^ That's not really surprising. I don't think this has been mentioned yet but Joker is supposedly going to have a single rider line. In JiggidyNDC YouTube video from NCC in his review he stated that Joker will have a (much abused) single rider line.
Tardis1972 wrote:^ That's not really surprising. I don't think this has been mentioned yet but Joker is supposedly going to have a single rider line. In JiggidyNDC YouTube video from NCC in his review he stated that Joker will have a (much abused) single rider line.
If the single rider line is like SFGadv it's not really that useful and can't be "abused". At Gadv the single rider split doesn't happen till very late in the cue. So, you still have to wait thru most of the line. Second, single rider lines are only "abused" if the ride operators don't follow the rules of single rider lines. SRL is meant to fill in seats, the operators should not allow a group of 2 in the SRL for Joker to sit together. The abuse if it occurs is by the operators doing it. Single rider lines can improve operations if done correctly.
As someone who goes to parks alone sometimes, a well run SRL can be awesome. The only way I will ride Superman is SRL and even then I don't do it if the SRL is below the steps. in my opinion, it's a ride just not worth waiting much time for. I love using SRL and just strolling by to the front on Superman and waiting literally a few trains, sometime none, as people are in a 45 min or more line. SRL on Goliath can be worse than regular line after the 1st hour. But, at opening I like to hit Goliath, 1st ride front row or back and then hit the SRL. SRL the 1st hour I can get 6+ rides in, when people neglect SRL I have gotten 9 or 10 in 1 hr. Batman is a ride that should have SRL b/c it runs with a lot of empty seats, but they really didn't design the queue for it. Some operators were allowing SRL to go thru the fast lane last year. It was hit or miss last year depending on the a gate person. Batman becomes a ghost town most days around 430 to 6pm and easy to power ride even w/o SRL.
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^ When does the park usually specify what shirt has to be bought for the event. If nobody knows that's ok. I'm going to try to get to the park again before Memorial Day weekend and when I go I'll be asking someone there what I have to buy.
Alright I got a Joker update. It's just not for our Joker. SFNE will be opening their Joker on May 27th and have a season pass preview special on May 20th-21st. Now I kind of wish our season pass day was the weekend before the opening as well. As of now the only way I'll be able to ride Joker during its opening weekend is on either the t-shirt day or opening day after I'm off work. But there's no way I'll be making it to the season pass day now.