Knotts Berry Farm to start line jumping program.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 7:56 PM

Allof the fun info came from another coaster site, that was posted on an email list. I'll try to add a link, if that's okay.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 7:57 PM
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Boooo! Hissss!


Billy
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 7:58 PM

Well this is interesting. I saw the link, but it ain't showing up.

Will this work?

http://www.coaster-net.com/newsandreleases.php?action=displayitem&newsid=1290


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:38 AM
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Three things:

1. I wonder how true it is

2. I wonder if other CF parks will follow

3. :)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:27 AM

Doesn't line jumping require a line to jump?


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:41 AM
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It's true.

It's called Hate To Wait. They are selling tickets to ride each participating ride, without waiting, once each. The quoted price is $40, not counting admission to the park.

They supposedly started doing this earlier this month after testing it out during their Halloween event.

If allowing people the "privilege" to cut in front of everyone else MUST be done, this is a good way to do it, in my opinion. It's WAY expensive. It's WAY limited. It's not like Six Flags where it totally disrupts the flow because it's practically unlimited, and inexpensive.

I truly hate it, but money makes the world go 'round.


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Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:47 AM
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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:42 AM

Yeah, but seriously, this is Knotts. If you're going to KBF on a day when you need to buy a pay-to-cut pass, you're an idiot. (Not you, Travis; I'm being rhetorical.;))


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:48 AM
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My skin is A LOT thicker these days. I know what you mean, Smith. :)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:52 AM
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Busch Gardens does it this way. It quietly upset me last time I was there, but not nearly as much as SF's Flashpass fiasco, where there is a line of people "skipping the line", and they send out entire trains with Flashpasser on them on a regular basis.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:35 AM
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While I'm not keen on these types of systems, making it really expensive and advertising just how really expensive it is is more likely to result in the people in regular lines shrugging thier shoulders than getting PO'd. That being said, I concur with what was mentioned previously about going on crowded days. Why?


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:20 PM
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On the other hand, I much prefer forcing people to virtually queue than just giving them front of the line access. I've seen one too many people just shell out a hundred bucks and use FOL access multiple times in a row.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:31 PM
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I much prefer shelling out money to skip to the front ;).


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Friday, December 31, 2010 2:53 PM
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If the profit went to help the homeless or orphans, I would be for it. Not that anyone cares what one individual (me) is 'for'.


Billy
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Friday, December 31, 2010 9:18 PM

System's like this is just another way for the park to make a profit.

Last edited by dan smith, Friday, December 31, 2010 9:23 PM
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Sunday, January 2, 2011 10:25 PM
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Because a business making a profit is such a terrible thing. Darn them all for trying to make money!


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Sunday, January 2, 2011 11:02 PM
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I don't know if dan smith was criticizing pay-to-cut, or just stating the obvious. A business wouldn't last too long if it wasn't profitable.

I don't know if blackmail is the right way to go about it though. Anyone who doesn't have morals could have created the Lo Q line cut system. Their biggest job was to encourage everyone to accept it.

Let me repeat, I consider pay-to-cut a necessary evil, but the way Knott's and Busch Gardens does it is much less invasive to others experience. I like that it is limited to once per ride, and I like the high price.


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Sunday, January 2, 2011 11:04 PM
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I wasn't trying to imply either way, I was just going against some of the thinking in this thread ;).

One person talks about making money, another wants it donated. Making money isn't a bad thing.


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Monday, January 3, 2011 12:36 AM
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Was nosing around the On Demand selections on my TV and found this:

How To Avoid Long Lines At The Amusement Park

Had to chuckle at Step 2. It really has become just another part of the experience listed right along classic staples like going midweek and heading to the back first.


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