I seem to remember an interview somewhere with the guy that runs the show at RMC and he said they didn't have the manufacturing capacity or technology for the T-Rex yet, and were focusing on the Raptor's while they worked on getting that technology up to scale.
heh. . on MeTV, they are right now, showing the Brady Bunch episode of King's Island.
it was filmed almost 50 years ago, and pretty much every ride they go on in the episode is now way, way gone.
still cool to see Racer, Eiffel Tower, flyers, scrambler and the flume (I think that's still there, right?) that will look similar when I finally get to this park for the 1st time.
(along with the way gone Monster, Rotor, Spinning barrels, Trabant, Bayern Kurve, Sky Buckets, Canoes, and so many more things from way back then).
tho I think the neatest was in the overhead establishing shots of the Bradys riding Racer (maybe filmed from the Sky Buckets?).. the's clearly a ton of land clearing/construction going on to the right of the lift hill - that's where the Beast was built, right?