Report: I meant to write my TR a week ago, but I never was able to get around to it until now. Since the it was the very first weekend of Fright Fest this year, as well as the weekend with a "Bring a Friend Free" offer in the Season Pass coupon book, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to visit the park. My mother and I arrived about half an hour before the park opened and were able to enter the park slightly early thanks to my season pass. Surprisingly, the non-pass visitors were forced to crowd up in front of the metal detectors before 10:30 instead of letting people into the park early but closing off the different section like usual. Anyway, we haven't been on the Safari Off-Road Adventure at all yet, so we made sure to get there first, especially after seeing the crowds it got from our previous visit. I really loved what they did with the conversion and it was very entertaining to see the animals again (especially during Fright Fest, which is a first). It was very good, but definitely not worth the 3+ hour lines that it's said to have.
After the Safari, we decided to head over to Bizarro, which was completely barren compared to the Safari line once we got off from there. I was able to snag 3 consecutive rides while my mother unfortunately couldn't survive more than one. We saw that the Runaway Train had a relatively long wait, so we went on the Skyway which barely had a line at all. By about half past noon, the crowds really started to swarm in, so we decided to eat lunch outside of the park. By the time I came back, practically every time had longer lines than I would've expected (although I was able to get a ride on the Parachutes with a <10 minute wait). I went by Rolling Thunder to see if anything had happened yet, but it looks like that it hasn't been touched at all since it was closed, so maybe they'll start demolishing it later on after Fright Fest is over. Unfortunately, I had to leave the park around 3:00 because I remembered that I had some school-related stuff to do back home (I live about 2.5 hours away from the park BTW). I wasn't able to stick around for the nighttime festivities, but I still was able to enjoy myself overall. Hopefully I'll have better luck next year....
Ridecount: Safari Off-Road Adventure 1x
Overall: 4 out of 6 flags.
I'll be posting the pictures shortly...