Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekly Rewind 12.11.10

After adding a wave pool and lazy river in the summer of 2010, Nashville Shores water park will build a 4 story water play house next year named Kowabunga Beach.  The park is run by former Six Flags executives Kieran Burke and Gary Story.

RCPro's daily Cheetah Hunt updates have had me feeling like I'm there watching the ride go up myself.  The latest update shows all the supports up for the first tower, and the track leading up to it in place as well.

If you find yourself thirsty while at Legoland Florida next year, you can count on not having to look far for a Pepsi product.  The park announced the soda maker as the first partner of the park. “When the doors open, Legoland Florida guests will be able to enjoy the Park experience with a cold Pepsi beverage in hand.”

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk plans to celebrate their Looff Carousel's 100th birthday next season.  The classic ride still features rings that riders grab on each rotation, something not found on many carousels today.  The park will also place the kid's freefall ride with a new one from Moser rides.

Disney Park announced this week that Mickey's Toontown Fair at the Magic Kingdom will close forever on February 11th in order for more Fantasyland construction to take place.  They also revealed that the California letters at the entrance to Disney California Adventure could come down as soon as January 4th, when work on Buena Vista Street kicks up a notch.

No idea if the reporting is accurate, but this article says that based on drawings, it looks like much of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's 2012 coaster will be indoors.  The park did a balloon height test this past week as part of the approvals needed for the coaster.

Story Land, located in New Hampshire, will build a new water attraction next year called Splash Battle Egypt.  The ride will have a 300 ft. long course on a 6,100 sq. ft. area, and use 103,000 gallons of water.  Early construction photos are available here.

Six Flags Great Adventure has started to share a number of construction photos of the Green Lantern on their website.  Now we just need a proper preview video and we'll be all set!

This is from a few weeks ago, but here's a nice off-season update of the early work going on for Hersheypark's big 2012 project.  Lots of markers already in the ground.  I cannot wait to see what kind of 'sweet idea' Hershey has come up with for their next coaster!