A Coaster and its Queue
Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:41 AM
You have your basic queues (something like Raptor's at Cedar Point) but then you have queues like Expedition Everest's where the queue is used to tell a story or interest the guest. So I just thought I'd open it up to y'all and ask what some of your favorite queues are.
My favorite (and also the magazine's) is without a doubt the queue for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The queue literally is like a tour of the castle and makes waiting in line for a ride not nearly as dreadful.
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:51 PM
Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:41 PM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:32 AM
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:24 PM
Funny you mention Volcano; just about all the theming was already there before the ride existed...and is the only reason it's so well-themed. In other words, had the mountain not already been there, I strongly doubt Kings Dominion would have a Volcano-themed coaster...in fact I'd go as far as to guarantee it.
When I first rode Volcano, I could not get over the level of themeing it had, considering I had only been to Dorney, Hershey, and SFGAdv.
The mountain itself was shortened a bit to widen the opening, and it was painted a more reddish hue. Other than that, all the other changes (theme-wise) were decorative, mostly within the queue. Everything--including the "lake"in front of/next to the station, the queue house (the large thatch-roofed building above the gift shop/station exit), even the bits of old steel track protruding from parts of the mountainside--was reused from the previous attractions.
Don't get me wrong, the theming is awesome. But growing up with the park and the three (well, four I guess, if you count Mt. Kilaminjaro) separate rides that occupied the mountain (in fact, I actually remember seeing the mountain under construction in 1978), I thought they could have done more with it. Specifically, I thought something could have been done with the claustrophobic corridor leading down to the station once inside the mountain...and definitely the station itself.
Volcano is an example of a ride that's exceptionally themed--if you're observing, not riding.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:45 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:59 AM
2. Expedition Everest
3. Space Moutain
4. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
5. Splash Mountain (may not be a "coaster")
Although there is nothing really to them, I like queues that go through much of the ride so you can see it
(Raptor, Nighthawk, Superman-UF, soon to be X-Flight).
Edited by steel-Rock, 20 January 2012 - 06:02 AM.
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