I know. I tried years ago to reply, but every time I did, the system killed my account Maybe it didn't want me replying to an old topic. Anyway, since we were actually at the park recently and I asked the question, and there was a forum update, I thought I'd share the info I received, FWIW.
Actually, it is absolutely correct. I, too, remembered FITH being different and longer, with scenes that are now missing compared to the 1970s and early 1980s. When we were there this past November (2020), I asked a ride operator, and he confirmed that the ride had been shortened from around 5 minutes to around 3 minutes by taking two major sections of track offline.