I just got back from Hersheypark in the Dark and from the site meet-up with Matt (HPCrazy) and Alex (coasteral). While we were there, something very strange occured.
Like I said in the Meet-Up thread, I said that our group would meet at the Hershey Statue around 2pm. We all got there and started waiting to see if anyone from the site would show up. After waiting 5 minutes we were about to just go and ride, but here's what happened....
3 people in white labcoats (one guy was wearing a berat (french hat) came walking up and wanted us to complete a servey. We were all about to turn them away, but I figured, "why not?"
They asked us 5 or 6 questions:
-What do you think is the right amount of time of freefall on a ride?
-What role do you think water plays in the effect on a ride?
-What are the freefall rides that you've been on?
-What role do you think water should play on a ride?
-and a question on something like if a concrete ride or water ride is better? I didn't really completely understand it though.
So they then thanked us for their time and the gave us a big envolope. Inside were 4 Exit Passes (which were passes where we didn't have to wait in line for a ride), and a smaller letter envolope which had a bunch of different puzzle pieces in it.
We all didn't really know what it was for, but once we thought about it for a second I knew I never heard of the Ride Institute of Technology (RIT) before and planned on googling it.
Once I got home, I got the envolope out, broke out the tape and started putting this thing together. Below are pictures.
It says "see u in the spring. game on!".
At the bottom of the page is a website address saying, Rideinstitute.com
Right after those 3 guys in labcoats presented us the envolope, they disappeared. We went back later in the day to check to see if they serveyed anyone else, but nobody was there.
On a sidenote, we had a list of 4 people attending on the facebook invite page that we had, someone with the name of Hershey Park friend requested me and then asked me where we were all meeting. Plus on the back of the Exit Passes was a 4 saying how many were in our group and they didn't to just open up the envolope and plop them into it while they were serveying us. It was preplanned. I have to admit it was really creepy the way this happened, but interesting.
I guess let the games begin then!