Very Important IOA Question

Monday, June 25, 2001 7:42 AM
I've heard numerous reports that they are going to get rid of the front of the line ride access for hotel guests. Is this true because I'm stating at the Portofino Bay hotel on Augest 24-30.
Monday, June 25, 2001 7:50 AM
I can only hope! That is one of the worst systems ever come up with. For the non-hotel-staying guests, it is a big problem. Think about it, they did not increase the capacity of the rides, they are just letting hotel people on first... So, if some guests are not waiting, others are.

If it's too good to be true, it probably isn't.
Monday, June 25, 2001 9:19 AM

If this is true, hopefully they'll get rid of the whole express system.
Monday, June 25, 2001 9:56 AM
The reports are true, you can go here to read about it. You'll find threads from people who actually work at the park with the info.
Yes, response to the FOTL (Front of the Line) was so great that they couldn't call it that anymore, because there we're lines, plus they're building another hotel bringing their onsite properties to 3. They're installing new scanners at the entrances to each ride. Hotel guests will get 1 ride per day using thier hotel key, then they have unlimited express passes. Not exactly sure how this will work, but FOTL is going away. And yes, it was too good to be true. And yes, everyone on the message board is fuming mad, and I even wrote them a message saying what they're doing is wrong by changing the rules during the year. They also screwed the people with Multi-Day tickets making it 1 Express at a time versus 3 and no early entry on Monday and Wednesday.

I wish they would get rid of the entire system too, but no, they're tweaking it during the year. Their marketing department is making alot of people mad on this one. It's unfair because the lines crawl for the GP who don't have any perks. I've waited in line for RipSaw falls as it enters the building. Not bad I thought. The line crawled, then we get to the area leading down and that's where the express line merges in. After that it was normal speed, but man, talk about waiting.
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