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

Postby OCJ48 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:31 am

^Not just their own system, but their own, better system. I would rather have a paper ticket to skip lines without waiting than hassle with a q-bot and wait for reservations all day. This could remove a lot of the advantage of HHN express...

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Postby piers » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:31 am

^Disagree. Q-bots make everything so much easier.

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

Postby x2isawesome » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:24 am

Anyone know if they are going to be doing q bot for hotel guests also? I always stay on sight and it would be a step down to have to wait for the bot instead of just being able to jump in express whenever I want.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:38 am

piers wrote:^Disagree. Q-bots make everything so much easier.


Same. QBot is by far my favotie "skip the line" system used at any park. Especially when you can upgrade them for shorter wait times. I'd love to see these rolled out at Universal, as well as every other major park. It just makes it so much easier to spend a day at a park and get on all the attractions you want without stressing about it.

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Postby Wes » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:58 am

Now the real question...how do they theme and market these to something Harry Potter related???

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

Postby hydra » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:23 am

Yeh, Q-bots are pretty awesome. Made my day at SFOG super easy.

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

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:25 am

Wes wrote:Now the real question...how do they theme and market these to something Harry Potter related???


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

Postby dougstanton » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:30 am

Meteornotes wrote:
piers wrote:^Disagree. Q-bots make everything so much easier.


Same. QBot is by far my favotie "skip the line" system used at any park. Especially when you can upgrade them for shorter wait times. I'd love to see these rolled out at Universal, as well as every other major park. It just makes it so much easier to spend a day at a park and get on all the attractions you want without stressing about it.

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While I agree that a lot of people on this site are absolutely in love with Q Bots, I do question how this is a good thing for guests at Universal. With the current system, you enter the line whenever you want and only have them scan a paper ticket. A Q Bot would actually give you less rides and you would have to deal with the device. I know that they work well at Six Flags and Dollywood but this would be a downgrade to Universal's current system. A Q Bot can't possibly be easier than a paper ticket that gives you immediate access.

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

Postby larrygator » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:08 am

dougstanton wrote:While I agree that a lot of people on this site are absolutely in love with Q Bots, I do question how this is a good thing for guests at Universal. With the current system, you enter the line whenever you want and only have them scan a paper ticket. A Q Bot would actually give you less rides and you would have to deal with the device. I know that they work well at Six Flags and Dollywood but this would be a downgrade to Universal's current system. A Q Bot can't possibly be easier than a paper ticket that gives you immediate access.


And how do you know how Hotel Guests Q-Bots will be programmed. Is it possible that Hotel Guests Q-Bots will not be subject to wait times and hotel guests just scan them at the ride entrance making it as easy to use as a paper ticket.

Q-Bots allow the park to monitor Express line usage instantly.

The current system is not "perfect" or the park wouldn't be changing. What is the current process if paper Express Passes are lost? Is that a burden on manpower? Do people leave the park early and sell their Express Passes for others to use? Maybe someone knows those answers, I don't.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Chroniq » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:57 am

I've never been to Universal during the most peak times but, from what I've seen during my travels, the current system works very well.

From a hotel guest perspective- I stay at one of the Universal hotels solely for this benefit... This is Universal's trump card.

For an upcharge Universal Express pass person- I ride all the rides once that might have lines.

From a person who doesn't fall into either category- I don't feel like I'm waiting a longer to ride since the universal express pass queues rarely have lines.


I love q-bot, but I don't really see what benefit it would provide Universal. The only way I see this helping Universal's bottom line is if there is a huge Harry Potter following that would pay for an express pass/q-bot simply so they could ride Harry Potter over and over again. Oh $hit, there probably is a market for that.

Otherwise q-bot is just a complicated, revenue grabbing layer, that Universal doesn't need....

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