Following on the footsteps of Knott’s new 2020 teaser announcement, Cedar Point is now teasing their own new addition for their 150th Anniversary next year. No major construction is happening at the moment so it is safe to say it will not be a major new addition such as a record breaking roller coaster.
Just because it will not be a major roller coaster does not mean that this new addition won’t be exciting. Cedar Fair is partnering with Triotech for Knott’s so maybe a new or revamped dark ride will be coming to Cedar Point as well. Also there could be a new family coaster coming because those do not take as long to build as the major coasters.
The announcement did mention a river though and that is very interesting as Cedar Point could be revamping their river rafting ride like Knott’s did last year. Not much else is known about this teaser, but expect to find out much more on both new Cedar Fair attractions in a couple weeks at IAAPA.
It’s a Six Flags day today because now they have released a brand new look at the West Coast Racers trains coming hopefully soon to the construction site itself (Right now they are in the Magic Mountain parking lot). I must say they look very impressive and just like the original concept art which is fantastic. Great job by West Coast Customs for their work on the trains and in the land itself with the graffiti murals they have been painting all over.
As for West Coast Racers, the track is all done and the station box should be finishing up shortly as it looks almost fully framed. Once that is done these lovely new trains will be hoisted on the track for a slow pull through of the entire course to make sure the sizing is correct among other potential safety requirements and issues. After that full testing can begin and it is law by CalOSHA that every vehicle on every new ride at any park in California must go around its course at least 1,000 times before it can be cleared to open. So expect testing to be going over for a few weeks before hopefully on opening date by Christmas time is what I am guessing.
What do you guys think of the new trains? When do you think this ride will finally open? Do you like the comfort collars being used on these trains or would you rather it be a different type of restraint? Let me know in the comments below!
Cedar Fair parks announced all of their 2020 projects yesterday and with that California’s Great America announced that their water park, Boomerang Bay, will be expanded and renamed to South Bay Shores.
The expansion will include upgraded food and beverage locations as well as six new water slides. The new slides are SharkReefPlunge which are four vertical drop slides. Next up is Feeding Frenzy which is an enclosed tube slide that will finish in a giant bowl element at the bottom of the slide. Lastly, Barracuda is a slide that will feature a tight constrictor style series of spins and end with a splashdown at the end.
Some other features to be added are a family play and pool area to be called Tide Pool and Pier 76 which is a new restaurant location.
What do you think of CA Great America’s expansion? Will you be visiting? Comment your thoughts below!
WDWNT continues to leak supposed Spider-Man ride concept art including the pre show area and some ride scenes and I am about to break it all down for you right here!
Here is the pre show area which continues the very industrial vibe of the attraction. It looks like guests will be given a tour of the W.E.B building as it seems they are hosting an open house of some sort.
This photo it looks like guests will be given a tour of the office and this is the place the premise of the ride itself will likely be given.
Here is a photo of one of the ride scenes where it looks like a ship of some sort has crashed through the wall. It is also interesting to note that there is a track on the bottom which if accurate means the vehicles will not be suspended.
In this scene it looks like were going past more sets in what increasingly looks like a training facility.
Moving along I don’t see a track here so maybe this is part of the queue area?
Now with multiple tracks going different places this could represent different ride experiences or maybe some maintenance bays for the vehicles.
In this scene it looks like someone or something spilled tons of paint everywhere.
This seems to be a dark room with more paint or oil on the ground.
Finally we have the exit of the ride where guests will walk past the Avengers logo and back onto the Avengers Campus outside.
Couple of things to note here: This is NOT official concept art by Disney, we will get that at D23, so take this will a grain of salt until more details are unveiled next weekend. Also if most of the scenes seem like there is nothing going on, it is because this ride is rumored to rely heavily on augmented reality within the ride vehicles themselves.
So what do you think of this rumored leaked concept art? Are you excited for this attraction? Why or Why not? Comment your thoughts below!