Dexter gets a Q-bot at SFGAdv - 9-01-05

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Saturday, September 3, 2005 8:03 PM
Count me as one of the idiots who waited 2.5 hours on line for a Q-bot. The line went all the way to the fountain, and people jeered us as they walked by. The lesson learned: Regardless of the day, never go to Great Adventure between to the months of May and August. But Dexter, glad that in lieu of the Q-bot drama you still made it a fun day. Unlike you my patience is decreasing exponentially with age.

Fate is the path of least resistance.

Saturday, September 3, 2005 9:38 PM
If you want a bot, when everyone lines up before the official opening to hit ka, go the opposite way and get a bot. I was first in line for it. It helps to downlaod and print out the registration form first.

The single longest line I ever saw this year at Great Adv. was opening day for the Seasons Pass validation. Ka wasn't open yet and the line went from Spongbob back to Superman most of the day. The rides that day weren't so bad. If I think back it was partly sunny and a bit brisk that day.

I'm wondering if the yellow card that I have for the Bot (Rent a few times and get a free one) expires at the end of this year. So far I only have 3 punches (stamps) so I might have to continue next year. I dont think I can make it back there again this year.

On a different note, I mentioned in a GreatAdv. trip reportr earlier in the summer that I spen some time chatting with a PR type when Ka broke down. His take on the lines, crowds and breakdowns was very interesting. He compared GreatAd. to Disney. He said when you travel down to Florida, people don't expect to do everything in one day. "It's the same thing here." He mentioned the new area (Golden Kingdom) and said that's why they offer a "reasonably-priced" return deal for the next day. I say, If you can swing for a gold bOt - you can do everything in one day and them some. Keep in mind I'm a bit of a weasel. I don't and have never paid full price for tickets and most of the time between my teacher & radio station friends, I rarely pay at all.

If I bought a seasons pass, I could not justify trips to other parks, as that's where it gets expensive (gas, hotels, admissions, coaster crap [souvineers]. When I went to Hershey, I bought my tix at AAA, but only went on 4 rides and left. Sometimes you get the industry and sometimes the industry gets you.

I hope the park is less crowded the next time you go.

Oh, and one more thing Dex...Don't worry about long Trip reports. I am also guilty of that. I do find though that the long ones really get more into the events and the people who make up the heart of our trip reports. They also open up more interesting discussions on the forums. That's just my opinion.

Have a great night everyone.

Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

Sunday, September 4, 2005 6:56 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Hey now, don't knock Bugs Bunny. :-) Mr. Six actually scares me. :-O

I am a Looney Tunes freak and anytime I see Bugs or Daffy or Sylvester I just have to run up to them and give them a hug.

Garfield and Kenny aren't too shabby either. Garfield is actually a huge flirt. ;-)

I am not a huge Scooby fan but he stalked Bill and I all day at Canada's Wonderland, as you can see from my profile pic. ;-)


*** Edited 9/4/2005 10:53:30 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:00 PM
I went gold when I went to Great Adventure on a Saturday in June, was there for about six hours and was able to ride each coaster once and others such as Nitro, Medusa, and Batman multiple times. KK was down. Gold is a major difference.
Sunday, October 2, 2005 1:57 PM
the fact that a lot of people were boo-ing you as you got on the chiller tells me this is not good in the long run... 1 happy q-bot vs. many unhappy customers...

-- alan j


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