I went to Kings Dominion in 2009 and pretty much had the same experience as you! Although I hate to wait about 20 minutes for Boo Blasters... But I'm pretty sure it was Scooby Doo back then, I don't remember. One thing I don't like about Kings Dominion is that the water park is inside the theme park, just like Hershey Park, I just was they were more separate. Other than that, KD is great!
Same thing goes for Busch Gardens Europe, I went in 2009 and was lucky enough to ride Big Bad Wolf a few weeks before it closed. I loved it, and it's a bummer they had to remove it. But I agree with you too, Griffon and DarKastle are fantastic rides!
And for your first Photo TR, you did a great job! Can't wait to see more