the reason i ask is while i was playin golf at the Bruin ( across the street from Kings island i saw 2 trucks with what looked like to be 2 pieces of coaster track. It looked to be a brake run and it was green. The trucks were headed north on I-71. Dont want to start rumors just stating what i saw
I think the fact that we know more '05 coasters than usual is more due to the economic conditions and the cooling of the "coaster wars" than anything else. Parks want to showcase what they're intending to put in, but don't have the funds to put it in immediately as in the past - they have to wait for another year's worth of gate inflow (or more to the point, they announce their intentions right when they buy the coaster as opposed to just before it's being constructed). That's my theory at least =)
Well FYI SDC is now sort of advertising their new coaster for 2005 (PowderKeg™) on their train ride. When the train goes by the conductor mentions that there there is a lot of new construction going on for the new ride, but he can't tell you much as it is still a top secret. However he can tell you that it will be a "Blast in the Wilderness". PowderKeg Construction is moving right along and there are now footers poured. http://midwestinfoguide.com/silver/new.html I would imagine that track and supports will be showing up soon for it as well.
Ohio is definately the hot spot for track spotting. I saw a few flat beds full of Silver Bullet supports headed South a few weeks ago. As with everyone else, the green track is more than likely for Hydra. I would tend to think that maybe some color of purple would be included as well. Maybe the supports or something. Anyone noticed those things riding around?
I've never seen that. Perhaps they got their wires crossed....the only thing possibly happening in Mexico is the Morgan hyper. If a chain was going to shell out big $$ for a B&M hyper (If such a concept even exists), I doubt it would be placed in Mexico.