- Favourite Ride
- Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
According to RCDB, 1,100 riders per hour is actually the theoretical throughput that Thirteen was designed to hit, so this is actually pretty good, even with the baggage system. Although I have heard 1,200 in other places.For example: take Th13teen. This ride can, in theory, achieve 1,400pph. With the new baggage situation, it's probably down to around 1,100. But even then, not bad. However, add in the sheer volume of Wicker Man fastracks being dished out due to that ride being closed for whatever reason - and everyone makes a route straight to Th13teen. Also, because Th13teen opens late (11am), and there are frequent breakdowns, these people are then shoved through the ride in less hours than a full day. This means the main queue time is horrendous.
We also need to remember that since 2015, the park has seen cut after cut. In 2016 and 2017, the park managed because guest numbers were stubbornly low post-incident. However, this year we're seeing higher numbers. Not the numbers we'd have seen a typically good year (e.g. 2010) - but higher numbers nonetheless. And due to the cuts... the park simply cannot cope.
If you had to guess @AstroDan, would you say that the park this year is as busy as we'd typically see in a bad normal year e.g. 2012, if you get what I mean?