So…….the info has leaked that we are contemplating removing the Condor attraction permanently. Well, let me be the first to quash the rumor and say that it is now true. The Condor is leaving forever sometime in February. The truth of the matter is that the ride was in need of a major rehab which was starting to approach the one million dollar mark (imagine your pinky finger in the corner of your mouth like Austin Powers when saying this). Additionally, we have become increasingly concerned about how difficult it may be to perform a possible emergency evacuation of passengers on the ride.
So when you add this up along with the fact that ridership has steadily decreased over the years, it was both hard (due to historical reasons) and easier for us to say we can spend that “one million dollars” in better ways. It is likely that for 2012 we will fill this space with a temporary and not very glamorous ride, but have no fear as we are on the hunt for the right attraction that can have appeal for generations to come (like maybe a vertical swing).
We are both planning for and currently making huge investments in others areas, as I’ve written about before. A recent addition that we have just committed to at the annual IAAPA show is a complete replacement of the Sea Dragon attraction with the same type of attraction, but themed out as a Wildwood Lifeguard boat. Check out the new Rip Tide concept art below!
Jack Morey (if you think this makes sense)
Will Morey (If you think this is the stupidest gubally gook you have ever heard)
P.S. Please don’t be mad at us.