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    What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    Since they have now opened 3 Interactive Q's at WDW what rides do you hope get new Q features first?

    Splash Mountain (don't know what I would do but something would be nice)
    Space Mountain (Interactive Star Charts would be fun)
    Big Thunder (Mining for fake gold maybe)
    Indy (some puzzles/games would be nice)
    The Jungle Cruise
    The Matterhorn
    Nemo (screens with fish on them that you can touch them and learn about the ocean)

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    Soarin
    Toy Story
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    Radators Springs Racers



    For me its hard to think what you could do but if they theme the stuff as nice as what they did for Pooh and HM then I'm all for it.

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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    DLR doesn't have the room for interactive queues and I really think they are a waste of space and money. I have a feeling people will just bypass them in the near future, and Disney will have to integrate the interactive areas into the queue in order to get people through them.


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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    Interactive queues are okay in theory... but if they plan to install anything simlilar to those in WDW, IMO, I am gonna have to pass! I think interactive elements, like those found in Indy are really cool, almost like easter eggs! Good idea... maybe develop more... to be honest it seems as if the Disney Parks Division is using WDW as a lab rat for all these "next gen" ideas, I hope they seriously look at this before implementing in Disneyland!

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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    I don't mind the features if they are similar to Indy's, which are blended seamlessly into the attraction queue. They should not try to steal attention away from the attraction itself, only add to the experience. If I could choose one attraction it would be Space Mountain, but please make them somewhat educational and not gimmicky.
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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    I'd swear I made a thread similar to this a month ago...

    I'm going to dissagree that the Haunted Mansion additions are good... they're nice but kinda out of place and the draw is almost TOO big for them, messes up the idea of the queue making waits easier.


    That said I have no objection to enclosing at least part of the Space Mountain outdoor queue and installing interactive elements for those who don't have fastpass (the line is stop start and this will allow people to be a bit more amused. Maybe mix it up and put star charts on one side and games on the other).

    Indy doesn't need anything, at least not in the indoor queue. Maybe something outside but eh I dunno.

    Big Thunder might do well with some Indy like effects. Something small that startles people. Maybe a Dynamite type effect? that might be kinda fun.

    Jungle Cruise would be cool if they could find room, Matterhorn is never going to have room and the Subs are pretty badly locked in place as well...


    Splash could definitly use something. Word games or something would work great!

    Roger Rabbit, it'd be cool if the bouncer at the door responded to you knocking on the door rather then just appearing randomly.


    DCA:

    Soarin could definitely use something. Again I'd constipate that you place it in the outdoor queue though, make it for the people who wait standby. Indoors perhaps upgrade the queue with that long rumored sky effect or something, but even then the indoor queue isn't long and while the theming isn't great, the museum setup does work well enough for the short period of time that you are there.


    I'm unsure on ToT, the ride is more teen/adult oriented and a kiddie playground could REALLY go bad for it.

    Radiator Springs racers I hear will get a detailed line so I'm hesitant again for that. Also it will have fastpass. Now I hear Flying Tires will have an interactive queue? This sounds good to me as the line for Flying Tires will probably be the second longest in Carsland and the payoff for the ride won't be quite as high as Radiator Springs Racers (its unique so it'll get the lines but its not an Eticket and probably will have short intervals). An interactive queue would be a huge win here.


    I'm not sure what they'd put in Midway Mania but that queue could use anything from an interactive queue to posters... :P its just bland and boring and a bit slow. Not as slow as WDW's though (but WDW's queue is a bit more interesting and lets you watch Mr Potatohead longer).




    I was thinking of making a topic for this later but...


    what about augmented reality apps on phones? It almost seems like THAT'S the trend DL ought to be catching. Different games that activate when you find special spots to stand in at the parks... They could use GPS or maybe even the NFC chips in the newer Android phones too. Or create augmented reality games that are distributed by Wifi to kids that happen to have Nintendo 3DS on them.

    Levels and details of the game would alter and bend as you move through the queue and aim your camera at different things.

    If you haven't seen augmented reality game demos I suggest you check them out it'd be a bit of a task to create but the payoff could be great. They'll probably end up doing it in the next seven years anyways so why not be ahead of the game for once?
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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    As far as connecting technology with imagination, I think WDI did a great job with the WDW Haunted Mansion queue. But I feel that what they've created there belongs more in a waiting area than a line. While on my way to ride an attraction I don't need the journey to be interactive, just entertaining. Indy and Star Tours are good examples. Even the hanging wire baskets with android parts traveling over head in Star Tours kept me entertained. I'm easily amused . Perhaps places with waiting areas like the Mark Twain/Columbia dock could use something like what the HM got. Otherwise, just give me something entertaining to look at while I make my way to the loading area.
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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    I would like it on space mountain. So they can actually used the theme walk way instead of just being a walkthrough.

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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    Not everything needs video screens or Toon Town type elements.

    Interactive can also come from being in an environment and admiring it, looking at details. Big Thunder, Indy, and many more already offer this. Some rides that could use the more recent technology/interactive playground style stuff like Alice or Peter Pan simply have no room.

    Many queues at Disneyland are already very well designed and filled with detailing. Adding things people can touch or make play noises isn't needed in most cases. I say leave Disneyland largely as is and continue to add themed queues like they did for Indy and Roger Rabbit, and old staples such as Jungle Cruise already have.
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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    i vote for dumping FastPass and putting interactive elements in most attraction queues. That way lines will move quicker, the already detailed atmostpheres won't go to waste, and WDI can put something fun and entertaining in the queue.

    I do agree with Jspider, i would be more apt to participate if it was thru a Disney app (preferably for all platforms so no one gets left out) that sends out puzzles and games while in line. They could also use it for wait times (could be more accurate than a lot of the 3rd Party DL apps out there).
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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    DL and DCA don't have the space for interac! Sure, it would be nice if they had some of it, but they just don't have the space! I was there recently and almost all of the queues were OUTSIDE of the ride building in a set of rope switchbacks. No space for interacive.

    However, for all we know they could be putting in some interactive stuff in the new Star Tours queue and Radiator Springs Racers.

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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    I know this is a pipe dream, but I love the idea of making the two talking astronauts on the Space Mountain queue more advanced. Like, instead of just talking generically to let you know they're there and to set theming, they could talk about events in the space station. Maybe it could even be set up so you see those events. (ie, stuff like "We have an excess of steam in compartment 12. The valve will have to be released." and then some steam comes out of a pipe near the "12" sign.)
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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    Some attractions are more suited for interactive queues than others. I'm not bothered with the Pooh queue at MK because the ride itself is targeted at smaller children. Haunted Mansion's interactive queue however pretty much kills the eerie atmosphere of the outdoor queue.

    I remember when the outdoor queue itself was too terrifying for my mom to want to ride. Then again, she thought we were going on Tower of Terror again not knowing that we were now in a different park.

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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    Quote Originally Posted by DubiousEndeavors View Post
    I do agree with Jspider, i would be more apt to participate if it was thru a Disney app (preferably for all platforms so no one gets left out) that sends out puzzles and games while in line. They could also use it for wait times (could be more accurate than a lot of the 3rd Party DL apps out there).
    I would be all for this too....but I'm sure Disney Fans would get made at people playing on there phones rather than taking in the atmosphere...

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    Re: What Rides do you First want to get Interactive Q's?

    None. It is bad enough when people aren't paying attention and don't see the line is moving.

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