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Rear Net Climb

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When I worked at the park in the mid 80's and the Parachute ride was closed for high winds we would be sentenced to Bugs Bunny hell. I recall working this slide a few times, mostly helping the kids who would chicken out half way up the net. We would assist them to the hut at the top and then slide down after the kids made it back to ground level. For whatever reason, the material they used to make our uniform pants built up extreme amounts of static electricity going down the slides and would make big sparks when they passed over the bolt heads mounted from the bottom inside the tube. It actually hurt a little! :eek:

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When I worked at the park in the mid 80's and the Parachute ride was closed for high winds we would be sentenced to Bugs Bunny hell. I recall working this slide a few times, mostly helping the kids who would chicken out half way up the net. We would assist them to the hut at the top and then slide down after the kids made it back to ground level. For whatever reason, the material they used to make our uniform pants built up extreme amounts of static electricity going down the slides and would make big sparks when they passed over the bolt heads mounted from the bottom inside the tube. It actually hurt a little! :eek:

 

I'm so sorry Harry! lol I'm so glad I've been at coasters for the past two years.

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I'm so sorry Harry! lol I'm so glad I've been at coasters for the past two years.

 

We had a coaster in the area too back in my day but that was the Sarajevo Bobsled - it also closed whenever anyone sneezed and got the track wet!

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We had a coaster in the area too back in my day but that was the Sarajevo Bobsled - it also closed whenever anyone sneezed and got the track wet!

 

hahaha! Oh boy. That mus have been so much fun! :P

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I don't know if I ever got to go to this attraction or not (I remember the net climb at Sesame Place but maybe I did go to the one at Great Adventure too), but it looks like it was a lot of fun for kids.

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The biggest problem I remember was that the "house" at the top would get hot as hell. I think they installed an air conditioner which was just a standard wall unit and it didn't last long because people kept playing with the controls and broke it.

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