The map feels straight out of bo2-bo4 era. 3 lanes and both sides of the map being pretty 1:1. The community complains non stop about maps being too big and having to many sight lines so IW gave us this 3 lane funnel map. And you guys still aren’t satisfied lmao.
So many complaints about the new playlist not getting shoothouse enough. STOP BACKING AND TRY NEW MAPS. If y’all would quit leaving to enjoy 1% of the game you’d probably realize that this map, as well as most of the core maps tbh, are GOOD. But i get it shipment and shoothouse hand you freekills so that’s why y’all always beg for trash tier maps.
I'm Andy Mulvihill, son of famed Action Park founder Gene Mulvihill. I worked at Action Park through my teens and beyond, testing the rides, working as a lifeguard in the notorious Wave Pool, and eventually taking on a managerial role. I've just published a book titled ACTION PARK about my experiences, giving an unvarnished look at the history of the park and all of the chaos, joy, and tragedy that went with working there. I am here today with my co-author Jake Rossen, a senior staff writer at Mental Floss.
EDIT: Logging off now but will be back later to check this thread and answer more of your questions! Thanks to everyone for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the book!
I worked at an amusement park as a ticket supervisor.
This was the time of the year where they would have certain events, it was one of the biggest attractions all year ( so let’s call it big cheap attraction X ) so one of the ways to bring in more revenue, was to charge five dollars to get into this attraction. Subsequently if you purchase this ticket for five dollars you can buy additional attraction tickets ( one of our many other attractions ) for an additional five dollars per attraction.
Normally the other attraction tickets were $20/each. If you wanted to go to one of the other attractions it would be cheaper to buy the ticket for five dollars for attraction X and then do an add on for an extra five dollars to go to any of the other attractions
OK so I’ve laid out the groundwork this is where the malicious compliance comes in to play.
I was a supervisor of the cashiers department, we were pretty busy so I decided to take up a bank and a computer to sell tickets. I come from a very frugal family so I always try to help people get the better deal and I always tell my employees to tell the other guests about the better deal. Our main goal was to have people have a good time so they would want to come back.
This guy comes up to me, he and his family want to go to a completely different attraction. He has about 20 people in his party so I already knew the price was going to rack up. I pulled up the price of exactly what he asked, it was around 700$. I said listen we are running a promotion today...if you buy ticket X for $5, we can get you the other tickets for around 250$ total. The guy told me I don’t want you to sell me anything that I don’t want. I said listen I know you said you don’t want this, if I sell this to you for five dollars I have access to sell you the other tickets for five dollars as well. If you don’t want it I can’t give you that price. I said listen I don’t care if you go or not to X. Do you want to pay $250 today or $700 today.
He yelled at me and said I don’t want anything that I don’t need just give me my tickets I don’t want to buy X. All right sir that’ll be $700. He reluctantly paid 700$. About 30 minutes and a CVS receipt later... he comes back asking to talk to my manager. I call my general manager and he comes out and asks what the problem is. The guy said I over charged him for tickets. My GM asked if I offered him attraction X which gives them the better deal to the tickets. The smirk on my face when the... keep reading on reddit ➡
After the majority of the Disney World reopening thread on /r/WaltDisneyWorld was people expressing concern about the dangers of opening with a massive COVID spike in Florida, mods listened to complaints from Disney fanatics and COVID deniers alike that they can’t discuss their trips to the park without having to face reality of COVID.
here a mod explains why it’s not appropriate for people to be commenting their covid concerns.
Next day Disney sub mods decide to create a park megathread that bans users from discussing anything COVID related. Turns out the entire thread is related to COVID - but only comments that express concern are removed. Some now taken down comments of users bragging about going to make people mad or to take advantage of people’s fears to get good reservations. Thread ends up being an echo chamber for covid deniers and the rest of the sub is pissed.
Edit: mods are now banning people that are posting in this thread from /r/WaltDisneyWorld. I have received messages from numerous people with proof confirming this. I got banned myself for creating this thread.
