What I am intrigued with is what would be going into Water Country, as this seems like it too will be something big.
A B&M flier has been rumored for BGW for some time now, and would make sense considering the success of Manta at Sea World, and Busch's recent track record of building two similar B&Ms a year or two apart (Montu/Alpengeist, SheiKra/Griffon, and Apollo's Chariot/Kraken).
We will see a new, er, "Larry Botter" land in the England section, the story of a young wizard boy who, in the company of his two magical friends "Don" and "Lermione" fight the evil wizard "Coldemort". No relation to that super-successful new attraction down in Orlando but reports are that officials are expecting an "O.W.L.ing" success.
An animatronic Nessie will now rise up and eat a passenger out of every third set of cars in The Loch Ness Monster...
Daily live shows in the Irish area (in the tradition of the old Sheriff vs the bank robbers in Old West amusement parks) will pit goofy N. Ireland loyalists against wacky Irish Republicans. Hilarity ensues when fake pipe bombs sporting sparkler fuses are tossed through the crowd.
Italy will see an expansion to "Escape from Pompeii" entitled "Return to Pompeii". No word on rumors that it will somehow just involve the boat going backwards up the water ramp.
Germany's new replacement for The Big Bad Wolf will be The Big Bad Hindenburg. Thrill as the new coaster traces the journey of the ill-fated zeppelin from launch in Frankfurt to its fiery end. Guests will be required to sign a waiver to ride, as the possibility will exist that outer garments could catch on fire.
Nothing ever changes in New France.
Adults will have their own interactive playground - while the kids frolic in the Sesame Street Forest of Fun, their parents will find some frolicking of their own in the new, adults-only "Avenue Q" area. The less said about this land, the better.
Finally, the French area will see a free fall ride constructed to look like the Eiffel Tower. American riders will finally have a chance to turn the tables and look down on France for a change.
Again, these are totally unsubstantiated rumors at best, and should not be taken as fact, fiction, or wanderings of a demented mind more than any other internet stories ;)
I'm driving to Williamsburg tomorrow and will be at the park Saturday. I'm gonna put my name on the volunteer list to be eaten by Nessie many times next season. I hear she's really good at eating people...
Oddly enough, I actually used to DATE a woman named Nessie (that's not a joke)
If they do the Hindenburg thing, I think the humanity will enjoy it. However, does that mean they'll build a New Jersey Land? After all, that's where the airship went up (down?) in flames. Also happens to be my home state.