For what it's worth, I have been to IB on a hot, sunny July 4th, and although the park was the most crowded I have ever seen it, it was not too bad. I never waited more than 20 minutes for Cornball or Hurricane.
I can't wait to hear the ride reviews and see a POV. As much as I'd like to think it would open today (Sunday), it's kinda hard to believe given State cirtification is needed. If they have it, I would have thought it would have opened to riders yesterday since it was testing.
Apparently "S & S Power would not release the ride to IB on the 4th as planned. They were not yet satisfied with it even though the State Inspectors gave a "go" as I understand the situation. The Hawg looked like it was working beautifully on those test runs. It may have quietly opened by now and the Media event is now being organized." according to the winner of the first rider contest.
I love the descending heartline roll thingy.... You accelerate through it...Crazy...
You know... almost all the inversions on this ride should just be called "thingy"s... That's what I think of when I watch it... Half of me wants to say "That's Awesome"... the other half wants to say "That's ridiculous..."
Maybe I will go down and try it next weekend :) Glad its only a 90 minute drive for me.