Queue-a-Vision

Sunday, December 8, 2002 7:08 AM

Do any other parks, besides Paramount's Kings Island, have televisions for guests to watch while wating in line? I know that Cedar Point has DJs in some of their lines, and that Mantis USED to have several large televisions screens in its line, but I can't think of any other parks that do.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 7:12 AM

Kennywood has TVs in line for Exterminator. And WDW has TV's in line for Space Mountain. Thats all I can think of right now.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 7:26 AM
The best use of TVs that I remember was the Hurler at King's Dominion, back when the ride was still in a Wayne's World themed area. The TVs showed Wayne and Garth talking about the ride. The best part? Top 10 things you should do before entering the line. Number 1: "MAKE SURE YOU USE THE BATHROOM!" - followed by Wayne and Garth making running-water noises for a good minute or two....
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Sunday, December 8, 2002 7:31 AM
almost all of SFGA's big lines have TVs. but they just show stuff for Warner. music videos, cartoons, stuff like that.

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Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 7:31 AM
SFGAm has alot of them in the queue lines there. Also in some ot there flat rides they have them too. I know Rue Le Dodge (Bumber cars) have them.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 8:29 AM
Knott's was showing clips of Haunt shows on the top level of the Ghostrider queue. The Xcelerator queue has safety info and a ride animation. Supreme Scream had something, but I don't recall what as it was almost a walk-on when I went.
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Sunday, December 8, 2002 8:41 AM
I remember several rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg had them a few years back (99), I dont know if they still have them or not.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 8:44 AM

I like Mantis's taperecording that they play of the history of Cedar Point.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 8:48 AM

They still have the monitors in the Hurler que @ PKD,only now it just displays a video on how to safely strap yourself into the train.

They also have the monitors in FOF's que as well & at least they still try to follow the original themeing of the ride,while waiting in the main "hangar" section you can tell when a train has been launched because it will appear as part of the story being played out on the monitor.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 9:57 AM
Hulk and Jurassic Park both have TVs. They aren't really the most entertaining things in the world, in my opinion.
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Sunday, December 8, 2002 10:28 AM
air at alton towers has TVs in the Q lines. they show a specially made thing about people who use things to feel like they are flying like shopping trollies. its quite amusing when some things go wrong in a major jackass style!

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 10:43 AM
I love QTV's! SFMM is the only park besides Universal and IOA that have them. SFMM's are all the same, a lot of the older rides have them, it seemes they stopped with Riddler's Revenge. The cool thing is there everywere around the park, in Rapids camp Crossing theres about 20 of them lined up in the midway! ( probibly an overflow somtimes for the rapids ride) Viper has a similar set up. The aera by Collossus, and Samuri SUmmit also have them in the midway. They seem to update them at least annually. Sometimes though you really can't hear or see them unless your real close, but I saw some new tv's so at least SFMM doesn't let them go to hell!

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 11:39 AM
SFStl used to have some (not sure if they still do), as did WOF. WOF's showed country videos (of upcoming acts at the Forum) and ride videos. They were removed after CF bought it.
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Sunday, December 8, 2002 11:54 AM
hey Todd, there are more parks than SFMM and Universal that have TVs in queues.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 12:06 PM
Talon at DP has tv's usually showing music videos

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 12:32 PM
Opps. I wanted to say there the only park I've been to that have had them. The cool things about Universal's are that they are all individaulized for thier attractions. I think they are very well done and entertaining! Much better than nothing.

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 12:59 PM
Busch Williamsburg still has TV's in lines for the coasters explaining the story for each ride. It was something to pass time in line- I wish more parks would do the same.
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Sunday, December 8, 2002 1:46 PM
Ghostrider has the bandits showing how to board the ride, and Xcelerator does the same, although the TVs are reall only near the front of the line. On Xcelerator its 50s outfits, and the narration is kind of stupid (smooooooooooooooth stop, the seatbelt won't do you any good wrapped around your six pack, take a seat into your galopy, errrr, hotrod, once the lights hit green you're going to be beggin for something to hold onto, so hold onto the grab bar). Supreme Scream has both loading instructions and music videos. Oh, Xcelerator doesn't have music videos, but sometimes when a 50s song plays there are animations going along with the music. Ghostrider has those country music videos, the loading instructions, and the theme park media clip thing a mabob. Apparently now they have a video of haunt shows, but none of them are family appropriate, especially Ed Alonzo. Only a few parts of the other shows would fit in.
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Sunday, December 8, 2002 1:52 PM

laurence said:
air at alton towers has TVs in the Q lines. they show a specially made thing about people who use things to feel like they are flying like shopping trollies.


I saw a still shot of that video on sw5live.com a while back, but I can't find it on TowersTimes. I thought it was one of the funniest things I had seen in a while.

By the way, I'll trade you Millennium Force for air. Fair trade? Do you think Alton Towers would be a nice home for Millie? I know the lagoons at CP would be a nice home for air...

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Sunday, December 8, 2002 2:42 PM

Todd said:
"I think they are very well done and entertaining! Much better than nothing. now in the TR fourm!"

Sure, they are fun for the first time, but after seeing the same clip over and over, I tend not to pay attention. Usually it's just the rules anyway.

And by the way, you forgot that Stealth has a TV. ;)
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