Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu May 03, 2012 5:04 am

READYdot wrote:I'm surprised that those Qbots don't get more hate here, I read other blogs and you almost fear to say that you like them. We bought them on nearly every park that has got them, mainly SF parks and we loved it. It is just so much more relaxing to sit somewhere or take a minor ride than waiting in-line. I never understood the haters. You see, when you come from Abroad and you always think "This might be the first and last time I will be at this park, so better make it count." you certainly spend the extra money without blinking.


Hell, there are still people who gripe about Disney's Fast Pass--and everybody who buys a ticket has access to that.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby doublestufforeo » Thu May 03, 2012 5:43 am

Moose wrote:I loved Universal Express when I've used it and I am sure I will love this system too. I'll just need to remember to bring a ziplock baggy to stick it in while riding Bluto's Bilgerat Barges.


Don't they have the plastic container in the middle to prevent items from getting wet?

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Postby robbalvey » Thu May 03, 2012 6:08 am

XYZ wrote:I'm usually a Q-bot hater

I have lost any respect for you after this statement. There is absolutely no reason to hate the Q-Bots. None. I don't even want to hear your reasoning. It would just make me respect you less.

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Postby krazekiddd » Thu May 03, 2012 6:49 am

This is awesome news! I'm really curious to see if they implement this for Halloween Horror Nights. Would make my night much easier!
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu May 03, 2012 6:59 am

I was just about to mention Horror Nights! Q-bots for Horror Nights could be a life saver, it will be interesting to see how they implement those for HHN. Thinking about HHN just reminded me that there will be no more Jaws night rides ever again :cry: , just another reason to possibly skip it completely this year in favor of Halloscreams.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu May 03, 2012 7:19 am

Q-Bots are a wonderful, wonderful invention.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu May 03, 2012 7:34 am

Something that I don't think has been mentioned yet is that Universal is doing something very wrong with the Qbots. For example on Hulk they would scan your qbot, then make you put it in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo?!!? WTF?!?! Come on Universal, the Six Flags parks don't even require this. It has a carabiner for a reason!

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Moose » Thu May 03, 2012 8:01 am

The only reason that I could see being somewhat reasonable is that they worry people will say if I can bring the qbot I should be able to bring...

Still beyond idiotic.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu May 03, 2012 8:07 am

^ I can see that, but it will create so many other problems. Remember, guests are stupid. What happens let say if.... the person they checked in with gets bumped from rotation, and it's a different person now at the greeter position? You've seen guests at the fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo. How many of them can't figure out such a simple concept of renting them, even when they are free, and it takes someone 10 minutes to go through the process.

The device is on a very secure carabiner for a reason. If anything they should just tell them "put it in a secure pocket" which also makes no sense because I guarantee you that carabiner is going to be way more secure than any pocket!

Having to check in, and then leave the person who checked you in, go and perform a task, and then come back again, makes no sense. It's actually an inconvenience to the guest and it's potentially confusing on top of it.

I really hope they sort that out.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Thu May 03, 2012 8:18 am

Um, yeah, this is really dumb. They need to fix this aspect of the QBot process. I can't think of any other park that does this with QBots.

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