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03/14/18 at 09:09am in How Not to Annoy Other Guests at HOS (Latest Edit: 03/14/18 at 09:14am by acrossdapark.)
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(03/13/18 07:35pm)Joe Wrote:  
(03/13/18 06:52pm)acrossdapark Wrote:  How about teeny bopppers and pre-teens being supervised at all times by their parents. No parents, no entry.

This was ALWAYS a problem we called security about. And to this day it's still an issue that needs to be reined in similar to under 16 or whatever can't be in the malls without an adult.

Having worked in theme park haunted houses, I found that drunken young adults were consistently and significantly more problematic than teens and pre-teens. Obviously, a crying child is disruptive to the flow of the maze, but such instances were far and few between compared to aggressive guests that risked the safety of the actors and other guests. Ultimately, I think such a rule punishes the vast majority of young folks who enjoy the mazes like everyone else, while failing to combat the issue.

Obviously having packs of them roaming unsupervised, engaging in fights, cutting in line, cursing and screaming at people while knocking people over isn't a concern? Oh and my favorite one, whole groups of kids using the RAP passes to go through a maze then see the same group later running around.

Could have fooled me considering I know some of the things security and the JCC officers were called on fairly regularly.

Drunk guests was a fairly regular one just as calling on unsupervised children wreaking havoc and not just during HOS either.

I will again say crying children in the mazes are no different than screaming adults who either can't handle their selves or drunk, pushing people over, running through, screaming uncontrollable in peoples ears, etc. At the end of the day it's all totally subjective in what an individual perceives to be a problem and what they don't.

You can't make everyone happy.
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03/14/18 at 09:19am in How Not to Annoy Other Guests at HOS (Latest Edit: 03/14/18 at 09:20am by Peej1212.)
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True you cant please everyone all the time, just like you cant make a person take responsibility for their kid if they believe they are not in the wrong. i think a lot of what Joe was referencing though was his time inside the theme park haunted houses. Inside the houses the problems an actor faces can be completely different than what a patron or a fellow actor posted outside of one can face. It is like you said all a matter of perception. Just my two cents.

"Its as much fun to scare as it is to be scared."--Vincent Price..

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03/14/18 at 09:22am in How Not to Annoy Other Guests at HOS (Latest Edit: 03/14/18 at 09:27am by acrossdapark.)
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You can take responsibility. That's the problems with parents today in many cases they don't take responsibility. This goes to the fact of parents dropping very young kids off unsupervised who then cause an issue for others to have to deal with. I.E. other guests, security or ultimately the police.

This takes away time from personnel who should be serving the guests and patrons, not playing babysitter because of some irresponsible adult.

EDIT: I had to actually look this up because I couldn't remember. Disney parks has a 14 and under rule. Under that age you have to be accompanied by an adult or someone over 14 at all times. SEAS has no such rule.
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03/14/18 at 09:40am in How Not to Annoy Other Guests at HOS
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(03/14/18 09:22am)acrossdapark Wrote:  You can take responsibility. That's the problems with parents today in many cases they don't take responsibility. This goes to the fact of parents dropping very young kids off unsupervised who then cause an issue for others to have to deal with. I.E. other guests, security or ultimately the police.

EDIT: I had to actually look this up because I couldn't remember. Disney parks has a 14 and under rule. Under that age you have to be accompanied by an adult or someone over 14 at all times. SEAS has no such rule.
Your statement is correct yes i can take responsibility, and i do for my child. My child is closely monitored when we go out places, but like i said I cannot make someone do that for theirs. And unless the park implements rules such as what you stated above there will be no changing what currently happens.

"Its as much fun to scare as it is to be scared."--Vincent Price..

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03/14/18 at 09:52am in How Not to Annoy Other Guests at HOS (Latest Edit: 03/14/18 at 09:54am by acrossdapark.)
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You're correct and that's why it has fallen on the park and the staff as well as others to play babysitter unnecessarily.

And I am in favor of the park system implementing such a rule. It gives the park system leverage to act appropriately and/or discourage others from the practice.
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03/14/18 at 10:02am in How Not to Annoy Other Guests at HOS (Latest Edit: 03/14/18 at 10:03am by Nicole.)
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(03/14/18 07:07am)Peej1212 Wrote:  
(03/13/18 06:20pm)Nicole Wrote:  Was it loaded?

(03/13/18 07:04pm)Merboy Wrote:  
(03/13/18 02:15pm)Peej1212 Wrote:  I have had a gun pulled on us before because one of our actors did their job. Its crazy.

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Yes it was loaded. And i was there supervising a group of actors and one jumped out, scared the guy good, the gun came out. Luckily we had a police officer that was a volunteer he would follow trouble groups through and tackled the guy. we were all just glad that no one got hurt.

That is seriously terrifying.

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03/15/18 at 01:38am in How Not to Annoy Other Guests at HOS
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(03/14/18 07:07am)Peej1212 Wrote:  Yes it was loaded. And i was there supervising a group of actors and one jumped out, scared the guy good, the gun came out. Luckily we had a police officer that was a volunteer he would follow trouble groups through and tackled the guy. we were all just glad that no one got hurt.

WHAT (as Zachary say,) THE ACTUAL FUCK?

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03/15/18 at 07:53am in How Not to Annoy Other Guests at HOS
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(03/15/18 01:38am)Zimmy Wrote:  
(03/14/18 07:07am)Peej1212 Wrote:  Yes it was loaded. And i was there supervising a group of actors and one jumped out, scared the guy good, the gun came out. Luckily we had a police officer that was a volunteer he would follow trouble groups through and tackled the guy. we were all just glad that no one got hurt.

WHAT (as Zachary say,) THE ACTUAL FUCK?

Yup. one of the scariest things i have had happen to me in my life. It sucked after that we had to start bringing in the police department to help out. Its mostly because we do have some younger-ish (lol) volunteers and we wanted to keep them safe. We don't want to stop because how much good the profit does for the community.

"Its as much fun to scare as it is to be scared."--Vincent Price..

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