Double0Kevin wrote:That picture does make the support for the zero g is on the opposite side of the lift, a little deceiving.
This may have been discussed already but... Why did they take out Iron Wolf? I had been under the assumption it was to make room for X-Flight but if what I'm seeing is correct they are building X-Flight near Demon where the old Shoot the Chutes ride was and not really near where Iron Wolf was (I haven't been to the park in a while so I may be off here). Was IW just kind of a "get that POS out of here while we are building a new coaster so it doesn't look like we are losing a ride" sort of thing?
Iron Wolf just wasn't as big of a draw anymore. I think it was too intense for most people. Mix that in with what appears to be a revitalized ride-exchange program, the maintenance a 20+ year old coaster requires, and you have an empty spot on the map. I'm looking forward to X-Flight, but will miss having a B&M standup in the park. Nothing else really matches the intensity those things provide.
Another reason that makes sense to me is that Chang was going to come to GAm last year. I assume the two would have operated at the same time for a year (this past season), and Wolf would have closed down around Labor Day weekend to be shipped off somewhere else. So, Chang for 2011, nothing (maybe the HH expansion the park got this year) for 2012, and a glorified kiddie coaster (Eurofighter) to take Wolf's spot in 2013. Or another mouse coaster. GAm seems to have a thing for them.