- Jul 27, 2015
Oh, I know the Six Flag numbers are a tinge inflated and the Universal numbers are undersold. This doesn't even account for cycling differences (Six Flags will typically run only or (max) two trains at a time, whereas Universal... yeah.10 hours is generous.
EPA has the park opening at 8 most days and they start cycling around an hour before park open. Universal closes on average around 9PM most of the year now and there's also many private events that the ride is rented out for. HHN specifically puts a lot of stress on it as the park operates from 7am to 2am on HHN days. Granted I believe rides close around midnight during HHN, but still, that's about 18 hours that Mummy is pumping during an HHN day from 7:00a-Midnight (considering they have to opening early for cycling).
I'd use 12 hours for the average amount it's operated per day and that's at minimum. Especially considering that even on days the park closes at 8 or 9, the ride is easily putting in 12-13 hours of cycling.
The overall point being the age of attractions at seasonal parks cannot compare with year-round theme parks.