Although The Inverter was operating earlier in May, it has been down the past several weeks.
Lately folks have been repeating a rumor that The Inverter will be the next ride removed by the park. This was even mentioned by a few park workers this season, with one saying they heard a new log ride was going to be built “this year.”
The park has made no such announcement. But rumors are fun. 🙂
While many would welcome a new water ride to the park, with Adventure Bay being part of standard admission (and it’s nothing but “water rides”), maybe a new water ride isn’t necessary. It also seems highly unlikely a ride would be shut down during the season and construction started on a replacement. Even the huge Monster project wasn’t started until after the end of the 2015 season.
If the park were to remove a ride, which ride would you not mind going away? And what kind of ride would you like to see in its place?
Meanwhile, down near River City, Raging River has yet to open this season.
Posters in the Facebook group say that the ride is gaining new foot switches that multiple operators will need to stand on the deploy a raft. This is similar to how rides like Storm Chaser operate, where multiple workers must press buttons at the same time for the ride to start.
A member of Theme Park Review wondered if they would be updating the system to allow loading and deploying two rafts at a time, instead of just one. They pointed out the load area was designed for this, and someone in our Facebook group mentioned they used to do it that way before seat belts were added which added to the load time.
I don’t know. I’m just a guy who likes amusement parks and takes a bunch of pictures 😉
Got any rumors about Raging River? Feel free to post them in the comments…