Six flags answer to line jumping.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 4:00 PM

That's the kind of thing Ohio has done for years. A patrolman will park his cruiser in the freeway median at the peak of a hill, turn on his gumball machines and sit there and have lunch. If he catches you speeding, you deserve the ticket. But it has the effect of getting the average speed down to something a little closer to 65 MPH.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 4:03 PM

I'm sorry, I guess my smiley face didn't accurately convey my sarcasm. :)

As for "preventing" line jumping, it's never going to happen. There will always be a-holes at amusement parks, and I sure as hell am not going to let them ruin my day. If that's the worst thing that happens to me during my day at the park, so be it, but I'm not going to turn into a crusader and possibly risk really having my day really ruined by said a-holes.

I know, maybe they could post cardboard cut-outs of security around the lines, you know, to scare potential line jumpers. :)

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 4:07 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

I agree with LK about the flash pass use. It's still bogus. Pay to cut.

I saw one of these signs and thought they should put, with asterisk, underneath "unless you want to PAY to cut, of course..." or something. Because that's what flash pass is.

There was an employee explaining to 2 girls how flash pass works, and I caught her saying 'virtual wait' and I said to her "is it virtual que or is it pay to cut?" and she got pretty upset. O well... the dark side of capitalism.

It's appropriate that they signs are up because everyone and their baby sister have cell phones while in line anyhow... perfect.


Billy
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 4:11 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Is line jmping really this big of a problem? Frankly, I don't see it.

(sometimes I'm convinced I live in an alternate universe)


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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 4:59 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^Me too!

Most of the time I see line jumping is when 1 (or more!) guest is cutting past everyone to 'catch up' to their friends. What I tell them is to have their friends come 'back here'.

This sort of line jumping didn't happen much, b/c "back in the day" people said something. I think the only way people in parks would talk to eachother now is if everyone had everyone else's cell number and they could text them... but I digress :) This is perfect that they have line jump hotlines as people really love to use their cell phones.


Billy
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 5:22 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

CoasterDemon said:


Most of the time I see line jumping is when 1 (or more!) guest is cutting past everyone to 'catch up' to their friends.

That's the only kind I've ever seen. I've never seen someone be so brazen as to just start moving past people with no rhyme or reason.

I'll even go out on a limb and admit that it doesn't really bug me when someone does slip through to catch their group. It's usually one person or a couple of small kids that clearly ran to the restroom or got a drink or something while the rest of the party or mom & dad hopped in line.

It's not changing my day in any significant way. Have at it.


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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 9:14 PM

Well, if you are in a major amusement park and you see Something Bad happen, instead of grabbing your cell phone, the fastest way to get a response is to find a "house phone" and dial 0. Or the local emergency number if it is posted.

If you grab your cell phone and dial 911, you'll get the regional authority which might have to respond from some distance across the county. If you call on a house phone, you'll get the inside safety people (security, medic, whatever) who just have to come across the park.

Maybe you as a customer don't know all that, but they would certainly want their employees to know!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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_/XXXXXXX\__/XXXXX\/XXXXXXXX\_/XXX\_/XXXXXXX\__/XXX\_/XXX\_/\_/XXXXXX

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