Vote of the week: What's your best chance at gold in the Theme Park Olympics?
Published: August 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM
Watching the games is fun, sure, but how much of a thrill would it be to compete? Okay, none of us are ever going to make it to the "real" Olympic Games (unless we've got some really distinguished lurkers around here…), but many of us have shown a thing or two in a different arena.
How would you do in a theme park Olympics? How many of you have "gone for the gold" in the following events?
Rope drop sprint - Rewarding pure speed, the winner in this event is the first to make it to the park's most popular ride, the one that will packed with a multi-hour queue later in the day.
Stroller dodging - Rewarding lateral agility, the winner in this event must swerve, dodge and otherwise avoid shin-splitting strollers in a dash across the park to make a reservation deadline.
Personal space blockout - Rewarding both strategy and quickness, the winners in this event preserve their families' personal space in the scrum of a crowded theater load and unload.
Souvenir bag carry - Rewarding both strength and endurance, the winner in this event totes the heaviest load of souvenirs from the park's bag check to the last row of the parking lot without stopping.
Infrared point-and-shoot - Rewarding eyesight and reflexes, the winner in this event achieves the highest cumulative score in all the shoot-'em-up rides and arcade games in the park.
Tell us your favorite theme park golden moment, in the comments.