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Monday, July 19, 2010

It's been hotter than Hades

here, but even if I lived near Knot's Berry Farm in California, I STILL wouldn't go on the Pacific Spin ride and here are three reasons why:

"The ride’s enormous slide sucks riders through a 132-foot long tunnel and at 35 feet per second, drops them 75 feet


and into a six-story funnel. About 5,500 gallons of water tosses riders back and forth in the funnel (that little yellow blob is actually a raft with FOUR people riding in it!)



before dumping them into a waiting catch pool."
Per The Orange Register.


1) I'd have to wear a bathing suit,

2) I'm afraid of water, and

3) I'd have to weigh in before entering the ride. Granted I'd weigh in as a GROUP. The weight total doesn't show up - only three different colored lights: The red light means a group is too heavy. A yellow light means a group of up to four is under 700 pounds, light enough for one of the ride’s four-seat rafts. A green light means a group is under 400 pounds and can ride a two-seater. Riders are not allowed to go solo.

Only the ride operators will see the lights. No where did I read what they do if the group is too heavy. Banish them to the end of the line? Put them in a dungeon and starve them till they're the correct weight? Sacrifice one of the group members? What happens, exactly?

25 comments:

Sunny said...

Maybe they get sucked up a pipe like Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka and seranaded by Oompa Loompas!
I probably would have gone on that ride when I was a kid but no way, today!
☼ Sunny

Brian Miller said...

hmm...this i might need to try...

as far as what they do...all i know is it would be uncomfortable.

Steven Anthony said...

Im with ya on this one...no way in hell, no way at all.... :)

Eva Gallant said...

I'd be setting off those lights for sure!

Sadako said...

not sure if that's scary, fun or both...

Wanderlust said...

Yeah, no. Uh uh. Maybe you get voted off the ride aka Survivor if the red light goes off?

Missy said...

No Freakin' Way!!! That is just wrong!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I would pee myself if I went on that, and scream all the way. And the weigh-in ........... no, I would go back down the line.

misslynda said...

And people don't get hurt on this ride? Would a heart attack qualify as injury? Who dreams up these things anyway? This is one adventure we will avoid.

Carletta said...

Just looking down that huge Willy Wonka colored tunnel lets me know I'd never make it even if I was skinny and gorgeous!

becky said...

It does look like fun, though!

Cheeseboy said...

I love Knotts, but I have never been to there water park.

That slide makes me REALLY want to try it though.

Karen said...

Perhaps a dumb question - but why can't a person go down this thing solo? Not that I'd want to...

Mama Zen said...

Are they afraid that a large group would clog the funnel?

Ed said...

Sounds like they are racist against fat people. And big groups.

They should get non-racist rafts.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i think that the over 700 pound thing and the "solo" thing would have to do with how the raft handled in the thing. might fly too high or not fly enough to get it through the system.

looks like fun.

for someone else.

not me.

Bossy Betty said...

I'm with you on this!

Gail said...

Do not pass up this opportunity. Try it and you can get an idea about how my job makes me feel every day.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Looks like fun to me...or scary. I really don't know.
B xx

Ruth said...

Reason 4) It would give you a giant wedgie. I know (from the one at Disney World).

I cannot believe how ginormous that thing is! I didn't get it, until I saw the FOUR people on a RAFT and saw the scale. Yikes.

If you don't pass under the weight limit, they take you where they take the kids who are too short for the roller coaster: to the Fun House. Not so bad!

原秋原秋 said...

人應該做自己認為對的事,而不是一味跟著群眾的建議走。..................................................

SquirrelQueen said...

I think it's the six-story funnel that makes me a little weary. Notice they don't show a clear photo of the giant mixing bowl, I mean catch pool.

SquirrelQueen said...

That should be wary, not weary! I really need to proof a little better before posting.

Donna B said...

OH HECK NO!! I went in one of those tube things and totally remembered as I began to slide down the mouth of that thing, I had claustrobia and promptly started screaming at the top of my lungs! It swished me around back and forth and upside down (I felt like I was in a washing machine) and then spit me out at (what felt like) 100 mph UPSIDE DOWN! I pawed toward what I thought was the surface (keeping my eyes closed of course) and scraped my knee on the bottom! NO THANKS!!!

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