Research on improving queues

Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:42 AM

Hi there, I am currently designing a queuing area for a theme park ride. One thing I would like to know is how the experience could be improved.
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Thankyou.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 1:00 PM
Fun's avatar

Get rid of it all together.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 2:32 PM

Pass out beepers, like at Applebee’s.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 3:50 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Or just use everybody's cell phone/app/text message. Everyone's got those on them already, so that negates the cost of buying pagers.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, April 23, 2018 4:14 PM

Nooooo.... I like the flashy lights.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 5:03 PM
sfmmlovernomatterwhaty'allsay's avatar

Good ventialtion, enough trash cans, and places to sit if it’s a slow moving queue

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Monday, April 23, 2018 5:16 PM

I love the beer cart in the middle of the Harry Potter queue at Universal Orlando.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 5:27 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Let people pay to cut.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Monday, April 23, 2018 8:15 PM
sfmmlovernomatterwhaty'allsay's avatar

Didn’t mean to “up vote” that^

I don’t like the pay to skip programs (or included programs like Disney’s FP) because they cause the stand by line to grind to a halt. It’s better, overall, if a ride has just one line. Take at Pirates @ Magic Kingdom- when FP is down for whatever reason, the line averages 20 mins. Once FP comes back up, though, the stand by line baloons to 45+ mins.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:39 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Then get a Fastpass. Seriously, free VQ programs like Disney's favor the well informed and experienced, so I can't imagine how anyone on a coaster forum can't make it work positively for them. Even pay VQ programs are basically designed specifically for people like us who value an extra couple rides more than a couple Hamiltons. I suppose the case could be made that pay VQ systems decrease the advantage of getting to the park early, good planning, and experience, but at this stage of my life, the $50 is definitely a steal to not have to worry about all that nonsense.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:44 PM

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:46 PM
Vater's avatar

But it's UNFAIR!!!!1!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:48 PM

I’m a VQ user and the only thing I worry about is the harrassment I sometimes get from the have-nots. That has especially occurred in the Deep South for some reason.
Wait... maybe it was my Not My President shirt.
I’ll get back to ya...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:47 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

At KI 2 years ago, I was called every name in the book, mostly ones that start with F... several times for using fast lane.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:33 PM

Have the queue indoors and keep the line moving at a reasonable pace.


Astroworld.....Gone But Not Forgotten

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:53 PM
TheMillenniumRider's avatar

I always envisioned a queue like the seats in Haunted Mansion at Disney, just sit and chill until you are at the ride. It is a large investment for the park but would make the time spent in line much more enjoyable.

Or you know, just go full virtual queue, but unless the park was designed for that, the pathways and common spaces could become very congested.

Last edited by TheMillenniumRider, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:54 PM
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:57 PM
OhioStater's avatar

All of you underestimate the importance of good, quality ventilation.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:57 AM
sfmmlovernomatterwhaty'allsay's avatar

Not all of us missed that point! ;)

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