Check down on page seven and look at the left side of the site plan. If you look where the the lazy river is now you'll clearly see the words "2006/2007 Future Pool" over an area that is clearly not part of SFA Hurricane Harbor as of now. It appears that the rumors of a Phase II addition to SFA's HH were right and the suspission of a reworking of the lazy river and the surrounding area based on the fact that that area wasn't touched at all in the HH make over in 2005 was also correct.
Based on the site plan, the lazy river won't get TOO much bigger, but it will be increased in length including an extension of the south edge of the ride (closest to the parking lot) such that part of the ride goes through the hill in that area creatiing a nice tunnle. It also appears that there will be a zero-entry zone at the north edge of the new area and two new slides will empty into the lazy river. It also appears that the lazy river will have multiple entrances and exits as opposed to the one that is has now.
It also appears that there will be three new large slides. Two of those slides appear to be on one tower and look to be tube slides. The other slide appears to be a body slide on its own tower. There's a LOT to see and a lot of inferences to be made, but I'll leave that up to you.
I guess the real question now is when. The plan says 2006 or 2007, but with the finincial situation of SF, it could easily be moved back.
Ya, the more I look, the more I notice. It appears that there is much more on that one tower than just the body slide I had mentioned before. It appears that there are two pairs of racing slides that just go straight north off the tower. As well as a smaller tube slide of the west side of the tower. I mean, you can zoom in enough to see a lot of details, but the more you zoom, the worse the resolution to a point where it's hard to make out some of the parts. You can see that the lily pad walk and such will be in their own little area in the south-west corner of the new area along with a new building that will house who knows what... Water Pumps? More Lockers? Food? More Tube Rental Places? Only time will tell!
Hey, does anyone know if Batwing Fan SFA is alright? It's been 42 minutes since this thread first appeared and he has not made any post saying how SFA is being robbed and cheated out of a new coaster or how any of his personal sources say that this announcement is all wrong.
Someone better call the authorities with a missing persons report.
Well, not saying it will happen, but these plans are pretty unspecific as to the year and only show plans for this area of the park. For all we know, SFA could get a coaster in 2006 and they'd build this in 2007, or the other way around. They could probably build both in the same year as long as the coaster was something smaller like a wild mouse. Just because we found this one site plan doesn't mean ANYTHING is set in stone. You have to wait until at least an official announcement is made, and even that can be wrong as in the case of Turbulence at Hershey in 2005. This site plan is just HOPE for SFA's HH in either 2006 or 2007.
I'm right here Playa & actually I heard about the phase 2 plans from a couple of park employees during the season but didn't want to post it because no doubt it'd be rejected because it was I who submitted it.
I'm curious if you've found anything concerning the original plans we found on the PG zoning board site regarding the rides SFA had planned to add when the plans for Batwing were first discovered.
We've thought all along something was going to happen to Paradise Lagoon. It's the only attaction in the water park that didn't see any luvin' in 2005. If SFA is planning on doing this, I would like to see it happen in 2006. Additional new attractions in the water park are needed to expand capacity and to expand on the success the water park had in 2005.
Of course, alot is up in the year for 2006 especially with Snyder trying to get in the game. If a project hasn't already been started we could very well see alot of capital spending put on hold for 2006 if ownership changes hands before February. Then again, with ownership changing hands, current management may want to kick those project off now in an effort to make SF a less attractive takeover target.
No, I haven't Batwing Fan. They only archive Detailed Site Plans (DSPs) for about a year online. You can figure why when you consider how many site plans are submitted for all different purposes all around the county each year. However, these DSPs are available to the public at the Planning Board Office upon request. I had already planned on going there sometime this year to look through the files, and now that I've seen this, it just gets me that much more excited about going.
If anything, besides improving services, SFA needs infrastructure. They need to complete the loop and destroy those big dead-ends in the process. After that, they need a SLEW of flat rides to fill in the gaps, especially in the already coaster saturated Gotham City. They could also use more indoor eateries, more miway games, a LOT more shops, maybe another show theater, and some restrooms in a few key places. Please don't put me in the catigory of those who feel SFA MUST get a coaster. If anything, SFA could use a family coaster before any other big coasters, and if I had my way, they'd be getting a dark ride.
But, if you've read my threads both here and on other boards, you'll know that I've been wanting the HH expansion for years now and I'd even advocated them expanding HH more after I was to the park this season, so this addition, in my opinion, is a great addition.
As for the PDF, I'm guessing the site is being flooded. Just wait a while and I'm sure it will be available. If you can't see it and can't wait, I've uploaded the portion of interest to my photo album at the link below, but as I intend on getting FF pics and don't want to use all my bandwith for the month before I even get te pics up, I urge you to wait to see the official PDF:
I Think it is going to be 2006, They are already working on it. When I was in the lazy river the last day HH was open, they already had tractors there and were just tearing stuff up. I might be wrong but hey, it sounds right. But I still kind of think we do deserve a new coaster or flat considering the only thrill ride we have now is Iron Eagle since supposedly they are removing all Choas, from Six Flags Parks. Even if they dont remove the Chaos, we still only have 2 thrill rides...not enough.
Guess I'll have to ride Roar and look over in that direction to see if you're right. It does look like it would be a big project, so I guess you could be right. As for not having any thrilling flat rides, Rodeo and Octopus are two of the best flats out there. As far as inverting flats, well, ya... we lost Sky Escaper a few years ago, though the fact that most of is still on site is promising, it looks like we'll be losing Krypton Comet this year which is a bummer because that was a great flat, and Iron Eagle is fun, but it is closed so often, so next year, unless IE has a miracle, there will be times when we have no inverting flat rides. That will be a shame.
This looks like a complete tear out and rebuilding of Paradise Lagoon. I see three new sets of slides. One set looks like the body slides.
It also looks like the flow of the lazy river will be reversed, so everyone will go in a clockwise motion around the lazy river vs counter clockwise now. I see several sets of arrows going in the opposite direction.
Also, if you look at the blueprint and look at the satelite photo, you will notice the expansion of Paradise Lagoon will expand it out to the edge of the gravel road.