Angry_Gumball Posted October 16, 2011 Share Posted October 16, 2011 ^Yes, posted from iPhone...actually, I attempted to use the speech capabilities but in a theme park environment, it's just too loud to recognize what I'm saying. Anyway, Just got back a little bit ago, will post some photos up tomorrow. Like mentioned, it was insane tonight! I went ahead and did Boofet again so I can get a few mazes in before insanity kicks in to full gear (which does not take long to happen). First 2 mazes were CarnEvil (1 minute wait thanks to Boofet) and the backwards Club Blood. Actually, CB got me pretty good a couple times. I was looking up at the high ceilings of the Pictorium when someone jumped out at me. ABW (who was with us) never being in the maze before and confused opened one of the black curtains only to reveal the theater seating right behind. Cool site to see but had to quickly tell him to go the other way. About 7:30ish, we take a ride on Demon before lines got insane, about 10 minute wait, however I did clock 2.5-3 minute dispatches. Next up was Toy Factory. The lines were beginning to fill up fast though it was probably a 10-minute wait. A few things to note: I'm not sure if it's just me but it seems as though the Toy Factory theme outside doesn't play as loud as it did last year. Also, through the maze, the talent just seemed to be...there...not really doing anything to get us except at the maze entrance. I do give kudos to the kid in the hat (observation room) for following my cousin while singing the TF theme. Otherwise, it was as though I was just walking through a themed room. This also seemed to be the case with CarnEvil and Slaughter House and even Club Blood. Honestly, I don't know what was going on tonight but it felt more lively on opening weekend. Black Widows Cavern also seemed to be lacking some characters. Top it off that we got e-stopped at the upper flume just before the drop, required draining the water. I also got to experience logs bumping into each other and getting splashed by it. Pretty wet finale for being stuck for 5-10 mins. We skipped by Werewolf Canyon due to the dead feel on opening weekend plus the line started almost by the $5 dryer, wrapping around the Flying Scooters (Firefall side), through the endless switchbacks and finally the maze. Already 10:00 and just completing the first loop, we head to Slaughter House. The line started by Club Blood's former entry, took about 30 mins to get through. At this point in the night, they were just letting people all in at once which in my opinion, just kills it. I understand they have to manage crowds and heard that at Knotts, things are similarly done. Slaughter House's element was not present, just a dark hallway. Finally, to end the evening was 1 last visit to Toy Factory once again, with the switchbacks nearly full. It took about 20 minutes to get through, and operations were the same, just let everyone in at once. To speed things up, Toy Factory's ending you can say had diarrhea...as in no force, as in now I know how long that hallway really is. Was cool to see but at the same time was a bummer that it was deflated. Scarezones and crowds...2 things that don't mix too well. First experiencing this with DeadMan's Cove. It was so crowded that I couldn't even find any of the park's talent, therefore, it was just a lit up area with music. Looking forward to visiting Gauntlet on my second lap had the same experience...saw a couple sliders but otherwise, too crowded to really enjoy walking through the scare zone. I'm sure by now you're getting my drift on the scare zones... Underworld Alley, I couldn't even find anyone, that crowded. In terms of rides, I'll get photos up tomorrow. Vortex was actually using switchbacks, along with Drop Tower. Demon's line was spilling out of the entry, Grizzly (I think was on single train tonight) possibly had its line spilling out into the courtyard area, and Flight Deck had a nearly full line (which was down when I passed by...so no Flight Deck tonight ). In the end, I still had fun but I totally preferred my visit on opening night. I do know it's going to get even worse as the month comes to a close so I better man up and get used to it (and take advantage of the Boofet). I am glad that tonight wasn't a night that I paid the $22 to get in plus dinner, or if I had paid even full price as I would have probably left disappointed. Shout-outs to Robman (Saw you at Demon, and earlier when heading to boofet), Ryan Davies (ran into him prior to doing my last maze, Toy Factory), Nibbler, and some of the park's talent I know. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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