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  • [Question] Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

    I've been on TLM maybe half a dozen times and the longest line I've seen started inside the door. Was TLM queue overbuilt?

    Admittedly, I have not been there on a Saturday in July or between Christmas and New Year's, but I feel that's a lot of wasted space for 90% of the year. They knew it would be a huge people eater, but it seems they miscalculated the space for the queue.

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    Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

    Originally posted by Mojave View Post
    I've been on TLM maybe half a dozen times and the longest line I've seen started inside the door. Was TLM queue overbuilt?

    Admittedly, I have not been there on a Saturday in July or between Christmas and New Year's, but I feel that's a lot of wasted space for 90% of the year. They knew it would be a huge people eater, but it seems they miscalculated the space for the queue.

    We were there for the grand opening of Carsland and not once did we wait for more than 10 minutes MAX. Yes the queue was overbuilt. It was suited for the first month of opening and has been useless ever since, IMHO.

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    • #3
      Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

      I believe so. When it was first open the lines were a little long....about a 45 min wait, but that's the longest I've waited. To me the ride does feel slapped together.


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      • #4
        Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

        Yes.

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        • #5
          Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

          Huh? I went on a relatively empty Sunday in May this year and I was lined up down the ramp outside the main building (we could sit and watch the Toy Soldiers mini-show, even.)

          Granted, every other time we went straight into the building, but it's not extremely uncommon.

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          • #6
            Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

            When I went in March most of the outdoor queue was roped off. I think the longest I waited was about 10min.

            Yeah, probably was overbuilt but I think they anticipated the ride to have a longer line.
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            • #7
              Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

              It's not overbuilt compared to the MK Little Mermaid Queue !

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              • #8
                Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                I think it is overbuilt because I've literally never waited in line the four times I've ridden it, all at four different times of the year. Summer, late summer, christmas, and spring.

                I've walked onto the ride each time with no wait, yet I've always wondered why they have this extensive queue, it's kind of funny looking since there's never a line.

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                • #9
                  Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                  We've waited in the whole line this year. I think you need extra line no matter what for those busy days. And what does it matter? The line is right next to the ride building. What else are they going to build? Another shop?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                    Every time I ride it it never has a line. So yes I guess you can say it was overbuilt.



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                    • #11
                      Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                      I've been there this last summer when the ride queue was used completely, or nearly completely. You want to talk about jacked up ride queues, TSMM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                        Originally posted by napamaninsocal View Post
                        We've waited in the whole line this year. I think you need extra line no matter what for those busy days. And what does it matter? The line is right next to the ride building. What else are they going to build? Another shop?
                        Space is always a premium in the DLR. A lot of people discussed moving Jumpin Jellyfish over next to TLM to free up that waterfront space for something else. So, yes, it matters.

                        ---------- Post added 09-27-2012 at 07:53 PM ----------

                        Originally posted by Garthilk View Post
                        I've been there this last summer when the ride queue was used completely, or nearly completely. You want to talk about jacked up ride queues, TSMM.
                        See that makes no sense to me. TSMM is always crowded, so they need the big queue.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                          I was just at the park on Monday and literally thought the same thing when I walked onto the ride.
                          I thought "Wow..a giant queue..they could of made a few more show scenes with that extra space."

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                          • #14
                            Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                            The queue is big right now. Over time the park attendance could grow and the queue could fill up.

                            I don't like a couple things done, with my amazing 20-20 vision let me tell you what I know. The queue overflow on the east end of the building is an amazing waste of space. It's overbuilt for even a stroller parking area. Also the out and back queue goes really far to the west.

                            The area on the east should of been a exit gift shop. The area to the west could be needed to moved the parade route back into so Paradise Park could expand.


                            Even if you have been anytime that the queue was full like the opening days and weeks, the lines wasn't really bad. You always keep walking forward because this omnimover attraction keep the line moving, rarely ever building up.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                              ^I think the stroller parking was made with WOC in mind. Mojave-I think if they need rip out jumpin jelly fish for another attraction, I think they would just get rid of it.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                                The queue was used a lot the first year it opened, we waited in a long line to see it then. Now you can almost walk on a lot of times. They have to build the queue for the largest amount of people that they think will line up for the ride.
                                So right now it is tue the queue was over built, but the first year it would fill up and then extend.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                                  I think that the majority of the queue can and does get used on the really crowded holidays. If re-purposed I'd imagine that the total of all the unnecessary queue would amount to nothing more than a WOC viewing patio for paying guests.
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                                    Originally posted by Magicguy View Post
                                    I was just at the park on Monday and literally thought the same thing when I walked onto the ride.
                                    I thought "Wow..a giant queue..they could of made a few more show scenes with that extra space."
                                    This. I wish they'd extended the ride instead of the queue.

                                    I guess they really did anticipate huge crowds with TLM. Sad to see that hasn't happened-every time I've walked past that ride, even when DCA is busy, it's a walk on. Often you see the CMs standing there alone and empty shell after empty shell going along the Omnimover. It's too bad, but since the ride is so blah I can't blame anyone for passing it up.
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                                      Um... yeah!

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Was The Little Mermaid queue overbuilt?

                                        My guess...is one day they'll us the extra Q area as part of the Q for the ride that's going to replace the Goofy Sky School area
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