Universal Studios is using a new concept with the virtual line. While we were there, there were two attractions using the virtual line: Jimmy Fallon, and the Pteradon Flyers.
On the surface, the idea seems like a decent one, similar in nature to the original Fast Pass idea from Disney in many ways. But while we were there, we found we simply avoided the rides entirely as a result.
The truth was, we just didn’t want to be tied down to a time slot…forcing us to have to come back at a given time. Unlike with the Disney Fast Pass, you can’t choose to wait in line. You get a virtual line time slot and that’s it. Since we didn’t know if we’d even want to be in the park at that time slot, we just didn’t bother. (It didn’t help that the Jimmy Fallon ride seems to be getting terrible reviews.)
I’m curious if there has been any reports as to how the Virtual Line concept is fairing. The more I thought about it, the more I find I dislike the idea. Any other thoughts on this idea?