To answer a couple of points.
-Wipeout did once have water underneath, and fountains, but again tough water restrictions have seen them turned off.
-The Eureka Mountain Mine Ride (The mouse) ain't coming back, it's been SBNO for over a year, and the queue line rails have been ripped out and the queue house is being used for an eating area. Of DWs recent actions this has annoyed a lot of people because it was a fun little ride that was one of the classic older rides at the park.
-No, he is right in disliking the Cyclone queue, personally I have always thought it looked crap thematically, and DW maintenance record hasn't helped. Its supposed to be some sort of Cyclone research center. You used to queue up on the inside of the building, and go around the outside on the way out (and shortcut down the emergency exit stairs if you were smart
But they switched the arrangement, presumably so people queuing on the outside would have plenty of time to admire the water park next door.
-The reason TOT is between 2 kids areas is because it was built before the two kids areas. And the entrance skull was on the other side of the building.
-There ARE queue switchbacks for the rides that need them, they never over flow though, they fit everyone fine, its just that you move stupidly slow through them. When you go to MW you can see they have proper switchbacks there.
Oh, and I forgot to ask, did you check out the back half of the park with the animal exhibits?