SFNE new fastlane?

Thursday, July 11, 2002 7:08 AM
Is it up and going yet? Why is it taking so long? I know they had to build those new entrances. But those have been done for a while. Are the other parks using theirs yet?
By the time the get it running, summer will be over. Does SFGAVD have it yet?


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Is it true its always happy hour here? If it is I'd like to stay a while....

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 7:30 AM

I can't answer for SFNE, but since you asked about other SF parks, SFWoA was using theirs when I visited last night. They keep the lines at FastLane attractions held at a certain point, then allow a trainload or so of people up into the station. For instance, on Villain, the line stops just as you are about to pass beneath the station house. If a FastLane user (and there were none that I saw yesterday) comes up, they get to go on ahead. If not, the next group from the "standby" queue is allowed up and there was only a 1-2 train wait once in the station. The lines LOOK longer now because of this "stacking" technique, but they are actually about the same as they were before.

FastLane prices start at $20 for a single user and it's an additional $10 for each person in the group (up to 6 total). That is WAY too pricey in my eyes. I wonder why a park that barely draws 1.5 million guests a year is resorting to using a virtual queueing system. If they'd run their rides at full capacity (Serial Thriller and Big Dipper last night both ran one train, however BKF and Villain ran two), maybe this wouldn't be necessary. It couldn't possibly be about the money, could it? ;)

ProgRay (who won't be renting a "Q-Bot" this season)

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 8:12 AM
I am not to excited about paying either. I might think about it if I have a little extra money on a Sat. or Sun when its really busy. Man they are being pokey at SFNE.
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Is it true its always happy hour here? If it is I'd like to stay a while....
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Thursday, July 11, 2002 8:58 AM
Not to be a pain in the a$$, but i put up a thread on SFNE last night and i can not find it on here. Since I can't can someone tell me what the lines are like there in the summer and what to do first?
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Thursday, July 11, 2002 9:36 AM
Weekends are pretty rough with crowds.
Your best bet is get to Superman first right when the park opens. The lines just get longer all day long, 1.5 to 2+ hours in the afternoon. Batman's lines aren't too bad, (hour tops) the line moves at a good clip. Everthing else is about 1/2 hour or so. Scream's line get long though. If its a hot day a lot of people head to the waterpark to cool off. So sometimes that helps a little. (just not on superman)

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Is it true its always happy hour here? If it is I'd like to stay a while....

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:03 AM
LOL. I live about an hour and a half from the park and have only been there once in the summer of 2000. When I went, I only waited about 25min to go on superman...so now going there and waiting forever is gonna be a disapointment. BTW, why is it that Superman can't have 3 trains like many other hyper coasters? Also, is the wait for Batman usually very long?
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Thursday, July 11, 2002 1:18 PM
I just went yesterday to SFNE- I was told the fastlane would be "open in a few weeks" by an uncaring employee at the park guest relations window. I can honestly say it isn't looking good anytime soon!! On a side note- mid week is amazing at SFNE! I rode Superman 4 times...the longest wait being 20 minutes.
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Thursday, July 11, 2002 1:21 PM
Thank you......ill be sure to go on a wednesday or thursday!
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Thursday, July 11, 2002 2:14 PM
With the second train, the wait for S:RoS shouldn't be more than 1 hr. at any point during the day. I've been on Saturdays with 2 train op beginning of last year and the year before and the wait was consistently 0:45 at peak.

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