Danrarbc wrote:jamesk25 wrote:After studying our park on google maps, there is just not enough land for something big, the water park is the only thing I could see expanding out past its current boundary like the bus parking lot or paintball field.
There's definitely room for additional rides, but no not much for Midway expansion. On the east side there's more than enough room to build two hypers west of the graveyard (one station at Tidal Wave, the other at Ninja) or a giga - that land isn't useful for much else actually an out and back hyper is perfect for it. The west side is definitely harder to add to but you could turn Freeze Island into a new area with one or two flats and potentially a coaster entrance with a smaller coaster itself being able to work around west of Freeze station building and use the land north of Freeze. You might be able to reconfigure the area around Justice League and Log Flume and fit two flats instead of just Shazam. Our biggest issue is money, not space.
Look at how SFoG managed to squeeze Goliath in to the park. Half the ride is built over existing midways and over the parking entrance.
I get what your saying, I should have said "without removing any rides or major $$ modifications", as I like all the rides we have (even Ninja and Boomerang). Like you said it requires more $$ to move or modify, but with the current land that is not being used and not cost major $$ is very little, the land as you mentioned is mostly in the graveyard area of the park past Tidal Wave, other areas is behind Axis Arcade and maybe squeeze a flat in front of justice league by the railroad.
I don't believe we will ever get a "big" coaster in the next decade due to past trends so removing rides is pointless unless they start costing the park money in upkeep, and the closest we will get in terms of roller coasters is anything small and compact like a S&S FreeSpin.
Also I don't believe Ninja will be going anywhere, the GP soaks it up, the land behind Freeze is hard to get to without getting in the way of Thunder River, and the Island where Freeze sits I don't think is in there best interest being they still need to get cranes and such into that tight space. The area by Log Flume and Shazam someone pointed out is blocked by mechanical and the First Aid area.
The only other areas possible is behind The Boss, but that is a ways out there, if they ever get rid of the go carts they could build a coaster and interact with Boss and Thunder River, and finally if they create a path near American Thunder and cross the railway then expand into the unused island of the toll plaza (like Gate Keeper at CP). Again I believe the land they have available to use is tight, without a lot of money and major modifications anything big like another Boss for example, would be financially unfeasible once the current unused land is gone.
Side note: SFoG Goliath again is a hyper, I really doubt we will ever see that big of coaster in our park (at least in the next decade), but do agree it is interesting how they elevated the ride over the park. But I don't see how they would fit that design into the park which is not flat and has a lot of structures and rides that are tightly packed trying to avoid them