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Question about the season picture pass. I understand it's $30 only for season pass holders. How does it work after you buy it? Do they just scan your season pass card at the photo booths and it automatically gets uploaded to your account?

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I heard the weather will improve if you decide to take photos of the construction site and post them here. 

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I read this here on this site regarding a separate season pass holder entrance. Is there a separate entrance today?

 

 

There are signs for season pass holder entrances but I usually arrive after lunch and most times all of the lines are about the same length so I cant think of a time I consciously went to one of those lines.

 

 

Question about the season picture pass. I understand it's $30 only for season pass holders. How does it work after you buy it? Do they just scan your season pass card at the photo booths and it automatically gets uploaded to your account?

 

I'm not sure what the new system will be but I assume it will be about the same. They do scan your pass and the pictures are place online in an account you set up somehow (My wife has always controlled this). You can retrieve them pretty quickly although they always say it can take up to 24 hours.

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It's funny, SeaWorld Parks is going back to photo ID for the passes and getting rid of finger scanners. It's made the entry process much faster. They actually store the photo in the system with just barcodes on the passes. When you scan your pass, your picture pops up on their screen and they look to see if it's you.

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SeaWorld Parks is going back to photo ID for the passes and getting rid of finger scanners, When you scan your pass, your picture pops up on their screen and they look to see if it's you.

This doesn't work well. My sister died her hair, and they were saying it wasn't her in the photo. You can't change a finger print, but you can alter things about your face (different makeup, hair color) that could make you look different. It's just that our scanners don't work as fast as they should, maybe because it scans the entire finger.

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This doesn't work well. My sister died her hair, and they were saying it wasn't her in the photo. You can't change a finger print, but you can alter things about your face (different makeup, hair color) that could make you look different. It's just that our scanners don't work as fast as they should, maybe because it scans the entire finger.

It only takes me a second to scan my finger. The majority of guests are incompetent and do not know how to place their fingers correctly for scanning. I do it enough times to know how to place my finger and applying the right pressure, many people just do not get enough practice to know how to do it right, if they are even able to learn it. Finger scanners are also very unsanitary and a good way to spread all sorts of nasty stuff like warts, ringworm, germs, etc. The scanners would get coated with skin oils, sunscreen, foodstuffs, and God knows what else I don't want to know.

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It only takes me a second to scan my finger. The majority of guests are incompetent and do not know how to place their fingers correctly for scanning. I do it enough times to know how to place my finger and applying the right pressure, many people just do not get enough practice to know how to do it right, if they are even able to learn it. Finger scanners are also very unsanitary and a good way to spread all sorts of nasty stuff like warts, ringworm, germs, etc. The scanners would get coated with skin oils, sunscreen, foodstuffs, and God knows what else I don't want to know.

When I go to a casino, I don't touch the slot machine buttons with my finger tips - I use the back of my knuckles. And I have sanitizer with me at all times. It sounds like I'm a germophobe, but you can't be too careful these days.

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When I go to a casino, I don't touch the slot machine buttons with my finger tips - I use the back of my knuckles. And I have sanitizer with me at all times. It sounds like I'm a germophobe, but you can't be too careful these days.

 

I tend to think I'm invincible so I don't think about who might have touched things before me. How could buckle into my harness at the park if I was afraid of what the person before me did. besides, I'm invincible.

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I try not to think about it too much and make sure I was my hands before getting food at the park and on the way out of the park.

 

When I go to a casino, I don't touch the slot machine buttons with my finger tips - I use the back of my knuckles. And I have sanitizer with me at all times. It sounds like I'm a germophobe, but you can't be too careful these days.

I have seen some really disgusting stuff from others while they are at slot machines. Just like at the park, I wash my hands after I cash out my slot voucher at a redemption machine when I am leaving.

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The majority of guests are incompetent

LOL - but without them there would be no park! :Worm:

 

The worst experience I had was when I rode go carts, and the helmet had the smelly haircare products of the person that rode before me. I almost barfed, and it took forever to get the smell out of my hair. :PullHair:

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LOL - but without them there would be no park! :Worm:

 

The worst experience I had was when I rode go carts, and the helmet had the smelly haircare products of the person that rode before me. I almost barfed, and it took forever to get the smell out of my hair. :PullHair:

Bring a disposable shower cap.

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Super excited to ride rides on Saturday, it's a One day late brithday present! I at least want to get on Skull Mountain or something if it rains like the weather says.

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It looks like the forecast changed to cloudy and 20% chance of rain for the day with no rain in the forecast while the park is open.

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I was thinking today, and I wish the park had more communication with their customers. Like when they removed items from the dining plan, nothing was said about it, we just figured it out ourselves, and we don't really know why some items were moved around or removed (I can understand the pork being removed because maybe nobody ordered it, but why the option to have no meat on a burrito? That one doesn't make any sense to me), and about the cameras being removed from 2 rides. That was a surprise to everyone, including me, who purchased a photo pass.

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I was thinking today, and I wish the park had more communication with their customers. Like when they removed items from the dining plan, nothing was said about it, we just figured it out ourselves, and we don't really know why some items were moved around or removed (I can understand the pork being removed because maybe nobody ordered it, but why the option to have no meat on a burrito? That one doesn't make any sense to me), and about the cameras being removed from 2 rides. That was a surprise to everyone, including me, who purchased a photo pass.

especially if 50% of attendees are season pass holders - with today's technology there is no excuse for communication

 

I sign up for text updates from my local towns so that when anything is going on I know about it immediately (construction detours, amber alerts, etc).

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I just checked the roller coaster section of this website, and found a chart that indicated the number of coasters that were running at the park over the years. It is mind-boggling to me that there was never more than 5 coasters until 1996. And today we have 13 coasters! When it opened in 1974, there were only 2 coasters (Runaway and Big Fury?). Yikes!

 

From 1996-1999, GA doubled the number of coasters to 10.

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I would love to know how much money is saved by rotating coasters from one park to another vs. designing and building ones from scratch.

 

Let's just say for argument's sake a new coaster cost $10M from start to finish. How much does it cost to dissemble an existing ride, pack it up, ship it across the country, build new foundations, reassemble the steel and build loading and queue areas? Is it only half of the $10M cost? For some reason I think it would be more than that, since you still have a lot of labor involved with dissembling and reassembling the coaster. And shipping of all those components cannot be cheap.

 

There has to be some savings, but I'm not sure it's all that much. I think it is more about SF being able to move the rides around once they wear out their welcome (or having technical problems), as opposed to cost savings.

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