It seemed like the offseason was never going to end with this horrible winter and it was finally opening weekend. I got to the park just before 4:30 which wasn't a lot of time but enough to get some rides in.
Even though I processed my pass last fall, they still were using the biometrics and it took around 15 seconds of having a finger on the scanner until it said it was ok to enter.
Since Kingda Ka was closed I went to Nitro first to start the season. It was around 15 minutes. It was a little rough but not too bad. Batman was next with around a 10 minute wait including waiting an extra train for the front row. As usual it was very forceful.
The Dark Knight was also around 10 minutes. No effects were working and the lights would turn on and off throughout the ride. When the lights were off it was almost completely dark. I hope they can get at least the effects running last year working again like the writing in the tunnel lighting up.
Skull Mountain was a 3 train wait for the last row. Like TDK, none of the effects were working and there was a work light on near the brake run making almost the entire track visible as well as a work area.
I went back to Nitro waiting around 15 minutes again and went to row 8. It was a lot more rough.
It was around 6:15 and I went to the Yum Yum Palace. I normally get the grilled chicken sandwich and it was taken off the menu this year.
Runaway Mine Train was a 2 train wait and no ads were on the trains. Hopefully it stays that way this season.
Bizarro was running 3 trains with no wait except for the front. The fire wasn't working and the auger of doom had no mist. The shields were also not lit I guess since it was still light outside.
Green Lantern didn't have much of a line in the switchbacks and was probably around 10 minutes. Surprisingly the single rider line was open so I walked up the stairs and got right on the next train and got the last row.
Superman looked to be around 20 minutes and I didn't feel like waiting so I went back to Skull Mountain waiting 2 trains for the last row and then back to Nitro with no wait. Shelby was at the ride as a guest and was in the row in front of me.
I finished the day at Batman. There was no wait except for the front and I again waited 1 extra train for the front. There were so empty rows so I was able to move to row 6 and get on the final train of the night.
It was a great start to the season. I hope next time I get there earlier so I can get even more rides in.
Skull Mountain, 2x
Green Lantern, 1x
Runaway Mine Train, 1x
The Skyway had a car stuck in the middle of the ride
The perfect way to start the season
It seems fitting to have a Batman arcade game right near Batman The Ride and The Dark Knight
New custom ad for Skull Mountain
New Flashpass sign
This was in the window display of Attitudes. I thought it was strange to have a competitor pictured there.
New arcade game
Hopefully the Log Flume opens soon
They still say Northern Star
Batman's station 5 minutes before closing