this may not be what happened wherever you were.....but the way we do ours is one group from the general admission line, then one from VIP, then one from general admission, then one from VIP, etc. etc. because you can't just stop the general admission line all together or it would never move. For us so far this year the VIP hasnt been an issue because we are getting our groups through so fast, but last year the VIP cut the wait times by 2 hours on these busy weekends coming up, even when alternating. We also give a set of VIP dogtags to everyone who buys VIP tickets, so they feel like they are getting more for their money than just skipping lines.