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Nicole

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I noticed that there is no thread for Quick Queue.  Given how much we do discuss front of the line passes, I decided to create one.

You can purchase them here.

BGW offers both Quick Queue and Quick Queue Unlimited.  Currently, they include:

Main Season Quick Queue

One-time front of the line access to:
- Verbolten
- Alpengeist
- Apollo’s Chariot
- Griffon
- Curse of DarKastle
- Escape From Pompeii
- Europe in the Air
- LeScoot Log Flume
- Roman Rapids

And the ability to select one ride for front of the line access a second time


Main Season Quick Queue Unlimited
All day unlimited priority boarding for:
- Verbolten
- Alpengeist
- Apollo’s Chariot
- Curse of DarKastle
- Europe in the Air
- Escape From Pompeii
- Griffon
- LeScoot Log Flume
- Roman Rapids


A few additional notes:
- The prices vary throughout the year, based (I believe) on projected attendance numbers;
- At Howl-O-Scream the mazes are included in the QQ;
- Cabanas include four QQs; and
- Historically, new coasters are not immediately included in the QQ, and may only be added to the QQ Unlimited initially.
 

Nicole

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BGW is running a special on QQs this Spring:

"In celebration of our 40th anniversary, take advantage of our SPRING SPECIAL on Quick Queues purchased for dates of visit between March 27 – May 17."

QQs seem to be $15-$21, before Platinum discount; Unlimited are priced at $30.
 
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I thought I'd just let everyone know (and maybe the park will see it), but many ride ops haven't realized that they need to personally cancel a single ride quick queue on the mobile app. I can't remember what the button says, but my girlfriend and I have visited twice this season and every time we showed them our single ride quick queues they didn't cancel them. So we essentially could ride again and again until someone finally cancelled it (which, in our good conscience, we didn't do).
 

Nicole

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I would love to see an integrated, electronic system, but not one that relies on my phone. I don't want to have to take it on a ride to be able to use my QQ.
 
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I could see that as being somewhat tricky if they insist on mobile devices. Also logistics could become difficult especially with cabana QQ. Not everyone carries a cell phone with them. I try to keep mine locked up whenever I can, I am always afraid I will drop it off a ride. (this happened to me years ago at KD.) However if BGW went to a system similar to what Disney uses That would be amazing.

As an aside, the Disney bands that I have seen will not fit on my wrist, I would rather they had a key fob option.
 
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Just my 2 cents after reading this thread: it seems to me that a mobile app for QQ is a solution in search of a problem. Besides paper saved (which I can get behind), what are the benefits? I suppose fewer resources (as in people) are needed to issue tickets, etc. But, I don't know, it just seems a bit superfluous. Like Zimmy said, all you need is a keychain dongle or fob. Just feels like overkill.
 
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Efficiency, efficiency, efficiency. The park only sees dollar signs and these days mobile apps are the way to go. To be honest though, I agree, as a customer I'd just rather have a paper quick queue.
 
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Perhaps they could unify the game pass, quick queue, cashless wristband, and ticket/pass system. If they stored all that info an a wristband/pass, or used that wristband/pass to ID information stored on a local network, you'll have no need for any of that. Especially with photo ID tied to your pass. BGW, you may email me at furdozy@gmail.com for my commission, thank you.
 
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A fob is a very cheap item that they could issue to pass members that could also be customized. (similar to Disney) For non-pass members it seems a lend and return model could also be used, perhaps with a $10 deposit. They already use the cashless wrist bands.
 

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They already have a unique barcode. They could just use that. Most people keep their pass on them anyway. I have the plastic one and I would love to use a system like this.
 

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As an open Magic Bands fangirl (don't ask how many I own), I would love a similar park accessory for BGW.  I get that in terms of functionality, my plastic annual pass or some kind of fob would be sufficient.  But I love Magic Band designs (not the typical character ones, of course; I'm a Figment and Haunted Mansion girl).  I would really enjoy some similar option for SEAS that would work across their parks.
 

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I'm going to come in with the unpopular opinion here: I have zero problem with paper Quick Queues and hope the system stays analog.

I love to go to Disney and use their Magic Band system, but at the same time, I do think it is a luxury product. The traditional paper setup has never acted as a negative for me in day to day use.

Currently, the QQ system is pure profit for the park aside from the few cents it costs to print out the passes. I'd much rather the system remain pure profit for the park than to see them invest a ton of money into digitizing everything.

For guests who don't buy Quick Queue, ignoring the financial side for a second, the front-of-the-line system is objectively a net negative to their park experience. That said, I do believe that the money made from Quick Queue ends up going back into the park and likely zeros out that initial intrinsic net negative for non-QQ guests through the funding of other guest experience improvements.

If the park starts using QQ profits to fund an electronic system of some sort, I think the nullification of the negatives of the system for people who don't use Quick Queue rapidly vanishes. I think that is a real problem.
 

Nicole

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I see your point, but fashion aside, I am thinking more broadly than just QQs. Having experienced a fully integrated system, where I can access my tickets, reservations, parking, credit cards, and front of the line passes on a single card or band, I find myself increasing frustrated with both SEAS and Uni.

Why am I carrying around separate cards for everything?

Just automating QQ makes no sense, but getting everything on a single card would make my park experience easier, and I don't believe it would be more of a burden than printing paper QQs.
 
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I wonder if the benefit for having a total package is there with BGW. MyMagic+ makes sense because DisneyWorld is basically an all-inclusive vacation where you are held captive (at gunpoint, some may argue). I question how many people would take advantage of this sort of thing at BGW. And, again, I wonder how the park benefits from imposing such a system. Reading around the 'net, MyMagic+ was no easy undertaking.


Personally, I'm fine with paper passes or even some sort of online tracking system where they issue a fob or band or whatever. Where I find myself scratching my head is over BGW making an app that doesn't really fix an existing problem or add any value. On the surface, it seems half-assed... Unless they're just beta-testing a feature that will be implemented into a bigger program. Which may be the case.
 
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Nicole

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I've thought about the difference between the hostage situation at Disney and going to BGW, which is why I said "SEAS."

We already have various passes, QQs, and cashless wristbands. SEAS seems to be trying to partner with resorts (like CW). I can see a nirvana years down the road, where all of that can be linked.

Edit: also tours

Uni needs it first, though.
 
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