Getting back on a coaster

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:21 PM

Is there a name for getting back on a free seat in a ride immediately after getting off (when there's a line: not when they let you re-ride)?

I refer to it as "poaching" but I'm wondering if there's already a name for it.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:22 PM
possibly...Linejumping. Yup, definetly linejumping.

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Rob


"Some people spend an entire LIFETIME wondering if they made a DIFFERENCE. The MARINES don't have that problem." -President Reagan 1985

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:25 PM
Its also known as "Power Riding."

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:29 PM

How is that line jumping?

He is talking about, after riding, no one is in your line, so you ride it again.

At PKD, you can do that all the time on Woodies during Weekdays, and sometimes during Sundays. Anaconda is another good one to on as well.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:33 PM

I dont consider it linejumping at all.

For example:

Over the summer, i visited SFA. For S:RoS there were basically just lines for the front row, and a couple in the middle. After riding front, i skipped to the back. When the train returned, there were some people waiting for the back row. There were other "empty" rows, so i continued to skip around until eventually there was a wait for every row. I racked up about 6 - 10 rides before i had to leave the station.

If you are not doing anything to increase anyone elses wait whom is in front of you, then why would you call it linejumping? If someone was waiting, i would leave. If not(and if the RideOps dont have a problem)then why leave to walk all the way back through the que just to ride in the empty row in front of you?

If nobody is waiting in that immediate row in front of you(or wherever for that matter)i see no reason to consider it linejumping. I agree with the term "power-riding".

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:35 PM

Actually, the original question specifically asks about if there IS a line. As in hopping in an empty seat, perhaps.

"Poaching" is a good term for it. I also call it "skanking", or "maximizing capacity", depending on my mood ;)

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:50 PM

If it's ME doing it, it's "maximizing capacity" (Viper at SFGAm)....if someone else jumps into that empty seat in front of me, then THAT is "skanking"....

edit: I should note here that if t's a park I've been to before, and it's a ride I've done before, I'll walk around....SFGAm is quite a hike from here, though...

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 10/30/2002. ***

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:50 PM

If the line is not full, or if it doesn't have a train worth of people in line, I don't consider it to be line-jumping if it's obvious that the next train cannot be filled by the time the operators are ready to dispatch. If such is the case, and someone asks me, I will most of the time, allow guests to stay on any seat except the front or the back. If someone "assumes" that they can stay, then I politely ask them to go back around in line. As far as I'm concerned, it's not a right, but rather a special "gift" given to guests.

And if the park is completely dead, I will tell departing passangers that they are welcome to ride again (under the previously described conditions), so that they can decide whether to move on to the next ride, or stay for a couple rides.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:53 PM
gator - Now who's guilty of practicing the old 'do as I say, not as I do?'

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*** This post was edited by chris on 10/30/2002. ***

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:55 PM

"Vulturing" is what my friends and I call it, but among the "mooshies" there are three in particular who are experts, but I won't name names ;-)

BTW...if the airgates open and close and there is still an empty seat, I don't feel that's line jumping. If someone doesn't take the seat its going out empty.

Moosh

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 11/1/2002. ***

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:57 PM

touche, chris.....I don't do it often, but Viper really was THAT good....ROFL....you are TOO much!

I absolutely HATE sending empty seats....luckily, FL parks have mastered the art of FILLING the trains...single-riders, anyone?

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 5:19 PM
I have seen a ride with a re ride queue, Bigfoot Rapids at Knotts. I can't describe it since they don't use it anymore, but the signage is still there.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 5:24 PM
Be careful, there are some parks where (if they allow you to "skank") a riot will follow in the queue if you are seen doing that.

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WOOD: It does a body good.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 5:57 PM
I did it last year at PKD on rebel yell & got 15 laps in a row without having to walk around except to switch from the forward side to the backwards side,too bad I didn't think to do it on Grizzly though.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 7:44 PM
As a ride op, I usually don't allow this when I am working a coaster unless the park is really dead. I usually base the decision on this: If there are less people waiting for the next train than empty seats on the train as it comes into the station, then I allow it. Bassically, I think that unless everone on the train has the oportunity to ride again, then no one gets to ride again. I have found that if I do not follow this policy people who do not have a seat start yelling at me, which I really do not like. I just try to be fair, and if I can be fair and allow everyone to ride again, I will. If I cannot, then everyone goes around to the end of the line. If someone ever does this on my ride when there is a line, then I definitely consider it linejumping.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 7:47 PM
I call it the ride op is in a good mood and lets you ride again.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 8:51 PM
On Lightning Racer I call it "filling an empty train", because if you're there when they open the ride you're 1 of about 4 people. Everyone else at the park jumps on closer rides!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 9:11 PM
How about the simple term "re-riding" ? It's always worked for me.

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 10:15 PM

Draegs said:
How about the simple term "re-riding" ? It's always worked for me.

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm

Absolutely, buddy!

That's exactly what I was going to say. I love it when I get to re-ride on a coaster, especially if it's a new-to-me park/ride. At SFDL the op let us re-take our seats on SROS, even when the station was jam-packed. The people in our row were waiting to ride with their "friends" and the attendant just said "well, you guys can have a seat if you want it again"

worked for me.

--Josh


*** This post was edited by Raven-Phile on 10/31/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by Raven-Phile on 10/31/2002. ***

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:18 PM

I just called it re-riding.

I don't allow it with a ride, because when guests see one person do it, then EVERYONE wants to do it, and it just gets to be a real mess.

If the station was desolate, I didn't mind.

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