The great weather mixed with it being the first public Saturday of the season, meant the park was extremely busy yesterday. Crowd levels were more like a peak summer day, with around 10 coaches and the car park looking like it had gone into the overflow.
The remarkable thing, Thorpe managed it and rides were running at full capacity with good to very good throughputs, even if the queues were 40-60 minutes across the park. Flashback to last year, when the park only ran at half capacity and then everything broke, and then everyone left disappointed, this year's start was brilliant. Like last weekend, park management were very visible continually wandering around the park. Again, the atmosphere to me felt very positive.
Painting and signage at Tidal Wave and Jungle Escape have now been completed.
It was even busy enough for The Grill in Old Town to be open, however Fins was still on a limited menu.
But one thing that didn't work very well was Coke Freestyle. The machines were running less than half the options, with only sugar free options enabled, and machines regularly running out of things completely. It seemed that this was a temporary issue, along with some other technical issues they were having, but disappointing that they simply didn't have half the stock there in the first place. Really hope the non-sugar free options are enabled as was originally promised, as the current flavours whilst nice at the time of drinking, left a horrible lingering chemical taste for hours afterwards.