exit passes??

Wednesday, October 29, 2003 2:51 PM
After readin the post on the last day at the point, i noticed alot of people had exit passes. how do you get a hold of one of those exit passes??

also, does anyone have any idea how mush first rides were autioned for last year??

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 2:55 PM
Exit passes are given out to people who were in line for TTD and it broke down at the end of the day or if you were on a lift hill and something broke and you had to be evacuated from the train, or something like that.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 2:58 PM
To many people abuse these passes, especially at Six Flags Great America. Waiting in line seeing people run up the exit and getting on the ride with an exit pass makes me angry as well as many other people in line, epecially if they have to wait one more train because those people went in their row. I've even heard people ask if the person with the exit pass is handicap or just faking so they don't have to wait in line. I think it's sad, especially when I see so called enthusiasts in the exit get on the ride via an exit pass. I thought enthusiasts go to the parks to wait in line for rides like everyone else and not have special treatment, ie and exit pass, to get them on the rides faster so the can fulfill their little agenda of getting on all the rides.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 3:02 PM
I got mine at Coastermania. They were handing them out during ERT that morning on MF. One was for Dragster specifically, which of course you could not use that day but I used it soon enough. :-)

I also got one at No Coaster Con back in January. I am sure they hand them out at media events also.

-Tina

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 5:40 PM
Transfan: Exit passes are very different from the handicap entrance. I know that many parks make you virtually wait through the queue, even though you come through the exit.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 6:23 PM
Here is my take on exit passes and I know I will get ridiculed for it.

These passes should ONLY be given out to disabled guests. No exceptions!!! Also, the disabled guest should only be accompanied by 1 person. Not 3 people like alot of parks allow.

These passes should not be given out like they are today. Enthusiast events, being stuck on a coaster, etc. does not warrant getting one of these. I got stuck on a coaster for 20 minutes and was given a free soda coupon. That is sufficient.If you can walk and have the capability of standing for long periods of time, wait your butt in line.

The purpose of these passes were for the unfortunate but they have now become like a raffle.

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 6:41 AM
I actually think the exact opposite, Chitown. I think disabled guests should have to virtually wait through the queue, even if they are coming up the exit for accessibility reasons. On the other hand, as long as the exit passes that are given out to guests are done so in a reasonable manner and not to every Joe that walks through the gate, I think they're just the right thing for the park to smooth over some potentially bumpy roads. I know I appreciate when a manager gives me one after I've been in line for an hr. and the ride goes down.

It would be even better if exit passes/fast pass was used as a singles line to fill empty seats, but that's just a dream.

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 6:47 AM
I dunno, Andy. I've always thought they should be given front-of-line access and three friends. When I'm all done standing in line, I can run off wherever I wanna go. And there are still attractions and rides they can't experience at all. You're not exactly gonna see them in a wavepool or on a waterslide any time soon, are you?

-'Playa


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Thursday, October 30, 2003 7:17 AM
Exit passes at CP were out of control this year. Everyone seemed to have one. Oddly, it didn't appear to interfere with normal operation for the most part, but I think it was a little out of control. You used to need to have a really good reason to ever get one.

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 7:21 AM
Jeff, as you said the passes did not really interfere much with park operations. However, they certainly did help smooth over some of the Dragster issues. I also think that with more people having them and people in like asking about them, more and more guest now know that they can go to park operations and complain and probably get an exit pass.

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 7:54 AM
The TTD weren't true exit passes. Those got you the the station line divide whereas the exit passes they gave out at Coastermania (in addition to the TTD passes) got you the ability to enter the ride through the exit.
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Thursday, October 30, 2003 7:56 AM
Personally, I think that the handicapped's party should have to wait in line. Once they get to the front of the line, THEN and ONLY THEN should they be allowed to board. I think this "skip to the front, because I am handicapped" is bull - especially when they HAVE to have the front seat, there are plenty of OTHER seats they could have, but NO they NEED the FRONT seat.

*stepping off soapbox*

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 8:11 AM
I think people should maybe be a little more considerate of handicap people and waiting in line. Yeah it is a great perk for them and can be annoying to you when you're next in line, but have to wait another train because someone is in a wheel chair. However, I would much rather take my ability to *walk* and let someone a little more unfortunate be able to bypass the line. If they want the front seat, so be it. I think its a fair trade...

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 9:34 AM
Permanently handicapped? Sure, take my seat. Ride in the front, twice in a row (as is the policy at HW). Whatever, I have no problem with it.

But when I see the teenager cutting in front of everyone because he's got a broken ankle, I get upset. Last time I was at SFMM, a kid with a *walking cast* on his ankle got to skip the line with FOUR of his friends.

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 10:39 AM
Exit passes are for compensation and for people who are unable to wait in the regular line. There are many reason why handicapped people couldn't and shouldn't have to wait in the regular line. There are definitely times when the handicapped thing gets out of control, however (as it seemed 50% of the people at SFGAm this Friday were "handicapped", all teenagers, and all had no problem walking from the wheelchair to the train).

What's even worse than abuse of the handicapped system, however, is handing out exit passes at enthusiast events, conventions, etc. These are not for "special treatment" purposes, they're for people who were inconvenienced in someway or another. Handing out exit passes to enthusiasts just because they're enthusiasts is beyond low.

-Nate

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 10:46 AM
Den: How can you tell the severity of an injury from a cast or a glance? If a doctor can't tell the difference between an ACL tear or an ACL rupture for a certainty until she has a scope stuck in you, who are any of us to judge?

I can still remember getting home after left ACL reconstruction and feeling my once-strong quad turned to mush. I can still remember trying to tense it over and over while nothing happened. And that's a relatively minor surgery, sports fans. Still meant it tooks weeks to walk without crutches and months of PT.

Just because someone's getting around pretty good at 1 pm doesn't mean they'll look good at 4. While there's no perfect system, I think we all do well to err on the lenient side.

-'Playa

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 11:00 AM
Well, maybe if you've got an *injury* (as opposed to a permanent handicap), maybe you should use good judgement and not ride until you're healed.

I went to PKIi with my wife and two friends last year, and she had a sprained ankle, so we rented a wheelchair for her. They offered to give us exit passes, but we refused. (just proving that I'm not all talk there... :))

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 11:05 AM

CoastaPlaya said:
When I'm all done standing in line, I can run off wherever I wanna go. And there are still attractions and rides they can't experience at all. You're not exactly gonna see them in a wavepool or on a waterslide any time soon, are you?

I suppose I was looking at it from the POV of the park. Of course, I *personally* would be glad to give up my seat on a coaster for a handicapped person and would probably get more enjoyment out of seeing them smile than riding it myself, but as a general park policy, I don't think it's fair. Especially when it's so easily abused.

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 12:21 PM
I honestly don't think that letting handicapped people just cut the whole line is fair although I agree with the people about giving away my seat. But right now I can't think of a better way to do it, because they can't wait in lines with stairs or small spaces.

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 12:39 PM
Here is the larger handicapped problem. Let's just say that the parks actually do deem this handicapped thing a problem. The new problem they are going to run into is changing this...

If Six Flags all of a sudden says that handicapped people can't go up the exit, or can only go up w/ 1 person or what not, it may curtail the fake handicapped people, but it will anger the people who really need it. It will add unneeded bad publicity and could damage a sector of the market (albeit a small section) and loose potential income.

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