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Zachary

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[wiki]index.php?title=Da_Vinci%27s_Cradle[/wiki]
 
Sep 18, 2010
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I rode this a few weeks ago, after not riding it for several years, and one thing immediately stood out to me about how times have changed. When I was a little kid, there used to be so much loose change flying around the floor of this ride. I would try to stop it with my foot and keep it there until the end of the ride. When I worked this ride as a teenager, I used to bring home at least a few dollars everyday from the change that would fly off the ride. When I rode it a few weeks ago, I didn't see or hear any change flying around. I guess that it's a result of everyone using credit/debit cards now, instead of cash. Or maybe everyone has Discovery Dollars :)
 
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Zachary

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I was milling around YouTube today and stumbled upon something I hadn't seen before: The original ad for Da Vinci's Cradle. Sounds pretty neat, right? Wrong. This is one of the creepiest ads I've ever seen. Between the crazy-looking old man, the young girl singing in the background, and the narrator's somewhat seductive tone, I'm royally disturbed. Watch at your own risk. This cannot be unseen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7u7-XHlk_c
 

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What's the reason behind the hands down rule? Anyone know?
 
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I loved the commercial! Cool & creepy. :cool:

I have not ridden this yet. What is the hands-down rule or other problems/changes you guys are referring to?
 

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You can't put your hands up on the ride. But it's like the 99 cent refill rule, they'll only enforce it if a supervisor is around

EDIT: Damn it! That's the second time today I have completely misread a post!
 
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They also stopped all the outside ropes and stuff from moving. And the ride does not go around as much. lame. I rode it this year and I got far less nauseous than usual. It's not as fun now.
 
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