CP - No more freeway.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:30 PM
I just visited yesterday and CP is no longer offering freeway stamps.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:49 PM
And that is a bad thing? :)
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:51 PM
I have stated before that I did not agree with the freeway program or Q-bot or any other park sanctioned line jumping. I have used it but am glad it is gone.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:57 PM
There's another thread on this, isn't there?

Lemme find it for you...oh wait. You started that one. Hrrrrgh?

-'Playa

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:57 PM
Did the park give any reason why the decided to yank the system? Not that I'm complaining...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:01 PM
No they didn't. There is some info on Guide to the point, but I didn't read it all.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:02 PM
It'd be nice if Six Flags followed suit!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:09 PM
I think it'd be nice if CP followed SF and implimented an electronic pay-to-play system.

Call me crazy.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:09 PM
Crazy ;)
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:11 PM
I asked for it. :)
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:12 PM
Next thing I know, you'll be singing love songs about Nitro.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:12 PM
Q-bot doesn't necessarily mean someone gets special access in front of anyone else. It's a virtual queue, remember?

*braces self for fanboy bellyaching*

-'Playa

*** Edited 8/16/2005 6:13:14 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:13 PM
You being serious Gonchar?

I thought I was the only one who liked the "pay-to-play" systems better than the "first come / first served and too bad for you if you arrive later in the day" type of system.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:15 PM
My general middle of the road feeling on Nitro and my like of pay-to-play virtual queue systems are the reasons I question my enthusiast credentials.

Bad enthusiast! Bad!

Somebody better rub my nose in it...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:19 PM

SLFAKE said:
You being serious Gonchar?

I thought I was the only one who liked the "pay-to-play" systems better than the "first come / first served and too bad for you if you arrive later in the day" type of system.


Totally serious. Dig up some of the virtual queue debates, I'm in most of them pretty heavily.

I actually believe the electronic pay systems are more fair than the first come, first serve in that they're available equally to everyone. The first-come systems are only available to folks who happen to be at the right place at the right time. In addition, the electronic systems account for wait times and keep it as fair as possible, the first-come systems simply account for X number of riders (in best case scenarios) and then simply let them cut into line at a specified time.

It's no contest - get rid of all the freebie systems and move to q-bot style pay-to-play virtual queue. I'd be pleased as punch.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:21 PM
CP does have a "Super Gold Q-bot"-VIP type thing going now Lord Gonchar. For $1,500 you and five of your best friends will have a tour guide and no waiting in any line. That's only $250 a person! It is ment for celebrities but at $250, it really is not too far out of reach.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:29 PM

Lord Gonchar said:


I actually believe the electronic pay systems are more fair than the first come, first serve in that they're available equally to everyone. The first-come systems are only available to folks who happen to be at the right place at the right time. .


My thoughts exactly. Durning my one (and so far only) visit to CP, I could have bought a q-bot or the like, but because I arrived at 5pm (because of the travel schedule we were doing) and their Freeway passes having long since been all handed out, had the park been crowded, I would have been [poop] out of luck.

As it was though it wasn't an issue as the lines were reasonable. *** Edited 8/16/2005 6:29:51 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:41 PM
I thought that SF only sold so many Q-bots each day. You would still have been SOL SLFAKE.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 3:43 PM
I never heard that. Anyone able to confirm that the number of q-bots given out in a day is also a limited number?

At SFOG last Saturday we cut out around 4pm and when returning the q-bot there were still lines of people getting them.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 3:58 PM
I can only say that when I was at SFNE a couple weeks ago, it *seemed* like there were about 5-6K bots in use....not too bad for most of the rides, but with Mr. Six, it was pure....pandemonium. Single riders, q-botters, handicapped access, and regular guests all merged right up the one ramp, and caused an *enormous* amount of havoc...I waited about 15 minutes behind ONE other person in the single-rider line...ended up riding with an ACEr family that was *botting* their way around the park. Can't see why they'd limit the number of bots in use, what better way to advertise them? ;)
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