I'm sure we'll just get the regular qbot and do other stuff while it's waiting for us. I couldn't really find specific info. anywhere on the site that I really wanted or in other topics, so here are a few questoins...
Overall, at this park, is the qbot worth it? (I realize this is a very subjective question and could depend on experience, but oh well...)
How many rides can you "wait" for at one time?
What is the process of enterting the fast lane entrance?
I was kind of worried that you'd get crap from regular park quests. Do they actually seat you so there is no confusion? Also, and these depend on if the ride is open (especially Ka), what have some of you guys waited this summer with a qbot for these rides:
Any info would be appreciated on the fast lane, as well as coupons for the park. I forgot where I got them last year! Thanks *** Edited 7/21/2005 4:00:45 PM UTC by Willh51*** *** Edited 7/21/2005 4:01:44 PM UTC by Willh51***
IF you go to nitro, and superman at opening up til labout 2 or 1 the qbot wait is about 10 min .
Qbot is worth it you put in for your wait and then go ride movie town or a flat ride while you are waiting.
I can visit every coaster and some flat rides and leave at 2pm with qbot
I've never used a qbot, but my understanding is that you walk up to a ride, virtually queue up at as many as you want, but you only wait for one. Once that one is done, the next ride on your pager starts the countdown.
KK is obviously down, but regular was about 4hrs. q-bot was 2 (I think). They loaded people into one side of the station before the row breaks.
Nitro spits you into the station, medusa and chiller are exit ramp.
All others Including Superman:Ultimate Flight(at times, You'll know when there's a trashcan at the Fastline merge point) are exit ramp.
I am not sure about Kingda Ka beings as I have only been there one day when it was operational and we didn't use Q-bot that day since our only mission was to ride Kingda Ka. So we waited in line and enjoyed the company with the people in line that day, It was kind of a party atmosphere in the line. *** Edited 7/21/2005 5:09:51 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
Morally and ethically, no, I don't think so.
But you may or may not be the kind of person who would have a guilty conscious after paying for the privilege of stealing from other park guests, so it's really up to you.
I don't necessarily think it's "stealing," I mean if you choose that path then that's it, I could understand if a huge % of daily guests did the fastlane, but they don't. Therefore I don't think it's a big deal. And also, don't fastlane guests not get front or back seats, so they aren't getting "the best" rows in the coaster car? *** Edited 7/21/2005 7:33:03 PM UTC by Willh51***
Nobody's stealing anything from anybody.
More importantly, this topic has been beaten to death so many times, it's getting really pulpy.
I remember the "botters" on SFoG's Deja Vu, when there was NOT sufficient staff to help merge the guests properly....dispatches occurred ABOUT every 10 minutes or so....THAT is a nightmare.
Personally, I can't see paying extra to get more rides if it's a park I visit frequently...(GAdv, SFMM, SFoG, FL parks)....but if I'm 3,000 miles from home at a park I may never see again, then clearly it becomes a whole different ballgame.
I do agree though that Deja Vu at SFOG had a fastlane problem. The released trains nearly full of qbot holders and ignored the regular line, that's not right. *** Edited 7/21/2005 8:33:19 PM UTC by Willh51***
It's their park, it's their ride, it's their q-bot. Deal.
Nobody's stealing anything from anybody.
That pretty much sums it up. :)
frequent Q-bot user
I actually will even go so far as to say I *like* the way USF/IoA and Disney run their queue management....they're highly-staffed, well-organized (i.e. fast), DON'T clog up the exit paths, and they're free and available to all guests....honestly, they don't even hinder capacity when run like THAT. :)
*** Edited 7/22/2005 1:57:35 PM UTC by rollergator***
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