I was there too. I wish I would have seen you, I might have stopped you and asked for a picture with you!
I was in line for Tower of Terror when these girls were telling me California Screamin' got stuck at the top and they needed to remove people. By the time I got there, it was about 10 minutes away from launching the green car over the water.
I decided to ride the Sun Wheel since its been awhile. That day was eerily calm. Considering the 3-day weekend for many schools, I was really expecting the crowds.
I completely agree with you on Rockin' Space Mountain. It's truly...not Space Mountain.
Although, riding GRR 4 times in a row, without getting out of our raft, AND being the only two riders in there sure did make that day a great one. I wish I did Splash Mountain.
2. is there any noticeable differences that came about from the Really long rehab of the Matterhorn?
If you don't mind me answering....There is very little difference on the ride from the riders perspective. I'm sure the workers notice a difference as the ride has(from what I've been told) a new computer system. That's why after the refurb there has been some random down time for 40 minutes or so.
Some have said it feels smoother. They're on crack.