Long Lines but Worth the Wait

Saturday, November 24, 2001 7:39 AM
Are there any really long coaster lines that are worth the wait? The longest I've been on was Laser at Dorney and I think it was worth it.

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 7:44 AM
How about Pteranadon Flyers at IOA or Ghoster Coaster at Kings Island? :)

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 7:44 AM
MF, Magnum, Raptor

Conneaut Blue Streak (no lines period :) )

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:04 AM
I waited two (2) hours for a last ride on the Beast this fall!
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:09 AM

RideMan said:
"How about Pteranadon Flyers at IOA"

Talk about a popular ride. While Dueling Dragons was a walk-on, Hulk was 30 minutes, PFlyers were just under an hour.
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:11 AM
My longest line was in 2000 for Superman ROS at SFNE - about 2.5 hours.  The queues were full and the lines stretched out of the DC Superhero area.  They were running one train with at dispatch interval that was between 4 and 5 minutes.  Probably wouldn't have waited except I was with a friend who had driven 6 hours just to ride that ride. 

Second longest wait would be 1.5 hours for Millennium Force at CP.  All of last summer, I never waited more than 45 minutes for anything other than this one time.  Got to love those late night Magnum marathons! :)

 

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:15 AM
That's hilarious RideMan! SDGC is especially fun if they let you ride backwards ;). Flight of Fear, The Beast, Raptor, and Millennium Force are the only four coasters I remember having constantly long lines this year, so I guess they would be my choices for the best with long lines. All the only great rides I went on this summer were pretty much walk-on(Kumba, Montu, Kraken, Dueling Dragons, Apollo).
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:37 AM

The front seat of V2 (or S:UE) is worth the wait in my opinion, especially if you haven't ridden it before. Being opening year, I've waited up to 3 hours for it (accounting for breakdowns too). Of course, once you've ridden it a bunch of times, it isn't quite worth the wait anymore - but that's why Fastlane passes are good...taking a 2 hour wait for the front seat, and turning it into a 20 min. wait for the front seat. :)

I can't wait to ride Wicked Twister ! The backwards spiral is going to be insane ! (I wonder if Intamin put a train on backwards to experiment and see what it would feel like in reverse, before deciding to offer this model).

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Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:39 AM
Pteranadon Flyers has a long line because of capacity issues, not because there are tons of people in line. Kind of like Ghoster coaster.
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:41 AM

PT300 said:


RideMan said:
"How about Pteranadon Flyers at IOA"

Talk about a popular ride. While Dueling Dragons was a walk-on, Hulk was 30 minutes, PFlyers were just under an hour.
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Well, it's really not that the Flyers are more popular than either Hulk or DD, but that they have an absolutely terrible capacity.  Since there's no mid-course brake run, there can only be one flyer car on the circuit at a time, and each car only holds two people.

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:43 AM
Indiana Jones at Disneyland. I could wait all day for this ride and it would still be worth it. Luckily with the fastpass, I don't have to(at least not *in* line). Most coasters will not get more than a hour and a half wait out of me. My longest wait was a 2 hour for Stealth. I will never do that again.
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:50 AM
Chernabog-Yeah, I should have thought of that. It is a popular ride though. :)
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 9:26 AM
I think the only coaster on the planet that I can see an hour long line and be *excited* it's that short is Millennium Force.  Granted, I've been on it when the wait is well under an hour (23 rides during Millennium Mania anyone?) but still, it's the only coaster I don't mind waiting an hour or more for.  The line moves constantly, which I love, and there's just so much excitement in that line!  I *love* watching the train go 1,000mph around that turn at night.

I think every other one of my favorite coasters I've always had walk-on or ERT conditions for, so I dislike waiting in long lines for them.

It's weird, everyone always says "I hate waiting in lines" but I RARELY see long lines at parks anymore.  Anyone else notice that?  I mean, most B&M's, when I ride, are CONSISTENTLY walk ons or stay ons.  I guess I just pick the right time to go. :-\

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 9:38 AM
The longest line I have ever had to wait in is for Goliath @ SFMM. I usually never wait in lines so when I had to wait for 1 hour, it seemed like a long time. It went by quickly though (the misters).
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 4:24 PM
I waited about 1.5 hours for RR this summer, and it was well worth it.
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 5:59 PM
I waited about an hour for the front of montu last july but it was sure worth it.
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 6:18 PM
I waited in line for about an hour at the begining of the day for Talon. I thought it was well worth it. Then later in the day it was a walk-on which made me feel stupid for waiting so long but I guess it must be like that anywhere(people running to the biggest ride first thing).

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 6:19 PM
My longest wait ever for me has been a bit over 1 hr. for Titan 2 days after it opened.
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 6:31 PM
Goliath Front seat 5 minutes :) got to love the SFMM never ending season.
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 6:36 PM

Intaminrocks said:
Goliath Front seat 5 minutes got to love the SFMM never ending season.
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WhOA!!! That is Awesome !!! I wish I could wait 5 min. for Titan , For me that is only a Dream.  But You are SO LUCKY!!!!!  Wha time of the year was that  ?

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