ZaphodBurner wrote:I have no experience with Will Call on the playa but I've heard horror stories of being there for three hours.
What's it going to be like if there are 20,000 picking up their tickets from Will Call? Is that going to be the next big challenge? We're probably going to need an entirely separate vehicle line and parking area for Will Call.
I'm will call almost every year. A lot depends on when exactly you are getting there, etc., just like everything else. I'm usually early arrival which means I might breeze through, or I might have to wait cuz I hit them when nobody was around. At peak times, well, they do the best they can, but there are only so many windows to go to. The lines usually turn over well unless there is a headache developing.
But the current state of matter is going to be stressing resources at the gate both with BO staff and Gate staff. They are anticipating this. In fact, I dare say the additional stress is going to be used to analyze the logistics of other systems they MIGHT implement, and to get get an idea of what it would take and how long it would take to implement those systems. (you know, like tying ID's to tickets, etc.)
edit: for what it's worth, I have had some GREAT times waiting at willcall, too. After driving for 6 hours, being able to get out, stretch my legs, talk to burners, and slowly let it soak in before I go set up camp is kinda nice