Kudos to Silverwood Theme Park!!!!!!!

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    Kudos to Silverwood Theme Park!!!!!!!

    I don't know where to put this, but I figured it would get good visibility here.

    Yesterday Sept 5 I went to Silverwood Theme Park with my oldest son. As I am CWP holder and I carry daily, I didn't want to leave my EDC in the car, as this could potentially put a lot of people at risk.

    So, on my way to Coeur d'Alene, I called the theme park. I spoke with a manager on duty there and told him I carried daily and that I was wondering if they had a safe I could store my pistol in while I was at the park as I knew I couldn't carry there.

    He agreed that I can't carry in the park, even though I didn't see any signs there, but that is besides the point. I just wanted to be diplomatic. The manager told me that it was no problem and all I had to do was buy my ticket and when I got in the park, to ask for the security manager and he would help me.

    When I got there I did just that and I met with a guy named Ron. He happens to be retired Las Vegas PD or Sherrif. He led me to the security office and gave me a locker in there, added a good amount of paper towels to cushion my gun from the metal bottom of the locker and locked it with a pad lock and gave me a key to it while telling me that he would be the only one with the other key.

    He is a really nice guy and I just wanted to share this with whomever may be interested, as I think that it is a high level of customer service and it let me have a great time while in the park while feeling secure in knowing that my gun was secured and not in my car in the parking lot across the highway from the park.

    By the way. Those of you in the area, the three big roller coasters that they have are a blast!!! Especially Aftershock!!!!

    Here are the other big coasters there:
    Silverwood: Roller Coaster Alley
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    Personally, I wouldn't have notified anyone that I was carrying. Concealed means concealed... It should also be secure enough on your person so as it will not fall out when riding rides.

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    Sounds like a very reasonable manager and security manager. Glad you had a good experience and a lot of fun...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swatspyder View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't have notified anyone that I was carrying. Concealed means concealed... It should also be secure enough on your person so as it will not fall out when riding rides.
    The park rules on their website state no firearms and no weapons.

    Additionally, I wasn't going to carry into the wave pool, etc.
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    Sounds like you had a good day. It is good public relations when those that carry show respect for the rules whether we like them or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMS View Post
    Sounds like you had a good day. It is good public relations when those that carry show respect for the rules whether we like them or not.
    Exactly. We are all ambassadors and we all need to set the example. If we want to foster the correct opinion of why it is acceptable and good to carry, we sure a heck aren't going to set that example by breaking the rules.
    Could I have carried into the park and not been seen, provided I avoided some of their rides, sure. But, what do you think it would have looked like if I got kicked out of the park with my son and he was unable to finish his day there? What example would that have set for him? That it is okay to break the rules, while carrying a gun?
    He understands the reason I carry, but regardless, it is a bad precedent.
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    Good deal, wish more establishments treated us this way!

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    I think that is a good story, you made a good impression as a gun owner/carrier, and the park showed itself to be what I'd call "gun friendly"... And everyone played by the rules!
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    Kudos all around!
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