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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby nitrofan » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:08 pm

I heard that the single rider line on Intimidator 305 is gone now. Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby pkdcoaster » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:06 pm

Its not "gone" (sign is still there) They are just not using it since they are not assigning seats anymore.
Might go to a Saturday only thing but who knows.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Capitalize » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:28 am

The single rider line was barely faster than the regular line during my visit, so it doesn't really seem to be too much of a loss there...

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:58 am

^It wasn't really meant to make someone's wait any shorter, it was just meant to fill extra seats when odd numbers of people came through. Empty seats on a train are a long line's worst nightmare.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Capitalize » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:11 pm

I meant it wasn't much of a loss as far as being selfish and wanting to get through the line much faster than the regular line. :p

There don't seem to be a great deal of groups in odd numbers where one guest doesn't have someone to ride with, so I'm not sure it made much of a difference all in all, even on opening weekend.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby haiderodes » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:18 pm

^I disagree. The single rider line worked perfectly the two days I was at the park (April 2 and 5). Its success relies on the person at the front making sure only singles (and not sneaky groups) are using the line AND the grouper is on top of their game.

On opening day the groupers would use the singles to fill in space, but would also occasionally fill a couple rows with a pair of singles if that line was getting a bit long. They were cranking through trains, so the regular queue never suffered.

During slow times I agree there is no need for the singles line, but during busy time, it serves its purpose. The regular queue doesnt seem to be long enough to hold all the regular folks, PLUS the singles.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:50 pm

^Agreed. Derek and I used the single-rider line a few times a week ago, and it worked just fine.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Kingsislandfreak » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:54 pm

To me it does not make scence that Intimadator has a single line while they did not add one to the rides that already have longer lines(FOF,Volcano)

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:12 pm

^It's more convenient to build a single rider line for a brand new coaster than it is to build one for an existing coaster. Plus, Volcano's queue would be very difficult to rearrange to fit in a single rider line.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby B-RadG » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:27 pm

Personally, the times that I used the single rider line other than opening day didn't cut down on the wait time. A lot of people abuse it and go in as a group then complain when they get separated.
However on Sunday, they were using the regular queue as front row only and single rider line for all other rows.

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