So me and t'missus decided to go to the park today, thinking there was an off chance it might be open.... so glad we did! Waited in the morning near Smiler after over hearing that there was a chance it would be open today from one of the staff. Waited about 2 hours or so, then it opened and we were let down into the queue area for another half an hour or so of queueing. Absolutely well worth it! We were queueing with some very friendly and very excited girls, though, which... you know... just makes everything better, ha.
Took some snaps and that.
The ride was completely awesome! It was a lot smoother than I was expecting it to be, given that it's Gerstlauer; however there were a few jerky spots, the most noticable being on the second part of the Cobra Roll - a pretty big jerk there. But very smooth on the whole.
That 3D projection mapping is all on the indoor queue area, and not in the tunnel on the ride as I previously thought it might be. The indoor section of the queue is really awesome, though, to be fair!