POLL: Is it okay to join your party in line?

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by BriannaRuth, Aug 14, 2012.

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Is it okay to have a person join the line after getting FPs elsewhere?

  1. Yes, it's okay!

  2. No, it's cutting!

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  1. BriannaRuth

    BriannaRuth Mouseketeer

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    I've seen lots of posts, as well as suggestions from other sites, that suggest one member of your party go get fastpasses while the other members go get in line for a ride, with the idea that the fastpass retriever will then join the others in line. Do you think this is okay? Or do you consider it cutting?

    Personally I think it's okay as long as it's just one person, or maybe an adult and a child. When I see more than one adult (or teen) joining people in line -- not so much.

    Please add your vote to the poll below.

    Thanks!

    EDITED TO ADD: I've seen a of posts with people saying they want to vote "it depends," and then going on to say it depends how many people, what the reason was, etc. I didn't add that option because I'm asking a specific question: Is it okay if it's only one adult (and maybe one child) joining a group? Please vote accordingly -- if you think it's okay for one adult but not for a whole group of people, your vote would still be yes! Because the question only pertains to ONE ADULT (with or without one child). Thanks for all the responses!!!
     
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  3. Argento

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    I'm cool with one person, with or without child. Any more and I start getting the crazed, angry, Clint "Get Off My Lawn" Eastwood eyes.
     
  4. SarafinaPink

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    I don't see the poll, but no, I don't like this practice. I don't necessarily dislike it because I think it's cutting, it's just not fun in some of those tight FL queues to have people passing by.

    However, if it was a child potty situation, I wouldn't mind.

    Either way, sometimes you can't really tell unless the are openly talking about it, so I never say anything. People are going to do what they want to do, so why sit and argue.
     
  5. Argento

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    I think we need a third option on the poll. Something along the lines of "it depends"
     
  6. AddictedtoDoleWhip

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    No. I do not think it's okay, I don't care what the situation is, it's wrong. You can't excuse one type of cutting and not be okay with another. Cutting is cutting.
     
  7. tiffntwins

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    I am totally ok with it(one adult or one adult and child). Having said that, I don't think I would be too comfortable doing it myself.
     
  8. minjo

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    if it one adult or one adult with a kid or two...I am ok...There have been times when I have been in line and suddenly have to go to the restroom - my family stays in line while I go and then I get back in.

    However that being said if there are a bunch of teenagers and they talk about how easy it is to say that you have friends up ahead...then I would say no...but who is to say...

    I am there for magic and I try not to let things like that bother me so much.
     
  9. Chase8705

    Chase8705 Earning My Ears

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    Me being a dad of a 2 year old little girl, I have more respect for other dad's at Disneyland. Usually my wife will take my daughter and go get in line while I go and park the stroller. Then I come up to the line and squeeze through everyone until I catch back up to my girls. So I have respect for other dad's seeing them doing the same thing. But when it's a family of like 6 and one person was holding a spot for all of them, then I start to get annoyed. Go Disneyland dad's!!!! :thumbsup2
     
  10. mummabear

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    I also agree one adult with or without a child (or two) younge enought to need an adult take them to the bathroom/change a diaper fine, when its groups of people I don't like it and wish the CM's would do something
     
  11. rokstedy

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    count me in on the "it depends" position. And for me it depends on intent, not quantity. I think it's bad form to send one person to line sit for others for the purpose of line sitting. But if it couldn't be avoided, by all means. But I usually don't trip. Even if I think someone is legitimately cutting. Disneyland for me means being happy. Causing a scene is the opposite of that.
     
  12. RuthieT

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    I am ok with one or two but after that No...
     
  13. DLR29

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    This.

    The theory that I've come up with is...if it doesn't affect how long I wait, go ahead and cut in front of me. It becomes a problem when your cutting makes me wait longer.

    For example, if a family of 4 has 3 people wait in line for Toy Story and the 4th joins them later, that doesn't affect my wait time at all because I would not be filling that empty seat if the 4th person hadn't have joined. But if 1 person waits and 3 people join, it could or could not affect my wait time depending on my party size.

    So by my personal rule, 1 person running to get a FP rarely makes a difference. :confused3
     
  14. cats mom

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    I don't have a problem with one or two people joining a group already in line.

    I do get ticked off when what starts out as a group of 2 or 3 ends up being several times that by the time the ride loads.

    We had it happen on TSMM not long ago. Dad and son ran ahead, and I do mean ran, and darted in front of us just as we were entering the line. Rude, but not a huge deal. Except their group of 2 ended up being 9 total. They came gradually too. The last couple of people only waited in the 45 minute line 10 minutes at most. This was a large family group. Edit: this was a large, inconsiderate family group.
     
  15. BriannaRuth

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    I thought about that, but I was mainly thinking from the point of view of being the person behind whoever is joining a group. Chances are you wouldn't know WHY they were joining, would only see someone going in front of you. So that's why I specified ONE adult. Any more than that, I think most people would consider it cutting.
     
  16. MyYearWithTheMouse

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    I'm with the above posters in the "it depends" category. One adult, okay. An adult and a small child, sure. One person returning with drinks or churros for the group--maybe. More than one adult? Nope. Wait in the line like everyone else. I always feel horribly guilty when I do this even though I usually have legit reasons (I have a 3yo and "potty" means "potty NOW") but it seems like some parties were clearly off enjoying another attraction or whatever, and that does irritate me.
     
  17. zavandor

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    I hate when someone does it.
    I silently throw the worst curses to people doing it, so if you are superstitious don't do it while I'm in line!

    Just joking about the curses, but I really hate it.
     
  18. QueenBeeMB

    QueenBeeMB DLR AP and former CM

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    ^^^^^ this !!! Great job on painting a picture lol
     
  19. longhorns2

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    It doesn't bother me. We are at Disney, after all!

    If an entire tour group of 20 people joined the one person in line holding a place, yeah, I would roll my eyes and think that's excessive.

    But a family? Nah....there's so many reasons why the group could have split up and in the end, even if a 10 person family joins the line, it's not *really* going to push my ride out that far, is it? I would hate to give a family a hard time for wanting to ride something together.
     
  20. mama2dutchies

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    I avoid it, but ultimately being in line for 2 hours.. especially children we have to use the bathroom! If you don't you are probably dehydrated..

    as for fastpasses? We rarely use them.. :) we're either had great luck -or- just haven't bothered because half of the party is so little.. or was
     
  21. ludari

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    If you've been the park once you've seen this happen but I try not to let it ruin my day. Nevertheless if this was the latest ride like at Cars Land and I see multiple people joining another party in line I would be a little upset but what would you do?
     

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