Edit: a mod purged the entire thread and deleted almost every comment. Lots of users were banned and it seems like it was exclusively people that disagreed with the reopening. We also have people that got banned just for posting in here with no explanation from the mods. Not surprising considering this is the mod doing the banning.
Edit: if anyone sees this thread today - mods of /r/WaltDisneyWorld are now claiming myself and other users were banned because of hateful messages we sent to them through mod mail. This is a lie. I have screenshots to prove it and would love for them to provide evidence of this. The only message I sent them ever was asking why I was banned which got no response. Mod [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/WaltDisneyWorld/comments/hrmed2/reopening_megathread_71520/fy5lo28/?utm_so... keep reading on reddit ➡
My mother is a mega Karen and I have 16 years of stories to tell about her entitlement. Here's yet another one.
This happened in 2004 when I was 14. We'd just moved from Australia to New Zealand. The town had a population of around 12,000 people which was a big step up from the town we moved from (around 2,000 people). It seemed like my mum's entitlement got worse by having an extra 10,000 people for her to annoy. Within a month, my sister and I had settled into our new schools and mother dearest found her preferred (cheapest) grocery store to shop at. I should mention that my mum is not disabled. But did that stop her from parking in the disabled parking spot? Nope.
The first month went fine, until my mother got lazy. Whenever we went grocery shopping she would always complain (while walking towards the entrance) that there was never anyone parked in the disabled parking spot and she would say things like "I don't see why I'm not allowed to park there" and "there's nobody in this damn town that need it anyway." This last comment was total BS on her part, as there was a paraplegic who lived in the town which she knew about. And regardless, those spaces are for disabled people. Not her.
Then one day, me and my sister were in the car while mum was driving to the grocery store. We usually parked close to the front door but to the side where there were usually a few spare parking spots. I was expecting her to stop there but she didn't. Instead, she drove all the way to the front and parked in the disabled parking spot.
ME: "Mum this is disabled parking. You can't park here."
MUM: "Of coarse I can. The spot is vacant."
ME: "It's illegal for you to park here. You'll get a fine."
MUM: "No I won't. I have the right to park here if there's no disabled person parked here. I don't see any disabled person. Do you?"
ME: "Whatever mum, but you're going to get a fine."
I got out of the car and walked across the street to the park. I didn't want to be seen with my mum but I wanted to keep an eye out for the parking officer or police person who I knew would come. Even in a small town, the police were very diligent about rule breakers. And sure enough, 10 minutes later I saw a police man walk up to the car, check the licence and lack of disabled sticker and write a ticket that he placed on her wind screen.
I sent mother dearest a text that I'd meet her at the petrol station when she was done. I didn't want to be seen getting into her car, but I m... keep reading on reddit ➡
I realize by posting this I am taking a major risk of losing my job, but I need to get this off my chest for the health and safety of the public. This virus has wreaked havoc on far too many lives thus far, and if this information saves the life of even one guest, then it was worthy of disclosing.
I work for a major theme park here in Orlando. Upon our opening, we were hopeful of the new sanitary precautions being taken and the integrity of the company to keep us safe and informed. However, I have come to the unfortunate realization that my optimism has resulted in a devastating disappointment. Here is what they are forbidding the employees and news sources from disclosing:
The staff is sick. I mean really, really sick. I could not put a number to exactly how many employees currently have the virus but I can say that no department or park has been immune to this pandemic. Some departments have upwards of fifty people positive for COVID, others have about 12-20 per attraction. This number is give or take any recent COVID leaves taken this coming week. HR forbids the disclosure of an employee testing results to anyone, and seems to advise the departments to just tell their remaining staff that the employee is "on vacation." (A two week random/unplanned vacation, right after opening. It's as if they think the situation wasn't obvious.) The employee is also forbidden to disclose to the public whether or not they tested positive upon experiencing symptoms. I found this ironic, because aren't the guests visiting to take a "vacation" as well? Should they not know they are literally paying to possibly be infected themselves? Furthermore, could they be unknowingly paying with their life?
