When you are in line, and a group of people try to pass you, what is your response/reaction?
Our stance (the wife and I), is we like to challenge people who come from behind, and encourage other guests to challenge them as well as to why they don't understand the rules posted about line jumping.
It has led to some confrontations in the past, but no harm was ever done, and I rather got a kick out of watching them blow their cool trying to explain why they should pass, with a long line of patrons looking on with interest.
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Anyway, this one girl climbs under the cues to jump in line in front of us. Feeling no threat of having one person cut in front of us on a walk-on we started joking with her. "Line jumper, Line Jumper" we started yelling jokingly.
I kid you not, the line attendent almost chased her down and asked us if we wanted the girl removed from the line. Of course we said no, the ride was a walk-on.
It was funny that something was done in this situation but is not done when the cues are full and groups try to cut.
Here is a question though. On X-flight, there is a section where the cue line splits to the second station. when they are running both sides most people tend to gravitate toward the nearest station and wait in that line. Quite often there is a much shorter line or a walk on in the second station area. Is is "LIne jumping" to go to the second station while there are many others waiting for the first? People seem afraid to try that other path. Just curious what you guys think.
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According to Webster's unofficial coaster dictionary, line jumping is when you bypass people waiting in a single queue....once it splits, it's capitalism all over again. If you find a shorter line in 4-2 than in 3-3, that's not line jumping, is it? just my opinion.....but then again, I am a firm believer in single-rider lines.....
As far as "real" line jumping, it seems many parks decide to only enforce the rules when a patron complains about it....sometimes I'll confront them, other times not.....Two instances that really get me ticked: 1) the adults that hold places so their kids can "catch up", teaching them exactly the wrong thing to do, and 2) the teens waving for their friends to "come join us at the front of the line". These are the people I am most likely to confront, and generally the "adults"(?) are the ones likely to argue about it....age and wisdom don't always go together I guess....
I should mention also in our defense that we usually size up the situation before we go spouting off. If some little kid came up and decided he/she wanted to ride with his/her big bro/sis after all, hey, go for it lil dude/dudette. But I can't stand the little snotty nosed brats that seem to live at most parks, and insist on snaking their way up the line over and over again! Rarrggh!
In terms of queue selection, it does seem to follow an inverse of Pascal's triangle...or does it? :-)
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My story of Heroisim is when I was in line for Deja Vu at Great America. I was waiting in line for about 1 hour and a half when 6 no talent but goblins came up through the supposed "FAST LANE LINE" and by passed the entire set of corrals. I was just exiting the corals and saw this. I immediatley Got infront of them and because I'm a Big guy I didn't move a inch. They were whinning and complaining until a security officer saw what was happening and collected the hoodlums. The moral of the story, stick up for your self and the next time someone says excuse me coming through lock onto the silver rail and say NO, I will not go silently into the back of this line. You take your group and go to that little end area back there because your not getting by!!!!!
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"I say something like,"Ohh no..You're not cutting in front of ME! End of the line, pal!" If that doesn't work I lock myself into position.
I notice the people who are useing the drink machines and let them get back where they where if nessessary.
It's a difficult perdiciment when I try to get the attention of security. If I know where the offecers are but am not within vocal distance from them, I sometimes debate leaveing my place in line to find them and let them know what's going on. But then I end up being a line jumper because I want to get back where I was in line.
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LOL what stories i have of line jumping. People seem to take it for granted that they can just hold a spot and let their friends catch up. I normally dont say anything about it, but it does annoy me. I usually do have someone in the group who speaks up about it.
One of my funniest experiences was in the disaster transport queue when this girl comes running past me and up a little bit in the queue. I thought, well shes running to her mother or something and it isnt too bad. The rudeness of her pushing by wasnt too great. Then, to my surprise, she calls back to her friend and tells her to run up to her in the line. Say what? All this girl did was run up to help gain a better spot in line. Needless to say, two people in my group completely blocked the path for the girl to move up and her friend sulkingly made her way back behind us to her.
According to someone i was with, the two girls were behind us continuely plotting on how they could get past us. I personally thought this whole thing was hilarious. Unfortunately, I wasnt happy when they called for two riders and they rode before our group anyway. Oh well, maybe they wont get their way next time.
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Whenever I am Operating Mind Eraser at SFEG, I can see a large portion of the queue line where people usually cut through the rocks. If I see them, I make a mental note, and when they get up to the gates, I give them two options.
1. They quietly pass through the train when I open the gates, go down the entrance, wait in line correctly, and enjoy the rest of their day at the park.
2. I call security, hold up the line for 10 minutes waiting, and then have them kicked out of the park.
Needless to say, they usually pick the first option. Not only does this let me enforce the rules, but it also lets the guests see that we do our best to stop line cutters and am therefore showing that we care about the customers. Sure we don't catch all of them, but we do try.
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calling park security on a phone is a good way to do it w/o getting out of line. you can even fake talking to one of them.
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