No disappointment. I live 30 min. from the park with a fun card but usually go for only a few hours to hit the coasters a few times each. Just waiting to hit griffon back to back (to back) once it gets cleared. Anyone hear of trouble/hangups mothers day? Any down time during the day?
Finally got my first ride o' the beast last night. Thought I'd drive down and see if it was full tilt after work. It was...got there at seven. Free preferred parking (great since I just have a fun card)?!?!? This happen to anyone before or is it just a late pickup thing? Def. another great addition...for BG and B&M. Very smooth...not too short or bittersweet. The MCBR isn't a killer but is actually my fav. section (second drop). Great airtime spots at the end and a great splashpool. The best part though was having a train full of people sooo excited and screaming/yelling the whole time. Such a high you get from being so "amped" about a new experience...not something I get often on coasters.
Dispatch was very tight last night. About 2.5-3 min. a train, two were running. I don't see the need for three trains as one is headed out when the other is coming in. Great ride ops. Hats off to them even for a soft opening period. *Note* Single rider line is to the left of in entrance hut. Didn't realize this till I was in the station, though people were good about packin' it in. S.R. line didn't move much from what I saw but maybe worth a try come the busy nights. Had a 40 min. wait with full trains....screw the queue in summer though. Should be in full operation now. I don't see a reason for them to have an off day (save maybe the 24th before official opening to get whatever unknown bugs out?) Plus the park is now open daily, so hit up a weekday if you can.
Got off about 8 and headed to Alpe...very neglected being so close to the new ride (2 min. walk). Had a fortunate walk on for the front (needed a single rider) after a five minute empty train brake check. Very shaky in all rows and seats for some reason. Maybe the cold last night (50's)...had another 4 walk-ons after that in mid to rear rows....followed by three consecutive rides in the last row. Gotta love rerides. Got 8 circuits in 50 mins. Add one more for Grif and not too bad for a couple hours at BG.