FeelTheFORCE wrote:^ Maverick also had TONS more scenery and theming in the animations that never made it, so don't take those pictures and videos too seriously.
^^ Perhaps they plan on planting more during the landscaping phase of construction? Maybe not as many as indicated in the animations, but at least a few more. I know their reputation suggests otherwise, but still, don't be so quick to jump to conclusions.
I perhaps was quick in jumping to conclusions about Shoot the Rapids' theming, but as you said, Cedar Point's record with theming would suggest otherwise. Granted, Maverick's theming looks incredible, and whats more, you're too busy enjoying an incredible ride to be bothered with whats happening around you. I guess with my earlier comment I was expressing concern about CP's tendency to overlook atmosphere in their quest to build what is arguably the most incredible thrill park in the world.