Queue Jumping issues

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by craigt, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. craigt

    craigt Earning My Ears

    Jan 7, 2010
    Anyone find queue jumping a problem is the Disneyland parks?

    I visited for the first time last week and was shocked at how much queue jumping was taking place unchecked, in one day I counted over 30 instances!

    I have been to Disney World many times and have never remember this being an issue, but really felt it last week.

    It was mainly teenagers who claimed there were trying to join someone already in the queue. Now the occasional time you get a parent and a young child maybe....say they needed to leave the line for the toilet or something then fine, but past the age of about 6 I don't think this is acceptable (and in my experience here I'm talking 14+).

    On one ride I witnessed two people get almost right to the loading area before stopping. Now if you decide not to queue together I think you sacrifice the right to ride together.

    Anyone else find this an issue at Disneyland?
  2. 3Minnies1Mickey

    3Minnies1Mickey <font color=magenta>Just wanted to add, this is no

    Apr 8, 2009
    The busier it is the more of a chance you will encounter it.
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  4. Mugglemama

    Mugglemama DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2008
    We were there in July of 2010 (so, it was a very busy time of year), and we were lucky to not have encountered this problem. However, it's one of the main reasons I'm kind of dreading that one of our trips for 2012 will encompass up to 4 grad nites.

    In all the times we've been to DLR over the last 15 years (over 100 times), I can't remember ever noticing queue jumping enough to be bothered by it (and I *would* be bothered by it, lol). So, I don't know if it's actually happening and I'm just having too good of a time to take notice, or if we're not encountering it because we use FP's and early arrival times to avoid long lines? :confused3
  5. SoundGuy

    SoundGuy DisDad #706 "Do you hear what I hear?"

    Jan 8, 2012
    3Minnies is right... the more people in the park, the more it will happen.
    We ere there between Christmas and New Year's and noticed it quite a bit.
  6. mrswh

    mrswh DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2007
    I really don't mind if one parent + little kids meets the rest of their family in line, whether it's because they had to go to the bathroom or simply can't handle a 45 minute line (by age 7 or so I think this excuse loses its credibility though). The thing that drives me nuts are the people that cut into the TSMM line by entering through the chain (that you just unclip, walk through and reclip) that's about 2/3rd of the way through - just before you enter the indoor part of the line.

    The other thing I see a LOT that bugs me is the people (I am sorry, but they mostly seem to be foreigners) that shove their way in front of/on top of you during parades. No personal space, no consideration for the fact that the people already there have been waiting in that spot for quite a while. I will *always* let kids go in front of me at parades, but it really aggravates me when adults shove their way through or send their kids right in front of my kids. Grr.

    Oh well, I don't let it ruin my time, but it is sad that people can't just be respectful and courteous of others. :confused3
  7. ORMom2Four

    ORMom2Four DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2006
    Until everyone at the end of the line decides to put their foot down to the line jumpers, it will continue (and will likely get worse as word gets around).

    I'm more than happy to stand up to the teens and tell them "No, you may not pass me."

    It takes a village ;)
  8. JeriLee

    JeriLee Mouseketeer

    Sep 28, 2006
    OMG – At Magic Mtn, I was close to the top of a long line. All of us saw 6 teens snaking their way through the line from the very beginning. We were all strangers, but all were commenting that they better stop before they reached us. Well, they did reach us and I was the only one who tried to stop them. For my troubles, I was grabbed from behind and thrown into the wall by a very big, very mad “Mom” who was waiting for her kids at the top of the line. Someone called security, but they did nothing. Just after the ride, my 6 y.o. and I went into the restroom. I’m not kidding when I say that I feared for my life. I found my husband (he wasn’t on the ride) and we left. I never returned.

    ORMom2Four is right – it takes a village. In my case, the village deserted me :(

    I’ve wondered since that day if I did the right thing. I’m seriously not sure it was worth my trouble.
  9. californiamomof4grls

    californiamomof4grls DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2009
    If that woman threw you that's assault isn't it??? Why didn't their security do anything? Did you ask them too?
    WOW! I'm sorry but that is crap and I can't see DL not doing anything about that if they knew you had been "touched" like that.
    AND to answer your question we often stand alone in life when we do the right thing. That doesn't make it any less right. If that mother had calmly said to you those are my kids and I was waiting for them. You probably would have been annoyed but dropped it. It was wrong of her to do that and I'm sorry that happened to you.

    I’ve wondered since that day if I did the right thing. I’m seriously not sure it was worth my trouble
  10. Que_Sarah_Sarah

    Que_Sarah_Sarah Whatever is Sarah will be.

    Jun 1, 2011
    Um, duh, they paid to get in! Lol, that's what we always say when people line jump.

    I came up with a new policy this past trip: If you want to push your way up through the line, go for it, but I am not going to make it easy for you! Lol.
  11. lwilkison

    lwilkison Mouseketeer

    Aug 24, 2010
    I cannot believe that, that is horrible. I am positive I would have tried to stop the teens and if that woman laid a hand on me...darn tootin' I would have laid charges on her!