Don't get me wrong, I understand the parks have stated via their websites the disclaimer about COVID exposure being an inherent risk upon visiting. Yet, at the same time the Governor and some other state officials keep emphasizing their faith that these theme parks are the safest place to be. Upon reading this, I felt this is where I had to draw the line...because it is completely false. Neither the park I work for, nor our sister park, does any testing for employees other than temperature checks. These checks are often done in our cars with the AC blasting on our faces, and with a temperature check to the forehead I cannot confirm the accuracy of even that much. Across the board employees are deemed "safe" based off a temperature check alone, yet still falling obvious... keep reading on reddit ➡
She sells C cells by the seesaw.
Edit: Thank you to the Redditors that awarded this post. Much appreciated.
South Park was made available on HBO Max today. Out of 307 episodes, 302 are on the service.
The banned episodes are Season 5’s “Super Best Friends,” Season 10’s “Cartoon Wars: Part I” and “Cartoon Wars: Part II”, and Season 14’s “200” and “201”.
What all these episodes have in common are depictions of the Muslim prophet Mohammad.
Comedy Central heavily censored “200” and (especially) “201” when broadcast, much to the criticism of the fanbase as well as series creators themselves. HBO Max choosing to not carry the other three episodes shows evidence of the worst scenario which is an increased acceptance of (or perceived demand for) censorship. If anything a better move for HBO Max would’ve been to carry restored versions of “200” and “201” rather than remove a further three episodes.
For those at HBO Max to feel the necessity to ban episodes from their platform in the name of religion demonstrates a sad regression in our society. It’s 2020 we should be past this long ago, not to mention it’s just fuckin’ South Park, people... 🤦♂️
It’s so annoying that smokers are given free pass to litter. Anyone throwing a piece of paper on the ground is frowned upon. Some smokers, however, will throw that shit in front of you, sometimes while driving, in the woods, or pretty much wherever. Nobody talks about it.
38% of all collected litter in America is cigarette butts. They are not only made of plastic, but plastic containing the toxins of the cigarette. It’s just plain stupid.
Dear smokers, please, don’t be a jerk, dispose your cigarette butt properly.
Last night I watched the original Jurassic Park for the first time in many many years. It was great to watch as an adult because I started picking up on some small cues that really gave me a vastly different interpretation of the movie.
Throughout the movie, Hammond takes great pride in telling Grant, Sattler and anyone who will listen how 'he spared no expense' on something. Self driving cars? Check. The voiceover inside the cars a famous person? Check. Gourmet chefs, interactive rides you name it, he often pips "spared no expense!"
Then we get to see his interaction with Nedry (Neumann of Seinfeld fame) where Nedry is clearly upset with his compensation. Hammond gets into an argument with Nedry about his financial problems and how he will not be dragged into another financial debate with him. This is one area he clearly spared expense because if you notice, there are exactly TWO people running all of the systems in the entire park...Samuel L. Jackson and Nedry. Clearly Nedry is the person who designed everything too because Nick Fury is wholly unable to determine what Nedry did to the system to cause everything to go offline. He even mentions that Nedry wrote all the code for the system (over 2 Million lines worth) at some point.
Hammond spent money like a drunken sailor on anything and everything in the park except his IT. If he had, he would have had a small crew of IT people who would have been able to design a better system that was not dependent on one individual's know how to operate and troubleshoot. Who writes one giant piece of software with millions of lines of code to run multiple systems? A guy who doesn't know any better or wanted to have job security.
Jurassic Park is often lauded as a cautionary tale about man's hubris in thinking he could play god by bringing back dinosaurs. I would counter that by saying Jurassic Park is more a cautionary tale of management's continued underestimating the importance of, and applying the proper funding for, IT management.
Yeah I'm an IT guy by trade so maybe that colors things a bit but there are some clear subtextual things going on in this movie that makes it seem like Hammond might have been successful if he hadn't hired Neumann to create and run his IT for him.
Edit: Well this blew up a lot more than I expected it to! A couple of points for those who are still reading:
This was intended to be tongue in cheek, I know the thematic elements of the movie are much more than just IT