Unless the ride has no flash pass users waiting. Well they said they wanted to be more like Disney . I have posted my veiw before that Disney excludes low income families by never discounting admission tickets (unless you spend a lot for on-site room)
Can't imagine this is gonna go over well...the repercussions for SF will likely outweigh the additional FP money they'll bring in with this policy. Then again, maybe people will just learn to accept it, and pony up for FP or ride elsewhere. Myself, I generally prefer the back, esp. on B&M inverts - so this policy will help me by keeping the FPers out of my row. I'll be there while you all are headed out for HWN, so I'll check it out and see how the locals are dealing with it, or not...THEIR opinions mean more than anyone NOT living in San Antonio.... ;)
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They load the train back to front and if a FP user is there they get front row. If not, the next in line gets it.
If you ask me the sillier policy is assigning seats. :)
Also, as a FP user this would piss me off - I prefer riding the back of the train. Go figure.
As for the low-income family comment, get real. If you are SUCH a low income family, isn't any money spent on amusement parks better spent on food or rent?
An occasional ride up front is nice but I usually put it off until some type of ERT event.
As for Disney discriminating against poor people... first, if people are that poor they shouldn't be taking a thousand dollar vacation anyways, regardless of what Disney charges which is pretty fair (although a little pricy) and second Disney doesn't actively charge high prices to keep poor people out, it's simple supply and demand and profit maximization, why would they take a hit on their profits to cater to specific group of people.
Seems like just a bit of a stretch. :)
The headline is nice troll bait, but in reality, it seems like they're doing this for convenience and, as a nice bonus, to add value to the Flash Pass. Plus, doing this in conjunction with a single-rider line should contribute to quicker lines all around.
If Six Flags starts roping off the front row of all rides to exclusively seat Flash Pass customers, I'll be the first to cry foul. But that's not what's happening here.
CoastaPlaya said:When low income families no longer have issues with access to health care, adequate education, food, housing--ya know, actual necessities? Maybe then we can work our way to the rolly coasters. Maybe.
Lord Gonchar said:On the subject of money, I just don't like the insinuation (in the topic title) that anyone who doesn't use FP is poor.Seems like just a bit of a stretch.
Clearly, "the poor" have MUCH more pressing issues. This is merely a PR nightmare in the making...for middle-class people and above. "Poor" people aren't going to SF in the first place (or the doctor's, or a decent school, or to a nice home in the 'burbs).
But, as noted many times, this is a coaster board, and so the discussion really revolves around Fastpass users and those who are unwilling to use the system, for ANY reason.
"I'll take the Gold Flash Pass with Front Seat option, please." :)
Lord Gonchar said:
that anyone who doesn't use FP is poor.
And while I'm more than willing to take the title as being partly facetious, I'd bet you anything it may just work the opposite way - many of the folks with money are too tight to shell out for a Flash Pass, and many are too tight to go to the park in the first place. :)
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