This information comes via an extremely reliable source with knowledge of the project plans, but is obviously not going to be confirmed until this Saturday.
We all know that there is a drop tower on the way. The questions have been, what will it look like, where exactly will it be and what has to move to make room for it. Well, it turns out that the swings will be staying in place, as will the bumper cars. Katapult is indeed on the move and will replace the Canadian Palladium in New France.
Many of the existing structures in Oktoberfest will be getting remodeled and in 2011 a “pretzel market” and “soccer game” will be added to the area.
As far as the drop tower itself, the source wasn’t able to see plans of the actual tower, but judging by the site and base plans, the tower looked, “Dr. Doomish”, meaning the base will clearly be enclosed.
In 2012 the park will add a “big coaster” on the former site of the Big Bad Wolf. The reason the footers are still in the area is because the final plans have not been completed and the exact configuration of the project is unknown.
There are also some smaller things mentioned, renovation of the restrooms in Heatherdowns and the addition of food kiosks around the park.
As far as the Water Country USA slide, they described it as a system where you drop down into a slide with multiple slides. Aqua Loops do have a drop in and the plans that have leaked seem to show that is what we should expect.
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