To be fair, every ride that has a longer wait than Orion has a much lower capacity at least for this season. Orion’s queue line has been consistently full this whole season and moves fast while Diamondback’s queue line can have one-third the amount of people and still take as long. The two trains really hurts Diamondback while Orion is doing really well with all three trains in operation.
As for Vortex, the area actually surprisingly doesn’t look that bad with it missing as Kings Island has done a decent job of hiding it, but I do agree is needs replaced as soon as possible.
In terms of Planet Snoopy, I agree that it looks rather outdated and needs a complete refresh like what they did at Carowinds with Camp Snoopy. I still think it look a million times better than Nickelodeon Universe but not as good as it could.
Since there hasn't been an annoucment yet I would really doubt I we will see any thing new. A couple of new small kids flat rides and maybe adding some shade in the area.
I think of these could fit the area well.
Crazy that your B&M hyper has a longer wait time than your brand new B&M giga. I really want to see great things for the park and I hope Orion does them well and the ROI. Something block buster needs to replace Vortex and a kiddie area is aging and could use a good revamp. The kids area needs to have more shade as well.