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Falcon's Fury - Coming 2014

Andy

aka Hatetofly
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Mar 16, 2010
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The only park I know of within the Southeast that is under very strict guidelines is SFOG. I'm not 100 % on BGT and Tampa International though...
 

Jakemeister

Premium Member
Feb 1, 2008
5,833
Central, Fl
In Fl you have to put these flashing lights on an structure over 200ft tall...blah blah blah. Point being it doesn't ruin theme doing that on a skytower, and it might not even on drop tower, but it certainly does on a coaster.
 

figment1986

Premium Member
Feb 9, 2010
1,140
Orlando, Florida
In Fl you have to put these flashing lights on an structure over 200ft tall...blah blah blah. Point being it doesn't ruin theme doing that on a skytower, and it might not even on drop tower, but it certainly does on a coaster.
they could enhance it with LEDs so the red blinking light doesn't stand out to guests... like what fun spot did with their sky coaster...
 

KRAKENvsMANTA

Contributing Member
Apr 17, 2011
517
West Palm Beach
If red beacon lights is all that's required to clear 200 ft., then lets see this tower as tall as possible. I wouldn't mind some blinking lights at the very top, if that meant us getting a 300 or 400 ft. drop tower. Still, that's a big "if" that's all that's required. Maybe Tampa is a little stricter. Lets hope not!
 

StarTrekGeek

Veteran Member
Feb 27, 2010
1,347
Oviedo, FL
From Screamscape:

2012 / 2013 - Drop Tower - Rumor - (12/12/11) The latest word on the rumored drop tower ride proposed for the Sandstorm location claims that the ride may not be planned to open until late 2012 at the earliest, so it sounds like this may be intended more as a 2013 attraction.
 

figment1986

Premium Member
Feb 9, 2010
1,140
Orlando, Florida
No thanks, just not for me. They need a dark ride.
I've been saying this for ages... I will like a drop tower if i knew a dark ride was coming eventually... There is always a chance though since seaworld is getting one we might get one after them as well. the beauty of it, it can use the same ride system but doesn't matter if it's themed right.
 

StarTrekGeek

Veteran Member
Feb 27, 2010
1,347
Oviedo, FL
From Screamscape:

2012 / 2013 - Drop Tower - Rumor - (1/30/12) Legend from CoasterCrew was visiting BGT over the weekend and managed to grab a photo of survey work in progress at the Sandstorm ride. Looks like the rumors about it being replaced with something new may be coming true. Lets just hope they decide to give Sandstorm a new home somewhere else… maybe by Montu or Kumba, because Sandstorm is really the only good flat ride in the entire park.
Pic from Coaster Crew Facebook:



This is getting pretty interesting.
 

Andy

aka Hatetofly
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Mar 16, 2010
11,095
If adding a drop tower here means major upgrades to Timbuktu then yeah I am all for it, but if its just going to be dropped in there then personally I would rather see it come to an area like the Bird Gardens, Nairobi, or even Egypt.
 

Octobers Fade

DEAD inside
Premium Member
Jul 10, 2010
6,081
NoRemorse Cemetery
Taking over the old animal care area would be a good fit and would allow some room for a que.
I like the Bird Gardens being ride free, if they got rid of Ackbar or the tomb it might fit Eygpt.
Hopefully they fix Rhino Rally first.
 

KRAKENvsMANTA

Contributing Member
Apr 17, 2011
517
West Palm Beach
I just don't know how well a drop tower would fit right there. Sand Storm's queue isn't very big, so that would more than likely have to be expanded. And as hatetofly mentioned, I hope this new drop tower brings some much needed attention to the rest of Timbuktu.

This also concerns me on the fate of the Sand Storm. I truly hope it gets relocated. In Egypt perhaps? If it in Egypt, it could also keep it's name. Where as if it were moved to Congo, Stanleyville, or Nairobi, it'd probably have to get a name change(not like it's that big of a deal). With that said, a great flat ride like the Sand Storm deserves to be preserved.
 

cwgator

Contributing Member
May 8, 2010
660
Gainesville, FL
From Screamscape (and FTN):
General Park News - (2/22/12) FloridaThrills has a lead on what BGT has in store for 2013 this week with the discovery of new permits filed with the city. While they don’t point out what is coming, they do show an intention to relocate the SandStorm ride to a new location in the park. (Thank god for that! Sandstorm is the best flat ride in the park…)
I'm glad they are looking to keep/relocate it and not just remove for a new ride. BGT definitely needs more flats (even if I don't ride them much...lol).
 
Apr 20, 2011
104
Orlando FL
I think if they would place a drop tower where SandStorm is located they would have to tear down the snack stand that is located just north of the ride area... they would have plenty of room for a queue and ride...

I would love to see SandStorm get relocated to the Egypt area of the park.... That would be the best fit...
 

Tim

Rookie
Jan 21, 2010
392
Winterfell
I would love to see SandStorm get relocated to the Egypt area of the park.... That would be the best fit...
Yeah that probably would be the best place for it realistically. Although, I would like to see some attractions added along the pathway from the Cheetah Hunt area to Timbuktu, all that's there is a food stand and Rhino Rally lol.
 

Octobers Fade

DEAD inside
Premium Member
Jul 10, 2010
6,081
NoRemorse Cemetery
Yeah that probably would be the best place for it realistically. Although, I would like to see some attractions added along the pathway from the Cheetah Hunt area to Timbuktu, all that's there is a food stand and Rhino Rally lol.


Animal Care
Safari Center
Jambo Junction
Cave
Elephants
Sarengeti Express
the side of Myombie Preserve/exit
HOS house
Otters

There is a lot there, but just not as glamorus as the other areas.
I was hoping that the new Animal Care would free up some space for more animals there.