GP Coaster Complaints

Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:34 AM
I noticed something on my last trip to Kings Island with my "non-enthusiast-but-love-to-ride-and-need-an-excuse-to-go" friends. Whenever I talk to people about roller coasters, they rarely have complaints. But when they do, it isn't about theme park prices, or theming, or originality, or roughness, or any of the complaints I usually hear. Instead, the GP I talk to usually complain about the length of the rides. It bothers them most when they have to wait in such a long line for a 1 minute ride. And I guess I agree with this. I'd rather ride, for example, 5 coasters that last 3 mins or more each than say 9 quickies. Guess I'm right at home on the Beast! :)
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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:42 AM
Don't you think they'd complain more if they waited 1 hour for an hour long ride? That would be a boring ride.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:45 AM
Yeah, Lots of people complain about say, The Giant Drop, or SFGAm's shuttle rides. "That's it?" People won't stand in line for Giant Drop because it is a "3 second ride" and they don't like V2 because "all it does is go up and down".

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 7:02 AM

Good. That's less people in front of me.

But... I do have a problem with B:TR's length... :)

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 7:02 AM
Could this be why the Beast is still the favorite of nearly all people near PKI?

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 7:32 AM

I am noticing more GP complaining about slow-moving lines, which (kinda) makes me happy.....I don't care if a line has 1000 people and moves quickly, but single-training means POOR capacity regardless of lines.....(I think the GP may be catching on here, and that's good for us in the long run)....

Don't know why parks don't always recognize the damage done by long wait times....it hurts them more than they know....(line-cutting, vandalism, poor impressions of the park, trashing the queues, etc.,etc.)....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 8:32 AM
I just hate the comment....Why do you want to go on that? Its just a stupid wooden coaster.

*** This post was edited by B&M ROCKS on 6/26/2002. ***

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 9:53 AM
Yah, me 2.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 10:33 AM
My favorite one is "I don't like wooden roller coasters because they are old and rickety." Sometimes the wood coaster they are talking about may well be the newest coaster in the park.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 10:37 AM
I heard that one at Hersey a little while ago "i dont wanna go on Lightning racer, its wood and its old." keep in mind this was the year 2000, the year that it opened. it even ahd signs all over the place, "Come ride our new wooden rollercoaster, LR!" on the freeway.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 12:16 PM

just keep those folks outta the line for those wooden gems....makes the wait shorter...

P.S. Don't tell Jeff Hammersly they're old and rickety...;)

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 12:19 PM

how many carts are on the superman ride?

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