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Thread: Line management suggestions?

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  1. Default Line management suggestions? 
    #1
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    we are setting up our midway and we are trying to figure out how to set up our line, is there a rule of thumb for calculating people per square feet? Once we get our midway in place, we won't have a lot of room to make last minute changes.

    Last year, on our biggest night, we had to go out and add 7-8 rows of line roping to fit everyone... we are trying to avoid that this season.

    any suggestions?
    Patrick Barberry
    www.legendsofthefog.com
     

  2. Default Answering my own question... 
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    (I'm just updating old posts that I've asked questions on... and found answers the hard way) We pulled an average of square feet/person for our lines. Our rows are 4' wide, and people stand in bunches. I think we could do better line management if people are in a single file line at 2, or 2.5' wide. But we figure that each guest will take approx 8 square feet. Sounds high... but do the math.
    Patrick Barberry
    www.legendsofthefog.com
     

  3. Default When Figuring 
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    Did you allow for that personal space zone where people feel comfortable being around , but not mushed together?
    Then there are the clearances allowed for gas passing, spitting chewing tobbacco, bending over to tie one's shoes(looking up a skirt while you're down there?)
    "Take him away officer!" Now there's more room in the line!
    Do you have any overhead protection at all incase of rain?
    I usually put up a 20 by 10 tent and build solid side walls for it, this holds just enough bodies who are waiting for the next time the door opens. I build the walls using solid pallets all screwed together since this all is in a parking lot. Maybe it gives some better protection from wreckless driving?
     

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