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What you're quoting and what I said still basically applies; having people "fight it out" is going to cause more drama than it is probably worth. Groups are not always large enough to fill a 4 across row, and I can almost guarantee you that you will see groups of two bickering and slowing up the line because they all want the edge seats.

 

That's why this system will be used...

 

CURLING!

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Other coasters with 1-2-1 seating arrangements (Deja Vu, Behemoth, Diamondback) load from a single row, and the drama is fairly minimal. I don't think Skyrush will be significantly worse than other 4-across coasters. If it gets bad Hershey can post signs telling people to move all the way down to the end of each row, but the facts that the other rides I've mentioned haven't done that bodes well.

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Other coasters with 1-2-1 seating arrangements (Deja Vu, Behemoth, Diamondback) load from a single row, and the drama is fairly minimal. I don't think Skyrush will be significantly worse than other 4-across coasters. If it gets bad Hershey can post signs telling people to move all the way down to the end of each row, but the facts that the other rides I've mentioned haven't done that bodes well.

 

Actually, every one of those examples loads from two separate rows.

 

What stage of the New Coaster Life-Cycle are we on now? Which one is it where we start repeating the same stupid conversations over and over again waiting for testing to begin? Stage 7?

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Other coasters with 1-2-1 seating arrangements (Deja Vu, Behemoth, Diamondback) load from a single row, and the drama is fairly minimal. I don't think Skyrush will be significantly worse than other 4-across coasters. If it gets bad Hershey can post signs telling people to move all the way down to the end of each row, but the facts that the other rides I've mentioned haven't done that bodes well.

 

Actually, every one of those examples loads from two separate rows.

 

What stage of the New Coaster Life-Cycle are we on now? Which one is it where we start repeating the same stupid conversations over and over again waiting for testing to begin? Stage 7?

 

I was a bit unclear -- I meant that the two "separate" outside seats load from one row, and the drama over people being split up and not sitting together was minimal.

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Other coasters with 1-2-1 seating arrangements (Deja Vu, Behemoth, Diamondback) load from a single row, and the drama is fairly minimal. I don't think Skyrush will be significantly worse than other 4-across coasters. If it gets bad Hershey can post signs telling people to move all the way down to the end of each row, but the facts that the other rides I've mentioned haven't done that bodes well.

 

Actually, every one of those examples loads from two separate rows.

 

Not to mention, that the V style seating on the B&M's offer a bit of a different experience, but not an entirely new one. The floor less sides of Skyrush offer a completely different feel and I don't that will be lost on the GP.

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^^are you judging the park by the map or have you been there? Hershey may not be the biggest park out there but they have a well rounded collection of rides and a very nice family atmosphere.

 

 

I think he was simply saying that he disliked the park map, not the park itself.

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^Actually, no. The B&Ms load from 2 separate gates.

 

No, they don't.

 

Edit: I suppose those ones do, now that the fog has cleared, but they onlly fill in two seat increments. The traditional four across B&Ms have a single gate, and very little bitching.

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^I was referring to the post I was pointing to, which only mentioned the B&M coasters with V seating. And I have worked at a B&M coaster before, so I know that these problems exist. They may not be caused by people here who have experience riding them; however, when working at a B&M coaster with stupid people from the GP doing whatever they want, there are problems that arise. I am also not saying they are common problems, but they do happen. In my opinion, I think Skyrush will have these problems due to the outer seats being a more extreme experience; and people who are scared to ride coasters in the first place will choose the least scary seat right off the bat.

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The V-shaped seats aren't as drastic as Deja Vu & Behemoth, so there probably isn't going to be much confusion. Also, it's confusing on Deja Vu because it is an inverted coaster, so it's difficult to see the outer seats.

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Of all the maps, I think the company that does Hersheypark's (and Seabreeze, and a few other parks; it's obvious that it is the same company based on the style) maps is pretty good as it's very clear to see what items are where.

 

But what I don't understand is why don't parks just use Bing Maps or Google Earth printouts that have all the stuff labeled? It's more realistic, so you will have an even better idea of where to go.

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^The answer to that is simple. Animated maps are bright, zany, cartoonish, and fun, whereas satellite images are dark and boring in comparison. It's just one tool to keep guests that much more in an "animated" attitude so to speak.

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It is kind of funny that there is this argument about the map, I created a topic about amusement park maps a few weeks ago in the Random Random Random forum:

http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=61787

 

If you think this map is bad, I invite you to look at the post from UrbanLegend regarding an old Six Flags Great Adventure map at the bottom of page 1!

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The problem with the map is that it breaks the cardinal rule of any graphical design; use your blank space effectively. By area, the large concrete sections that look like a parking lot or stadium (looked it up on Google maps... or at least I guess that is what it is...) take up more space than the actual park sections. Zooming in and limiting how much 'empty' space there is would allow for a bit more detail on the coasters and other attractions/locations.

 

I've never been to Hershey Park, so maybe someone else can explain why that middle section of nothingness is so important to show it prominently where 99.99999% of people will look first when unfolding the map.

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The park is more or less L-shaped, so I'm pretty sure that blank space is unavoidable.

 

So a folding map with the park taking up a large section horizontally with all of the nuts and bolts of a normal park map ((1) = Ride Blah Blah Blah (2) = Food Blah Blah Blah) in the center is not possible?

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