- Apr 29, 2011
icedtea said:My thoughts....
Overall I prefer KD over BG, let me explain:
...For starters I HATE that BG has enacted a no bag policy on some of their coasters. For someone that carries a bag this is ridiculous because you have to remember to have cash available.
The park started this no-bag policy six years ago with the addition of Griffon and I'm absolutely ecstatic they did it. Time-motion studies for the ride found that it would not run efficiently if they let people bring bags into the queue. It would've been a clusterfuck of nonsense with people trying to walk across a 10-seat wide train just to put their bag in a bin by the exit and then walk back to their seat clashing with other riders trying to do the same thing.
Also, with the crowds the park gets (especially with school trips) the bags were a pain in the ass to deal with for the ride-ops and riders that don't carry a bag. There was nothing more annoying that sitting in a far right seat on Apollo's Chariot only to have some kid(s) pass their bag(s) over to you to hand to the ride-op so they could put it in a bin by the exit. The ride ops should be just that - "ride-ops" and not "baggage handlers."