- January 8th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Since it's the offseason and we have only a few more months until the park opens back up (Thank you Winterfest for a shorter offseason), what are your predictions for 2019?
I believe that 2019 will be our next major coaster. This will align perfectly with the new hotel that's rumored to open in 19' as well.
2014- Waterpark addition
2016- Waterpark addition
2017- County Fair
2018- Camp Snoopy
What makes the most sense for the park?
A new modern wooden roller coaster in the Crossroads section of the park.
As of now, the Crossroads area of the park features 3 flat rides and Plants vs Zombies.
There's nothing major to get the crowds back to this dead end area of the park.
The park would benefit by placing the entrance and exit of its newest roller coaster back where Thunder Roads station was.
This will drive traffic back to the corner of the park and rides like Afterburn will get more riders. (seems like no one knows where the ride is).
Why pay all of those games attendants $$ if they aren't getting much foot traffic? The park would double the game's revenue if there were more of a crowd back there.
A GCI woodie would cost the park anywhere from 6-10 million dollars and gives the park a much-needed replacement from Thunder Road.
The park could also use a launched coaster as well since we don't have one yet.
This year Cedar Fair built 4 new coasters! Next year I believe they will build 3.
Dorney Park, Canada's Wonderland and Carowinds.
Another reason for my prediction is quite simple, why tear down the old Panda Express building last year? Why tear down the restrooms outside of Harmony Hall this offseason to shift the building a little to widen up the pathways?
The park knows what it's doing and by doing the two above things has really opened up that part of the park quite nice.
They are expecting large crowds going that direction soon.
So what do you think 2019 will bring?