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Forum: Ride Operations July 3rd, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Views: 4,017
Posted By ssmegner
Re: Things A Ride Operator Won't Tell You

I've got a few:

Training? You mean throwing some poor kid at a ride station on a double because one of the normal crew called in or no showed...... is not training?

No..... you really want that...
Forum: Ride Operations July 3rd, 2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,028
Posted By ssmegner
Re: 1977 Rotoriculous Crew

I love it how back in the day we took crew pictures in all sorts of places like tops of buildings, tops of Big Bend lifts, Big Bend trains where there was no catwalk and we crawled down the train,...
Forum: Ride Operations July 3rd, 2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,967
Posted By ssmegner
Big Bend control panel - old version

OK, I will apologise in advance. I cannot get a decent scan of this old page that the upload limits here will accept.

This is the piece of paper that we gave out to ride operators when we taught...
Forum: Ride Operations July 3rd, 2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,045
Posted By ssmegner
Big Bend Crew Photo - 1976

Ah. The major repaint job all Red, White and Blue for 1976 Bicentennial. This photo was taken right at the top of lift 1. The photographer was about as high as you could go on the catwalk on the...
Forum: Ride Operations July 3rd, 2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,507
Posted By ssmegner
Big Bend Crew Picture - 1975

This is the 1975 night crew. I was on swing shift initially then became day shift assistant foreman. Day foreman: Billy Peters, night foreman: Steve Bills

The train is parked at the unload...
Forum: Ride Operations July 3rd, 2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,509
Posted By ssmegner
Big Bend Crew Picture - 1974

This was the crew picture for the day shift. Notice Billy Peters trying to always look so serious. :) He also had a liking for pretty blonde crew members.

In this picture:
Left Side: Billy...
Forum: Disney Parks March 30th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By ssmegner
Re: New WDW Haunted Mansion queue design

Thanks for posting that. Even though I am an ex SFOT employee and a habitual season's pass holder, I also have a WDW annual pass. :D
Forum: General SFOT Forum February 23rd, 2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,482
Posted By ssmegner
Re: Need Big Bend... everything!

The loading/dispatch position had no actual brake. It was only a rubber tire. So when the train slide from unload to load it was only the tire. The mass of 3 car trains was pretty rough on that...
Forum: Park Videos February 21st, 2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,795
Posted By ssmegner
Re: Big Bend Interview

The video is gone. It says the user closed their YouTube account. Anyone have a copy.
Forum: SFoT memories February 21st, 2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,823
Posted By ssmegner
Re: Best "make-out" spots

Umm.... well since I worked there 2 different time frames...... let me think.... only rumors you understand.... :-)

Well there was that bed in the room behind the Fiesta Train Circus.......
Forum: General SFOT Forum February 21st, 2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,482
Posted By ssmegner
Re: Need Big Bend... everything!

I worked at the Big Bend for 3 years and was assistant foreman for about 1.5 seasons. I also have the distinction to be on the very last train ever to run before it was torn down.

I have lots of...
Forum: SFoT Q&A February 21st, 2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 33,369
Posted By ssmegner
Re: What famous people have you seen at SFOT?

I worked 2 different time frames at SFOT. This write up makes me feel OLD.. :-)

I worked the Big Bend for years. On our ride we had:

Ewell Gibbons - just a wild hickory nut

Bob Garrison -...
Forum: SFoT memories March 17th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,995
Posted By ssmegner
Fired twice

Has anyone else ever been fired twice?

I was nearly fired for spending too much time talking to the girls when I was an arcade mechanic. My duties were to make sure the coin operated machines in...
Forum: Removed Rides December 23rd, 2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,070
Posted By ssmegner
No one has mentioned this old ride

It was a very forgettable ride to be sure. Next to the clock tower, where the scrambler used to run, they had a motion simulator ride called "The Incredible Sense Machine". It was one of those rides...
Forum: SFoT memories December 22nd, 2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,947
Posted By ssmegner
Was there a better place to work?

I just found this site and it brings back all sorts of great memories. I worked at SFOT from 1974 - 1979 during what I believe was the best time period ever.

It started with waiting in line that...
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