We got to the park around 12:30 and had someone guide us into a parking spot which is always a nice stress free way to start the day. I overheard the parking guy say to his co-worker that this is as far as they made it out into the parking lot this year. It was far from busy though.
First ride was The Villain and it was a walk on with two trains running. It is amazing to me that even with only 2 ops on the platform that SFWOA couldnt get this coaster running at proper intervals. We were on and heading up the lift before the other train made it back. The ride was good with the trick track section being redone. But I dont think its running the way it should, maybe it was the partialy full trains, or the g-trains themselves. But the ride seemed to rattle and shift too much. Not what I was looking forward to after hearing the positive reports. Still a good ride, just dont think it's my favorite in the park anymore.
Big Dipper was down for awhile, but as soon as it was running again we hit it. I think ir replaced Villain as my favorite coaster at the park now. Its just so much fun and I find myself smiling like a little kid the entire time. The trees covering some of the dips really add to the ride too.
I thought the entire ride was getting re-tracked but only the first turnaround and the hill before it got the love. Its nice and smooth coming back now, very nice work. I hope the first drop gets it next year as its a little wash boarded.
Dominator was up and down for most of the day, some issue with the brakes on the final block not releasing but we did get one ride, but I had too much of a headache to enjoy it. It was a walk on with our train returning to an empty station. The crew was great.
RWB was still down and the path next to it was closed so I couldnt see what work was left. It doesnt look like it got too much though, was hoping to see the entire ride done, but all I saw was the first drop.
X-flight was running one train but they didnt need the second as we got on in one cycle. They had someone controlling the traffic onto the platform which is great. Nothing worse than an over crowded station.
That was about it really. Had a nice day with very little waiting. The park staff was nice, and worlds better than the six flags staff, especially in the ride operations dept.
Ps, dont see the shows.
It'd probably be hard to get that all set up with the late notice.
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