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The coward's way out

Um, why don't you go first...
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I'm told there are few things more shameful than getting to the end of the queue for a large ride - then, after peering over the edge, taking the slow way back down. I suggest that large rides (Water slides for example) have a discrete door at the end of the queue into which, for reasons of your own, you may be able to take a dry and well lit route back down to somewhere inconspicuous at ground level.
And more importantly, a route involving far fewer people judging you...judging you with those staring eyes...
fridge duck, Mar 29 2006

The coward's was out http://www.cartoons...lowres/mban596l.jpg
Seems half-way appropriate. [hidden truths, Mar 30 2006]

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       [fridge duck], [fridge...chicken]?
methinksnot, Mar 29 2006
  

       Speaking as someone that recently went to Disneyworld AND Universal Studios Islands of Adventure with a scaredy-cat wife - I can say with confidence that such a thing already exists.
Markle, Mar 29 2006
  

       Yeah ok, but behind the door should be an even more fearsome ride! That'll teach 'em!
zeno, Mar 29 2006
  

       Silver Dollar City has this for at least some of the rides, labelled as such. Others have a way out that can easily be done discreetly, such as walking through the car as if to stash your loose gear on the shelves provided, then sneaking out with the folks from the last round who are collecting their gear. Um, a friend of mine did that.
baconbrain, Mar 29 2006
  

       <stares at [fridge duck]>   

       <You can't hide your staring eyes
and your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
there ain't no way to hide your staring eyes>
po, Mar 30 2006
  

       [fridge duck] Far better to run away and live to fight another day - anyway, its only your genes directing you to do that - just listen to them!:   

       "[fridgy]... [fridgy]... don't go down there... save yourself for breeding later... let those rash fools kill themselves... breeding would be much more fun than getting impaled on some poorly maintained piece of theme park machinery.. think of all the breeding fun you can have later while those silly darwinian selection victims are writhing in agony after their gonads have been impact crushed by hitting the water at dangerous speeds.."
ConsulFlaminicus, Mar 30 2006
  

       I was in a "FunHouse" at Virginia Beach where people chased after you with running chain saws! I remembered that upon entering, I hadn't seen anyone coming out. REAL paranoia set in.<pictured hacked up bodies everywhere> We ran, screaming, all the way to the end, to find that the exit door was on the other block around the corner. I would've voted for this pronto!+
xandram, Mar 30 2006
  

       Bad business to do this.   

       They aren't going to make any money off you, as you'd be too scared to come back anyway. And, they make more money entertaining those daredevils by having them laugh & scorn you. [no fishbone though]
sophocles, Mar 30 2006
  

       I dunno, seems to be a lot of work and money spent to have a discreet route... however I have to dissagree with sophocles..
  

       //Bad business to do this.//
  

       The local amusement park [Six flags] doesn't make any money of individual rides, just tickets to enter. So theoretically, having an escape route should attract not only those who want to ride, but also their bigsleep like friends.
S1, Mar 30 2006
  

       When I was a kid I stood on a VERY LONG line at the amusement park to get on a ride that I had never seen before. When I got to the front of the line I discovered that the ride was so scary that I had to leave immediately. Because the line had gotten much longer than when I first got on line, there were many more people who lauged at me and called me things like "scaredy cat" and "chicken". I had never been so humiliated in my life. A nice graceful exit through a back door would have made a lifelong difference in my case.
Jscotty, Mar 31 2006
  

       I personally think queueing for anything is a little primative.
shinobi, Mar 31 2006
  

       [phlish] simply that something exists is not normally in itself, grounds for deletion. Generally speaking it would have to be widely known to. I wouldn't have thought this the case here.   

       I don't see your logic [shinobi]. To me the idea of making an orderly line so as to more effectively maximise the use of something is one of the most civilized things in the western world.
hidden truths, Mar 31 2006
  
      
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