Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Thu May 03, 2012 2:30 am
I read other blogs and you almost fear to say that you like them.
Short answer: The haters are just jelly.
Long Answer: Find any of Robb's excellent posts about why they work, and how people are bitter simply because they're not willing to pony up the extra cash for them.
I can't believe people are still trying to demonize queue skipping measures nearly twelve years after they were introduced. Don't people know how to get over it?
By the way, I'm *thrilled* that Universal is moving to Q-Bots. I love the system and look forward to using it on a future trip.
Thu May 03, 2012 4:38 am
READYdot wrote: 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.
I doubt I would've been able to do everything at SFMM in a day, so I love the them. I'd spent so much on the flights, it really did seem like a drop in the ocean in comparison! And there was no way I was braving a 2 hour queue for X2 in the Cali sun. Big thumbs up to Universal for bringing it in, is it in place/being tested at USH?
Thu May 03, 2012 4:56 am
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.
The employees look miserable and quite depressing. I thought greeters were supposed to greet.
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.
Qbots > Pieces of paper.
Last edited by cfc
on Thu May 03, 2012 5:05 am.
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?
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.
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!
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
, just another reason to possibly skip it completely this year in favor of Halloscreams.
Thu May 03, 2012 7:19 am
Q-Bots are a wonderful, wonderful invention.
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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