    I am sorry you had a terrible experience @ DLR. I know this for sure that we have been +++ time to DLR/DCA and yes there have been queue jumpers and if I had seen that many teens SHOVING past people in line...that is not acceptable. Come on. Join the rest of the village and wait in line...part of the experience!:rotfl2:

    I do have a 3 year old DD and yes my DH and I would take turns keeping her entertained but we waited in line with her unless it was a "potty" break.:thumbsup2

    I hope you try again because well, it's DLR :grouphug:
  12. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    the only instance of this I can think of was at WDW. And the CMs let it happen. And this was on Spaceship Earth, the least thrilling ride in existence, LOL.
  13. Madhatter7

    Madhatter7 I'll Always Miss DL

    Oct 24, 2011
    All you would have done is say-security did nothing,I feared for my life and child, Im pressing charges and sueing Disney for not handing the person. Trust me, that women would have been deat with! Even tho persay you didnt sue, mention the word and businesses take caution. If it were me in yer spot,my fast reflexes and actions, I wouldve slapped her,then my husband wouldve stepped in. In that case, that woman forcably pushed me and I was defending myself where I felt threatened!
  14. oilrok

    oilrok Earning My Ears

    Aug 1, 2011
    We had it happen to us on indy jones last week as well

    2 kids about 12 and 10 would push ahead saying they were trying to ride with their parents

    then within a couple minutes the parents would push ahead saying their kids were just a head.....i didn't think anything of it....till i saw the same 4some do it on california screaming

    I was having a drink waiting for someone to get off the ride and i saw the same four do it a couple times on cal screaming....i called them on it from outside the line.....they tried lie themselves out of it but i told them i had seen them do it multiple time

    i just can't believe parents would contribute to this type of behaviour
  15. Nonsuch

    Nonsuch DIS Veteran

    Dec 16, 2009
    When I drive by Magic Mountain on my way to Disneyland, I often consider stopping to check out all those great coasters. However your experience (and many others I have read online), keeps me from stopping. I'm on vacation, and don't need to go out of my way to have hassles.

    Related to line jumping: The problem was so bad at Great America in Santa Clara, the city created a law against it. Although seldom enforced it gave local police some extra power in the park. At the time, the City of Santa Clara had taken ownership of the park (to keep it from closing) and police would supplement park security.

    At Disneyland, I don't care if people join their friends in line. I maximize the used of fastpass, and very seldom wait in long lines. This means I very seldom ride TSMM :rotfl:
  16. corkevem

    corkevem Earning My Ears

    Mar 29, 2009
    Almost every trip to Disneyland I've seen this happen. Usually its a grandmother in a family, and up to 15 people would join her in line once she got close to the front. Then she would step out and go to the next line. I've seen this in smaller families also, but it's the large number of people cutting that really gets to me. Wait your turn like everyone else. I am not referring to those with young children, because I've been there, done that with last minute potty needs!
  17. miss.potatohead

    miss.potatohead Mouseketeer

    Oct 26, 2010
    That annoyed me too! I understood when it was a mother with her young child who'd just gone to the bathroom (they told us that when they moved through, we were fine with it) but there was one case of a Dad and his two kids probably aged 10-12 who moved through the line to meet with their wife/mother exclaiming how much fun Screamin' had been. Whilst she 'held' their spot in line.

    The only other time I can think of when I experienced queue jumpers was on the Matterhorn. Four boys in their pre-teens cut the line saying they were meeting their family at the front. Well, the CM noticed this and asked them to point out their family, and when they couldn't (clearly because they didn't have the family at the front) the CM said okay well if they come to the front and ask for you, I'll send them to the back of the line where you'll be waiting :laughing:
  18. bigtony777

    bigtony777 Disney Veteran

    Jun 13, 2007
    If it happens to me without a toddler, I ask if they are trying to ride together with someone. When the answer is yes, I then recommend that they have the people in front of us come back to meet them where they are in line.
  19. Dizzy4DL

    Dizzy4DL Happiest when I have a countdown

    Oct 31, 2010
    My 8 year old dd and I were waiting in line. Two boys around 13 started inching along the line by sitting on the railing, playing around and then "falling" in front of each group. We watched them with some amusement, and then my little girl and I had a ton of fun by leaning on the railing on both sides while my mom stood in the middle. :lmao: They actually seemed confused by it!

    Oh, by the way....this was the line for Winnie the Pooh!
  20. gator girl

    gator girl DIS Veteran

    Oct 26, 2011
    You can blame the infiltration of the queue-jumping thread from the WDW boards on me. It must have been stuck to the bottom of my shoe when I came over here. ;)
  21. tzeitel

    tzeitel Toadi Acceleratio Semper Absurda

    Aug 28, 2008
    I had been reading about how horrible the line jumpers were at DLR right before our first trip and was pretty worried about it. Well, we were there last week in Oct and did not see any line jumping - unless they were so good at it that I did not notice!

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