HighRoller wrote:I was able to participate in the filming of these media-day videos; and I'm now much more excited about the Dinosaurs Alive installation than I was a week ago. They really did a great job putting it in back there and keeping the area pretty well forested. The area is much more extensive than I expected, and really well done.
Definitely a must-do for anyone who's into dinosaurs, and certainly worth the $5 upcharge. When I take my kids out this summer, I'll undoubtedly be taking them.
Oh, and if you're interested, I'm the guy in the mint-green shirt and jeans through the videos.
Just how much land did they use up in between WWC & Grizzly for the DA attraction? I hope they left some room back there for a future ride installation because they need something other than two water rides on that side of the park.
There's still some space between the service road that runs up to the go-karts and the edge of the dinosaur attraction, but realistically, if they want to maintain the "woodsy" feel of both Dinosaurs Alive and WhiteWater Canyon, I don't think there's really much option for rides back there. Besides, it would be difficult to access, being that the space between the two attractions would require you to walk directly across the Go-Karts or between the Karts and the Theater to reach.
IMHO, they'd be better off trying to add flats either in the niche between the Grizzly plaza, the Sky Swing, and the Windseeker, or in the space still occupied by the HyperSonic XLC station. I'll see if I can get a rough diagram added later on.
EDIT: Here's a VERY rough diagram...