I went yesterday (Tues). As someone said above, it was very busy! Didn't even contemplate the smiler as we didn't get there early enough and I hate queuing too much.
Getting back to the topic though, the river rapids was closed for essential maintenance. I looked on the website today and it's still closed. Anyone know what maintenance they're doing? It was disappointing as I took my girlfriend who hasn't been since she was young, and being a hot day we wanted to go on something wet! And for most of the day the queue for the flume was 60mins plus. Presumably because the rapids were closed. Can't they do this maintenance at the start of the season or before the middle of summer???
Limabeancross, I'm sure if you speak to customer service they can sort something out. If you tell them you came with the intention of riding the river rapids they will help. It could be anything from fastracks to 2 more tickets.
However, I am lucky enough to have had good dealings with customer service many people have not. So, do not take my word as the only source of information.
As for the maintenance question, it was probably necessary to keep the ride running properly.