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Postby cfc » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:00 am

According to this morning's Newport News Daily Press, BGE wants to build on what used to be the Royal Reserve Petting Zoo, between the England sky-ride entrance and Escape from Pompeii. This is about 1 1/2 acres, so if I were a betting man, I'd put my money on a new area for kids.

This is spot is currently the home of Howl-o-Scream's "Wicked Woods" maze--and before that, "Sea Dog Cemetery." The petting zoo was shut down a few years ago.
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Postby Force 310 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:50 am

I never considered that they might be adding a new kids' area, but that seems likely now, especially with only 1.5 acres to work with.

Scandinavia will have to wait.

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Postby ShannonSomerville » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:28 am

I,for one,am excited about this. Whatever they are putting in,its sure to be interesting. :)

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Postby carolinacaniac » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:08 am

I thought Spain would be a great Idea too. One Idea I had for a ride was a racing or dueling wooden coaster themed after the running of the bulls. Have the tracks go between buildings and have the line at an elevation to one side to sort of simulate the people on balconies who watch the bulls. and on the other side could be a dinning area. The only thing that may hinder that idea is that it seems like Busch isn't too keen on the upkeep of wood based on what others have said about Gwazi.
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Postby raptor6 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:11 am

EBL wrote:"Sounds like a smaller, new country to me" (Force 310)

Luxembourg, perhaps?


Isn't that a quote from the James Bond movie, Goldeneye?

But back on topic, a European version of Jungala seems to make the most sense.

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Postby larrygator » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:49 am

carolinacaniac wrote: The only thing that may hinder that idea is that it seems like Busch isn't too keen on the upkeep of wood based on what others have said about Gwazi.


The hindrance to your idea: the area in question is only 1.5 acres.
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Postby Hercules » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:52 am

Oh come on Larry, you can do a lot with 1.5 acres. You can build a station, a queue and a lifthill....... the entire coaster will debut in 2015, assuming the world doesn't end in 2012.

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Postby Swimace » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:54 am

Well isn't a future woodie pretty much out of the question in the first place because Kings Mill would never allow that sort of noise?

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Postby Hercules » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:10 pm

^ Making no wooden coaster for BGE almost a checkmate.

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Postby carolinacaniac » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:14 pm

I didn't necessarily mean that it would be for this project, my sharing this idea was based on someone before suggesting Spain as the new country if that was what they were going to do. I completly agree that an acre and a half is not at all enough space for a new country, and probably not enough for a coaster the size of what I have envisioned.
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