The application for a new ride at the Virginia park notes a location within New France, somewhere between Le Scoot flume ride and Le Mans Raceway car ride. Its proposed height is "25 feet taller than Alpengeist", while the balloon test as taken at 220 feet in the air. But at only five acres, one would suspect a ride of extreme height but limited spread is in the works. It is assumed the completion date is 2007
The difference between "SuperGwazi" and "UnsuperGwazi"?
Maintenance for one....but most importantly, have DAN build the trains....Gwazi is too twisty-turny for non-MF trains, simple as that. Add in the fact that no one in Tampa KNOWS wooden coasters, 365 operating days (well, 185 for each side, LOL), and the weather here, and the result is "Unsuper Gwazi"...those first couple months after the Canadians were here were NICE...but short-lived.
On a side note, I LOVED gwazi when I visited BGT last summer. Everyone puts it down, and while it probably isnt the best maintained, that thing is really quite a decent woody.
Besides that, I would have to agree that regardless of any sort of contract, this one seems like a shoe-in for a Dive Machine. It was brought up in a thread at one time or another, and with BGT having Sheikra, it almost makes too much sense. BGW is one of my all time favorite parks and with any new addition it will be even better, but I really wish they would decide to go with a B&M floorless or sitdown, another large quality ride to add to their collection.
Sheikra really just didnt do it for me. Gwazi was more of my kind then it was, and kumba and montu just blow it out the water. Maybe with some BGW landscaping and a more thought-provoking layout, it could be good. But regardless, one more signature ride in this park, and I dont think Im leaving the next time I go back.