Today at work we received a group sales pamphlet from SFKK. On the cover it has "New for 2007 Deluge Water Coaster" and an illustration of the new water ride, which looks very much like a Flying Turns sort of layout. Inside the pamphlet, it describes it as "the tallest, fastest, state-of-the-art Water Coaster in North America named DELUGE". I must say the layout looks good with many tunnels and large drops. It doesn't specify exactly where it's going, but I imagine it will be where the Top Elimanator Dragsters were since it looks to occupy a long rectangular area. The pamphlet also mentions "two all-new interactive children's play areas where they can splash and play all day".
Seems to me that they would utilize the land adjacent to the waterpark. Specifically the area in between the existing waterpark and T2. There's a kiddie ride, and the empty slot vacated by Chaos' removal. I would suspect that would be the prime location. There's tons of dead space in that and the Chang Midway.
Shaggy, what's wrong with the name? It totally implies what the ride experience will be. If it's a problem of some guests not knowing how to say the word, or know what it means--well that's their problem! I know that I wasn't the only one who had thought of that name for the eventual Roller Soaker in the name-the-ride contest at Hersheypark.
I'm sure if you polled a hundred people, you'd be lucky to come up with one (if that) who would know what a "griffon" is, but if you describe the ride experience would come up with plenty of riders. I think the same will happen with Deluge.
Shaggy you may be right about the location. I hadn't thought of that area vacated by Chaos. That would seem like prime real estate for Deluge. Maybe one of the new kiddy areas is going in where TED used to be.
Cool, SFKK finally gets something original! Not that their recent additions have been bad by any means, just not original. And on top of that it actually has an original name too. Way to go Six Flags (for once ;) ).
I'm looking forward to an official announcement.:)
The only one I've been on that MIGHT have been taller than the rest was Adventureland's....they're all pretty much "stock" as far as I can tell, so making one of these taller/faster would be a relatively minor tweak.
COULD just be a taller version of MtO's Dive to Atlantis...also hoping against... ;)
"Water coaster" just encompasses WAY too many options...
Shaggy said:I guess I can just imagine the locals pronouncing it with Kentucky twang. Oy vey.
"Da Loogie"? ;)
edit: Yes, a master blaster (REALLY cool if you haven't ridden one) is a VERY fun thing, and would be a great RIDE for the park. Might be a tad *pricey* for SFKK, though...and the tallest/fastest idea makes me wonder how *huge* that would have to be. The only one I've ridden is the Schlitterbahn one, and a tower of those proportions would be QUITE a feat for SFKK to pull off...
As always, I think aloud...differing opinions welcomed! :)
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