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Rue Le Dodge Sucks!

Postby dpxtreme » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:01 pm

I went to PGA today and my friends an I were in line for Rue Le Dodge (the best bumper cars in the world) and I noticed something different. I saw two signs with arrows pointing to the right, and I lookd towards the bottom and they added a one-way divider just like at the Boardwalk!! That sucks because now you can;t ram people that hard.
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Postby that_guy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:41 pm

What?! your kidding!
Anyone have a pic of this???
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Postby jonrev » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:47 pm

So they basically split the huge bumper car arena into two halves? That sucks.
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Postby dpxtreme » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:27 pm

I wish I was kidding. It's not split in two. It's basically a race track. You can only go one way and if you go the other way you get yelled at. My friends and I got out of line because it's not worth going on anymore.
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Postby WhizzerSFGAm » Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:04 am

GRRRR :evil: :evil: Killing Orbit wasn't enough, they had to destroy Rue Le Dodge too. :evil: Why can't PGA management ever do anything right? :x
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Postby Glorfindel7 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:31 am

dpxtreme wrote:I wish I was kidding. It's not split in two. It's basically a race track. You can only go one way and if you go the other way you get yelled at. My friends and I got out of line because it's not worth going on anymore.


They might as well change the name to "Orleans Gran Prix" then....:(

Think this might be their way of stopping people from becoming "agressive drivers"?
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Postby redfishpaw » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:37 am

Sounds lamn, you'll never be able to ram your friends if your all going the same direction. I wonder if this is some sort Cedar Fair safety thing. because obviously the ride wasn't safe for the past 30 years. The gurnee ride was the same last time I was on it. In the past I use to try to build up a little speed around the perimeter before I drove into someone. ( I don't know if this is what one might consider aggressive or not) I also used to have a favorite car. I know it was burgendy but I dont remember the number on it (1 or 10 I think). I always thought that some cars seemed bit faster than others. The only part I never liked was that shoulder harness (which some people just put around their neck :shock: ). I dont know when these were added, but I think the are pretty useless. I'm sorry to hear sbout PGA update. Must be safety related. Who would ever have thought that a divider to be an improvement.
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Postby Glorfindel7 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:37 pm

I guess this kind of gives you an idea on how Cedar Fair is going to manage GA then :(
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Postby Magic Hate Ball » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:32 pm

Glorfindel7 wrote:I guess this kind of gives you an idea on how Cedar Fair is going to manage GA then :(


Maybe it's just Paramount's having a last go at sucking.
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Postby SFGAmfreak4life » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:01 pm

I was at CP from the 2nd-6th and the bumper cars dont follow a track and didnt in previous visits. Im sure it was a dumb Paramount decision and I bet CF will get rid of it.
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Postby that_guy » Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:59 pm

I'm not sure if I was the only one who wanted to see this, but their are pictures here:

http://www.norcalcoasters.net/photo.php ... d%20States.

This brings me to a question:
Are SC and Gurnee's Rue le Dodge the same size?
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Postby BrianPlencner » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:56 am

That is very sad indeed. :cry:

Its been a few weeks now that I've been out to the Gurnee Park, so hopefully the same does not happen out there.

And, to answer that_guy's question, I believe the Bumper Car buildings at both parks are the same size. At least that is what I get from looking at the picture you referenced.

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Postby Glorfindel7 » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:15 am

I noticed in that picture that at least a few people are going in the OPPOSITE direction of the arrow.....

The thing is most bumper cars ARE going in this direction unfortunately, sometimes a head on collision can cause injuries (especially when the cars used are so old the bumpers don't provide enough protection)
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Postby redfishpaw » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:40 pm

I believe the bumpers cars are made to handle head on collisions and that is part of the ride experience. Also, the bumpers on the cars have replacable innertubes. I helped out with the ride parts inventory in the warehouse during the off season one year. (which had absolutely nothing to do with my department) When I came across section for Rue Le Dodge, I found the innertubes interesting due to their unique size, so I inquired about purchasing one because I thought it would be neat for swimming, tubing etc. I knew it was a longshot and it took a week to get my answer. Turned out, the park was willing to sell me one. I think my cost would have been $158.00 (around 1990+/-), so I decided to pass on it.
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Re: Rue Le Dodge Sucks!

Postby DarkJak2050 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:31 pm

If you guys are wondering what Rue Le Dodge is like, then this video I found on YouTube should fill you in:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR3ogRIlplQ

This is taken from the 2009 season, and it's not my video. And another thing, I didn't work at Marriott's Great America at all. In fact, I wasn't even around during the Park's Marriott Era (wish that I was though :( ). I just thought I show you guys what Rue Le Dodge looks like now.
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