BoardwalkandBaseball4Ever wrote:From what I've been told by the CG employees... An additional ride area is being built (not in Adventure Grove or Paradise Pier) for the Starliner since the coaster can't fit in the existing ride sections.
Not to disparage your source or anything (they could very well be right about this) they originally said the Galaxy Spin was going into the field next to the concert area, but now it's going next to the arcade. (Surely things changed once the Starliner was acquired.)
A new ride area will be built next to the main parking lot (south of Nature's Way). The Starliner, a large looping steel coaster and about 8 other carnival rides will be added in this brand new area for 2006.
Sounds cool, but it'll be another tight fit I think. (See my rendition below.) I don't imagine they'll be putting in too many rides (if any) along that narrow strip of land between the parking lot and the lake. (It's even more narrow than my drawing shows.) The Starliner would look good there though.
It is the goal of Cypress Gardens to match Wild Adventures # of rides and coasters... So expect about 50-55 rides and 9 coasters total.
Apparently, no more junior coasters either -- the new area will have 3 or 4 adult-sized coasters including the Starliner and probably another Vekoma Boomerang.
That's going to be very tough. Wild Adventures has nearly unlimited space whereas CG has very little land left to work with. Some "adult" rides might be cool, although I'm not the biggest fan of the brain-crushing monster rides. 3 or 4 giant rides in that little area might be asking a bit much...
It'll be interesting to see where this goes in the future. I'd hope they leave the original parts of the park alone or they'll be risking the wrath of the geriatrics!