This is just pure speculation but hear me out..
Do to the time frame Thorpe now has, I do not think that we’ll see the coaster on Loggers Leap area, as deconstruction should of started by now, if they intended to build there.
I do believe it will be Old Town area, specifically I believe that the station could either be based on Slammer’s old site, or that ride that used to be next to where I’m A Celeb is now, can’t remember the name of the ride but the one with the cars, been gone for years.
Both these 2 sites are easily accessible for a coaster to traverse down the old Thorpe Railway line.
I also believe that the ride will be a B&M Hyper as from seeing construction of other rides in America, they don’t take that long to consturct compared to a RMC/GCI/Intamin (Intamin dependant on type of ride).
It is possible that the ride could be an Intamin, due to the success of Hyperion at EnergyLandia, but with a year and a half left until the 2020 season opening, you’ve think we’d of seen some kind of development by now?
Like I said, just pure speculation, but considering other constructions around the world, it’s becoming less likely for me that this ride will be a woodie.
The way that Loggers has been spoken about in recent months also seems like the ride will make a comeback when this new ride is closing in on opening. (If the ride is in Old Town)
“A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one”