Voicetek Posted June 22, 2013 Share Posted June 22, 2013 Well, my fiance and I decided to give this Dive-in movie thing a try. We got to the main park at around 7:30 and decided to spend a couple hours in the park before heading over. So we walked into Soak City and started heading back to the wave pool where the movie was. There were lots of people there, which we had pretty much expected. The first thing we decided to do was look for a chair. As we were looking, I noticed that there were a ton of people lining the edge/shore of this gigantic pool. I thought, "huh, that's weird" and continued to find a chair. We were successful and found 2 chairs together. As I sat down I noticed the line again. Then I also noticed that 3/4 of the pool was empty. I was thinking to myself, "I wonder why the people are just standing on the edge and not wading into the pool?" I figured that the water was probably pretty cold. So the movie started and I was still trying to figure out what was going on. I then noticed that the entire edge of the pool was roped off and people were being filtered into the deep end of the pool. Then I realized that this was a line! I line to the wave pool! Just about that time, my fiance asked me if I wanted to go test the water and maybe get in for a bit. I said yeah, but I think that's a line to get in. She was like, no way! There's no line for the wave pool, you'll just go on in. And I said, no go look...see the ropes! We were so confused. So we looked around and found someone working the event. We decided to talk to them about it and find out what was going on. This was the response we got.... She said, "Oh yeah, this is a line to get into the wave pool. The only section of the pool that you're allowed to go into is the deep end where it has lights." She continued, "I think they're letting more people in though in a little bit." So I asked, "So the people who are already in the pool, do they have a time limit? Will they make them get out in a little bit so that more people can go in?" She said, "Oh no, once you get in you can pretty much stay in as long as you want." What in the world? So basically once the 1/4 section of the pool hit capacity then no one would be allowed in unless someone decided to get out. But they weren't regulating the time in the pool and they weren't forcing anyone out. So basically, everyone standing in the line waiting, most of them would probably never get in. I was so ticked at the execution of this thing that we just grabbed our stuff and left. I feel like this was horrible advertisement on this whole thing. I understand that it was dark and they wanted to be safe by only using the lit end of the pool, but there were a couple of things that they could have done better. First thing, they could've made it clear in the advertising that it was "First come first serve, Limited space in the wave pool" but no, they said come on out and watch a movie and float around in the wave pool. It sounded like the entire pool would be open. Second thing, they could've regulated the time people could stay in the water. If they only had a limited space and they had a line a mile long, then someone needed to blow a whistle every 15 minutes or so so that another group of people could get in and enjoy the pool too. I could've cared less about the movie, but I think it was mainly the principle of how things were handled. I'm all about safety, but you've also got to make people aware of how things are going to be executed. We saw a ton of people leaving, even the lady we talked to about the whole thing made a comment that a lot of people were packing up and leaving. Hmmm...I wonder why? We only talked to one person and I took it in good faith that she gave me accurate information. Maybe they were setting a time limit. Maybe they were cycling the people through. I don't know. I didn't stay around to find out. Did anyone else go to this tonight? Did you see anything different? Did you notice if they were handling it better as the night went on? I also understand that this is the first one and perhaps they will work out all the bugs as time goes on. Maybe I'll give it a chance later next month when it's running a bit more smoothly. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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