TNT wrote:Goliath and Raging Bull weren't intended for SFSTL. The SFSTL hyper died in the very early development stage due to another park in the chain failing to get local approval for American Thunder. SFSTL had the ideal plot of land to place American Thunder in and the hyper as a result was shelved.
The plot of land next to toll booth plaza with the random paths on it was a picnic area. However very few people used it and instead had there picnics in the grass medians in the parking lot. Eventually the park removed the picnic tables from the area. The dog kennels are still in use as are the restrooms located next to them.
I think that was a good call on their part in the long run, even though not ground breaking, American Thunder fits really good with the rest of the parks line up and is a solid coaster for many.
As with the toll plaza area, I wonder if there has ever been any talk to repurpose that land, or even turn it back into a picnic area and brighten that area up again. As for the dog kennel, do they ever mention it? I have never seen them advertise or ever point out that it's there. Does any other park in the chain have a dog kennel or is that unique to SFStL?