Perhaps because of the 8 across seating, the single rider line becomes the double rider line (it's not rare to see a row go out with 2 or 3 empty seats) which probably means it gets jam packed with doubles and doesn't help anybody.
ApolloAndy said:"we want to be on the same car."
You may certainly do that, if you are willing to get back in line. I have used the single riders' lines with friends and family (if everyone has ridden before and no one is "new" to the ride), and it *occasionally* happens you get to ride in the same row/car, but such "requests"...should NEVER be granted. SINGLE riders may wait together, but you SHOULD be riding solo.
Usually in FL parks they're pretty good about denying that kind of stuff...thankfully. It would get WAY out of hand quickly.
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I saw the same thing at Cedar Point the year I went. Two teenagers pushing each other in a wheelchair gaining access to the front of the line and then you see them in the midway and both are walking perfectly fine.
Talk about abusing the system.
Expecting to be seated together after waiting in the singles line WOULD be abusing the system; deciding to split up and ride the ride seperately would not be.
The purpose of a singles line is to fill solitary empty seats that would have gone unfilled had the singles line not existed, thus improving thoroughput and allowing the ride to run at greater capacity.
Whether these seats are filled by someone who is at the park by themselves, or someone who is with someone else but decided to ride seperate from their "party" in order to save a little time, is IMO a non issue.
Just because two people may attend a park together, this does not mean they must be joined at the waist and experience everything together. Certainly it is their perogative to "split up" for part of the day and ride solo, so doing this with attractions with single rider lines is basically the same thing.
It would be too much of a hassle for the cast members to have to figure out if the people in the singles line are with someone else in the singles line. Even if they are attending the park with others who are also in the singles line, as long as each person follows the rules of the singles line (ie, cooperate with being seated as a "party of one") then IMO they are not "abusing the system".
Frontrider *** Edited 8/17/2006 7:13:57 PM UTC by Frontrider***
I just wish more parks had them. None of our Ohio parks have them. I also recently visited SFGam, the raging bull was sending trains with 6 or more empty seats. On 4 trains they were in front. But instead I have to wait over 1/2 hr to get into the station. Single rider lines would bump up the riders per hour on almost any ride.
Intamin Fan said:
I'm guessing there may have been single rider abuse? In other words groups of people posing as single riders? HP... had a single-rider line for the Reeses Extreme Cup Challenge
Xtreme Cup Challenge runs two 4 person cars per "train" for a total of 8 people per "train".
As long as they fill as many of those 8 seats as they can with people from the regular line (including singles in the regular line) BEFORE turning to the single rider line, no problem.
Regular line moves no slower and single riders (or groups of riders who don't mind being split up and riding single) move through much faster. Folks in the regular line are no worse for wear... and the single riders get to ride a lot sooner than standing in a 30 minute line while single empty seats go out.
The very first time I saw a single-rider line for anything was at Seven Springs Ski Resort near Pittsburgh during a ski-club outing from school in the mid-80's. I made frequent use of it since not everyone was skiing at the same speeds.
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