I was at the park from 4 to 8 today. Apollo was down the entire time. The lady at the entrance said it should be opening. As I was leaving, there were 3 guys climbing the staircase. I have no clue why it was down that whole time. I remember hearing that it was down last Sunday as well.
Last Sunday from what I heard it was a Station issue and not ride system. Today I do not know. I am sure one of those privvy to info can reach through sources when they read this though. Thanks for the info!
Back makes the ride better overall because you're being thrown over the hills. I don't really like being pushed through everything because the air time isn't as present as in the back. Sure having the wind in your face is great, but it doesn't come up to the variety of forces you experience in the back.
You got it! When I get off Griffon, I always say, "That's my favorite!" and when I get off AC, I always say, "That's my favorite!" and when I get off Alpie, I always say ... you get the idea!
All great rides, very re-rideable, and AC vs Alpie are such different types of coasters -- AC still smooth and fast, and LONG (or at least it feels that way), Alpie just keeps turning you this way and that after that first spectacular curving drop. Griffon kinda combines the two with smooth and fast but with the loops too (just too short, but I love it).