if i recall correctly SPinball Wizzer was closed during its first month of operation in 2004 to reinforce the suports to reduse the swaying? may be wrong on that but thats what i seem to remeamber being told.
Spinball was indeed closed in the early months of 2004 which was during my first ever visit. However I believe it had something to do with the carts and restraints as Dragon Fury was also closed for the same reason. Apparently there was a health and safety scare at the time. This was just after the unpleasant incident at Oakwood when a girl had a fatal accident on Hydro.
It was bad timing, having a new ride close for several months shortly after opening.