- Dec 11, 2019
What about, and bear with me here, we used Tidal Force’s plot of land for a coaster? With the entrance near where TF’s splashdown bridge is, that could POTENTIALLY bring more guests back there. The image I have in my mind is a B&M mini dive machine with a splashdown so that people can still get soakedYes, but that would make the issue with Midway (IMO) worse. Here's a google earth picture of the issue:
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Wild Mouses entrance is right by the Dippin' Dots stand (what is with Dippin' Dots and coasters?!?). So as you are walking back there you go up a long hill with nothing of interest, get Wildcat's entrance, then the Kosher Food Truck, the slides, then Laff Trakk. So from Chickie's & Pete's to Wildcat is 300 feet, Wildcat to Laff Trakk is another 200 feet, then the core of Midway is another almost 300 ft. So 3/10th's a mile with 4 spread out ride entrances. It doesn't sound like a lot, but that's the same distance from Nessie through Ireland to the Eagles.
So if you make Wild Mouse more slides (which is the most likely) Midway feels even further away and Wildcat seems even more removed from the park where it would see possible even less ridership. Even if they change Wildcat's extended queue (which rarely get's used, neither did LR's which is why it's now a small flat) into a space for some flats, use the catering tent for some more flats or a new food area, and turn Wild Mouse's plot into rides with entrances facing Wildcat, the Midway area starts to feel more connected again.
I wasn't aware that Tidal Force wasn't an Intamin (thanks for the correction on that @b.mac), so if it's true that it's on it's last legs, waiting out the ending of TF for more slides and complexes offers up far more space and intrigue for HP than the space Wild Mouse is on, especially since it is quite elevated over Coastlines pool.
As for moving Wild Mouse, I think it should as it and Laff Trakk are close to the same coaster. The issue with where Candymonium is for a ride like Wild Mouse is the terrain isn't all that flat. Maybe if they wanted too the catering stand at Skyrush's turnaround and the 'secret path' could become a home for it and they use it as a 'gateway' to the land behind Candymonium.