Kingda KA Q Question

Friday, September 23, 2005 8:52 PM
Does anyone know why they do not use the full Q? They spent all that money to buid that nice Q with drink stalls and everything, so why not use it. Why have everyone on a midway with a road and using temp Q back by scream machine. I know it changed after they reopened it from the accident/break down.So perhaps that has something to do with it? I was there tonight and I just find it weird why they would want to keep people all the way back there instead of using the Q. If anyone can shed some light I'd appreciate it.
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Friday, September 23, 2005 9:04 PM
They aren't using the queue ? That's odd. I was there about a month ago on a Saturday and they used the entire thing. This was AFTER the major breakdown so I don't think that has anything to do with it. Perhaps it's harder to cut in line if it's not back in the queue ? Just a guess.
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Friday, September 23, 2005 9:05 PM
I was there in August and had the same question. I assume you are talking about the line inside the footprint of the ride. First, to set up the source. True story.

KK was closed at the start of the day i went. So I waited for it to open. Later, when it did, the manager of the park led me and the guest behind me down the line. I asked the same question. He said that since the accident, the State of New Jesrsey wants guests a certain distace from the launch area. This is in case the same problem that happened early in the year occurs again, so people don't get hit by flying debris.

It's a safety/reliability issue. *** Edited 9/24/2005 1:07:48 AM UTC by italianstallion***

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Friday, September 23, 2005 9:12 PM
The new queue is confusing somewhat but I saw so many people jumping in line right by the lockers. Hopefully than can use the old line again but put some sort of barrier up to protect guests from the posibility of flying debris.
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Friday, September 23, 2005 9:15 PM
Back when I went, the entire queue was in use. Of course, the line got so long after the first 2 hours that it went WAY outside of the queue. Yeah, that area with the lockers is confusing. Why would they have an area like that right in the middle of a queue ? That made no sense to me.

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Friday, September 23, 2005 9:15 PM
Well they are doing a ticket system but if u have a ticket u can easily jump the line. Stallion that what I was thinking about being a distance from the launch area.
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Friday, September 23, 2005 9:44 PM
I'm wondering if it's temporary, or permanent?
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Friday, September 23, 2005 9:54 PM
The manager said it could go either way, they could keep it or get rid of it. In order to keep it, Six Flags needs to show the state there are no chances of that occuring again, and they must build a barrier for the lines. I have a feeling they are going to work on it. The way it is now, how the line starts in the parking lot next to Scream Machine, snakes through the gift shops of the GK, then down past the lockers, through the lockers, and into the station is not going to work for long. They can't separate the line at that tent area in the parking lot like that. Like Crash said, you can just keep your ticket from a previous ride and cut through. Right now, it's not a good system, so they must be thinking of something. *** Edited 9/24/2005 1:54:54 AM UTC by italianstallion***
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Friday, September 23, 2005 10:10 PM
They were actually collecting tickets today. Perhaps they should put up some plex glass walls next to the Q to protect the people but so you can still see. Its a real nice Q. Right now it looks like they are using the old exit but I am not sure. The way they have it now is some what ridiculous. I hope they use it.
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:14 PM
The plexi glass wall sounds like a good idea since you'd still be able to see the track through it, but can you imagine how hot you would get standing next to that wall with the sun shining through on an already hot day? Personally, I would rather miss the visuals while in that portion of the line then become somewhat of an ant under a magnifying glass. Hopefully they'll come up with a solution so that portion of the queue doesn't go to waste, and so the current line situation is solved.
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 5:24 PM
Another problem with the original queue was that the line to use the lockers was often up to an hr. long and people would just go through the locker area into the queue while other people who weren't using the lockers were stuck in the line for them.
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