Thanks for the feedback, guys!
My next concept is Mystic Mountain. THE THEME
Mystic Mountain would be loosely themed to Cherokee Mythology, the legends of the Native American tribe found in North Carolina's mountains. The queue and station would be decorated with Cherokee artwork. The mountain itself would be a 12-13 story man-made mountain, shaped like an Appalachian rock formation (pictured above). The boats would be shaped like canoes.THE STORY
The story is (very) loosely based off the story of Judaculla Rock
. The giant, Tsul`kälû´, has long ruled both the land and the sky of the Cherokee. He becomes angry when the hunters disobey his laws concerning the game of the mountain. In response, he makes it storm day and night, seemingly to no end. Several people in the tribe have ventured to the top of Mystic Mountain to conciliate the giant, but none have returned.....THE RIDE
I usually follow up my ideas with a sloppy picture drawn in a mobile device editing app, and this concept is no different:
The ride would be a Mack Rides Water Coaster. It would be placed in the location of Carolina Cyclone, a ride that I would hate to see leave, but is likely past its prime. This would be the sequence of the ride:
2. The ride would enter into a cave with a projection-mapping ceiling mimicking the night sky. The sky would tell the story of the ride with dancing, constellation-like images to go along with it. Think of it like a tunnel ride through a planetarium.
3. The ride would pass the transfer track and go up an elevator lift inside of the mountain.
4. Once at the top of the mountain, the ride would go into a room with a turntable and more projection mapping. The giant would be angry with you for disturbing his rest, and he would kick you out of the mountain. [EDIT] Actually, cross out the turntable. That following an elevator lift would be a blow to capacity.
5. The ride would go into a spiraling drop, circling the mountain.
6. The ride would climb up once more, into a brake run, before dropping into the water below. It would cruise back into the station.
The mountain itself would be a great backdrop for a Blue Ridge Junction section, and it would be a great first impression for people staying on the campground. I don't know if Cedar Fair would ever do this much theming for a regional park, but Plants vs. Zombies and Carolina Harbor are a step in the right direction.
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