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Well, at least now we know where that "Jersey Devil" coaster rumour got its legs from. Guess it's safe to assume that we aren't getting the path from Golden Kingdom to Plaza del Carnival now.

 

Oh, and it still isn't a coaster.

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Well, at least now we know where that "Jersey Devil" coaster rumour got its legs from. Guess it's safe to assume that we aren't getting the path from Golden Kingdom to Plaza del Carnival now.

 

If they would just lose the Golden Kingdom theming in the former "Frontier Adventures" area this wouldn't bother me but it's just so stupid that there are 2 parts of Golden Kingdom that aren't anywhere near each other. The Old Country thing is totally closed off and doesn't bother me at all but this drives me insane. It's not important, the park will never fix it and financially there's no reason to do so but that doesn't make it any less stupid.

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I'm less annoyed by the 'coaster' label at this point but think its hilarious that they keep advertising it as "giant" and "massive". I know its a marketing necessity but at 70 feet tall its still going to be much smaller than both of El Toro's first two camelbacks not to mention the first drop and it's going to be completely dwarfed by KK/Z:DOD sitting behind it. Bottom line its going to look tiny sitting in that area.

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I actually prefer this over the Golden Kingdom. I prefer this name, and I think the potential colorful light package will be a better fit for the colorful Plaza del Carnival. I'd be disappointed if this means that no path will be re-established between Kingda Ka and El Toro, though.

 

It definitely still isn't a coaster.

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On the park's Instagram account, they state the ride will be located next to El Toro. If Rolling Thunder's old queue is still there, I think it's safe to say it will be the queue for El Diablo.

 

^ ^ ^ It is still there. You can see it in the pic I posted top of last page. (click the link above photo to enlarge/zoom). Id predict the ride will go exactly where the old RT station used to be.

 

SF: "Why spend money on a new queue if we don't have to?"

 

Edit - I'm no Picasso - but here's where I'm thinking its probably going.

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Looking at that pic ^ they could potentially build a new path from GK between Toro's twister section and the back of the new ride, offering good views of both, and easy access between the areas, but we know that would probably never happen.

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Its funny because now that they have made this announcement about it being in PDC, the original rendering is actually (somewhat) accurate. Though obviously it will be dwarfed by Toro.

 

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Its funny because now that they have made this announcement about it being in PDC, the original rendering is actually (somewhat) accurate. Though obviously it will be dwarfed by Toro.

 

 

In that picture they did not use Rolling Thunder's queue......could they be making a different queue? Then again, they changed the name and location so they could change their idea to make a new queue.

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I'm happy about the name change and especially the new location. Rolling Thunder's empty footprint was an eyesore in my opinion and filling in the space should be beneficial. And I really hope that the plan to open a path from the Golden Kingdom to Plaza del Carnival is still happening.

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In that picture they did not use Rolling Thunder's queue......could they be making a different queue? Then again, they changed the name and location so they could change their idea to make a new queue.

 

^ I just meant the actual location of the ride. In the rendering released with the announcement in August (and posted on previous page) the new ride is clearly next to El Toro in PDC but the original announcement said it would be in Golden Kingdom so it was a little confusing. Many people thought it would be placed across from KK's station, next to the entrance portal for Z:DOD, especially when those pics surfaced showing some digging going on right next to the Z:DOD entrance (which turned out to be for light posts).

 

In essence, with this new announcement/name change, the original rendering is more accurate to where it will actually be placed. The RT switchbacks are still there, you can see it in Flyin Phils photo I posted, the station, tracks etc all gone save for some footers. If the new ride is in fact going there, I'm sure they will re-use the switchbacks because why not.

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In that picture they did not use Rolling Thunder's queue......could they be making a different queue? Then again, they changed the name and location so they could change their idea to make a new queue.

 

The concept art for the ride is just a photoshop of Elitch Garden's brain drain so the original plan for the q-line may have been completely different. With Rolling Thunder's q-line still present, it probably makes sense just to reuse it.

 

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Ryan would obviously know best but I assume they do since they put canvas up on it, presumably to keep heat in.

 

I know they're using the lift motor house for something because they just painted it last year (and in Six Flags fashion did such a lame job removing Rolling Thunder that it has white pieces of wood sticking out of the roof. When they painted the roof they decided that rather than fixing that they would just paint them white).

 

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