I wonder this too. I’m wondering if it would actually give Anaconda the edge over Dominator, since Dominator has a couple dozen extra operating days thanks to Winterfest.
Last year maybe. In past years due to Winterfest probably not.
2018 Anaconda - 479,100 riders
2021 Anaconda - 437,230 riders
2018 Dominator - 833,451 riders
2021 Dominator - 469,780 riders
Dominator also usually benefits from opening earlier than Anaconda does but I still believe in terms of hourly average ridership Dominator usually beats out Anaconda and the rest of the rides in the park even with downtime into the equation.
For an even odder context. Here's the top 5 rides in total ridership in 2018, 2019, and 2021 based on the numbers I do have available (I do not have 2020's ridership numbers but I wouldn't particularly be interested in using them due to how limited KD's operating season was).
1) 833,451 - Dominator
2) 657,613 - Intimidator 305
3) 549,365 - Twisted Timbers
4) 516,812 - Backlot Stunt Coaster
5) 479,100 - Anaconda
(I am missing Racer 75's 2018 ridership numbers because the manual had to be updated in 2019 due to IOE giving Racer 75 new programming and as far as I know it never got officially published. Based on Racer's usual ridership history it would've been solid #3 behind i305)
1) 809,078 - Dominator
2) 659,438 - Intimidator 305
3) 616,386 - Racer 75
4) 607,087 - Twisted Timbers
5) 497,773 - Backlot Stunt Coaster
1) 469,780 - Dominator
2) 437,230 - Anaconda
3) 388,476 - Twisted Timbers
4) 372,977 - Intimidator 305
5) 346,850 - White Water Canyon
(I am also missing Racer 75's ridership but I would have no way of guessing how well it performed in ridership due to how different the numbers are for 2021 because of the reduced operating hours)