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Nov 24, 2009
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Like the part where it asked what would keep you in the park later or in my answers till the very end of the night?
 
Jun 6, 2013
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Mine was too, I wondered if they were gauging interest to see if they should make more cuts or reinvest in animals.
 

Jonesta6

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Animals all the way! If they could find a reasonable space to do it, they should let their animals roam in the enclosed spaces near rides and other attractions.

How cool would it be to see those wooly cows again!?
 
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Nibbins

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Are they still asking the same irrelevant Covid questions about safety measures they stopped doing in spring?
 
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Are they still asking the same irrelevant Covid questions about safety measures they stopped doing in spring?
Kinda. (@Zachary @Nicole or @Gavin feel free to move this, moving quotes to a new thread isn’t easy on mobile!!)

They were asking that, what brings you back, what would bring you back, but most importantly, they asked what is stopping you from coming and “Staffing” and “overcrowding” were options.
 
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Got a survey today. I screen shotted the whole thing. These were a couple of the questions I was most happy to answer.
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At the end of the survey they let me know that reservations were no longer required to enter the park. That one never bothered me, as they rarely enforced that anyway. The reservation requirement I hate is unused reserved seating for the shows, while everyone is packed into crappier seats. This has gotten really obnoxious during CT.
 
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Yeah I'm willing to be crucified for this but my "friend" thinks that having the employee enntrance open for guests totally sucks. It slows down things for the employees and brings it to a hault when a guest who doesn't have the ability to enter that way shows up. I am very pro having a member only lane or two upfront however.
 

Fur Dozy

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Yeah I'm willing to be crucified for this but my "friend" thinks that having the employee enntrance open for guests totally sucks. It slows down things for the employees and brings it to a hault when a guest who doesn't have the ability to enter that way shows up. I am very pro having a member only lane or two upfront however.
Given the fact that entrance had no signage before or after, I m gonna go ahead and say that not allowing anyone to go that way has a negligible effect on people trying that gate anyway.

Also, that gate is manned anyway and it isn't rediculously busy ever, so this could just be ignorance but what could possibly be interupted for those folks other than twiddling thumbs between cars.
 

Zachary

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The employee entrance is setup to accommodate more than one lane of traffic. I've always thought that forming two lines (employees stay right, platinum guests stay left) with a pair of staff members during busy times would make sense. In fact, BGW did do this on particularly busy days pre-COVID, just without the signage.

I really don't like the dedicated line(s) at the main parking plaza solution. Many guests will ignore the platinum exclusive signage and use such a lane whether they qualify or not (see: Disney or Six Flags member entrances). Unlike at the employee gate, it's very difficult to make anyone turn around and get back in line at the main gate. Plus, dedicated lane(s) at the main gate doesn't do anything to help on any of the (many) days where parking booth traffic is backed up towards the overpass making getting to said lanes impossible.
 

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Or, or, or, BGW doesn't even NEED a cast member to do this. Take one of those old fingerprint park entrance turnstile things out of the storage shed, use the software they already have that scans passes and sees what type it is, throw the fingerprint part straight in the gahbage, and have a turnstile lift a gate on the other lane when a membership is scanned (they can argue about tiers later). That way you can put ton of signage up and it is clear as day that nobody without a membership is getting through, and they can't just drive up and ask the person a question. Think Kingsmill entrance method of having two lanes.
 

Jonesta6

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Or, or, or, BGW doesn't even NEED a cast member to do this. Take one of those old fingerprint park entrance turnstile things out of the storage shed, use the software they already have that scans passes and sees what type it is, throw the fingerprint part straight in the gahbage, and have a turnstile lift a gate on the other lane when a membership is scanned (they can argue about tiers later). That way you can put ton of signage up and it is clear as day that nobody without a membership is getting through, and they can't just drive up and ask the person a question. Think Kingsmill entrance method of having two lanes.

And this is where you'll see a traffic jam at the one entrance where the perk is avoiding such things - don't underestimate the power of unobservant or entitled people when it comes to things like this. Otherwise, the idea makes sense
 
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