Well, we got there at 9:30 this morning, so as to beat the crowd. We did pretty well with that, got to ride Thunder River several times before a line formed. Took Anna on the Mine Train a couple of times. We spent quite a bit of time at the new part, Skull Island. Pretty cool. Definately do as I did. I took a bunch of sandwich bags for my wallet, phone, smokes, etc. Came in very handy.
Took this one during a much needed break. We stayed at the park until 7:30 or so this evening. I originally wanted to stay until the park closed but I (along with everyone else) was just too damn tired. My calves hurt and I am pretty fucking sunburned. Blew right at $200 not counting the tickets and we really didn’t get too much. Drinks and food are just getting ridiculous there. Every year they go up more and more.
It took a few minutes to get this one. There were several kids that were waiting to get their pictures taken, Anna and another little girl were patiently waiting their turns, and this bunch of little kids kept breaking in fucking line. I was starting to get pretty pissed off and made sure to tell Anna (loud enough for the lady that was handling some of the pictures to hear) that she just needed to go up there NEXT because those kids were going to keep breaking in line until she did. Some people just need to fucking get a handle on their kids. That is where most of the problems with kids nowadays starts. They just don’t get taught any fucking manners. Along the same lines, a lot of the service has started to really suffer over the last few years. One of the things that Six Flags has always done is to hire high school and college kids during the summer. Cheaper for them, and good work experience for the kids. The last few years though, it seems as if they just don’t give a fuck. You don’t see most of them smile, and they walk around like fucking zombies. Stephanie and Anna waited in line near the top of one of the new waterslides forever, and finally had to get on a different water slide. The girl who was running it would not let anyone go down. The reason? It was time for her fucking break. Stupid bitch. If your relief is late, you keep your stupid ass working until they fucking get there, or you send for your boss. Rather than do that, she just fucking sat there and wouldn’t let anyone go. So if anyone knows a girl named Kendra that works at Six Flags, tell her I think that she is a stupid fucking cunt.
Anyway, on to more pleasant subjects:
This was Stephanie and Anna’s third time on the ride. Chris and I waited at the end for them to ride. This was about the time that the line started backing up all of a sudden (they didn’t have enough help there) so it took about 30-40 minutes for them to finally get through. Got this as they came out of the tunnel just before the last waterfall.
All in all it was a pretty nice day, even with my anal bitching. Neither Stephanie nor myself have much patience for stupid and slow fucking people, but that is more our problem than theirs, other than the fact that they make it so. When I PAY for service, I expect GOOD service, especially when I am going to be dropping $200-300 in a day. We are thinking about taking the kids to Disney World this October, so maybe things will be better there. It’s been about 23 years since I went to Disney, so I have no idea what things are like now.