Some additional "on the ground" experience data for everyone... apologies up front if too lengthy.
Had a planned visit yesterday (6/15) to KI for a full day of dry park activities. First of all, the day was awesome!!! Taking a mid-week day off of work to enjoy the park is well worth it. I was a little concerned about crowds, as the weather forecast was known to be "cooling down" after the recent heat, and CP is still closed Tues/Wed possibly pushing the numbers up at KI--but the crowds were very reasonable.
I was able to get 2 rides during early ERT on Orion, then also completed the day with 2 more rides just before 8pm (boo on the 8pm closings, looking forward to longer hours soon). Went through most of the coasters at the park (but didn't hit up Planet Snoopy). Also was able to ride numerous flats, and got a great view of the parking lot (which wasn't full) from WindSeeker. The longest wait...BLSC, ugg that line moves sooo slow--will probably start skipping it. Also noticed everyone is getting assigned rows, even on The Beast (I was used to them allowing some flexibility there...). Depending on the operators, they may be accommodating if you asked for a specific row and there weren't a lot of people in the station--it was really specific to the situation.
The ride restraint checking consistency is bizarre. Some rides they tug on the seatbelt, and restraint after you fasten them (asking you for hands up), others they want to push the restraint down for you after you fasten the seatbelt. Then some want you to tug on the seatbelt visually for them, but then they pull on the restraint later to check, and finally the best was a "giggle the handle" request on The Bat where you were asked to check the OTH restraint by actually shaking it. For a seasoned rider, this just struct me as odd. I wasn't sure whether to hold my hands up, or to assist while they watch. The ride announcers didn't always help in clearing this up either. I realize some of this is training, and post-Covid policies evolving.
General notes: I really liked all the now functional theming on Adventure Express, we also stopped to watch the clock on the Festhaus and people around got involved with the chicken dance. Still noticed a lot of training going on, with supervisors and red shirts working together in a number of positions. Stacking was rather likely on many rides; everything was functioning, but it didn't feel like people had hit a good "groove" yet. By the way, Orion has a really hard lurch at the break run where you slam back into the seat--I think they could tame this with some better control logic. Also, one of the screens in Mystic Timbers was still down (recalling from someone's prior comments). Bathrooms were clean enough, but paper towels seemed to be a little sparse (numerous empty holders). It was hit or miss on the sanitizer dispensers throughout the park (usually more of a miss with more empty).
Hit up Coney Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse for meals, both were excellent in terms of the food. The Brewhouse had some issues with order delivery (two out of three orders arrived with no issues, but the third one was lost?), they eventually figured it out. Got some Graeters ice cream for an afternoon cool down, unfortunately they are understaffed here and really need some training. You would order and pay for your ice cream order, and then again tell the person actually making the ice cream what you ordered (with some corrections about what needs to be ON the sundae per the menu board)--needs some work here. Free ice water was easy to get everywhere, no issues.
Crowds seemed okay with no "media newsworthy" events. But I did witness two line jumping situations (both on Mystic Timbers). The first attempt was sad and people called them out for it, they left the line on their own. The second attempt we saw from the top of the stairs just before the station, but it was occurring down below in the back section. The line separator also heard the commotion and witnessed what had occurred and said "they won't be riding today"--I'm not sure how that was eventually resolved. Phones on rides still seems to be a thing...why? Last ride of Orion someone in the front proceeded to selfie video their entire ride (with their arm up at a 45° angle), not sure how you can actually enjoy a ride even trying to do that. He did manage to hold onto the phone (lucky for us behind him during the ride, but I really wished he had lost it at the break run). Unfortunate commonality in all of the above events--tweens. I really hate to broad brush an age group like that, just noting the apparent age (and lack of maturity) of those in the infracting groups.
In summary, it still has an "early in the season" vibe to it, but overall a great day. The number of rides we were able to hit was great, even with the shortened hours. It felt as though everyone on the staff we interacted with were really trying their best to make it a great day. Can some of the above be in the "nit-picking" category, absolutely. I just wanted to share all of my personal experiences with the group.