If you're gonna wait for one coaster, why not wait for the others? I don't get some people either. :) Were YOU on the rollback? I was bummed because I missed a Kingda Ka rollback by two trains on Friday night.
I was there Sunday and waited for it to reopen after it was down earlier in the day and got it open and the first few trains barely made it over. The few times ive ridden TTD over the years no roll back and this year i have 3 now.
On Sunday TTD had a flashback to 2004, it was down more then it was up. Thankfully, I did snag a ride. The park was not too crowded, managed to hit Raptor twice with a less then 30 min wait midday (I would not be surprised if Raptor joined Magnum as rides that no longer have a long line with the next new coaster.)
I also managed a personal best on my Magnum Marathon, 6 times in 40 min at closing, thanks to some single riders in my favorite row, the crew kicking butt, and having ride 6 be the last train of the night (which I only care about because that meant that I got on 6 times instead of 5.)
^Not too many years ago, during the summer the best you could really hope for with Raptor was an hour wait midday, the last couple times I have been at the park, that wait has been halved. It still has long lines in the morning, but after that its short (I also noticed on my way out at 10:30 that it had finished for the night.) It reminds me a lot of what Magnum was like in 1999.
Also remember, park attendance has been flat recently, if you build a new ride but about the same amount of people come each day, that means that all those people who will fill that coaster line with the standard 2-3 hour wait have to be pulled from somewhere.
No one really knows for sure, due to all the variables, but Sunday and Monday are usually less crowded then Saturday. Use your PP benifits to hit Maverick and MF during ERT, and be in line for TTD a few minutes before 10. That way you get 3 out of 4 of the "long waits" done by 10:30/45. Once you are done with TTD, start a loop around the triangle, hitting up Power Tower, Widcat, Iron Dragon, Mantis, etc. Then once you have done that, start doing the main midway rides holding out on Raptor until late afternoon (3-5) as it has much shorter waits then.
Rephpt, excuse me?? What is your damage? I joke around about being heavy, but I assure you, I'll have no problem fitting on either one of those rides. And why would my husband be crazy for not cheating on me? That's a horrible thing to say. You can go ahead and bite me.