cwgator wrote:Tear it Down!!!!!! Create something new. A nice new woodie would be nice....but I'd rather have a hyper or giga. Tampa is just really a harsh place for a wooden coaster to keep up to par; especially since it's a year-round park. Perhaps if they use steel supports maybe?
Yeah but if they tear it down we'll probably just get a B&M Hyper. I'd rather have a RMC redo.
I'd like to see an RMC redo and then have the *next* expansion be a B&M hyper. But I have no idea where they'd put a B&M hyper without having it run along the northern or western edges of the park, or go out over the Serengeti plain (which would actually be really awesome).
But then it'd have 4 B&M's. How many parks have 4 B&M's? But then what other type of ride would fit this park well (assuming an RMC makeover of Gwazi)?
Their current park lineup is incredibly impressive:
the "Big 4":
Montu, my #1 invert
SheiKra, my #1 dive coaster (and an incredibly fun and re-rideable ride)
Kumba, many enthusiasts' #1 coaster
Cheetah Hunt, an incredibly fun, long, and popular multi-launched coaster
plus a classic Schwarzkopf in Scorpion, a (slow and honestly not terribly fun) wild mouse in Sand Serpent, and a kiddie coaster in Air Grover
throw in an RMC makeover of Gwazi, and you'd have the "Big 6" (Iron Lion and Steel Tiger, anyone?)
But what then? What kind of coaster would the park still be missing??
Stand-ups are out of vogue. Wing and flying coasters came and went and I don't anticipate seeing too many more of those (at least until B&M tries their hand at a 4D coaster). They don't need a floorless since they have Kumba.
I'm not sure if any of the Intamin offerings would make sense given that they already have Cheetah Hunt. I don't think I could see a giga or megalite or another launched coaster. I can't see them going with a Vekoma, except maybe an SFC (if they did that, i'd hope they'd do a custom terrain version like Orkanen).
I don't know if any of the smaller manufacturers have anything that would work well for BGT, especially as far as capacity is concerned.