Lockers @SUF

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:04 AM
My friend who works at SFGA said there will be lockers outside of SUF because they aren't allowing bookbags and large items in the line. She said you have to pay for the lockers also. Has anyone else heard or seen the lockers at the park?
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:06 AM
I really dont understand the need for the lockers considering most of their other coasters have boxes in the station houses to hold items while you ride. I would think S:UF would have the same setup.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:09 AM
Doesnt the one at SFOG have lockers?
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:18 AM
There are lockers there by the entrance to S:UF at SFoG, but you don't have to use them. As I understand it, you pay however much for the locker, then get an electronic key that allows you to use a locker all over the park.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:26 AM
Here's a thought.....SFoG's *can* use the boxes because riders unload at the same place they boarded the train...side-by-side stations....;)

SFGAdv's and SFGAm's will have a system where exiting riders leave the train in a location separate from where they boarded the train, so the boxes would be useless...

As for lockers, c'mon, there's only ONE way to do lockers....and IoA has it! If you REALLY want your patrons to drop their *stuff* off before they get in the queue, provide free lockers....problem SOLVED!
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:27 AM
Which park are you talking about? GADv or GAM?
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:33 AM
SFGAd's unloads at the same spot that it loads, just like any other one station coaster. I didn't notice any lockers near the ride, but I wasn't really looking for them. Right now, there aren't any boxes on the unload platform so you'd probably just leave loose articles on the platform. I don't think Nitro had boxes when it first opened but it does now so they probably just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:42 AM
Oooooohhhh, I was under the impression that to increase the capacity with only the two trains that they'd have a separate load/unload, like MForce....

On second thought, I guess Chicago and NYC aren't THAT big, and there's not THAT many peeps, so capacity wouldn't be an issue anyway...;)

Warning: this post contains sarcasm and sarcasm by-products...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:44 AM
I still find it ridiculous that people tote around bookbags all day at an amusement park, but I won't get into that flame war again. ;)

If the park has an eye on capacity, it makes sense to force people to leave stuff outside the queue. When they need to mess with it on the platform, it slows things down. It's much worse on rides that have less-than-idiot-proof restraints (stand-ups, flyers, etc.).

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:52 AM
Jeff how do you think pics of rides get taken?

Also I am one of those people who likes water rides but doesnt want to be in wet clothes all day (most of the time) so i bring a change of clothing for after I ride the wet rides and where does it go, a backpack but I usually use the lockers.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:12 PM
GAdv's allows you to bring a bag, put it on the other side of the platform, and board.

The B&M flyer restraints are aboust as straightforward as any other ride's, so I don't see why it's especially a big deal compared to, say Nitro. And there seems to be a lot less hassle with people not fitting. Then again, I've only been on relatively empty days, so I wasn't all that upset about bad capacity in any case.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:15 PM
It may slow things down Jeff, but I personally believe it is a courtesy to have the boxes in the station houses. Everytime I win my daughter a big stuffed animal, I dont want to keep trotting out to the car to drop it off. I also usually tote around those big souvenir drink cups which I dont want to take with me on the ride.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:18 PM
TD has a point ,.....Man I wish I didn't take a back pack to a park... but it is just so easy to throw stuff in one.. Camera, keys.. (and clothes if your not sure exactly how weather is going to be) especially in theses early months of the season in the Miwest..

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:42 PM
The required locker idea is dust plain dumb. Last season SFGAm raised locker rental from i believe it was 2.50 of 3 dollars to 5 dollars for a full day rental. Now at Islands of Adventure they have these smart lockers where the first hour is free. But if you go over the hour limit you need to pay to get your stuff back. I think they'll do a storage box idea like on almost all of the other rides a Great america. But if not then just don't bring a back pack to the park. I can't wait till saturday!

P.S. when i was at SFOg in march of this year i went to open a S:UF locker and i couldn't. They were unplugged or just not working. I also noticed that they had a wierd hand scanner kinda thing, whats that about?

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*** This post was edited by SFGAm Man 4/29/2003 4:45:06 PM ***

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