CoastaPlaya said: VF actually had to do a bit of wetlands replacement to build Renegade and the slabs aren't all flat. Here. Take a look
Wasn't that land rather flat though? They built a wall to protect the area and then went to work. I think that those two slabs might be an "exception" there 'Playa.
If we get a GCI, then we get a GCI. Will be the first state to have one at all of the major parks in the state (counting SDC/CC as one park). I am leaning towards it being a steel coaster, but I will take whatever we get, because WoF could really use another major attraction.
For those that missed it -- there is more than one project being built in this area. Also I hope you got a chance to see all of the photos of the flags near the train turn-a-round as they are now gone. *poof*
'Playa if you want to see how hilly the terrain is that we are talking about -- I'm pretty sure it is more intense then the boneyard was for VF, email me.
Swoosh: Anything VF builds beyond the flood wall (the service road in the construction photos) becomes much more expensive to build than otherwise, because of the extensive grounds correction it requires. And as you can see from the links, about 80% of the coaster was beyond the wall.
Any time you remove wetland in Minnesota, you're obligated to create replacement wetland somewhere else. Some of the grounds behind the wall qualified as wetland. I can't speak for how much beyond the wall met the same qualifications.
Wetlands or no, GCI still doesn't have any trouble paving a hill. And what's so wrong with a GCI? No offense, but I'd rather have one than Patriot and DEFINITELY more than Timber Puppy. And this is from someone who's done at least a couple solid non-stop hours on your invert. I like it. It doesn't rate among the best I've boarded--but I like it a lot.
Now if CF started building B&Ms with Busch Park snap-and-attitude, that would change everything. Until then...
NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.
You know I find it strange that this wood begins to arrive right when Six Flags St. Louis gets done with Evel Knievel. All this does it supports the GCI rumor with someone has been trying to convince us that we are getting. But I also heard that they are rebuilding our Ghost Town on the WOF RR which is known as Possumtrot. This area hasn't seen any new wood or real upkeep since CF took over 12 years ago.
I know tigers arent usually found in Africa, but thats the only orange animal I can think of, except an orangutan, but that doesn't strike me as a wooden coaster name. It would make far more sense to call an invert that (since they swing from trees.)