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Great Views Long Queues
Member Name: DKW
Date: 08/07/00, updated on 08/07/00 (64 review reads)
Advantages: Great Views
Disadvantages: long Queues
There are two sides to this rather unusual attraction the fantastic and the terrible. Constructed as a giant big wheel where the carriages are all enclosed you stand in it as it goes slowly round and gives you some spectacular views of london. For anyone who remembers the view from the Post Office Tower before they closed it this is even better. You can see for miles, and as the wheel is slow to turn there is plenty of time to look out and spot the attractions and land marks which are well known. The only criticism here is that there was nowhere n the carriage to sit down, and as it is a long ride some seats would have been a good idea.
If you like queuing you'll love the London eye. There is a complex ticket system which involves getting into the right queue for the right type of ticket (now, tomorrow, group bookings etc), and the when you have the ticket it is like the system which other attractions such as Cadbury's World, or some theme parks give out because it gives you a time to come back, this doesn't get rid of the queues as even then there id a wait, so if you do get a ticket for a future time, get there early.
Advance booking ids probably a good idea if you can get round to doing it as it will save a lot of time on the day of the outing, especially if it is as a treat for children, who invariably get fed up in queues.
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