Guys - long time following, first time poster.
Was at the park today and after a 120 min queue most morning and into the afternoon, it came down to around 70 mins late in the day. I went single rider, and got on within I'd say 20 minutes. There was at least 1, if not 2, single riders per train. Rarely 3.
The ride ran smooth all day today, bar around 30 mins downtime late in the day.
Absolutely great ride, but do have some observations, which seem to be recurring issues. Firstly the screeching from the wheels is pretty alarming, and can be heard from pretty far away even when approaching the ride. Secondly I noticed the trains really struggle over some of the inversions, they almost seem to go slow motion! Thirdly, I was aware of all the on ride effects which were so hugely hyped & anticipated prior to the opening, but even whilst looking out for them I did not catch any of them! Lastly, the track seems pretty scuffed, but in a way that I do not think is meant to happen! Just seems too much scuffing for a ride that has barely been open to public 2 weeks!
I almost felt unsafe on the ride due to all the problems I know it is experiencing, and the screeching whilst on it did not add to me feeling this way! I know the ride is perfectly safe, but the thought just sticks to the back of your mind nonetheless
All in all, absolutely chuffed that I managed to ride it so soon after its opening. There were 5 of us, but our desire to ride it outweighed any benefit of queueing over an hour and sitting on the same train, so we all went single rider. I would hugely recommend people consider this, as all 5 of us got on in the space of 4 trains!
Last edited by zazaz
on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.