Hotwheels Sidewinder is a very fun roller coaster, with some intense inversions. It has its rough moments, but overall, it's quite smooth.
Hotwheels Sidewinder contains many intense elements including its two inversions, but is just not as intense as some other roller coasters in Australia like Buzzsaw and DC Rivals Hypercoaster.
The new Vekoma restraints are uncomfortable at first, but once the ride starts the restraints seem fine. The ride has its rough moments including the helix into the dive loop and the loop, if you don't keep your head back.
The ride seems long enough, but might be better with some more intense inversions
There is minimal theming in the queue and none during the ride that has to do with Hotwheels.
Sometimes Hotwheels Sidewinder's operations are quite slow, but it never attracts a large crowd, and there is always a short wait.