Cecily and I rode the train around the park several times--as in, for just over an hour. haha! It was relaxing and shady, which was nice. On the train, however, there is a recorded audio tour-ish voice. At one point, as you pass the frontier-town area of the park, they say something about the "Crazy Buffalo restaurant." Except they pronounce it "buffay-lo." Which made us laugh repeatedly! Only when driving home, 4 hours later, did we realize (having gone in to check the place out) that it's a buffet. What are the chances they did it on purpose and said "buffet-lo"? (the sign definitely says "buffalo"...) Our slowness made me laugh even more.
There are lots of things about Six Flags that annoy me greatly...the main one being the whole business of the FlashPass. Paying more than the cost of your ticket gets you special line-jumping privileges. Meanwhile, the rest of us just stand in line for hours and hours and hours. So obviously if one has more money, one gets to cut to the front of the line. Money gets you ahead, not just in life but at Six Flags too. Gag--this reflection of our culture's obsession with both $$ and getting ahead makes me ill. (end rant. prematurely, perhaps, but whatever.)
Okay, I lied. I've also noticed that there is no honor system anymore--the locker thing is part of this, as is the business of getting a ticket while you're standing in line (also new) that has a number on it. If your ticket is out of order, they know you cut and they kick you out of the park. Cuz they can't just trust you not to cut. Again with the reflection of the culture--is it possible that we have reached the point where we've lost honor, so the honor system doesn't work? Are we an honor-free culture? disturbing. Okay, for real...no more ranting.
I'm watching the movie Atonement as I type this. It's weird, and slow enough to blog and follow at the same time. This movie came highly recommended...and I've been waiting a couple months for it to come in from the library (when I put it on hold I was like number 130 in the queue). It seems well done but I don't get it yet. Maybe all will become clear....