Trip Report 7.17.22. First Impressions of WW:FOC
Got into the park at 5:30pm yesterday. Headed straight to WW:FOC and the inside queue was full but that's it. Took about 17 minutes to get on.
After this I got rides in on TC, Scream!, Tatsu, Ninja, and strolled around the park at sunset before returning to WW at 7:30, where I got on 7 times in just one hour. The wait was never more than half of the inside during this and the line was constantly moving. I was big dizzy after my 7th straight, so I headed back to TC to re-calibrate my senses.
In total, I got 8 rides on WW. Rows 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, and twice in the back.
My back row rides were my favorite for sure. The drop was insane and the whole ride was just so fun. Loved being whipped over all the elements. I will say there is more of a rattle in the back than the front, but we are talking about a super minimal rattle, certainly nothing to take away from the awesomeness.
Something interesting to note here. On my last ride (row 1), they ride-stopped us on the lift hill. A team member ran up the lift, told this kid to put his phone away, ran back down, and restarted the lift. Whole thing took no longer than 3-4 minutes. It was interesting to see them paying such close attention to loose articles on this ride. I appreciate it, although I can see it being a little frustrating if you are in line and it is slowing things down. Of course, this is not the park's fault anyway. They do a good job at reminding you no loose articles.
My thoughts: Wonder Woman is the perfect addition to the park. A fast-moving line, smooth, super fun experience that appeals to just about everybody, and a ride that feels unlike any other in the park. I was worried about it feeling slow, or too much like TC, but alas I was pleasantly surprised in pretty much every way. The pacing on this thing is exceptional. Thankfully that MCBR is not on as that would really damper the experience. I am so happy to have this high capacity attraction at the park and will be going on this multiple times a visit. 9.5/10 addition for the park. Would be a 10, but...
RIP Green Lantern!
My only gripe: The queue. I do not care that they opened the ride in an unfinished area (DC). I am happy it is open. But, the floor in the queue was a complete mess, people were peeling the paint off the walls, and that room is a literal hot box. The locker situation is not *terrible*, just pretty bad, and is also very ugly IMO. The slight attempt at theming is fine, but again the rest of the mess is a bad look. The locker situation is also set up for people to easily cut back to the front of the line after getting off which is a shame. The loading platform itself is pretty cool though with the moving trains.
Thank you RMC for bringing two world-class coasters to Magic Mountain in the last 7 years.
I can't rank it above TC or X2, but it might be giving Tatsu a run for its money. Time will tell.