A cure for line jumping, PKD's way

Tuesday, July 29, 2003 4:19 PM
Line jumping bothers us all, but I remember when Volcano the Blast Coaster first opened, they handed out a numbered ticket to each guest that in turn had to be turned over to a security guard later in the queue. This checkpoint was conveniently by an emergency staircase. If your number was out of order, it meant you had line jumped. Do you think this would work elsewhere?
------------------
If you have a problem with clones, the solution is real simple—Stop traveling.
+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 4:30 PM
Six Flags Magic Mountain also does this for X.
+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 4:32 PM
It does? Ive never seen this at X.
------------------
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes, that way if they get upset with you, they'll be that much further away from you with no shoes.
+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 4:46 PM
I've seen SFMM do it for X, Batman, Riddler, Goliath, Deja Vu, and Superman.

------------------
A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Dopeler Effect [n.] - the tendancy of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 4:46 PM
SFGAm did it last Sunday. We saw two people jump up in line on Superman and both of them got on the ride. It still seem to scare alot of people though.
+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 5:12 PM
Does SFMM and the other parks always use it, or is it only on weekends?

------------------
I play in a really awful garage band, but it's still fun.

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 5:22 PM
Only wish Kings Island would do this on busy days at the park.
+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 5:23 PM
Cedar Point experimented with it a few seasons ago. Unfortunately, they mostly did it on days where the rides were walkons. Duh.

------------------
Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
DELETED! What time does the water show start?

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 5:36 PM
SFGAm was doing this for Superman when I was there in late June, it seemed to work well. Sure beat Celebration City where they seemed to condone line jumping.
+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 5:49 PM
The only real flaw I could see to this system is if somebody loses their number, but thats their fault.
------------------
"Here's my ten cence, my two cence is free"-Eminem
+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:37 PM
You know, it just goes to show how much we have deteriorated as a society when you can't even stand in line with respect to the others around you. I think it's a sad day for all of us when you can't even be trusted to stand in a line and have to be handed a number to insure against cutting. As much as I hate people who do this, I don't think the rule is enforced enough at most parks. A lot of people don't even know or seem to care anymore that this is disrespectful and wrong. I often have been confronted in line by these people who are just trying to get back with their group that's ahead of me. Because they had to leave the line for some injustifiable reason to me, they think that it's o.k. to re-enter where they left. This problem was really bad when I was in California a few years ago, and happened at all the parks we visited that trip. It didn't matter if the line was 5 minutes or 50, it was rampant at Disney, Knotts, SFMM, SFMW, and even Santa Cruz. To all the line jumpers out there, all I can say is...

Not only are you ugly...but somebody must have beat you with a stupid stick too.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:59 PM

Thrillerman said:
You know, it just goes to show how much we have deteriorated as a society when you can't even stand in line with respect to the others around you.

So true. I won't even get started on how much I hate line jumping. But I will say this: I climb down their thoat whenever they try that crap with me. And my wife - I have pity on anyone with the nads to try to cut in front of her!

------------------
Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 7:08 PM
I dont know if you can consider this line jumping, because an employee let them in line, but anyway. I was at Cedar early July and Millennium Force broke down for about 5-10 minutes. Well, while that time period about 15-20 ppl got out of line and were already out by the entrance. They seen the ride started again, and the employee let them back in line, not even knowing if they were already in line before. My group as well as many others were not too happy. Another thing I wasnt too happy about, I dont mind the Freeway, but it really got to me when the employee just almost literally knocked me down to get infront of me. When all you have to say, is excuse me. O well!

------------------
Past, Present, and Future? Holiday World holds the past and the present, Cedar Point holds the future!

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 7:38 PM
Personally I have never seen this way of preventing line-jumping, but I think it could work on the busiest days at parks. I know there are certain parks that could use it more than others. Great Adventure is one of them......one of the most apathetic SF parks I have ever experienced (as far as preventing line-jumping). SFMM would rank up there also.

There is nothing more annoying than line jumpers and smokers, next to the kids that INSIST on running up the midways bouncing their basketballs.

-Tina

------------------
Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 8:06 PM
It was stated previously that numbered tickets were handed out at Superman at SFGaM (also on V2 when it opened). When I was at the park on the 29th of June, they were handing out tickets on Raging Bull. I was very surprised by this. But it worked... no line jumping. Only wished they were handing them out on RB last Sunday- line jumping was bad.

