Published: July 19, 2007 at 2:06 PMAgain... if you are irritated and not having a good time... LEAVE.
Published: July 19, 2007 at 3:28 PMWhat makes someone so special that they think they can cut in line? Most parks now have special access fees, like US Front of the Line passes, or even SF Fast Passes or their super duper over priced non-sense one day ticket. Why can't they wait in the line like the rest of us. Or be smart and generate a game plan to attack rides in proper order as to not have to wait.
There are times when I get aggrivated at the people who cut in line in front of me. The worse is the trail of a dozen people who just walk by you heading up to their "friend" or "parent" or just some place in line. The problem I see outside of Disney is that the queues are so long (i.e. Goliath, The Riddler, Batman @ SFMM, a lot at Kings Dominion) and far from any employee you cannot report it, unless you get out of line, losing your own place.
I have never had problems at a Disney park. Even I have stepped out of really long wait time lines to use the bathroom and the people around you in line are cool with that.
But when someone passes you that you have not seen in the line at all, that's when I want to see them removed from the park. But beating up the person? That's just crossing the line for cutting the line.
Published: July 19, 2007 at 3:53 PMYeah, I hate line-cutting too, but I could understand a bit better if she maybe had just shoved the other mother (not that that's right, either) and not a little kid. I thought that maybe with 4 children with her, the victim might have stepped out of line to take one to the bathroom or something. Who knows? That teacup queue can get pretty long.
Published: July 19, 2007 at 3:59 PMWell, we only have the attackers word that she did actually cut in line. Not sure how trustworthy that is.
Published: July 19, 2007 at 4:37 PMGood thing I don't go during the busy times, cause I don't like to deal with this crap! When the lines are short, I realy don't care if a few people cut me.
Published: July 20, 2007 at 6:36 AMThe problem here is we will never know the real story. Maybe person #1 thought person # 2 cut the line. Bur really how can you cut the line with 2 pairs of elementary kids and a mother?? And who could shove a child anyway?
Chronic back problems?? Sound like the usual frivolous law suit. This whole thing sounds fishy to me… I am sure she will sue Disney for not providing her with the proper protection…..
We need Thunder-dome two men enter, one man leaves!
Heck this could be a new attraction for the parks…. “F U - I’ll see you in Thunder Dome.”
Published: July 20, 2007 at 6:43 AMThis is the craziest story I have ever read. I have never personlly witnessed any physical altercations at any parks I have attended. I wonder did the lady make any attempt to defend herself?
Published: July 20, 2007 at 8:52 AMIf you cut in line, you get a beat down, I like that Idea.
Published: July 20, 2007 at 3:58 PMI remember, two years ago at Animal Kingdom, a man pushed another man's wife down by the "It's Great To Be Bug" attraction, and man whose wife was knocked down got into a fist fight with the other guys wife. He bit off the guys tip of his finger!! No joke! They agreed to not press charges so the cops wouldn't be called and actually shook hands! Weird folks at all the parks it seems. This was during the Christmas season too, which made it even worse. They both had small kids too.
Published: July 21, 2007 at 5:49 AMPeople just need to learn how to act. Theme parks are suppose to be fun!!
Published: July 21, 2007 at 9:50 PMWhat got me was that both parties got in the same load group. I don't remember the MK Tea Party well, but in DL, there is a loading area between the queue and the ride platform. You're supposed to fill in that whole loading area so that you board the loading platform in a mass, as opposed to a single file line.
However, many people remain singe file, and even get hostile to those who actually do listen to the cast members and step forward to fill in all the available space.
The fact that both moms ended up in the same load group makes me wonder if this was, in fact, what happened when the accused claimed the victim "cut in line."
I have no way of knowing that, but I've seen that type of situation play out hundreds of times.
Published: July 22, 2007 at 5:48 PMI agree with Mr. Niles. There is a loading area, so everyone is going to get on. Even though it looks like someone is "cutting", they are not. Everyone gets a cup. By the story above, I understand the confusion, but everyone gets on.
Published: July 23, 2007 at 12:48 AMInterestingly enough this was a subject that I nominated in your recent poll about what annoys you at Theme Parks.
Cutting in line and ill behaved "guests" really annoy me.
Our fellow contributors who advocate walking away from trouble are absolutely 100% right.
Unfortunately most of us , myself included , find this hard to do. If you've waited patiently in line for a long time ,along with many other well mannered guests, then having someone cut in front just isn't going to happen.
Maybe..........and I hate myself for suggesting this.....all lines , particularly at busy periods,could have a cast member in attendance to police it.
Unobtrusively of course..........but there nonetheless.
Prevention is better than cure ?
Published: July 23, 2007 at 1:20 PMFirst of all, let's establish that as parks keep growin the front of the line opportunity is the only way you are going to hit 16 coasters in one day. We never have the time & infinate resources to stay hotels, & buy entrance for multiple days. While I agree the mouse does it best with everyone having equal opportunity with fast pass, at least with the others, we can pay a little extra & not have to pick & choose what to sacrifice because we can't wait in lines AND do it all in one day.