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Re: Single Rider

Post by Jacca5660 » Oct Tue 19, 2010 9:56 am

I was born and raised in Brooklyn and have lived in the south for over 30 years, no accent here! No non at all!!
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Re: Single Rider

Post by mindflipper » Oct Tue 19, 2010 10:13 am

Jacca5660 wrote:I was born and raised in Brooklyn and have lived in the south for over 30 years, no accent here! No non at all!!
I don't think I have one, but my friends from the UK tell me I have. They freely admit they do (and boy! do they...).

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Re: Single Rider

Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Oct Tue 26, 2010 1:31 pm

Apparently Midway Mania out in California Adventure has eliminated single rider. This angers me, since I always go on Midway Mania by myself, unless I am challenged to a duel.

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Re: Single Rider

Post by Jacca5660 » Oct Tue 26, 2010 1:35 pm

Is eliminating single rider possible Disney's reaction to Universal Studios front of the line pass? Sort of Disney's way of saying everybody is equal?
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Re: Single Rider

Post by Wizzard419 » Oct Tue 26, 2010 2:12 pm

That's kind of a shame, but I had not seen single rider open in ages either.

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Re: Single Rider

Post by Amy » Oct Tue 26, 2010 8:09 pm

Jacca5660 wrote:Is eliminating single rider possible Disney's reaction to Universal Studios front of the line pass? Sort of Disney's way of saying everybody is equal?
I hope Disney isn't planning something similar to US and selling the privilege of skipping to the front of the line. That would make a poor folk like me very unhappy :(

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Re: Single Rider

Post by NaCler » Oct Tue 26, 2010 8:23 pm

Amy - I HATE the way Universal handles their "fast passes." You can buy them at the gate or you get it free if you stay on site at one of their hotels. Basically everyone waits as a result.

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Re: Single Rider

Post by Amy » Oct Tue 26, 2010 8:32 pm

NaCler wrote:Amy - I HATE the way Universal handles their "fast passes." You can buy them at the gate or you get it free if you stay on site at one of their hotels. Basically everyone waits as a result.
I just don't like the "entitlement" thing. It just doesn't sit right with me and doesn't seem to be what Walt would have envisioned...

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Re: Single Rider

Post by mindflipper » Oct Tue 26, 2010 9:21 pm

Even worse the Universal Studios "Express Pass" is not a flat price - the price increases as the limited daily volume sells out. That just seems to money-grubbing for me...

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Re: Single Rider

Post by elizabethswann » Oct Wed 27, 2010 2:43 am

Dr. Ravenscroft wrote:Apparently Midway Mania out in California Adventure has eliminated single rider. This angers me, since I always go on Midway Mania by myself, unless I am challenged to a duel.
Are you serious?? Did they have a reason as to why they got rid of it?

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Re: Single Rider

Post by MadEye » Oct Wed 27, 2010 12:46 pm

elizabethswann wrote:
Dr. Ravenscroft wrote:Apparently Midway Mania out in California Adventure has eliminated single rider. This angers me, since I always go on Midway Mania by myself, unless I am challenged to a duel.
Are you serious?? Did they have a reason as to why they got rid of it?
Only reason I can see them getting rid of something is that, like the TSM and Soarin' here at WDW, it wasn't working.

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Re: Single Rider

Post by dichuy » Oct Wed 27, 2010 12:56 pm

Jacca5660 wrote:I was born and raised in Brooklyn and have lived in the south for over 30 years, no accent here! No non at all!!
I was in Manhattan, then moved to Carroll Gardens for 12 years. Now back in Manhattan. You must have moved south early yes?

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Re: Single Rider

Post by Jacca5660 » Oct Wed 27, 2010 1:51 pm

dichuy wrote:
Jacca5660 wrote:I was born and raised in Brooklyn and have lived in the south for over 30 years, no accent here! No non at all!!
I was in Manhattan, then moved to Carroll Gardens for 12 years. Now back in Manhattan. You must have moved south early yes?

I split my time between Ft Myers and Brooklyn while I was in High School. I pretty much left Brooklyn for good when I turned 18 and joined the Navy.

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Re: Single Rider

Post by mindflipper » Oct Wed 27, 2010 3:23 pm

MadEye wrote:
elizabethswann wrote:
Dr. Ravenscroft wrote:Apparently Midway Mania out in California Adventure has eliminated single rider. This angers me, since I always go on Midway Mania by myself, unless I am challenged to a duel.
Are you serious?? Did they have a reason as to why they got rid of it?
Only reason I can see them getting rid of something is that, like the TSM and Soarin' here at WDW, it wasn't working.
It does seem like they have been getting rid of the single rider lines from some attractions - is it because of all the people who abuse it? Who get in the line and then pitch a fit that they all can't ride together...

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Re: Single Rider

Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Oct Wed 27, 2010 3:44 pm

mindflipper wrote:
MadEye wrote:
elizabethswann wrote:Are you serious?? Did they have a reason as to why they got rid of it?
Only reason I can see them getting rid of something is that, like the TSM and Soarin' here at WDW, it wasn't working.
It does seem like they have been getting rid of the single rider lines from some attractions - is it because of all the people who abuse it? Who get in the line and then pitch a fit that they all can't ride together...
That is probably one of the reasons. Also I don't think people understood what the single rider thing actually was. I also heard that people complained about "ringers" getting all the points leaving the person that waited in line for XX minutes a few scraps worth of points. Indy still has Single rider, which I witnessed being abused several times last week when I was there. I had a family do single rider, then a group of 4 friends both groups, when they got to the front, said they wanted to be together and after the CM looked in disgust caved in and let them. I understand that the CM's get upset and give in after a while, but if Disney cracked down on it as a whole they could make it better for those that are true single riders. Disney has to learn that to keep quality high you have to be hard nosed about certain things to make the experience better overall.

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