I think we will see the mountain return/be rebuilt in some capacity in the next two years. The replacement ride will interact with it in some way.
I agree with you 100%, I even remember the concept art images from last year showing a “lost mountain in the distance” or something. I think it’d be smart for the park to lean into its iconic history and bring back a park landmark that all generations of Virginians have fond memories of.I think we will see the mountain return/be rebuilt in some capacity in the next two years. The replacement ride will interact with it in some way.
Ok, hear me out. A inverted coaster that launches into a triple helix that narrows like a funnel, creating an illusion of not only crashing into the other side of tracks, but also a mountain.They had a mountain and they tore it down. It had lichen growing on it like it was a natural formation, even. Nothing could have gone inside it, but that wasn't needed to make it worth keeping or, especially, to be relevant to Jungle X. I could see maybe what looks like chunks of an exploded volcano appear, but no huge mountain. Or maybe arrange coaster tracks to look sort of like a mountain.
I think we could we see a gerstlauer invert? I seen they are building one overseas called storm but it’s a swing launch with only 1 train. A bigger full circuit one would be great here.
They'd have to remove Arachnidia and Mt. Kilimanjaro if that layout ended up happening wouldn't they? And based on the TLC given to the ride and mountain, it doesn't look like they're going anytime soon.I'm hoping that the similarities between a B&M Wing and an S&S FreeSpin will keep the Wing idea from resurfacing.
haunted river part 2 would be so coolThey were about halfway done with a 6 million dollar renovation project of the mountain structure when the entire thing was demolished. I'd like to see the mountain come back, perhaps bigger. My ideal replacement of Volcano would be more or less the same concept: a launched inverted coaster that sends riders out the top of the mountain. The rest of the layout could be reimagined.
But I'd also like to see the mountain host another log flume like the one that used to be in it. With the Jungle X theming it could make for an outstanding dark/water ride, especially if it is in the same structure as the coaster.
Reminds me of Escape from Pompeii almostI know this is a rare type of ride, and CF has had their Intamin issues.
I think a water coaster would be really cool back there. Both your flume and rapids ride are over in Old Virginia, the water park is at the back, there's no water based attraction over in the Jungle X area and it's kinda logical to have one over there. Additionally they can tie in some of the Jungle X lore with a great ride.
And instead of the old mountain/volcano, you can build a big temple with front and back that hides a bulk of the ride. For the queue you enter where old VTBC was, then climb up to make your way over the brae run of the coaster. This area would be heavily vegetated with some ruin looking stones, walls, and structures. I'm thinking something that looks somewhat like this:
Loading platform is in front of the temple after you crossed over the brake run, this wold be sunken below the level of the front of the temple so you could have a small structure that provides shade and cooling for the station. Have a small indoor part of the track. I'm thinking like a turned drop, bunny hill, overbanked turn, another bunny hill, and helix up into a small show room. There you have have a quick small story telling element to launch then outside through the temple god's mouth, outside into a very tight twister layout back there. Then to one final lift, opposite the initial lift, turn around, drop into the initial water pool, rising banked turn, drop into a second pool inside the loading station next to the temple facade. Then finally one last turn to the brakes.
I'd want it to be more like Poseidon at Europa ParkReminds me of Escape from Pompeii almost
I'd want it to be more like Poseidon at Europa Park