Virtual Q- SFGAm?

Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:37 AM
I heard somewhere in a press release that Six Flags Great America would be installing the Virtual Q system for 2003, along with a bunch of other parks. Is this still true? I ask this because I haven't heard ANYTHING about it lately- or any Q-bot systems at all.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:56 AM
I haven't heard anything about it. Sounds interesting though.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 2:17 PM
I know a lot of the other Six Flags parks installed Lo-Q last year but SFGAM was not on the list of parks for it to be installed in. So don't expect Lo-Q this year. They will have Fastlane with the 4 rides for $10 system. I would rather have Lo-Q but I don't think SFGAM has plans for it this year atleast.

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Mike
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Thursday, March 13, 2003 2:45 PM
maybe a stupid question, but what is Lo-Q? is it similar to a fastpass system

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:06 PM
Yes

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:10 PM
What I find curious that that Fastlane prices are not the same chain-wide. When I visited SFA it was free to anyone who asked, above it's mentioned that SFGAm is $10, while SFMM is $15.

Perhaps each park sets their own price?

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:34 PM
Six Flags gets these "Fast Passes" in their parks for their rides, which sometimes are closed for a long period of time. I wouldn't waiste my money.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:46 PM
I remember seeing a press release stating that SF would not be installing any new Q_Bot systems at any of their parks this year. However the Best fastlan system for a SF park has to be for SFAW you got passes for Ozarka Splash, Batman, Texas Cyclone, and Serial Thriller for free, yes you heard me right they didn't charge for the que passes. In fact they are so cool about it I got a pass to get right on Serial Thriller right away when I got my pass and they let you on the ride form the exits. I don't know what you guys think but I thought AW was a real nice SF park, even though it could be much better.


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Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:55 PM
It wasn't free when I went. I save money by going on a non-busy day.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 5:41 PM
it costs $20 at SFDL i think, at least it did 2 years ago
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Thursday, March 13, 2003 5:43 PM
If I remember correctly I did read an article this past summer stating that SFGAm is scheduled to receive the Lo-Q system for the 2003 season. I found the article, its in the last paragraph. SFGAm LO-Q Article
*** This post was edited by Upsidedowner 3/13/2003 10:47:01 PM ***
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Friday, March 14, 2003 4:34 AM
Moosh, while Fastlane was indeed free @ SFA in 2000, they started charging for it in 2001. I reaaly didnt go to my home park that much 'cept on non-busy days or in the evening so i dont know what they were charging.

But I had heard that SFA was going to go the "hi-tech" route and switch over to Lo Que this year. At that park, however, I dont think any virtual queue system is needed. If they could just figure out how to run two trains on Batwing and even 8 (out of 16) boats on Typhoon SeaCoaster, no line would ever be over about 30-40 minutes. (Save on Latino/Latina day when you would be better off not riding and just hoochie watching :))

lata, jeremy
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Friday, March 14, 2003 4:39 AM
When we went to SFGAm in August last year, we didn't need the fastlane passes in the evening. Of course, it was during the week. The next day, though, the hubby and I purchases fastlane. They change the 4 rides available daily. Unfortunately, the 4 rides available that day were V2 (husband didn't fit), Batman (he BARELY fit into that one the night before) Raging Bull and the drop tower.

We used one on the drop tower, and the other 3 for Raging Bull. By the end of the time limit, the fastlane line for Raging Bull was almost as long as the regular line.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 11:15 AM
So is it official or not if Lo-Q will be used at SFGAm next year?

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 12:07 PM
CPlady, I've never seen four or less for FL at GAm.
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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:07 AM
I talk to several people that work at the park and the Fast Lane system is unchanged.

I don't think you could consider UltimateRollercoaster a reputable ride news source either! Well, unless you get your regular news from the National Enquirer.

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Monday, March 17, 2003 9:09 AM

I wish SFGAm would get rid of Fastlane. It gives no benefit to people who buy them because the fastlane is usually as long as the normal line. Virtual Q would be a welcome addition to the park.
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Monday, March 17, 2003 9:18 AM
I have heard many arguments for/against FL Phil, but I have never heard your viewpoint...

...as for my experiences with FL, I have saved MANY hours using them. It all depends on what rides you try to use it for and when. If the regular line is short, I wait...if it's long and I see the FL is a short wait...I'm there.

I have saved a minimum of 45 minutes for each FL punch I have used. It all boils down to intelligent use of them. Using a FL when the regular line is 30 minutes is a waste...

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Monday, March 17, 2003 6:25 PM
I used Fast lane alot during the 2002 season at SFGAm and I would have to say I love it it saves alot of time on those really busy days. But now after using universal express and fast pass alot when i was in florida the last 2 years I like those systems alot more. I hope this year they add Deja Vu to the FL or Virtual Q system. And This year do you think they will put SM:UF on the List ? They didnt put Deja Vu on the first or second season but that could be cause it broke down alot and is very unreliable.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 4:27 PM
I am thinking of how they would run Virtual Q line at SFGAM. I guess they would only have them for the very popular rides. I wonder how they determine who and how many people get paged to go on a ride. Hopefully they only page 20-30 people to ride a coaster at once so the line will not get supercrowded like it usually is. Has anyone ever visited an amusement park with a Virtual Q line? I wonder how much faster the lines would be?
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