithoffer's new Freak Out- it seemed to be kicking some major butt Saturday night. It was one of the only rides I saw with lines going down the midway, now keep in mind the ride seats 16 people at a time- but it was still doing great.
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MikeH
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Monday, February 14, 2005 11:03:50 PM
From the two times I played the spot,the only really thing jammed up was the Popper that sold Hot Chocolate.
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Monday, February 14, 2005 11:14:48 PM
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From the two times I played the spot,the only really thing jammed up was the Popper that sold Hot Chocolate.



Lol, it was pretty cold there for fair, but sunday was beautiful, so i think that they should have had a great day...
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 7:36:24 AM
I'm sure they did on Sunday. We tried to get in around 4pm after we got back from Sarasota...but the lots were all full and they weren't letting any cars park on the ground. We went back to the hotel and then chris called about 90 mins later and we were able to then go and get in at the Orient Road entrance. It was still a mob.

At 10:55 we got on the Wild Claw and as we were getting off...I mean literally standing on the deck walking off...they shut the entire midway down at 11pm....it was just like BOOM...clock hits 11pm and EVERYTHING goes dark except a few joints and a ride or two that had people on them at the time. It was a quick shutdown!
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 10:03:10 AM
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BOOM...clock hits 11pm and EVERYTHING goes dark except a few joints and a ride or two that had people on them at the time. It was a quick shutdown!



That's because there's a beef with some local neighbors about the noise.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 10:59:34 AM
Ahhh....that makes sense Sixcat! I'd never seen a midway go down that fast. At first, Chris and I thought they'd had some massive generator problems...but quickly realized it was shutdown.
SandellTheSplinterhead
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 8:47:44 AM
about 50% of ride jams I witness seem to be in the early season. Last year in Plant City was the 1st time I ever saw a Farrow ride jam when they ran the China Dragon in wet weather. Also because of the brainless Bluegrass electrical dept., an entire sector of the midway that included 6 joints and 4 rides including the Skywheel which in Plant City is the signal ride lost power about 5 times. Also in Plant City, Blueass was so desperate for power, that they had Belle City Amusements bring more generator boxes then they had rides on the midway.
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Missin it
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 9:57:46 AM
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Originally posted by SandellTheSplinterhead

about 50% of ride jams I witness seem to be in the early season. Last year in Plant City was the 1st time I ever saw a Farrow ride jam when they ran the China Dragon in wet weather. Also because of the brainless Bluegrass electrical dept., an entire sector of the midway that included 6 joints and 4 rides including the Skywheel which in Plant City is the signal ride lost power about 5 times. Also in Plant City, Blueass was so desperate for power, that they had Belle City Amusements bring more generator boxes then they had rides on the midway.




I think you mis-read the topic splinterhead
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BSA Mike
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:58:27 PM
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Originally posted by SandellTheSplinterhead

about 50% of ride jams I witness seem to be in the early season. Last year in Plant City was the 1st time I ever saw a Farrow ride jam when they ran the China Dragon in wet weather. Also because of the brainless Bluegrass electrical dept., an entire sector of the midway that included 6 joints and 4 rides including the Skywheel which in Plant City is the signal ride lost power about 5 times. Also in Plant City, Blueass was so desperate for power, that they had Belle City Amusements bring more generator boxes then they had rides on the midway.




I think you mis-read the topic splinterhead



Lol i know he did.....
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