Tickets to Ride

Thursday, January 16, 2003 1:33 PM
I was wondering what caused Millennium Forces Ticket to Ride to fail and whats so diffrent about it from Fast Line thats doing well?
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Thursday, January 16, 2003 1:45 PM

I don't know anything about "Ticket to Ride", but I can explain Freeway to you... Freeway stamps are recieved by guests throughout the morning and give you a specific block of time in which you can enter the designated Freeway line. (example recieve a stamp in the morning for a time block of 5-6pm. This system estimates ammount of riders accepted per given day and then parses out (let's say 10% of those riders) and allows that many stamps per block of time. This system allows the que to not become overflowed. Hope this helps a little!

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Thursday, January 16, 2003 1:52 PM
I knew what the Freeway was because I used it and I got stamped for Millennium Force at 5 P.M. and why do they have it for Wicked Twister it only has a ten minute wait every time I've been there. I just wonder why one failed and Freeway is going.
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Thursday, January 16, 2003 2:02 PM
Still can't help you with the previous system questions (someone please!) but they chose WT, MF & Raptor because they are either the newest or most popular attractions. Don't be surprised if a TTD Freeway pass comes out sometime in the future.

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Thursday, January 16, 2003 2:10 PM
At Virtualmidway.com they have a interview and they said they will have it on TTD.
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Thursday, January 16, 2003 2:17 PM
Wasn't ticket to ride the one where the only way you could ride the ride was by setting up a reservation? Absolutely no "standby" queue, except for the first and last operating hours. I heard it was only used on the very busiest days, and that the times sold out by noon.
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Thursday, January 16, 2003 2:26 PM
Yes, there was a queue but a lot of people had the ticket to ride. I had a ticket it had the logo a time and snoopy. Also whatever happend to Coastergames.net?
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Friday, January 17, 2003 7:34 AM
Ticket to Ride was Cedar Point's disasterous attempt to manage the Millennium Force queue by forcing every person who wanted to ride the coaster to get a ticket first. That crashed and burned early on, as the tickets were typically gone by 10am...so they changed it so that any person who wanted to ride between whatever time the queue filled up in the morning until 4:00pm had to have a ticket. The only thing the system really did was to reduce the number of people waiting in line for Millennium Force. But all the people who would otherwise have been waiting in line for Millennium Force ended up standing on the midway outside the Millennium Force queue either waiting for their ticket window to open, waiting in line to get a ticket, or standing on the midway trying to figure out how the ridiculous system worked.

The system was so overwhelmingly successful that the park opted not to use it the following season.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, January 17, 2003 1:15 PM
Didn't they drop it mid-season, Rideman?
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Friday, January 17, 2003 1:52 PM

The problem with ticket to ride IMO was the fact that even with a ticket you still had a couple hour wait. Ridiculous. Why even get a ticket when that was the case.

A freeway wait is never more then 15 mins. But I still think they need a system other then the stamps.

I really like Q-Bot, better then freeway IMO. I wish CP coudl come up with some way of doing it like that with no fee. I have not been to Universal or Disney since they started their systems, but from what I have heard they are what all the other parks shoudl look too.

Regardless it appears that Freeway is a work in progress and it seems to work quite well and is sure to be improved.

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Saturday, January 18, 2003 5:54 AM

I think the worst part of Ticket to Ride is MF was literally closed off to the public until after 4 pm. If you didn't get a ticket (and I stood in line to get one once and they ran out just as I got to the front), you were pretty much screwed if you planned to leave the park early.

the new system is so much better because even if you get to the park a little late and don't get a stamp, you can at least wait in the general line for a ride.

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Saturday, January 18, 2003 6:48 AM
The year they did TTR, they didn't officially drop the program until after Labor Day. The last iteration of TTR, though, involved not starting ticket distribution until the ride queue was full, so many less-busy days in August they didn't ever start.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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