Isn't it considered line jumping when a parent saves a place for their kids while they go and ride another ride or two? How many times have I heard THAT excuse? "Oh, it's okay. Let them through. I was saving their place while they rode some other rides."
Q-bot is like a personal robot who stands in line for you to save your place, right?...Just like "Mommy or Daddy". So now it's like the park has the attitude that sinse they can't keep lines moving at a reasonable speed, pay them more and they'll let you jump some of them. All the while the lines move even slower because the Q-bot users can stand in that line and another line at the same time, occupying Two or more spaces at once. It makes overall waits LONGER, not shorter, and it make non-Q-bot users day EVEN less valuable.
That's MY take on the Q-bot system. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it seems that I will be forced to use it if and when I go back to SFGAdv because I want a good quality day at the park. Even if it means I'll get less of a value. That eqates to me not going to SF as much because of it's high expense.
I've gone as far as to write to the corporate level about this place. Sure, they don't really do anything, they throw me some comp tickets, but atleast I tell them how I felt. I understand
Not a bad deal. I mean with the money saved from admission, I'd spring for a Gold Q-bot (the $40 version). Shouldn't have to be that way, but it is.
You know, the more I think of it, the more pee'd off I get. It is almost like the $48 admission (no discount + tax) is simply your "cover" charge, and the price of a "Q-bot" is your price to enjoy the rides (or at least the rides that are open).
Rolling Thunder has to have the worst in station queue desgin of any coaster i've been on. It just speaks, "screw the line and get right on."
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