But for those of you hoping for dinosaurs to come from this in an African themed park, good luck! ;D
I'm looking forward to a good new attraction and area at BGT in 2011. What SeaWorld Orlando did with the flying coaster Manta, I expect Busch Gardens Tampa to do with this coaster....amaze us from all angles.
And to the video, I think it is really cool for them to have customized those videos to each Fansite. Great marketing dedication :)
I expect this new attraction to be similar to the scale of Manta at Sea World that combines an immersive animal exhibit with a thrill ride. The strongest rumors point to a launching terrain-hugging coaster that will run from Montu all the way to Kumba and back (no lack of space there). The one bad thing that I'm hearing is that is that is indeed an Intamin creation, which is surprising considering all of the success Busch/Sea World parks have had with B&M.
Intamin's rocket coasters (hydraulic cable launch) are unreliable and have already proved to be risky propositions, while its LIMs and LSMs systems are gigantic power draws for any park that has them (not that Premier is any more energy efficient).
Reps from B&M have stated their interest in working with launching systems in recent interview, but a park needs to approach them first, meaning they're not going to actively market a launching product. As everyone knows, B&M's only launched coaster, Incredible Hulk, has a custom-designed launching system that B&M outsourced to develop, and was a product of very special design specifications that Universal presented to B&M.
If this project is going to open in 2011, there's probably not much more waiting to do before everyone finds out what this new coaster is going to be.
But I keep in touch if i find anymore out soon :)
Many Regards - Alex Doughty