Word actually got leaked about STR among employees at the beginning of the 2008 season. It was actually originally planned to be built in 2009 as a replacement for SRF. However, both budgetary concerns and a change in plans bumped it back to 2010 and saved SRF. Word was from maintenance staff that SRF almost didn't get past inspection for the 2008 season and that's why they were going to tear it down, but instead they overhauled it the next off season so it could stay and then redesigned STR to go "around" it. In early 2008, we didn't know the exact details of STR, but we knew at that point it was going to be a flume that went on the island.