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I expect you'll see the most difference from Monday when colleges, universities and all schools should be back or at least doing induction (colleges and uni's)I'm hoping that queues in the coming weeks are quieter than today as it still seems fairly busy to me. There's a huge difference between the queues today compared to a few years ago in September. No I'm not expecting walk ons but queues below 60 mins. There's has been points today where every coaster has been 1+ hours
Yeah, this is what I'm hoping as well otherwise I might cancel my trip!I'm hoping that queues in the coming weeks are quieter than today as it still seems fairly busy to me. There's a huge difference between the queues today compared to a few years ago in September. No I'm not expecting walk ons but queues below 60 mins. There has been points today where every coaster has hit 1+ hours
Yeah, this is what I'm hoping as well otherwise I might cancel my trip!
Oblivion is normally the worst for being overstated. I remember it being advertised 80 and only waiting 40 so I just join it now days no matter whatIs it normal that the queue time boards often overstate the actual queue time? Yesterday it was mega busy and most major rides showed 60-90 mins for most of the afternoon. But other than Wickerman which was fairly accurate, I think most of the others we went on we queued less than the shown time. For example Galactica late in the day showed 70 and was no more than 35. Thirteen showed 80 mins and was around 45. From the Thirteen queue, Rita dispatches seemed very slow so we didn’t bother waiting. Perhaps it was on one train, or is it always slow?
I have to say that although we felt like we spent the whole day in queues (yes I know it’s still summer holiday for some, but I understood that some schools were back so was hoping for less punters), the staff were very efficient with dispatch. On Nemesis we went in the front row queue, a good number of people in front but we still seemed to get on it in no time, so fair play to the staff.
Never seen cars queuing way back up the main road just to turn into the car park before.
Oblivion is normally the worst for being overstated. I remember it being advertised 80 and only waiting 40 so I just join it now days no matter what
from my experiences this year, wicker man on 3 trains very rarely stacked 3 trains, in fact i wasnt hekd behind the station for that long either. From experience i would say the queue is 1.2X longer than it would be on 3 trains, so a 30 minute queue would turn into a 36 minute queue! Definitely has an effect on the queue but not drastically like galactica does on 1 stationOut of interest, is Wicker Man’s throughput drastically reduced on 2 trains compared to 3? I only ask because I notice that the ride seems to stack on 3 trains, in spite of the lightning fast ops on Wicker Man, so I’m assuming that WM’s 2 train throughput would not be a simple case of “3 train throughput x 2/3” due to the total ride duration being shorter on 2 trains (because of the aforementioned stacking not happening on 2).
Does 3 trains actually make a huge amount of difference to Wicker Man’s throughput, or is it only a matter of a negligible amount of pph? I’m certainly not complaining about Wicker Man being on 3 trains (I love that it’s exceeding its theoretical!), but I was merely intrigued to know.
I’m not denying that Smiler is a very popular ride, but its extremely long queues relative to the others might be helped by the fact that it doesn’t have the highest of throughputs compared to the others; I don’t know if this is the case all the time, but I clocked it at around 750pph on my last ride.Smiler running the show again this morning. I can't remember the last time it wasn't the most popular ride during the day