Actualy it seems about right. Because they are usualy rolling out a train as one is coming into the station. So for mathmatical purposes, lets assume that as soon as one train cycle ends, another is begining.
2m42s per cycle divided into 60 minutes = 22.22 trains per hour times 24 riders per train = 533 riders per hour.
While that first train should yield *about* 525, and the second one somewhat less (occasional stacking, etc., prob. sets the number at *about* 1K/hour), a third train, from my experience, doesn't usually increase capacity nearly as much for MOST rides...
Dominator runs two train operation at all times. The only time we run three trains is on some Saturdays & Special Events Days (Cleveland Clinic Days, Progressive Day, etc...) *** Edited 11/22/2006 7:46:14 PM UTC by crombiedude11***
Just two things really quick... Dominator takes 32 riders a train, not 24 as mentioned above and also, Dominator is amazing to see with three trains. When Geauga Lake re-opened under Cedar Fair in 2004, trains were being cranked out of the station. I remember making that turn to the lift and seeing trains coming off the midcourse. I'm sure that the ridership on Dominator will increase significantly seeing as the other side of the park is being thinned out.
I guess my last visit was too close to CF taking over, but on the day I was there, there were 3 trains on Dominator, and two on everything else (that could handle two trains). And, that being said, everything was a walk on or a 1 - 2 train wait.