ok, so im watching the travel channel right now, a program on amusement park rides, and they talked about a new wooden roller coaster built in a park in Wisconsin. What I found interesting about this coaster is that a lot of the ride actually takes place underground (the ride is themed to the greek god hades, lord of the underworld).
I don't know why I had never thought of it before, but this ride proves that the technology is our there to build an underground woodie, so I thought to myself, why not make a new coaster at DCA (which only at the moment has one, a steel one at that), one which takes place primarily underground? The major hills of course would be above ground, providing weenies for the area, but most of the action would be underground. Right now I'm thinking either a mine train gone wild, or a logging mill operation (showing the dangers of eccessive logging, conservation, etc) type theme, placed in the redwood trails area.
what intrigues me most about the underground idea is the potential to tell a story during a roller coaster, complete with AA's, music, etc during the slower portions/chain lifts of the ride.
now normally I only like to propose ideas that i feel are at least somewhat realistic/plausible to be installed in the parks, and i know this ride would never happen so i appologize for that, but it is space effective, since most of it would be underground, would be unique in that there are no woodies in the DLR and it would be able to tell a story, non movie tie in.
what do you all think? any ideas to improve that rough idea? theme? location? characters? post your ideas here!