Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
What about early entry? When the non-resort/non passholders show up, there's already people in front of them. Now, instead of them being first in line at 10:00 AM, and getting on the ride at 10:10 - they may have a small crowd in front of them, making them wait until 10:15 or 10:30.
Not that I agree with that line of thinking, because I'm in full support of fast pass/Q-Bot/VIP, but I'm just saying. When the tables are turned, no one complains when it "benefits" them. Most of the anti-VIP crowd would use it in a heartbeat, if it were offered to them for free.
I'm not sure I have the energy/desire to engage in yet another principle debate on this topic. *reference the dead horse curled up in the corner of the forum*
But I agree with kpjb. Why should the guests waiting for the front/back be entitled to any shorter wait than those who chose to wait for the middle? It's not right to penalize those people by placing all of the VIP riders in those rows.
"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin
I think it all comes down to good station design. S:RoS SFNE has a great station in which the VQ queue merges with the standby queue right at the top of the stairs next to the station. Then VQers choose their row just like everyone else.
I know KW does things differently, but the above solution seemed to address all the concerns.
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