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Postby Jack57 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:05 pm

I think the best queue is Roller Soaker at Hershey, because you get to get people wet, and it's funny to watch people get drenched. If you want to get wet, you don't need to go on the ride, you can just go to the queue and get wet.

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Worst queue

Postby Absimilliard » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:12 pm

Worst tail (lol... that's what "queue" litterally means in french!) I've ever been stuck in is Nightmare at Great Escape.

Imagine. You got a nicely themed queue outside in some kind of cowboy camp. Fine... then you get inside the "mine" which is just a dark area you can barely see in with rusted steel walls. Nothing else!

You see there's maybe only 150-200 people in front of you. Even in the worst cases... that's not more than 10-15 minutes... right?

Not for the Nightmare. Its a Schwarzkopf Jet Star in a steel shed with no theming inside the ride. Somehow, Great Escape ended up with only 4 cars for the ride! Since they keep one spare in case one breakdown, that leaves only 3 cars. Then, add the fact that since the brakes are old, they only allow... 2 people per car. The ride only cycle 6 people every 2-3 minutes. We're talking 120 pph here!

The ride was closed all year in 2002 and when it reopened in 2003, they rerouted the indoor queue, making it a more or less straight shot to the station. So, you're not trapped in that steel shed 2-3 hours anymore.

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Postby mf_4_lyf3 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:17 pm

wel for all you music fans out there then youll love the queue for the demon

its such a good song

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Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:45 pm

Here Are some of the queue lines at Knotts Berry Farm.
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Supreme Screams main queue line
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Sliver Bullet queue line. (one train operation,1 1/2 wait on a Friday
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Sliver Bullet queue line. (one train operation,1 1/2 wait on a Friday
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Sliver Bullet queue line. (one train operation,1 1/2 wait on a Friday
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Sliver Bullets main queue line.
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Sliver Bullets main queue line.
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Big Foot Rapids main Queue.
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Xcelerators main queue

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Postby steel » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:36 am

MattJackson wrote:Why does Dorney Park even bother with overflow queues on Steel Force? No one even likes it. Who designed it? It looks like an Arrow hyper, but they don't even do a job like that. It was good when it opened, but now, it is boring and lacks forces. Talon and Hydra, maybe, but if they demolish Steel Force for an Intamin or B&M hyper, then they would need overflows. Or better yet, a Rocket coaster with inversions like Storm Runner.


I loved Steel Force, even with the trims. It gave great airtime on every hill. Even a little better than Mamba. IMO, it was the best ride in the park.

That picture of Talon with a full queue is heart-breaking. I feel sorry for every single one of them. Wasting their days to ride a waste of space.

Back to the topic...
My favorites -
Raging Bull - looks long, but moves like no other.
Patriot - never too long, and very fast moving. Great views of the ride and of RipCord as well.
Disaster Transport - There! I said it! Granted, it's the worst queue in existence today, but when you catch it in the evening or on a cooler day, when no one cares about the air conditioning (which is the only reason people ride it to begin with), you can *almost* enjoy the theming, you get a walkon, and you realize that the ride itself is a lot of fun.
Skyhawk/Xtreme Swing - moves about every three minutes, but when it moves, it moves a long, LONG way.

My least favorites -
Spinning Dragons - Moves about every three minutes, making for a VERY long wait for a mediocre coaster. I'd rather wait for Timberland Twister.
American Eagle - what insane mind came up with the idea to have a queue that's longer than the track length of both sides put together? They at least need a shortcut through it all.
Great Bear - I never would have found the enterance had it not been for a bit of dumb luck.
maXair - moves SLOW. I know most of you would disagree, but it moves WAY slower than Skyhawk.
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You can sort of see Patriot's main queue here.
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Yummy. Basically, this is the line if you go on a Tuesday or a Thursday.

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Postby XII » Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:55 am

Heres a photo of Xs line.
As for the topic, Indiana Jones, Space Mtn and Batman are my fav. lines.
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Postby Calvin » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:42 pm

X's line tends to be a bit of a mess where it divides between right and left. For some reason people don't understand that groups of four cannot sit together "Like on Batman or Riddler or Scream".

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Postby bigstevet07 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:01 pm

I totally agree about Spinning Dragons queue. That thing moves so slow and it is a mediocre coaster. I don't get how Timberland Twister is the same coaster but the line moves faster. It has to be the operations I guess.
I can't believe that no one has mentioned space mountain in WDW as being way too long. It seems like it takes forever to get there. The good thing is at the exit and they have the moving walkways though.

My favorite queue though would have to be ToT at MGM. Great setup.
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Postby obeygiant » Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:49 pm

There are so many queues that I love, but definately in my top three is E.T at Universal Orlando...The atmosphere, the smell, the background music, everything is just so amazing.

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Postby apolloman » Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:55 pm

im curious to what a dive machine's station looks like.

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