Wicker Man - General Discussion - Part Two

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Craig, 14th Mar 2018.

  1. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    With all the poor ride operations across the park they choose to spend time and effort on this. Unbelievable.
     
  2. Alsty

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    They should also have a P-Pass, for those who had one too many beers at the Welcom-inn before joining the queue
     
  3. ringo

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    Any idea where in the queue that is?
     
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  4. Robert.W

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    Apparently just before the queue line F&B unit.

    Sounds like a total waste of money to me. They need to use the extra staff to improve ride operations so that systems like this aren't needed!
     
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    I mean, sack the person who came up with this idea!
     
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  6. Matt N

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    How are they going to let people exit the queue if it's by the F&B unit? They can't really have people going through the ride area and it would be a bit of a faff to make people walk all the way back through the queue. Surely they've built a new path?
    Or maybe they could do what EP apparently did on Wodan and put toilets in the queue line itself!
     
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  7. ringo

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    It will be the brainchild of some excellence manager, the KPI screens have a question regarding the queue time and box for comments as well.

    So it’ll be a pat on the back, we received negative feeedback and implemented a solution to combat it
     
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  8. DiogoJ42

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    Is this a joke? Leaving the queue and attempting to rejoin at the same place is right there on the official list of what counts as queue jumping!!!
     
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  9. TheAverageNerd

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    Great, so we lost single riders and gained whatever this is. Thanks.


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    Unless they can make money out of it.

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  11. Matt N

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    I mean, a lunch pass is a nice idea, but I think that their way of implementing it is slightly strange.
     
  12. TheAverageNerd

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    Don't most people, yanno, eat a packed lunch? Or eat before joining a really long queue? Or purchase food using the in queue shop that they spent money building a few months ago?
     
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  13. DiogoJ42

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    Or, and I know this sounds crazy, maybe just do what every other park on the planet does and expect your guests to be capable of planning their meal times in between queueing for rides?
     
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  14. ringo

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    And it will be abused, they can’t prove you’ve gone to eat unless they demand a receipt upon return but then what if you brought your own food in.
     
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    Agree it's strange to brand this as a lunch break, but this is fantastic as a queue break. I've had to exit The Smiler queue line (retracing ALL the way back past everyone) a couple of summers ago after waiting around 1-2 hours, getting almost to the indoor section and being overcome by nature's call.

    Not quite as good as queue line loos (or a shorter single rider queue), but I'll take anything that helps the loo situation!
     
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    Alton Towers - the home of official queue jumping!

    Seems like a stupid idea to me and a total waste of a valuable staff member. Ah well, we know there's no logic with most things that happen these days!

    :)
     
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    I thought the golden rule of theme park rides was "don't eat before going on a ride". Now Towers are encouraging it! :eek:
     
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    Tried this today. Doesn't hold the queue up much as I could see. Nice idea, hope it works out for the park over busy periods.
     
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    They could always require receipts

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  20. RicketyCricket

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    They've got the right idea IMO *but* I've no idea why they've based it on food breaks.

    If they changed the sign to a toilet break that would be a very much welcome addition. I like to have a few beers in theme parks but this then leads to queue-bladder anxiety.

    edit: sorry I see this has been covered
     
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