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I don't think asking for something is a violation of park policies. If he was maliciously line jumping while flipping the bird to the queue or if he asked the employee to ride as a single and the employee said no and went ahead and did it anyway then it's a violation.

 

Sometimes asking for something can reap benefits and sometimes not so yes I guess there is a bit of a gamble there but it can't hurt to try. As long as you can accept no for an answer should the answer be no.

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I don't think asking for something is a violation of park policies.

 

Sometimes asking for something can reap benefits and sometimes not so yes I guess there is a bit of a gamble there but it can't hurt to try. As long as you can accept no for an answer should the answer be no.

 

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Where exactly is the "gamble" in asking a flash pass checker if you may skip the queue as a single rider? I don't understand why that word keeps being used. What does he lose if the answer is no? Ego?

 

For the record ... not something I would EVER do ... and I have some real reservations about the park employee's decision, if anyone's. But calling this a policy violation on the patron's part is a stretch; he asked a question.

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Where exactly is the "gamble" in asking a flash pass checker if you may skip the queue as a single rider?

Because it's not the standard policy for that ride. If a ride has a single rider line, that's one thing. But you're asking an employee, who already has other jobs assigned to them, to on the fly create a special scenario exclusively for you. That's wrong on so many levels.

 

Here's an idea: how about just following the rules like everyone else and not trying to be a self-entitled snowflake that feels they are above the rules?

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Yeah this seems like a pretty big non-issue, to me anyway. There are crew members posted at ride exits solely for the purpose of flash-pass management and line queuing. It's not like you're going up to the panel attendant waiving your arms and demanding a single ride. I spent the summer bouncing around parks in the mid-west as a singlerider and when I didn't have a flash-pass, q-bot, fastlane, whatever in hand I thought it was silly NOT to ask the bored teen starting out the back of the station if I could hop in an empty seat on the next dispatch.

 

Does anyone know what the word 'gamble' actually means?

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Where exactly is the "gamble" in asking a flash pass checker if you may skip the queue as a single rider? I don't understand why that word keeps being used. What does he lose if the answer is no? Ego?

 

It is a gamble, and I think that's the appropriate word. There are two outcomes: either the RO says "no," and you have to wait in the sometimes-hours-long stand-by line, or you're given the go and you end up saving 60-120 minutes of standing up in dry heat. Having the courage to ask is something I advocate, and it can save you HOURS; click on the link in my siggy and check out the "data" section.

All the RO can say is "no," and you should respect their decision.

 

Rides at Magic Mountain that have posted single-rider lines (something we call "SPRQ", pronounced "spark") are:

 

Green Lantern: First Flight

Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

Revolution

Riddler's Revenge

Scream

Viper

 

However, Roaring Rapids regularly seats single riders (ask), and both Superman and Goliath are known to admit single riders. Always ask.

Again, check out our "data" section and click on "October 11, 2014." That was a very busy Saturday: Goliath had a 120-minute wait and X2 was busy through the late evening. "S" stands for single-rider, "R" means stand-by queue. Look at how much time was saved.

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Also from screamscape

 

 

 

icon_STOPPark News - (10/17/14) Over the weekend, the rumor coming in about Six Flags Magic Mountain is that something took place on Apocalypse and that it was serious enough that the coaster may be closed for an extended period of time. From here all kinds of crazy rumors started to pop-up describing possible damage to the ride’s track and/or wooden structure.

Fortunately, this is just an example of the internet running wild with crazy rumors with no truth at all to them. I reached out to SFMM’s Sue Carpenter for the official word and the truth is simple… a train valleyed on Apocalypse in the middle of the ride (these things happen now and again…) and the ride was immediately shut down of course. A crane was brought on site this week to remove the train, one car at a time, and Apocalypse will reopen this weekend for Fright Fest as scheduled.

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However, Roaring Rapids regularly seats single riders (ask), and both Superman and Goliath are known to admit single riders. Always ask.

I don't know how to get this through your head so I'm going to use giant letters in bold and hope that helps...

 

YOU CANNOT JUST GO UP THE EXIT OF A RIDE AND ASK TO BE SEATED TO SKIP THE LINE!!!! THAT'S INCREDIBLY RUDE AND OBNOXIOUS TO THE OTHER RIDERS!!! JUST WAIT IN LINE LIKE A NORMAL PERSON IF THERE ISN'T A SINGLE RIDER LINE!!! YOU AREN'T SPECIAL. YOU AREN'T ABOVE THE RULES. YOU AREN'T ENTITLED TO A FREE SEAT BECAUSE YOU ARE ALONE.

 

Quite simply:

 

WAIT IN THE GOD DAMN LINE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!!!

 

I don't understand why this is even a discussion. It should be simple:

 

Single Rider line? Use it.

 

No Single Ride line? Wait in the normal line.

 

That's it. There are no other options. No other alternatives. One of those two. Nothing else. You can't just create your own single rider line because a ride doesn't have one. That's NOT RIGHT!!! And those of you who are doing this, STOP DOING IT!!! It's totally rude and I would absolutely ban someone if I saw one of our members doing it.

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Question for MM regulars! I read this thread frequently and I know about the single rider lines for Riddlers, Lex Luthor and Green Lantern. My question is: are there single rider lines for X2 and Tatsu? I'm going this weekend and my husband will not ride those but I will! TIA!

 

I would run to Tatsu first as it is only running one train and the line can be 2 hours last Friday by noon when the park wasn't that busy yet. I believe everything else had two or more trains that needed it. Also, if wasn't very busy at Scream, Batman or Riddler's Revenge on Friday and if no one is waiting for your row on the coaster you can just stay on. I got 4 rides on each without even leaving the station and having to walk around. In fact when someone was waiting for my row I just got up and switched to another so I got to ride on the front middle and back. I asked and none of the ride operators cared. You could probably stay on any other dead ride but there wasn't anything else I cared to ride twice that wasn't too busy.

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That hold brake means it may run kinds like a maverick dispatch thing but instead hold after a turn.

 

guessing since they said they would have 4 trains and always run 3, that, that's just another block check. maybe two before the station, the station,and this one?

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This is going to be great.

It's really tough for me to imagine how this ride is going feel even after having been on another RMC woodie. It's just so much more...twisty. I mean just look how much you twist on the blue track before entering the second lift hill and after the second time you do the high-five. If any other company even thought of doing this layout they'd probably be snapping people's necks!

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