As somebody that goes to the park regularly, I will be surprised if the Rolling Thunder rumors are true. I know they've spent a decent amount of money on maintenance but it's still the most popular family ride in the park that can be a people eater when running at full capacity. I'm not a fan of the ride and wouldn't miss it too much if it did go but I just can't see them getting rid of their most popular family ride. As far as the drop tower goes, if it's anything like Stratosfear or Dr. Doom than it should be a solid flat for the park.
The end of an era and the rise of a new one: #1 overall coaster from 2008-2013: El Toro #1 overall coaster from 2013-present: Skyrush
The rumors on Screamscape said that it would be mounted to the rear of the tower, so given I know nothing about how they mount these drop rides onto pre-existing structures, what are the chances the supports will be mounted here to eliminate the slant that begins about half way up the rear column?
Thick black line being supports, thin black line being 'connectors' to the main tower, and the red line being the actual ride? Original Photo from RCDB.
Pardon my terminology in the description, it may sound a little GPish. (ie. connectors)
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