Six Flags to use Lo-Q at nine of their parks during the 2002 season

Posted Saturday, February 2, 2002 8:19 PM | Contributed by Lone Star Thrills

Six Flags has announced the use of Lo-Q at nine of their parks for the 2002 season. In addition to Six Flags Over Georgia, which used the system last season, Six Flags' Lo-Q virtual queue system is being introduced this year at Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Astro World, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, Six Flags New England, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags Marine World. Six Flags America and Magic Mountain are planned for 2003.

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Saturday, February 2, 2002 9:55 PM
I hope Lo-Q is better because I hate Fast Lane
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Saturday, February 2, 2002 10:42 PM
What's next, everyone getting an itinarary when you buy your admision ticket to the park? Will it be an itinarary that what will list what ride you should go to at a certain time? COME ON! The whole part of riding a coaster is the build-up, adrenaline building, heart pounding and enthusiasm while waiting in line. But i do have to say its a great idea on trying to keep lines short and people out in the park more. So its better then fast pass because its like a South Park episode where there was the regular line and a even a "fast-pass" line and lines everywhere. I did see build-up of lines just for fast pass near the end of the season.
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 3:22 AM
This is terrible news! Fastlane was free at some parks but now 10$!
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3.2.1 launch
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 8:25 AM
It hurts me when people don't understand that there were like 8 different versions of Fastlane, all completly different, and not everybody understands how each works, and how LoQ works. Its hard to explain, and it would take an hour...
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 8:49 AM
B&R-The Chiller-- How is this terrible news? Some Six Flags parks made FastLane a seperate charge instead of FREE. LoQ is much better than FastLane at least.

At least there will be no more arguments about rides at SFWoA now... :)

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Sunday, February 3, 2002 8:54 AM
"We are always striving to raise the bar and set new standards when it comes to guest service," said John Bement, Six Flags' executive vice president.

Guess he's never been to Ohio.

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Sunday, February 3, 2002 9:03 AM
The system lo q is ok i have seen it in action at six flags over georgia but it is great use for like saturdays and so forth.
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 9:05 AM
As I understand it, Lo-Q is a separate charge, 10 dollars to rent the Q-Bot, and then another 10 dollars for every person who uses the system, so it's not necessarily an improvement over fastlane.  The only way that would be a true improvement would be either to let people use Lo-Q for free or make fastlane like Disney's Fastpass.
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Welcome to Six Flags Great America, home of the fastlane and delay-ja vu! We have now officially been deemed the world-wide wait!
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 10:08 AM
Why aren't they changing SFGAm's fastlane into Lo-Q?
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 11:28 AM
I'm so glad that we finally won the battle over Fastlane, but Lo Q will have its faults just like Fastlane did. The good things about Lo Q are gonna be that for one, it is going to be advertised a lot more. Second, its going to be a little more organized with the Q Bot things and you can locate lost family members, friends, whatever. I think it is going to be a great addition to all the Six Flags Parks, but WHY DO WE HAVE TO PAY!???????
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Six Flags Marine World..... Wild Life AND Wild Rides!
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 11:28 AM
Well as long as it doesn't make the lines that much longer on the rides. I mean, even though it costs the same, at least it improves over FastLane.
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 5:33 PM
Why do you have to pay MWF? Because I'm sure the system cost a lot of money to run. It also generates extra income to pay for future attractions.
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Sunday, February 3, 2002 9:57 PM
Its is totall BS!!!!! Another way for Six Flags to make money on their inability to properly operate their parks and utilize their rides. A improvement would be a system like wdw has. This is just a way to increase admission prices thru a  different means.
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Monday, February 4, 2002 1:31 AM
I  agree with Bob O! after someone has paid $45 bucks to get in and not to mention 7-10 bucks to park don't you think that's enough! I think fast lane or pass like disney  has would be fine or anything without a charge  
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Monday, February 4, 2002 6:59 AM
I might not use Lo-Q. But, I think of the new rides we could possibly get. Figure that at least 200 people use it a day. It would give the park about $300,000 for improvements. If you don't agree with it don't complain beacuse there are many people that can only stay at the park for a day, and Lo-Q allows them to as many rides that they can without waiting. It is also good for parents with small children. It elliminates the wait which most younger kids can't stand. If you don't like it don't use it, or even just not go to the park at all and miss out on the joy of amusement parks.
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Monday, February 4, 2002 8:06 AM
I think that it will be better to have people pay for the use of skipping the line.  I've grown up going to Cedar Point and Kings Island every year and I've been used to waiting in line.  I really don't like the whole line jumping thing as it is.  At Disney, they lie about their wait time on rides so people will get fast pass.  Thats why I always wait through the lines there because when they say 45 minute wait, its actually 10 minutes.  People just need to learn patience and wait their turn for the ride instead of whining about waiting 45 minutes in line.  '89 I waited 3 1/2 hrs in line for Magnum. 
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Monday, February 4, 2002 8:24 AM
How dare Six Flags try to make as much money as they can!  In this good ole US of A there should be a limit on what businesses can charge you for! They're being greedy to get themselves out of debt! They're forcing us to use this new system! And while we're at it, how dare movie theaters charge us for popcorn, hot dogs, soft drinks, movie coupons and any other promotions after we've already paid admission! How dare AT&T charge us for every additional service they provide us with! And how dare banks charge us for each new product that they add to our account! That's it, I'm moving to Russia!
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Have you ever considered that maybe it's not the park that's the problem, but YOU? *** This post was edited by DWeaver on 2/4/2002. ***
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Monday, February 4, 2002 10:29 AM
DWeaver - Quit being logical.  Don't you realize that theme parks are "socialist utopias," not businesses trying to make a buck on everything and anything they can? ;)
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*** This post was edited by chris on 2/4/2002. ***
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Monday, February 4, 2002 11:24 AM
While I'm not crazy about having to pay extra for it, this can only be an improvement at SFNE.  I went on a weekday in the summer and most of my day was spent waiting in line to ride SupermanROS twice.  It would be fun to get in a couple of less crowded rides during the wait time.

Plus, this could possibly stop their (poorly planned) queue lines from spilling out all over the park and causing traffic jams everywhere.

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