CP could implement this type of system easily with their Freeway rides. Have the person watching the front of the line handing out the tickets, then having the Freeway person collect the tickets. This may stretch out the duties of the two crew members, but it could work. Just a thought..

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 8:27 PM
Line jumping, so I'm not the only one that gets pissed off? That happened to me at a small park, the guy said do you mind as he was walking in front of everyone, I guess I was the only on who cared, I said I do mind, he said thankyou, I said no you didn't hear me I do mind, then he ignored me so I got a ride ops attention to clear this prob, they guy was sent to the back of a line, the sad part is this 13 yr old girl behind me yelled and said its only one person whats your problem, I said its the principle, one person only leads to more. The nerve of some people do they honestly think they are so special that lines aren't for them or what?

As for the number system the only problem I see is if someone leaves the line then what do they stop by where they got their number to inform them #22 is no longer in line? Most people would't bother. From my experience at parks with employees around the lines along with security guards if you shout out they will take care of the line jumpers, my only problem is that I have yet to see a park enforce the "Line jumping may result in dissmissal from the park," policy. If they did that then most morons would think twice about it, or not, they would probably have line jumping declared a disease and then they would have to open a special "line jumper" Amusement Park in NYC. Line Jumping is just one of the ways people show their ignorance and you can cut down on it but never solve it.

Had to add this, I hear ya on the Basketball's, I remember as a kid at Geauga Lake, I never really notived them at CP until the last few years, but what can be more annoying than those damn things esp when they loose control and they run into you. A few weeks ago at CP some hood rats that were easily in their late 20's to early 40's where playing keep away right in the main midway near Johnny Rockets or what ever that 50's place is called, anyway running into people and they hit my gf and she said something then the wierdest looking one with no teeth and a ghetto towel on his head said "Was you gots a problem white boy" i said " hell yeah I do if you run into me one more time your gonna lose your last tooth" I mean wtf they can't even wait to get home to play with thier balls, then they get pissed because they cant take em on the coasters. They should give the balls out flat or give then redemtion coupons to recieve them on their way out of the park.

------------------
Ride the Conneaut Lake Blue Streak!
*** This post was edited by Fxnib 7/30/2003 12:34:56 AM ***

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 8:56 PM
Funny. I was at SFGam tonight, and saw the tickets being handed out at S:UF after I rode it (back row; couldn't breathe through the pretzel loop!). I assumed they were potty passes, so you could leave and rejoin the line in the "right" spot.

I'm amazed that they are used to stop line jumpers, but it's a great idea. The same night, some kid tried the "my big brother is up there" line on B:TR. I told him his brother could wait for him.

------------------
http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~bnoble/

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:49 PM
Since Tina brought up the aspect of basketballs on the midways, why don't parks just give them out deflated? That would solve the problem easily. ...Then again, some idiot would go out to his car, hook up an air compressor and pump up the ball anyway. Some cars (my Chevy Venture) even have an air compressor included with the car. Sheesh!

------------------
Whenever you can ride a roller coaster and experience 15 spots of intense airtime, you know you're on a good coaster. (see: Phoenix)

+0
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 11:06 PM
those damn b-balls drive me nuts. kids LOVE to show off that they can play the game. dribbling this way, that way, through the legs, look at me everybody. ball bounces away, kids jogs cooly over to said ball. repeat

when in line for mf @ cedar point recently these 2 girls tried meeting up with their friends who were probably half an hour ahead in line. they tried going under the que, and onto the grass. a woman gave them hell and they got back into line. if its so important to be with your friends make an effort to call each other on your cell before getting into line.

line jumping is becoming like talking and cell phones ringing in a movie theatre. what do people think? do they LIKE it when they are watching a movie and someone talks? do they LIKE it when someone cuts in front of them in line?

/ --------------------------------------
http://www.eightdotthree.net

+0
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 5:22 AM
I have a few complaints for the Q-Line. Line cutting is not cool. I hate when I am walking to a ride and in the Q and people cut around almost knocking me over Just to get 1 person ahead. I also hate how people smoke in Q-lines! That pisses me off the most! Also I was waiting for TTD 2 weeks ago for 45 mins in the direct sun. This lady in the Q was sitting under the tarp. A bunch of people got out of line I mean at lease 20. the lined moved up but she didn't. 10 mins later the ride opened. I was super sunburned and sweating like a pig. Keep the line moving!!

------------------
Where is Drachen Fire? RIP BIG GUY!

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...