This is my first post/trip report on the forums so please bear with me as I try and figure it out!
Went to the park for opening weekend and overall things look pretty good. Naturally, not all the plants were in yet but the park still looked great!
Timber Terror was running great, it got some new track/wood in the far turn around. Lots of air, and it doesn't beat you up! New this year to both Tremors and Timber Terror (I think) are seat dividers and individual seat belts. I thought this really improved the ride experience since you were not smashing into the poor soul next to you the whole time.
Tremors was better than last year, it got new wood on the second hill over the pathway, and the final turn. It also got seat dividers and individual seat belts, which really helped make it more comfortable.
Aftershock was open, and I heard it was smoother than last year. Didn't ride it because I just can't handle it, but another person in my party did and gave me that report.
Corkscrew got newly colored restraints, same ones just black instead of yellow, but it's now in desperate need of a paint job. Last year it looked tolerable, but I don't know if they sandblasted it or what, but it looked terrible this year. The yellow supports are more chalky white than anything and even the black track looks bad. There are a bunch of orange and red tags on the supports, but I don't know what that means. Also it appeared they had replaced some of the support bars on the first corkscrew, and they were unpainted. I hope they are gonna paint it soon otherwise it will look really bad for the Golden Tickets in September.
In other news, the park has gotten a new TIlt-A-Whirl. They were still putting it together, so it wasn't open, but hopefully its up done soon. Its almost in the same spot as the old one but its a little farther off the midway than before. It looks good and all but I'm going to be pissed if its not as good as the old one. The old one went really fast and it was so easy to get it to spin. It appears the new one has the old style restraint, which is good, but I'm worried about that is won't be as fast.
Also, across from the new Tilt-A-Whirl the log flume got a new fence. An I have to be honest, but I think it looks ugly. Before you could see most of the log flume going around and it was fun to watch both on ride and off, but now the fence is so tall you can't see at all. I think they did this so that they can run the log flume in the dark for Scarywood, but I think they could have done a better job. It will probably look better as they plant flowers and trees, but I'm so far not a fan of this improvement.
A change I am a fan of is that they got new fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo! The old small fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo by the arcade and General Stuff Mercantile have been removed and replaced with the same fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo that Boulder Beach has used the last couple of seasons. They are the kind with a pass code that you program and then can use all day. The ones on Main Street are behind the Carousel, and the Country Carnival ones are where the smoking area/ATM was. I didn't get any pictures of them but they look nice, and are a great improvement.
The park also widened some paths around the park and I think they cut down a few trees in Country Carnival.
Now, on to the pictures!