While not impossible I think that highly unlikely. There is to much walkway in the way and building like that would further isolate Flight of Fear and i305 I just don't see it happening. Also I don't see it as likely that the park gets a ride of that size I find it far more likely that we end up with something more along the lines of copperhead strike then another behemoth. If they are going to build something large I much rather see it at the dino site to give the park a more balanced and even feel to it. Also I feel like the idea of loosing to coasters to get one is s bad idea.You know a ride that starts at the Volcano location and then jumps to the Anaconda location wouldn't be that far of a stretch.
I could be wrong but I think Lake Charles’ status as an environmentally protected wetland means it’s safe from being removed. Does anyone know for sure whether that’s true?
That said, even though I think I’m far from alone in believing Anaconda is now by far Kings Dominion’s worst coaster (with the demise of the other two members of the “Terrible Three,” Shockwave and Hurler), I think it would be a huge mistake to remove the coaster anytime soon without an immediate and incredible replacement lined up. The park seems to be getting a ton of (somewhat unwarranted, in my opinion) flack for having removed several coasters in the past few years, and adding another one to the list won’t help that image. Plus, especially with Volcano gone, Safari Village can’t afford to lose another coaster anytime soon.
I think the biggest shame of Volcano’s sudden demise, even more than the loss of the mountain, is that its removal has completely thrown KD’s 5 year plan right out the window. In my perfect world, Anaconda should be gearing up to go to join the other 2/3 of Lake Charles in the big amusement park in the sky, but that’s been completely derailed with the gaping hole left by Volcano’s death.
Joe, keep in mind that "Lake Charles" was a man-made body of water created roughly around 1973-1974. The lake was fed by natural springs in that area. I have never heard nor seen what the land looked like before the construction of KD. Whether there was a natural pond or swampland where the original lake stood is unknown. The body of water, visible to the GP when the park opened 1975, was formed/shaped by the construction work done within the previous 2 years.
Minor quibble: they've already caught up to KD's zero. I'd say BGW is pulling ahead on Intamin launchers, and then quite possibly pulling farther ahead a short time later.Honestly, I would like to see a really good woody added as part of the space with some interplay on R75 - wooden rides really help KD stand out since BGW is catching up on Intamin launchers.
Honestly, I would like to see a really good woody added as part of the space with some interplay on R75 - wooden rides really help KD stand out since BGW is catching up on Intamin launchers.
Minor quibble: they've already caught up to KD's zero. I'd say BGW is pulling ahead on Intamin launchers, and then quite possibly pulling farther ahead a short time later.
I grew up riding KD's wooden coasters, and would love to see another one there in a classic style. I don't personally believe CF will necessarily see another traditional wooden coaster as the best bet among all possible options to bring in the crowds, but they do have a fairly recent data point at KI, so... [shrug]
Kinda want to preserve the visual openness of the lake, or what's left of it. I think my magic wand would drop a wooden ride in Volcano's old spot.
How so? Grizzly definitely feels rough lately, but doesn’t Racer have pretty much completely new track at this point?