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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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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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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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The hindrance to your idea: the area in question is only 1.5 acres.
It's possible to fit a relatively large woodie within 1.5 acres or less (Boardwalk Bullet fits within an acre, I think). But the only problem with that is that BGE isn't going to install a woodie until mammalian farm animals sprout wings.
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^Chickens are farm animals. Chickens have wings. Ergo, BGE will build a woodie next year.

 

Please try to be more specific.

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1.5 acres? I call Monaco!

 

The biggest little country in Europe

Monaco is tiny: just 430 acres, or less than a square mile in size. Only 5,070 of its 29,972 residents are Monégasque citizens; the rest are French, Italian, and other foreigners who have come to Monaco for sun, fun, and tax breaks.

 

Hey, they'd only be 428.5 acres off then.

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1.5 acres? I call Monaco!

 

The biggest little country in Europe

Monaco is tiny: just 430 acres, or less than a square mile in size. Only 5,070 of its 29,972 residents are Monégasque citizens; the rest are French, Italian, and other foreigners who have come to Monaco for sun, fun, and tax breaks.

 

Hey, they'd only be 428.5 acres off then.

 

I'll take Vatican City then.

 

Area

- Total 0.44 km² (232nd)

0.17 sq mi

Population

- 2007 estimate: 800

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Screamscape is guessing that the 1.5 arces are being using for a Sesame Street children's area.

 

2009 - New Land / Sesame Street - Rumor - (3/6/08) According to this article the new proposed expansion land at Busch Gardens is actually near the main entrance, a small 1.5 acre site between England’s Skyride station and Escape From Pompeii that was once used as a petting zoo long ago but typically has been used in past couple of years as the Wicked Woods haunt for Howl-O-Scream.

While it would be fun to have a new country location like the rumored Spain or Greek concepts, given the small size of the location, the lack of anything taller than 60 feet added in to the fact that it’s very close to the park’s 4D Theater, I’ve got to guess that this could be a new Sesame Street themed kiddie land that would launch in 2009 along with the debut of the same Lights, Camera, Imagination in 4-D film opening at SeaWorld San Diego later this month. The fact that the park’s other kiddie area, Land of the Dragons, is on the opposite side of the park also makes the area ripe for a new kid friendly area closer to the main gate. This also matches up with earlier rumors that claimed the Sesame Street 4D film was expected to come in 2008, but obviously these plans seem to have been delayed.

 

www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_busch_0305mar05,0,6140812.story

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I vote for "Sesame Street Wicked Woods," with Big Bird as Jack the Ripper, Bert and Ernie as Druids, and Elmo as a body snatcher.

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"Oh let the speculations begin!"

 

Here's one country to consider: Greece.

 

Why not? Greece is an European counrty and the area describe in article is near Escape from Pompeii attraction which would tie in nicely with the theming.

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I hope its not a sesame street area. Personally i believe they need some new coasters considering the difference in number between europe and africa. A possibility could be that they could build part of it underground should they put in a coaster but thats unlikely due to the increased costs especially after building the griffon not that long ago. Now this doesn't rule out the possibility of a coaster even with the 60 ft limit. The could introduce a wild mouse coaster or a smaller wooden coaster. Height isn't a limit to coasters. After all just north at kings dominion you have the avalanche at only 56 ft 6 in.

 

As for possible areas besides sesame street i have two ideas although they are very unlikely. Despite the fact that only a small portion of Russia and Turkey are in Europe with the majority in Asia it could be possible for these two areas to be added. Of the 2 I would have to chose Russia as the most likely. Since they call for buildings it could be possible for them to make a mostly inclosed air conditioned part to represent the coldness of russia. However i must say that a more likely area would be spain.

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^I imagine BGE will coast on Griffon for another season or two. And while a new kid's area doesn't do much for me, it's probably a good move for the park (KD actually has more extensive offerings for small fry). My coworkers who have children often complain that the park could use more stuff for kids (especially after sacrificing the Le Mans Raceway for Griffon). Using the Sesame Street characters would make sense, too.

 

Time will tell.

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Sesame Street? whaaaaa---?

 

Why not Sesame Street? Busch owns Sesame Place, so they have all of that worked out. I don't know how it would tie into the European theme, but hey, any kids area is a plus.

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Passmember preview is this Sunday (Mar 16) they might be offering some info on the new area then.

 

I'll at least take some photos of the proposed area.

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^I wouldn't expect much, being as Busch just applied for the permits. They may have started clearing out the old walls and animal pens, but probably not much more than that.

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Sesame Street? whaaaaa---?

 

Why not Sesame Street? Busch owns Sesame Place, so they have all of that worked out. I don't know how it would tie into the European theme, but hey, any kids area is a plus.

 

well each country does have their own sesame street. While doubtful they could make it an international type of sesame street with all the different puppets from the different countries

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