Exit Riders

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:25 AM
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BlueGemini said:
So when the come up the exit if there are three trains worth waiting for the seat then they are the 4th to go. That's all.

What you're still failing to understand is that the time that they come up to the platform has no bearing on where you happen to be in the normal queue line. They waited the appropriate time for the seat they're sitting in. You just happened to be next in line at the time they boarded.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:48 PM
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Dvo said:

what you're still failing to understand is that the time that they come up to the platform has no bearing on where you happen to be in the normal queue line. They waited the appropriate time for the seat they're sitting in. You just happened to be next in line at the time they boarded.

Ahh I get it now. That makes sense. It doesn't seem that way but now that you worded it that way it makes sense. Thanks!!!

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Friday, June 18, 2021 8:04 PM

I’m glad I missed this thread in its prime. The ignorance of some people to just put in their 2 sense on something they have no clue about.

How the heck would you know what somebody’s handicap is?

Also, contrary to popular belief, they do not get the privilege to just skip the line and get right on. They wait their turn like everybody else.

Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:15 AM

The last time we took our autistic son there (several years ago), the special access gave us instant access once per ride per day. It worked out great if it was busy. He could not handle crowds, could not play games or sit through a show. So if a ride had a 2-3 hr wait, what were we supposed to do with him in the meantime. The instant access allowed us to get him on every ride once and then take him back to hotel to chill. If we wanted to ride a second time the same day, then they would write a time to return like they do with normal special access. I always felt this was a fair system that would keep people from abusing it. But it was then changed. The last I heard, they now have a "plan-your-day" slip they fill out with times to go to certain rides. I have heard that it works well. We have not been back there with him since the changes.

I am not sure how Six Flags does it now, but back then, they had the same Instant Access pass for Autism.

Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:52 AM
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As of last week KI has changed their system slightly to be simpler, not sure if it is just there or chainwide.

The largest difference with SF is they require a doctor’s note on letterhead and once submitted to GS it is entered into the system chainwide for the entire season. Not really an issue for those planning on visiting parks but could be a hassle for those that visit on an ad hoc basis. Cuts down on abuse.

Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:58 AM

My understanding is that the way Cedar Point is doing it now, you can go immediately to the ride of your choice and ride immediately. You are then given a time roughly equal to the wait time for that ride for when you can proceed to the next ride for immediate access. This requires only one contact at the ride, and seems to have reduced confusion and congestion at some rides.

(So far my knees aren’t bad enough for me to justify getting one of these passes, but I have accompanied people who have legitimate issues. What *I* need is an alternate *exit* pass so I can avoid the exit ramps on Magnum and Mine Ride…)

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Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:10 PM
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Dave, that is how it worked last week at KI, but was the old system the week prior at CP so they must have just changed it chainwide.

Yes having several different types of boarding passes did occasionally cause some issues with newer associates that were not yet familiar with the different procedures.

Also notice SV has a manned kiosk right before the photo booth to accommodate the new locker system and metal detectors.

Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:17 PM

As of 2019, there were the two types of passes. There was the traditional alternate access passes where guests would go to the ride and get a time equivalent to the current wait time, return when it's your time, then repeat through the day.

Then there was the plan your day pass, typically used for autism. This pass, the park would determine a set amount of time that would be the set wait time for everything for the day. So let's say it's a busy day, your time for the day will be 60min. You would go up the exit of a ride at your first time, ride, then the associates would give you a time 60min later to then go to your next ride, and repeat that process through the day.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:43 AM

Dave's notion is what my daughter and wife experienced at CP on the 11th. My daughter is in a walking boot and on crutches (ankle surgery later this week). They went up the exit and rode immediately. Using the current wait time for the line, their pass was then annotated with the time they could next use it. We have never used this sort of thing previously and this doesn't sound like this is the only sort of pass they give, but presumably it is the "default" because my wife and daughter didn't ask for anything particularly special or specific.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:35 PM

Jeff said:

What you're missing is the weirdness of your entitlement that your able-bodied self can ride in the front, but someone who is wheelchair bound shouldn't because it's not fair.

That’s not what he said at all.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:40 PM

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