Went to the park this morning but missed the ride preview, although from the sounds of it I didn't miss much if it didn't open till 10. That's kinda lousy of the park IMO. Anyway, I went straight to Lex at 10:45 on the dot. Also as an FYI for anyone trying to use the single rider line, once I got to the ride they told me the single rider line didn't open until Noon.
So to waste some time I rounded the park one time and went on a few coasters. Lines for Colossus, Scream, Batman, Riddler, Superman, Goliath, Viper and Terminator we all practically walk-on before I left at 1:30. Operations were fine, and the park looked clean. X2 and Tatsu had long lines. Also, enforcement of loose articles and using lockeers was non-existent, which is fine with me. People were putting bags and souvenir cups on the side of the stations just like back in the good 'ol days.
Finally made it to Lex around Noon and got 3 rides waiting 5 mins max each time via the single rider line. The drop is great, and the trip up the tower is fun too, it seems like it never stops! On my first ride I got lucky and had a Superman car go up the tower just as we were getting to the top, and the tower shook pretty good. I think my favorite part of the ride is slowing down at the bottom of the drop. The forces are very strong, almost Goliath-helix-like and kinda make you realize how fast you were going and how quickly they bring you to a stop. It is a VERY long drop. Definitely re-rideable, definitely fun, and definitely thrilling. Funny side note, twice I heard guests mention the height of Lex. They were commenting how the ride didn't actually take you all the way to the top of the tower like they thought it would.
Tried some strawberry Dole Whip over by the former Log Jammer, and I think I found the best deal in the park. You get a huge cup of Dole Whip (with pineapple, mango, or strawberry flavors) for $3.49, or $3.80 after tax. It was very
good, and I was surprised how big it was, but I couldn't even finish it all!
Overall I had a great visit to the park, but as a warning for anyone who may be visiting anytime soon, it was 98 degrees, so wear light clothes and drink lots of water!