It was pretty much over an hour all day on Saturday!I don't think the queue hit anything over 10 minutes all day
I agree with pretty much all of your points furie, especially the umbrella. I was actually confused at that point as to why it was raining on me. They shold have done it as short squirts when the monster growls, to actually make half feel like its his slobber.
Sort out the effects in the lifts, spend an extra minute in the actual ride area, and some extra time in the exit lift (I dunno, have all the lights go off for a bit, go quiet, people getting scared from being in the dark in a lift, then bang, more monster action on the lift...)
I also found it odd boarding a drop tower at the top...