^Well, to be fair they did say "legitimate", which I take to mean one that's not a kiddie coaster. The one they are putting in this new area (Swampwater Snake) was already at the park in storage so it's not new. It last operated in 2011 (as Fiesta Express).
It sucks to hear that they are loosing what is possibly the best coaster in the park. I loved Viking Voyager when it was at CC and always wanted to get down there and ride it again. Hope it turns up somewhere again.
As for the next coaster... perhaps the 2019 additions and this subtraction could lead up to something? The 2019 stuff is aimed at younger kids mostly with a cool alligator exhibit as well that is a general people pleaser. Perhaps that will put them in a position to focus on the older thrill seeking audience in 2020. Probably just wishful thinking though... The park seems to know it's strengths with the water park, animal, and younger-family attractions.
Shavethewhales wrote:It sucks to hear that they are loosing what is possibly the best coaster in the park. I loved Viking Voyager when it was at CC and always wanted to get down there and ride it again. Hope it turns up somewhere again.
Besides the rumor on Screamscape and the removal from the ride list on the park's website, have you see any other evidence that it is in fact gone that you could point me to? I can't seem to find anything else. It was actually the highlight of my visit there in 2012. It was really the only coaster worth re-riding, besides Cheetah, which was running good that day. I hadn't been back simply because there is nothing to bring me back. It's the closest park to me too by a few miles. I claim BGT & SWO as my home parks instead...lol
Frick! I made two separate visits to the park in the last 5 years where the Viking Voyage coaster was listed as closed at the front gate and I chose to bail and keep driving back to Orlando (only coaster credit I needed). Hopefully it will turn up elsewhere in the south.
I took my kids to Wild Adventures Saturday for my first visit to the park and had a great day. The kids Halloween offerings were pretty nice and the park looked great. I was really impressed with the Discovery Outpost section of the park, very clean and interactive with lots of attractions for the kids.
Cheetah was uh....awful. Maybe the worst wooden coaster I've been on in a long time. I rode it 3 times throughout the day to see if it got any better but man it was just brutal, and I've got a pretty high tolerance for roughness on coasters so it was bad. It's unfortunate cause it's got a fun layout and a great setting with views of the animals, but man that thing needs some love or and RMC overhaul.
One the plus side the Vekoma's were really good! Both the SLC and the boomerang were pretty smooth and really enjoyable.
The Alapha Trail animal exhibit was really nice and relaxing. We also took in the gator show they had which was pretty fun. I was surprised to see the theater for the show had absolute no barriers between the audience and the stage with two probably 6-8 foot gators out interacting with the trainers. That was pretty wild and I kind of couldn't believe it but fun show.
Overall a great visit, I'd love to see another decent coaster at the park but I'd go back next summer to check out the water park and spend anther day there.
yawetag wrote:Was the hypnotist still there? He couldn't get enough volunteers for the show we watched, so he resorted to some "mind reading" for 30 minutes.
I don't think I saw that anywhere but I'd believe it. There was a good crowd there Saturday, lines weren't any longer that a train wait for just about anything but there were people all over the midways so it wasn't empty or anything. We left before the Halloween stuff started at night but felt like the parking lot was filling up around 7 when we left.
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