A few years ago, when I was going to be in London for a couple of days, I decided I wanted to ride the London Eye. I had walked past it a few times, looked at the line, and said no. I hate long waits, crowds and lines. I looked online and discovered that I could book a "champagne flight" that included a glass of bubbly and a scheduled time with direct access to the front of the line. We gathered across the way, in the ticket office, walked across as an escorted group and went directly into the next available car. Champagne was served, it was a wonderful ride, just at sunset.
Ah, well worth the extra cost. I have learned to check online and see if reserved tickets are available.
What tips do you have for skipping the wait?