To quickly continue the security side track. I've felt they've been more visible wandering the site this year, but for the quiet season so far they've had very little to do. On the quiet days I've seen some having fun in places and a couple of the guys I've seen regularly there are really friendly and know the parks well.
When I was there a couple of weeks ago I noticed there were more security on and that they were more active in their role, watching areas and taking people aside to talk to them.
What I have noticed is that for whatever reason staff have not typically been confronting things (blind eye to people filming on the coasters with their phones in plain sight for example). In the case of robbery, this is probably protocol to ensure staff safety. I would have hoped there was a rapid assistance system in place though. I also hope that staff feel supported enough to be able to challenge things.
And to say something about Colossus, umm, hadn't noticed the base of some supports were painted this year...