I'm going to start off by saying this visit was much better than Opening Day eight days prior. I got in nearly ten times as many rides and didn't wait more than five minutes at any one stand for food or beverage. Let's start at the beginning of the day.
This was a little after ten o clock. It was foggy, misty and not nearly as crowded.
Tweety was just waiting for a hug so I gave him one and took a selfie before proceeding to security.
Not knowing how many people were already in the park, I decided to go to Superman as it's close to the entrance and I could actually see how many people were in front of me. I waited until ten thirty, that's when The Dark Knight opened and it's line disappeared into the show house. At Superman, we were informed by ten forty that they were behind. I took advantage of this to go ride Dark Knight.
Superman was still down, as well as V2. That gave me the opportunity to go to Batman. Even after my 5 rides on Batman, V2 was still not open. On to Goliath!
The line honestly wasn't that bad. However, there was still one train operation. Long Story short, the red train was testing yesterday and valleyed in the twist and shout. Of course, it was taken out of operation for guests' safety. It was a shock to the Coaster Enthusiast community, the General Public, as well as park staff. My friends informed me that RMC was not even aware that this was a possibility.
X-Flight had one train operation and the other train could be seen in storage. After being recruited twice for Mission X-Flight I went on Giant Drop. Raging Bull was temporally closed, but found success walking into front row on Viper. Whizzer had station waits, as well as V2. If you haven't noticed already, nothing had a line. The exception was Goliath which had a one hour wait, due to reduced capacity.
After having a slice of pizza and a free refill, I checked out the progress in Hometown Park. I have to say, the park really stepped it up in the week that passed.
The actual bugs were on sight, as well as Red Barron planes.
Batman broke down right as I was about to board. If it was more crowded, I would have waited it out. However, I waited less than a minute for Front Row. I decided to go to Superman. I get in front row, and it just stops on the chain. I of course wasn't scared because I know it's ultimately for our safety, the restraints are locked in position, and I've seen it happen many times before. The exception is I've never been actually stuck on the rides. It was pretty cool, the Superman Manager walked up to tell us what's happening, what's going to happen, and we'll be moving shortly. Afterwards, we all received a one-time Flash Pass for the inconvenience.
In Conclusion: The weather and date definitely contributed to my experience. The looming rain scared people off, and it was Mothers Day for crying out loud. All of the rides experienced some form of technical difficulties. That didn't matter though, as I was able to get on ever major attraction in the park at least once. My total rides were thirty eight.