Swarm Chris wrote:
PhNx Survivor wrote:
Quite amazed how 1 ride opens, and another begins construction.. this being the case, could see a very possible 2020 opening.
2 world class coasters in the space of 1 year? What even is this?!
It's just the kind of development you'd expect to see from the 6th largest theme park operator in the world. I wonder what the top two could do?
I would guess a 2020 opening might be a bit hopeful. If it's going to be themed around Jurassic Park/World, then adding the theming could take another year alone. Although Hagrid's was very quick to be put together once all the pieces arrived.
I wonder myself, I know Disney are currently doing something new with the Avengers re-theme and obviously with the recently opened Star Wars land, but still feels underwhelming.. as for Merlin.. I don't even think they could comprehend the idea of 2 coasters in a year
I would say so aswell, however looking at recent activity, ground work is already on its way, and all foliage and current buildings have either been removed or moved. Buildings are also currently having small re-themes to match the Jurassic World colours. The area appears to be ready for ground work construction for majority of the ride, and theming. And yeah like you say, Hagrids theming was done reasonably quick for the detail that was produced.. I do believe we'll see a May 2020 opening, if not shortly after.
I think what would stall the opening till 2021 would be the entire area re-theme, I mean Jurassic River ride would need a considerable re-theme with new animatronics possibly.
Either way, very exciting news! Especially how the "Fantastic World's" park is now starting to get somewhere.