No. The lift hill is a separate block from the Brake behind it. So 2 trains can be at the bottom of the first lift hill. So one could dispatch and after 10 seconds it'd be clear of the first brake block. Then dispatch second train and that waits on this brake until the lift is clear.
Some exciting Merlin institutional investor news breaking this morning:
Merlin Entertaintments Plc were advised by one of its leading shareholders, ValueAct Capital, to reverse its flotation onto the stock exchange, re-purchase its shares and once again become a private company.
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Entirely true. It is also often overlooked that Merlin's Board of Directors have the KPIs directly linked to their bonus remuneration.
As far as I am aware/constantly see, is that "VIPs" (I use the term loosely) used to complain forever and a day, over the most insignificant of things!
It isn't discrimination because many theme parks around the world, including BPB, implement this method. You also forget that the whole point of the RAP queue is that it can be kept to a minimum. So, if every man and his dog joins with 3 carers then it means there's a big queue for it - which...
Off topic, I know.
Alongside the removal of VIP Passes, in order to boost further capacity Merlin should hastily review the RAP rules, something in line with BPB who have a great system. Only 1 carer and a time card system.
Implementing this system across all RTPs would hugely increase capacity.