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Are the Olympic sites worth the wait?

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rsz_8026331.jpgHeading out to celebrate Canada's first gold medal? If so, be prepared to wait in line. Many of the city's event sites have seen long lineups since the opening ceremonies last Friday.

TransLink reported the LiveCity Yaletown site reached capacity by 7:30 p.m. last Friday and lineups were promptly shut down. Other sites - including the Irish House, the Atlantic Canada House and the Robson Square Zip Line - have been experiencing lengthy waits.

In addition to lineups, many sites are charging entrance fees. According to the City Caucus website, the Irish House charges a $10 cover before 7 p.m. and $20 after. While some may embrace the costs and waiting times at Olympic sites, others are frustrated:


@dailyuncooking Gotta say despite waiting 4 hours to get into German House on Saturday, it was awesome inside. Great bratwursts! #olympics

@jlmckenzie Am hearing there is a 2 hour line up for the #irishhouse!

@OliverBloom It was fun to see so many people downtown yesterday for the Olympics but such long lineups everywhere. Were the lineups worth it?

@stodmyk Already a two-hour lineup to see (& touch!) the medals at the Mint Pavillion. #van2010 #olympics #lineups

@AlexeiRWhite Foiled by lineups everywhere we go. LINES.. LINES.. LINES!!!... #olympics

(Retrieved from Twitter, Mon Feb 15, 2010).

We want to know which sites YOU think are worth the wait .. and we want to know why. From the prices and lineups, to the overall experience and mood, we want to know which sites get your vote.

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