General Queue Times Discussion

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  1. AstroDan

    AstroDan TS Forum Team Team Member

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    It really is busy. Given the low capacity on rides like Th13teen, Hex and Wicker Man at the moment, the queues are absolutely massive across the park - with some rides closed due to technical issues thus exacerbating waits.

    We have recently started to see 'Queue at Capacity' on more rides than just Smiler...

    Currently Rapids, Th13teen and RMT are "at capacity", with Smiler & Gangsta posting waits over 100 minutes.
     
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    I'd be interested to know if there's a percentage of people who book online but then don't turn up. Perhaps there's less no-shows now the weather has improved.
     
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    It’s the same across all Merlin parks, they have all clearly increased capacity massively compared to last season.

    There was a constant 4 or 5 rides always at capacity at Chessie on Sunday, with all parks having other rides at 100+ min waits all day. Social distancing is very much gone (and I would say impossible in open areas of the parks due to the amount of guests), so queues are actually worse as everyone is stood together, but rides are still running at low capacity.
     
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    Duel is currently also closed as its queue has hit capacity, the same has happened to Hex, Mine Train, GG, Rapids, Thirteen - all within the last day!
     
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    I guess as reliability is dreadful today, and was poor yesterday, it funnels everyone into remaining rides. I mean right now, the only coasters you can join a queue for are Spinball, Nemesis and Octonauts.
     
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    Isn’t RMT open as well?

    I guess 3 coasters out of 10 is better than nothing…
     
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    RMT was at capacity and has just re-opened.

    Better than nothing? It's DIRE - let's not dress it up.
     
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    Have they reduced the number of engineers or something? Never seen that many coasters down all at the same time for so long
     
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    Maybe it’s just one of those days where loads of breakdowns occur at once; a perfect storm of ride breakdowns, if you like?
     
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    ...but it isn't hell this week, oh no.
    Half term, sudden heat, covid rules easing...it was always going to be a fun week.
     
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    Totally agree with @AstroDan the availability and ride reliability today is shambolic. I do like that they are stating the queue times now for those rides at capacity rather than just saying closed. 2 hours for the smiler at capacity with barely any social distancing, that's got to be a joke right? It's 150 mins with the trains full pre covid let alone with reduced throughput. Wouldn't be surprised if its at least 150 mins
     
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    No wonder it's busy, schools off, lovely weather, lockdown restrctions lifted, possible 3rd wave incoming. The result is people feel they have to go.

    Combine that with limited capacity on the rides, and gremlins and it's a perfect storm for complaints.
     
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    Blade 50, FFF 55, Enterprise 70, Funk'n'Fly 75, Mixtape 100!!! Mental queues for the flats today! Even Hex is 45 and Duel is 25!
     
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    Is Wickerman still broken down today or is the queue just at capacity? Not sure how you're supposed to tell?
     
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    The queue time for the rides at capacity still displays - and there's a message which says "queue closed due to full capacity" - Wicker Man is just closed again.
     
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    I see Rita, Galactica and Oblivion have all been having some trouble too! Wonder if it's heat related
     
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    So it can't have its own topic reliability??? Anyway its a discrace at what point can you ask for a refund due to ride availability??? Its crazy here today and if you paid full price today questions need to be asked. People around are not happy!!! Just imagine if it was full capacity? It no hotter than they should be expecting for summer anyway either
     
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    Seems fairly full to me. Not many other parks where queues are reaching 2 hours during a pandemic. Seems strangley like the capacity is much higher than it should be...
     
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    Heck, even Battle Galleons is on 65 minutes!

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Battle Galleons with a queue before on any of my visits… I guess this is one of the days of the year where it comes in most useful.
     
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    There's gonna be a lot of free tickets given out today, methinks.
     
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