Thursday, July 05, 2012
Wonderland - Now Featuring More Popped Collars
We used to go to Wonderland on a fairly regular basis - 3 to 4 times per season - but lately, it's simply been too hard to get a large enough group together to make the trip. Luckily, though, Enterprise is quite good at doing group outings1, so a couple of weekends ago, to Wonderland we went!
We hit the other usual spots - including the Wild Beast, a delightful wooden coaster that beats the hell out of you if you're bigger than 5'8" and 140 pounds - and I went on Psyclone for the first time and instantly fell in love with it3.
We decided to forgo the barbecue lunch as, frankly, I was tired of work-related discussion4. But, we did get a chance to play a fun game of "Spot the Enterprise Employee" - a few telltale signs are popped collars/tight t-shirts, spiked hair, and a lack of girlfriends. One non-Enterpriser, though, was sporting an epic rat-tail mullet, which I'll post a picture of if I can find it on the camera.
We were also relieved that not all the Wonderland niceties with which we grew up have disappeared. We were concerned when we saw a number of empty cars going by on rides we were waiting for that the age-old custom of allowing other people to go ahead when you're waiting to go with a group had disappeared. It seems, however, to be more reflective of the layout of the line at the ride, as we managed to get on a bit earlier a couple of times because of a few conscientious riders (around our age, just to make a passive-aggressive point about the younger generation).
Oh, and we finished off with a rain-quickened second ride on Leviathan. I kept my eyes open. It was freakin' awesome. I still screamed like a girl.
1 - Without saying as much, I think they realize just how little time employees have for a social life
2 - The same thing happened on the ride at the top of the Stratosphere in Vegas
3 - Despite going to a "child's restraint" which required me to move as I'm not a child
4 - Again, no time for a social life