Lawsuit - SFWoA

Friday, July 6, 2001 7:35 AM
Does anyone know anything about the class action suit filed by the season passholders regarding the fastlane pass?
Friday, July 6, 2001 7:40 AM

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Friday, July 6, 2001 11:34 AM
Please let us know where you heard this from, and if it was merely somebody telling you second-hand, who did not have a source, then you don't need to reply.
Friday, July 6, 2001 11:40 AM
I don't know anything about the lawsuit, but I have a SFwoa seasons pass and I agree wholeheartedly with the lawsuit if there is one. It just is not right for people to be allowed to go in front of others like that. The only people that should be allowed to ride without waiting in line are people with disabilities or handicaps. Especially implementing it during mid season.
Friday, July 6, 2001 11:57 AM
On what legal grounds do you think this hold merit? I know people don't like it, but there is nothing "wrong" or "out of contract" being done by SF by implementing this plan.

Their contract to you as a season pass holder is free and unlimited visits (within posted operating hours) to the park.

As I see it, that has not changed. Therefore any class action suit on that behalf has no legal merit.

Now, if SFGAm (or SFoG and SFMM) season pass holders who bought their passes based on DejaVu opening "late spring" were to open a case, then they would have some (not much, but some) legal standing as the promotional materials sent with the pre-season order form claimed that they would be working by now.

"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
Friday, July 6, 2001 12:26 PM
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Just Coasting said:
...but I have a SFwoa seasons pass ... It just is not right for people to be allowed to go in front of others like that.

Okay.. work with me here. Fast Pass buyers pay extra to go to the front of the line, and that "just is not right." You, as a 'seasons' pass holder, walk right past me, waiting in line to buy a ticket for the day, and are allowed to go in front of me to enter the park... where's the difference? Fast Pass and season pass buyers pay extra for a special privilege.
Friday, July 6, 2001 12:27 PM
Doesn't it say on the back, "This Season pass may not have any special privleges with it"? Doesn't it also say you can't sue them about that?

HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
Friday, July 6, 2001 7:05 PM
Every coaster in the park has a sign at the entrance that clearly states: Line jumping is strictly prohibited and will result in ejection from the park without refund.

I guess all the signs should be changed to read:

Line jumping; while bad, will be tolerated for a nominal fee !!!

The park is selling fastlane passes to save you from standing in a line that they are creating themselves...

Lets try running at capacity before we try alienating the loyal customers.

Yes, there is a class action lawsuit being filed against SFWoA because of the fast pass system. It was on the Cleveland news tonight. I didn't catch all the details, will watch again at 11.

The fools that pay $10 to "cut line" on X-Flight are still going to wait with 1 train operation!!

It just doesn't sit well with me...

I guess it doesn't matter anyway, Six Flags could care less if I leave the park happy or not. Customer satisfaction doesn't seem to be in their business plan.
Saturday, July 7, 2001 4:59 AM
If a woman can sue McDonald's and win because SHE spilled their hot coffee in her lap, then season passholders can sue on whatever grounds they think they have.

If anything, I believe that they just want the system done away with. It is wrong. There are only a limited number of passes sold. How are you going to feel the day you are waiting for your favorite ride and your wait increases by an hour because you couldn't get in the special line?
Saturday, July 7, 2001 5:02 AM
The difference is you buy a season pass because you know you are going to use it a lot, not because you don't want to stand in line to buy your ticket.
Besides, once we get into the park, we both have to wait in the same line; season pass or not.
Saturday, July 7, 2001 5:50 AM
An interesting concept, paying to get the "privilege" of getting to the front of the line... Would it be better if it was free? AKA: Disney? This is probably just a trial run to see if it is worth the extra profit, if it makes a difference in capacity/wait time, and if no one complains overmuch about it. Obviously, not everything works out the way they planned.

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Saturday, July 7, 2001 7:21 AM
I hope your right Crystal. IoA had something similar to this. They used to give people that stayed in their hotels boarding passes. That didn't go over well either. Needless to say, it is no more.
Saturday, July 7, 2001 8:41 AM
They still have the Express ride system in Universal studios for hotel guests check out there web site if you don't believe.
As for sueing them yes anyone can sue just like the coffee lady but not everyone wins.
I dont believe you can win for someone having more money to spend than you.

Army rangers lead the way
Saturday, July 7, 2001 10:29 AM
That McDonalds lady won her suit because their coffee was too hot.

Yes, I know that sounds strange, but at an inspection of that McDonalds, both before and after the incident, internal inspectors from McD's reported that the coffee system was dispensing coffee that was 20' beyond the "normal recommended" temperature.

That fact that it was noticed and recorded before the incident and that NO ACTION was taken in a safety issue, is what put the responsibility back on McD's.

"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
Saturday, July 7, 2001 10:58 AM
Granted the coffee was abnormally hot, but we have always known coffee was hot. McD's shouod have fixed the problem. but the coffee was not handled responsibly;I think that we can all agree that putting hot liquid anywhere near your crotch is not being responsible.
If she had burnt her throat drinking the hot coffee, well that is a different story. *** This post was edited by B&Mfan on 7/7/2001. ***
Saturday, July 7, 2001 11:13 AM
... Is this a thread about McDonald's hot coffee (which reads CAUTION: CONTENTS HOT on the outside) or a thread about SFWoA?

AIM: Pritti Kittie
Saturday, July 7, 2001 11:19 AM
Sorry, got off the subject
Saturday, July 7, 2001 10:38 PM
I bet this'll be settled, out of court, and we'll never hear about it again. Will someone resurrect this thread in 3 months and prove me correct? :)
Saturday, July 7, 2001 10:41 PM
Sorrry people, deal with it. Better yet, join the crowd and buy a fastpass.

"Pootie Tang!" *** This post was edited by StealthmF5m3 on 7/8/2001. ***

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