Potentially big news:
Steel Vengeance is open
right now. This is the first time the ride has been open for Early Entry on a weekday all season so it looks like the days of it being quietly swapped out for Magnum and having a scheduled (but not advertised) noon opening are potentially over.
This is great news if it keeps up. I will be there sometime in the next week, most likely Friday or Sunday.
Which brings me to a question. I have a platinum pass and have no qualms buying FL+. So which is the better day? I assume Sunday would be a bit less crowded. My only visit to CP was on a Wednesday/Thursday after all the schools in the area were back in session. This trip will most likely be KK>KI>CP but could also easily be CP>KI>KK. I bought KI FL+ on the President's Day sale and assume it would be best used on Saturday.
That first visit to CP I rode all the adult coasters in one day. Then did laps on Maverick and Millennium Force during early entry the next day. AFAIK, Steel Vengeance did not open at the start of early entry either of those days last year, FWIW. It may have opened at some point during early entry, but I had moved on to the best two coasters in the park.