Mechanic wrote:A relatively low-to-the-ground multiple launch type coaster, perhaps along the lines of the new Manta at Sea World San Diego, could certainly stay within the height limit toward the backside of the park. A moderately thrilling family attraction of that sort in that area would be sure to be a crowd pleaser. That said, I'm fairly sure that a more likely area for an addition of that sort would be the hill behind Boomerang and Tasmanian Devil that is currently home to the dormant 3D theatre. There were some rumblings a while back about future plans for a coaster being added to that hill, but I haven't heard any more about it. In fact, hasn't there been talk about adding some sort of walk-through animal attraction to that area since then?
A low launched coaster would work in respect to the height limit, but I doubt the park would even bother trying since it's almost guaranteed that they would be met with strong opposition from the neighbors across the lake. When the park had Shoreline Express, the operators weren't allowed to use the train's whistle except in emergency situations because the neighbors complained about the noise. They also wanted the park to ban screaming on Jambo at one point.
As for Dino Hill, the only rumor I've ever heard for that hill was the Log flume that was planned for 2001 that eventually was canceled. The concept art for that thing was so awesome, it easily would have been one of the coolest water rides ever built outside of Disney. There was also a very short lived idea of relocating a coaster from another park to the back side of the hill where the warehouses are, but instead SF decided to paint the loop yellow and send it elsewhere... I'll let you guys do the math.