OK, maybe this has been covered too many times before, but I just have to ask...
Why doesn't DL set aside two entry gates (or even just one) for just AP holders?
No, I'm not one of those holier than thou AP holders just looking for another perk because I (think I) own the place.
I'm just talking common sense. Hear me out.
During this trip I have noticed more nimrod guests causing delays at the gate for reasons that just don't make sense. What are people thinking? I mean, they just bought their ticket a hundred or so yards away, they are at the gate with the CM asking for their ticket, and now they realize that they have to dig it out of their pocket or their purse, or backpack, or get it from someone else in their party, so they can enter the Park. They waste so much time. What are they thinking? That they no longer need their ticket? Please...
I just don't get it.
The other problem is with the folks that buy a multi-day pass, and then wait until they get to the gate and have to be told by the CM that they have to sign their name on the pass, and then the CM has to ask for their ID to verify the signature, so they (again) have to dig through their wallet, their purse or whatever else that they have to hold their ID in, before they can show it to the CM. That happened twice in front of us today. It wastes soooo much time.
No wonder the lines are as long and as slow as they are.
Even before we were AP holders, we had enough common sense to have our entry tickets in our hands ready to give to the CM so we can enter the Park.
Think of it this way, without the AP holders in the "regular, or paying" guest lines, they will have fewer people in their line and their lines will move faster as well. (yeah, right...)
It's a win-win for both type of entries!