2015: Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure

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  1. danni87

    danni87 TowersStreet Member

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    Who would even use single rider queue for this though? The majority of people going on it are kids who go on with an adult. A single rider queue would be pointless. A fastrak queue on the other hand...
     
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    NO. NOT MORE FARCETRACK!
     
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    Say it this way. A ride with less than 400 passengers per hour with empty seats is silly
     
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    Yes it's silly to have empty seats but as has been mentioned before - who is likely to be riding it as a single rider other than teenagers or adults who want to go on it for the credit/because they've done everything else in the day.

    It's a kids ride for the very youngest guests - they'll be riding alongside someone. It doesn't need single rider.
     
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    Me. Anyway, on rides such as Sonic Spinball, Air, Oblivion and Th13teen, how many people except us theme park enthusiasts use it.
     
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    At the risk of jumping on the absurd "no adults without children" bandwagon, how many parents are going to be comfortable with having a stranger sit next to their child on the ride?
     
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    Well for th13teen or Spinball which are slightly scarier which have single rider, you could sit next to anyone. Nobody complains though. Also, the ride is tiny and does not go into sections which the station can not see. The adult could sit next another parent and the kids sit together
     
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    Many many people other than enthusiasts use them otherwise they wouldn't be there... People are very aware they exist and of their usage.

    Nobody complains because they are not rides aimed at an under 7 audience. Parents want to take their child onto a ride with them and want to be able to sit with them whilst they experience it. They don't want to have to swap around seats so a credit whore can get on the ride without queueing...

    Essentially you think there should be a SRQ on Octonauts so you can ride quicker - regardless of the sensibility of the suggestion.
     
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    The reality is I hate seeing empty seats on any rides especially when the park is busy.It really annoys me.
     
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    You are aware that the park hasn't been busy though, right? They barely even need single rider on the main coasters this season!
     
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    I do realise that the park has been awfully quiet. When I went, the only queue I did was for Charlie and all the coasters were walk on. I meant for Fuga Da Atlantide at Gardaland. There are empty boats and you can see there is a line built that goes to the station that probably was single rider.
     
  12. danni87

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    Single rider has it benefits, I've used it before but you can't try and justify a single rider on octonauts just because you don't like seeing empty seats.

    Yes, single rider works on thrill rides and even family rides but for a coaster like octonauts, where the target audience is children, the idea is ridiculous.
     
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    OK. Maybe it would not be the best idea using single rider but it has a capacity issue
     
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    Single rider was closed completely on air the day I went. I'm a guy who doesn't care about going on rides on my own. Jeez I went on oblivion 4 or 5 times which was a complete walk on for me when the normal queue was about 10-15 mins. I love it.
     

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