If you’ve ever been to a theme park, you know how much it sucks standing in line for two hours to ride something that lasts for two minutes. With a clipboard and the right attitude, however, you can make your way to the front of the line without anyone batting an eye.
In this video (NSFW language) from The Hacks of Life YouTube channel, Mike Capes — whose tips we’ve featured in past evil weeks — demonstrates some dastardly theme park tips that any Disney villain would be proud of. The worst part about theme parks is the line, so Capes shows some classic social engineering you can use to quickly make your way to the front.
All you need is a pen and a clipboard with a piece of paper that looks like some sort of legit form. As you walk by people, occasionally stop to ask someone a question like, “How long have you been waiting in line?” or “Are you satisfied with your overall experience today?” If you have a lanyard or button, that will really help seal the deal. Plus, theme parks have so many employees that ride operators will probably assume you work there too. You’ll be at the front and ready to ride in no time. It should be noted, however, that while you’re not really hurting anybody, there’s a good chance you’ll get kicked out if you get caught doing this (possibly banned from ever returning). You’ve been warned, so try this tip at your own risk!
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