The yeti was the payoff for the ride! You may have flew by it but there was no doubt what you saw and what a payoff to the story it was! I just rode it for the first time with the broken yeti and it was still fun but i did not even see the yeti its so far back! It was very disappointing to me! If it takes 6 month or longer it will be well worth it to have the ride to its full glory!