>The water park is a strong possibilty for 1998. Notice the parking lot
>expansion that occured this year in preparation. The location, while I
>havent seen drawings is told to be to the left of the enterance road.
Yeah, according to what was laid out last year when SFGAd announced their
5 year expansion plan, the water park (Hurricane Harbor) will be located
to the left of the entrance road. This, meaning, once you enter the park's
grounds, over the highway, and towards the Safari, the water park would be
on the left hand side. The expansion of parking which took place this
season I don't believe is for the water park. The water park will have its
own parking and a loop road that will circle the entire park. According to
the original plans, the water park was to be pretty big...something like
70+ acres if I remember correctly. However, I'm sure this includes
>The new woodie is also a strong possibility for the next few years. SF
>does have new coasters for GAdv in their 5 year plan. Most probable
>location is Adventure Rivers. The flume is rumored to be removed for
>ride along with the never used North American Tower. Balance of coaster
>would go out toward the lake, to the rear of Congo Rapids. However, they
>should fix their woodie up before they have chain to let another one look
>and ride like defical matter!
I've dreamed of the day they remove Adventure Rivers. I HATE that
area...such a waste of space! The North American tower is barely used or
open for that matter. I hope you're wrong however about the flume
(Irrawady Riptide, formally known as the Moon Flume and Splash Down in the
pre-AR days). That flume is fun and usually has much shorter lines than
the Frontier log flume. Plus, it's been a park fixture since just a couple
of years after it opened.
Now, I'm not going to begin to speculate about future coasters but somehow
I doubt very much that SFGAd would get another woodie. I mean, gee, how
"old" would that be? The park always tries to keep up with the new fad
technologies and a woodie would be a step backwards! That wouldn't attract
the gp! (please note the extreme sarcasm). Any way, I've heard rumors of a
B&M in the future which would certainly be welcomed but who knows...things
will change over the next few years any way.
Back to Adventure Rivers....does anyone know if it will be taken out as
soon as the water park opens (if and when it does). It certainly would
free up a lot of land!