Inside the Park Promotions
Universal Studios Hollywood:
Special promotions once inside the park.
Was at USH today on a free pass and the place was empty. The Mummy had a sign in front of its queue stating "Ride it twice in a row, without getting out of your seat!"
I just thought it was a very odd inside the park promotion. I just wonder if somebody actually read the sign and stated, "Well, now I will go on the ride because I get to ride it twice without going back through the line."
Then they go through the line and walk onto the ride without any wait. The car returns to the station and no one is waiting. The car returns again, and guess what, a third trip. And a fourth.
Sadly four trips on USH's Mummy is a standard coaster length.
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While there was no in-park promotion, we experienced something similar at our most recent trip to Disneyland in August. One of the days we went to the park at opening. It was hilarious because once they opened the gate, people were running into the park. We walked all the way to the back to hit Splash Mountain. When we got near the Haunted Mansion, we literally had the park/area to ourselves. We rode Splash Mountain and when it was time for us to get off, the ride operator said, you guys can stay on and go again if you want. So we did.
After riding it twice, we made our way over to Indiana Jones and again, no wait. I think the people rushing in were on their way to Fantasyland. That being my third time at Disneyland, I could not believe how empty those parts of the park were going that early.
From Tony Duda
Posted November 16, 2008 at 12:09 PM
I was at Busch Gardens Tampa on Friday and the park was lightly populated. I rode the Gwazi wooden coaster at noon and they let people ride again because of the lack of waiting riders. I've seen this at many parks, many times when crowds are low. Just seems to be an acknowledgment of reality and a way to keep the few customers they have happy. Except for the free beers for which they enforced the 2 beer limit.
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