Vote of the week: What's the longest you'll wait for a theme park ride?
Written by Robert Niles
The past three summers have brought us some blockbuster theme park attractions, packing parks with crowds we haven't seen in years. With four-hour-plus waits for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disneyland last year, up to six-hour waits for Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure this month, and waits of eight hours and more for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey when it opened in 2010, I've gotta ask:Tweet
Just how long are you willing to wait to ride a theme park attraction?
The first fans lined up to ride Radiator Springs Racers on its opening day, June 15, 2012. The wait time would reach six hours later that day.
Let's make that our vote of the week. Now, I'm not talking about your average ride - one that's been around for years. I want to know the absolute maximum you're willing to wait in line. So let's assume that we're talking about a hot new ride, with great word-of-mouth and online reviews - by all accounts a fantastic experience you've not experienced before. How long would you be willing to stand in line for that?
We asked a similar question several years ago, but that was before Harry and the Blockbusters arrived on the scene. Now that you've seen some of these new rides, have they raised your patience level?
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