OK... :-) really, I've just let it slide whenever someone works their way past me up the line and be mildly annoyed at worst. So, "nothing", so far. If it's a parent getting back to their family further up the line, so what. For more serious cases (it hasn't happened yet) involving attitude or belligerence (whether or not I'm involved) I'll definitely open a case about it. If I have my digicam I'll try and snap a few pictures for surveillance purposes so I can show park security exactly who the offenders are.
I've also lined up the kids as a blockade to prevent line passers.
There's really nothing I can do about those who don't come right by me. But those that do, I'll stop.
From now on, though, I'm yelling, "Hey! Wait your turn!" All it takes is one person raising a stink, and several more will join in. That will (hopefully) alert ride crew that they've got a potential riot on their hands, and deal with the offender. If people in line would not tolerate this behavior, it would stop. The line jumpers are counting on people acting like sheep and letting them have their way without resistance. Time to wake up, people. Take back the streets -- and the queues -- by letting these miscreants know that they're no longer going to get an unfair advantage by cutting in line.
I am a firm believer that if your entire group is not ready to get in line for a ride(like lets say someone needs to go to the bathroom first), then nobody gets in line until they are all ready. If they are really that impatient and do it anyways, oh freakin' well. Not getting by me.You see, I dont have to report them because i stop it right then and there, humiliate them enough and they will think twice about doing it the next time.
Great example. When Expedition Everest allows the line in the morning to pour out into Asia (before opening up the internal lines), there's one spot where it's easy to cut in. Since the line appeared monstrous, people were cutting in every few minutes. Nobody seemed to be doing anything, besides grumbling to themselves, until I had seen enough and, um, flipped off a couple who cut in. After that, the throng of people surrounding the couple began chirping them. The couple just stood there, staring at their feet, taking the abuse. No matter how much time it saved them, I'm sure it wasn't worth it.
Now, when it comes to people rejoining their group in line, I don't mind. I sometimes save spots for people, but only if we're still in view to the general public and the group can cross the line without cutting through throngs of people.
Most parks in California specifically prohibit letting someone join you in line, or even leaving and returning to the same spot. If your friends are really waiting for you, they can wait at the ENTRANCE and then you can all enter the line TOGETHER!
If im with other people we will often try to stop people from skipping, but if they are aggressive I wont get in a fight over it and risk getting thrown out of the park.If I was running the park I would have people who would be out in the park wearing regular clothes ridding in lines and when they catch line jumpers would remove them from the park immediately!!
Typically, in a somewhat loud voice, I ask the offending individual if the concept of a line is foreign to them; remind them that the rest of us had to wait our turn and suggest that they return to the end of the line. I'm not angry or nasty - actually the nicer you are the more others around tend to support the action. I have gone as far as to go get a park employee. Sadly, I've had park employees say that they don't get involved, or refuse to do anything.
I was once saddened and sickened to witness what seemed to be a perfectly able bodied person use the disabled cart to get to the front of the line with about 5 family members or friends in tow.
This may happen quite often. I don't know.
But it'd be a little embarrassing to challenge because you can't be certain. This particular person jumped out of the cart and looked pretty fit to me getting on the ride and there were a few audible groans from people nearer.
The other scam is where you have one person in front of you and the next moment about 15 family members join them.
I'm all for one person getting in line to hold a place but more than 3 0r 4 is too much.
One time we had a youngster run out of line and I had to go track him down. It was a big deal when I was bringing him back to this mom (his dad and I went looking for him). People should just relax. If it is a parent, give them some slack and hope they are not cutting. Teenagers are usually the ones who actually "cut" line.