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! :)
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). ----------------- Danny
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).
------------- Current favorite coasters: 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
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. ------------- GO CU! Big 12 Champs!
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.
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. ----------------- Work like you've just gotten paid, Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching!
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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. :-\
----------------- "That's BS you MF! They're WT!" -- CP's R&D team
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).
------------- Where has the magic gone in the name Disney?