Q Bot at SFGAM

Monday, September 15, 2003 5:09 PM
On Friday my mom and I are leaving for my grandpas house who lives just outdie Chicago and we are heading for Great America on Saturday (and yes, my grandpa does ride the coasters, the only 75 year old who I know who will ride em!) and I was wondering if they had a Q Bot since we'll be there on a Saturday. I didn't check last year so I wouldn't know. You don't have to give me any tips on the park since I've been going there once a year all my life. The only rides there I've neer been on are Superman, but I've been on the one at GADV, and Deja Vu since Vekoma dosn't know the meaing of the word "operating".
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Monday, September 15, 2003 5:47 PM
No, they don't have a Q Bot system at Great America. They do have Fast Lane, however, but I think $15 is too much for four rides.

Also, Deja Vu was open and running consitantly yesterday (9/14). The line for that was well over an hour (I waited only 10 minutes - one of the first trains out of the day), but the Superman line was shortened significantly by this. Around 4 o clock, the line was only 15 minutes long.
*** This post was edited by CobraRoller 9/15/2003 9:47:45 PM ***

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Monday, September 15, 2003 5:48 PM
SFGAm does not have a Q-Bot, and hopefully never will.

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I hear America screaming...

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Monday, September 15, 2003 5:50 PM
I would rather have a q-bot anyday then the fastpass ticket system or CP's freeway.

The best would be a system like Disney and Universal have.

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Monday, September 15, 2003 6:31 PM
help the newbie (well, i feel like one for not knowing this!):

Q bot = ?

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Monday, September 15, 2003 6:33 PM
Universal's was great, especially if you pay extra to not have to wait. We did everything inside of crowded IoA quickly, and never waited over 5 minutes. Disney's is good, but it would be nice to be able to pay extra to not have to wait. :)

Here is a good explination of the Q-Bot at SFOG: http://www.playride.com/tug2sfog/loq.html

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*** This post was edited by GoliathKills 9/15/2003 10:35:18 PM ***

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Monday, September 15, 2003 8:34 PM
I'm kind of opposed to virtual que's in general (though I shamelessly used one for Rock'N'Roller Coaster), Magnum Force. But if there's going to be one, then I say it must be free. None of this paying for the privilege of cutting in line crap.

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I hear America screaming...
*** This post was edited by (SF)Great American 9/16/2003 12:35:35 AM ***

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 6:55 AM
I just want *one* person to tell me why any company should give away something that people are more than willing to pay for.
lata, jeremy
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 6:57 AM
Well, it could help in the "customer service" department and make all guests a bit happier. I know it really pisses me off when fast pass guests cut into my row over and over, nearly doubling my wait.

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*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 9/16/2003 10:58:03 AM ***

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:11 AM
Welcome, Kaldaim!

You can read about the Q-Bot, which is at select Six Flags Parks here: http://www.sixflags.com/parks/overgeorgia/parkinfo/fastlane.asp

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:54 AM

MagnumForce said:
I would rather have a q-bot anyday then the fastpass ticket system or CP's freeway.

The best would be a system like Disney and Universal have.


Except Disney's system *is* FastPass? Did you mean you ddin't like Fastlane?

Joe, realizes it's confusing!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 9:48 AM
What do people have against CP's Freeway. I think its simple and effective. I haven't witnessed Disney and Universal's first hand, but Freeway isn't that bad. Is it?
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:21 AM
Neuski, I agree, freeway rocks. Its simple, available to everyone, free and allows me to ride MF one more time then I normally would during the day at CP.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:37 AM
2hostyl Because it is the right thing to do!!!!!
If a company like Disney which isnt shy in the least about taking loads of your vacation dollar can spend money by implementing a fastpass system so as to allow their guests to bypass some lines and increase their enjoyment of the theme park expierence, there is no reason at all why Sf cant do the same. And by keeping their guests out of lines and by not gouging them for this privilege how much more money does disney make in food/merchandise sales??? A happy guest ,one who isnt feeling his wallet ripped from his pocket at every turn in the park, be it from premium parking/to fastlane/qbot is more likely to spend money on merchandise/food which has a higher profit margin.
And because of shameless ideas of premium parking/fastlane i for one spend as little money as possible inside a SF park. So the park gets little money from me other than a season pass and my food is purchased off site and i eat my own brought in snacks/water.
Which the exact opposite from when i visit a park like US/WDW/BGW where the experience leaves a much better taste in my mouth and im happy to eat on site and buy souvneirs!!!
And this doesnt even get into a park like HW where parking is free,soda is free/suntan lotion is free and this park is rated much higher than any SF park. Yet the park makes money and isnt in debt big time like a mis-managed company like the company that improperly runs SF.
And lets hope SF GAM never has qbot and comes to their senses and gets rid of fastlane/premuim parking and re-focus's their attention on making the guest experience better which will IMHO lead to a improved bottom line!!
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:29 AM

2Hostyl said:
I just want *one* person to tell me why any company should give away something that people are more than willing to pay for.
lata, jeremy

Because guests that are standing in line aren't spending money. Its as simple as that.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:19 PM
Those guests that are willing to spend the $$ on the leagal line-jump system are also the guests that are prob. going to stay in the park and eat and spend more money then your average coaster enthusiast who complains about the system.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:27 PM

Rollerhammer said:
Welcome, Kaldaim!

Ahh! i'm not new here :) i just wasn't up to date on the jargon. Thanks for the link. I understand now.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:31 PM
I Like SFGAM Fastlane. It is way better then Fastpass or Freeway or even Q-bot system. I know you have to pay for it but it really reduces your wait time.

The Other systems do not really reduce your wait time. All it lets you do is let you wait outside the line. Also you have to go to the ride when they tell you and not when you want to go.

I hope SFGAM never gets q-bot as I think the fastlane system they have now is better.

Carlo

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 4:21 AM
What exactly is a Q-bot?

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:28 AM
I would like to see any proof that those who buy a fastlane spend more money in a theme park than the average guest!!!!
While i intentionally spend little when at a SF, partially due to their money grubbing habits and the other due to awful food/merchandise that isnt the case when i visit other more family friendly parks and i have drawers of shirts and other goodies from my family to attest to this!!
And disney started the system as much to give guests a chance to spend more money in their stores/rests. as it was to help avoid people waiting in long lines. The end result is a happier guest will spend more money which escapes the mind of SF and their money losing operation shows they dont get it.
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