Car entry problem

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Car entry problem

Postby watchtowerwolf » Wed May 02, 2012 3:20 pm

I will be traveling to burning man without my own mode of transportation. I will have a will call ticket is the only way to get it to be in a car with other people who have the same?

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Re: Car entry problem

Postby gyre » Wed May 02, 2012 3:31 pm

No, just easier.

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Re: Car entry problem

Postby 5280MeV » Wed May 02, 2012 3:58 pm

Just make sure your driver knows in advance, as the car will have to wait for you to get through will call. Last year we had a will call passenger and it only added 15 minutes or so (out of about 4 hours) to our entry time on Tuesday.
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby trilobyte » Wed May 02, 2012 4:06 pm

Your vehicle can have a mix and match of people with tickets in hand or at will call. They just all need to have tickets, or the whole car will get turned around at the gate.

Use the rideshare board to connect with someone traveling through (or traveling from) wherever you'll be.

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Re: Car entry problem

Postby watchtowerwolf » Wed May 02, 2012 4:11 pm

trilobyte wrote:Your vehicle can have a mix and match of people with tickets in hand or at will call. They just all need to have tickets, or the whole car will get turned around at the gate.

Use the rideshare board to connect with someone traveling through (or traveling from) wherever you'll be.

Ohh So you pass will call before the gate?

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Re: Car entry problem

Postby Savannah » Wed May 02, 2012 4:13 pm

Last year, Will Call was a little detour before the Gate off to one side, and you were supposed to follow the signs and be in the appropriate lane. :)

Make sure you have your ID with legal name and your Will Call confirmation number (printed out is good. I also stuck it to the back of my ID on a sticker in case I lost the paper).
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 02, 2012 4:13 pm

Yes.
Last year it was on the right, before that on the left.
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby mrchiff » Thu May 03, 2012 11:09 am

@ "Last year it was on the right, before that on the left."

Will Call was on the left as you approached in 2011. Lane choice as you approach is not that significant though. Gate has a dead zone that allows you to cross over to Will Call from any lane.

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Re: Car entry problem

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 03, 2012 2:45 pm

Crap! I cannot tell my right from my left. Even when I think about it, I get it wrong.
Sorry.
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby ygmir » Thu May 03, 2012 3:49 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Crap! I cannot tell my right from my left. Even when I think about it, I get it wrong.
Sorry.


I can see one reason for your confusion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY_0q1br1Ro
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby Foxfur » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:38 am

We jokingly directed folks to get into the far right lane for will call when asked last year. You'd not believe how many beers and other schwag we were given for our "help". We did this knowing that there was the cutover space before gate at the willcall lot. Would not have done it otherwise.....
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby Rice » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:17 am

If you are going to WillCall to get your ticket, do not leave your vehicle in line and expect to find it again. Make sure the vehicle goes through the cut into the WillCall parking lot. Once you have your ticket you can just hop back into your vehicle and get into line again from the Will Call exit. You will lose only 5 minutes doing this and it is worth it.

Gate will not let your vehicle wait for you at the gate. In fact, I have seen many vehicle ending up in D-Lot as a result.
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby Turtleburp » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:59 am

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Crap! I cannot tell my right from my left. Even when I think about it, I get it wrong.
Sorry.


I can see one reason for your confusion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY_0q1br1Ro


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Re: Car entry problem

Postby dragonpilot » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:27 pm

Foxfur wrote:We jokingly directed folks to get into the far right lane for will call when asked last year. You'd not believe how many beers and other schwag we were given for our "help". We did this knowing that there was the cutover space before gate at the willcall lot. Would not have done it otherwise.....


You, Sir, and your ilk are cads!... :mrgreen:
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby Savannah » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:18 pm

dragonpilot wrote:
Foxfur wrote:We jokingly directed folks to get into the far right lane for will call when asked last year. You'd not believe how many beers and other schwag we were given for our "help". We did this knowing that there was the cutover space before gate at the willcall lot. Would not have done it otherwise.....


You, Sir, and your ilk are cads!... :mrgreen:


Indeed, sir! Pistols at dawn!

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Re: Car entry problem

Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:10 pm

Savannah wrote:
dragonpilot wrote:
Foxfur wrote:We jokingly directed folks to get into the far right lane for will call when asked last year. You'd not believe how many beers and other schwag we were given for our "help". We did this knowing that there was the cutover space before gate at the willcall lot. Would not have done it otherwise.....


You, Sir, and your ilk are cads!... :mrgreen:


Indeed, sir! Pistols at dawn!

*glove-slap*


a panty slap might be more effective, if not evocative.
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Re: Car entry problem

Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:31 am

With the right slapper this wouldn't be a bad thing.
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