First things first. It’s probably worth saying check your ticket. When you book the cable car online you book for a morning or afternoon slot, at this point however it is not especially clear that you are also assigned a specific time slot. Not a problem if you planning to arrive early but this might catch you out if you under estimate the journey (winding roads) or perhaps didn’t realise there was a fixed ride time.
I was somewhat disappointed with the organisation at the lower cable car station. To be frank, it was chaos. There was simply no system or information available as to where to go or what to do. Queues did not seem to exist and there were no obvious person to ask for assistance. This led to hundreds of people in apparent confused limbo. The worst part was that when I asked for clarification from an official I was told, and I quote, “I am too busy to help you”. So much for the polite enquiry. We were further forced into a queue without even being asked our time slot. Unimpressed with this I forced the issue with the official to discover we were indeed in the wrong queue.
The views are spectacular, but they really need to think harder about how to deal with the quantity of people, they are clearly unprepared.
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