Corbin Barker

Published: January 4, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Very true, Robert. Very true.

There is also the College Program weight loss program. The only thing that's different is a) it can be any outside ride and b) instead of nachos its ramen. Nachos are a delicacy for the college program participant.

By the way, happy new years to you and to the rest of the TPI family

Tim W

Published: January 4, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Anthony Murphy

Published: January 4, 2010 at 5:07 PM


I hear Davy Crocket Canoes workout is sought after on the West Coast!

One thing I would love to see on the site is "staying fit at theme parks". Now I know people do not want to think about dieting and exercising while on vacation, but I am pretty sure you do get a good workout walking around the park, especially in EPCOT and there has to be some dishes that are better for you (like the Premium Bar)vs others (Like the Kitchen Sink!)

Albino Pygmy

Published: January 4, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Can't say that I remember the keelboats, but sounds similar to that of Jungle Cruise skipper, with our constant spielfest of tired out corny jokes will leave you breathless and gasping for air. There were times when we've purposely sped up the boat at squeezeplay just so the elephants can spray us down with our funky brown jungle water. Yes, we really were that desperate!

Published: January 4, 2010 at 8:36 PM

You can also get a good weighttraining session by applying for a job as a neighborhood carney. Watching them put these rides up in summer looks hot. step 1 get a job at the amusement company (must be a traveling company) 2 Get the biggest ride on the lot perferably a coaster. ( do not do a simulator or gravitron the indoors will cut back on heat and sweat you prduce)3 set it up in a parking lot or lot without trees.4 lift the hundred pound piece of steel track and put it together. 5 sweat and have fun in the sun while doing this excersise program.

Published: January 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM

try working at speedway! i lost 20 pounds working there during june-august on my college program. it gets twice as hot since you are working with all the metal cars and their motors
Pyra Dong

Published: January 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM

YES! So true!
I worked in the Land of the Dragons (Children's) area of Busch Gardens Tampa one year-- and lost 6 pounds!!! (awww, I don't weigh much to begin with) I can't tell whether I lost 6lbs of sweat... fat (hoping)... or my mind. I will never do THAT again!

Published: January 4, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Bryan Fear

Published: January 5, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Funny and accurate. I just went to DL 2 days ago. I had to marvel about how the cast were in such great shape as opposed to the visitors who ranged from "overweight" to "morbidly obese." Now I understand.
Will Chilcote

Published: January 5, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Very funny Robert... I bet u were in great shape when u were doing that job.

Published: January 8, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Add the old school Columbia summer shift at Disneyland too. No shade all day, the old sailor costume exposed plenty of skin for the sun to roast, pushing the loading platform back and forth, actually climbing up and down the bell housing as hawkeye and spieling an active dialogue as the captain. Of course, the old costume and the real spieling are gone today as well as hawkeye having a much easier perch to stand on, but the rest still applies (I am quite fair skinned and no amount of sunscreen would protect my shoulders back in the early 90s).