Haven't been to the park in years. Park open today from 10am-10pm. Arrived sometime after 10am. $10 parking. Didn't see the X-mas decor in the grand entrance, guess they finally got rid of it. Got on Silver Bullet, Jaguar, Montezuma's Revenge, and Boomerrang within the hour. Not that big of a crowd. Nearly a 1 hr wait for Ghostrider. Also hit the bumper cars, Mine train, train around the park, stagecoach, Mystery Lodge, Bigfoot Rapids, bumper cars, and stunt show. Had a $6 BBQ cheeseburger. The line wasn't really long, but the service was really slow. Not that great of a burger, not sure why it was BBQ. Wasn't worth it.
Silver Bullet- 1st time on it. Lots of +G forces. Not too much -Gs. It wasn't as scary as I expected, which I'm gladly okay with
Jaguar. Quite shaky. Kinda reminded me of Gadget's Go Coaster if it was bigger, longer, and had more leg room. THe fire and mist/fog effects didn't work. WOnder how long it's been like that. Noticed maybe a couple people in the Sierra Sidewinder construction site. Didn't seem to have much activity. The crane and "hot air balloon" ride parts were inbetween MR and Jaguar. They also had the water dummies... odd.
M's Revenge- 1st time on it. Got confused where the line went cause a chain broke off. A bit rough. The end with you're just sitting there in the air caught me off guard!
Boomerrang- 1st time. Also quite rough and I can certainly now see how it can give you whip lash. I don't really recall the ride attendants checking restraints with us... Had to sit for a while after that.
Ghostrider- 1st time. VERY rough, but a good woodie coaster. Lots of hills and both + and - Gs.
I wonder when all the coasters started having a seatbelt AND lapbar restraints. Wonder when line cutting and saving a place in line was considered against the law. Since when did KBF did not allow photography on their attractions and shows, much like LEGOLAND? Perlious Plunge and Log FLume were closed. No Bird Cage theater or Charles M. Theater shows. Even though the Charles theater had showtimes in the guide. Of course "attractions may close without notice". DID NOT want to try Xelerator. I'm still getting over my fear of roller coasters. Yet no one will ever acknowledge that Silver Bullet, Ghostrider, Boomerrang, and M's Revenge is a pretty big step for me. They'll all just keep pushing until they get THEIR way.
Lots of work stuff clearly visible to guests, such as ladders and carts. Also lots of visible backstage and odd themeing. Sometimes I wonder how some employees got their jobs in the first place. Some looked like they did NOT want to be there. But I do have to say I spotted a couple that did their jobs well. For instance, waiting for Ghostrider, the Ride op said "Thanks for riding Ghostrider: the fastest, longest, and tallest wooden rollercoaster around... now get out. Oh, excuse me. PLEASE get out". Those that line sound familar?
Left around 8:30pm.