[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For the 1992 season the area around the Grand Canyon Rapids was recreated as Katanga Canyon with Gloomy Wood being built in a clearing beyond. Take a look at some of the plans and concept images produced ahead of the construction of the two areas.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tour][vc_tta_section title=”Overview” tab_id=”1454686427861-97da2d8b-e317″][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Here we see one of the plans for the area and whilst it is pretty faithful to the what was built there a few differences. These mainly, involving the rerouting of the paths both at the entry to Katanga Canyon and at the entrance to what is today the Haunted Hollow. It also seems like there might have originally been more theming planned for the rapids.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″]
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[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Katanga Canyon” tab_id=”1454686427943-2f41700a-dee7″][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] A concept showing an artist’s impression of the inside of the area’s restaurant after it became Pizza Hut for the 1998 Season.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″]
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[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Gloomy Wood” tab_id=”1454686783450-63f8a47c-f996″][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]In the area’s plans the wall style is familiar, while the gates gave way to a more solid alternative in the final build.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″]
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[vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The original design for the area’s shop, before its 2003 extension.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″]
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[vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Originally Gloomy Wood was due to have a game booth, but by the time of construction this had become the Witches Kitchen food stand. Despite the change of usage, architecturally it remains very similar to the original plan, only with more walls.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″]
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[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Haunted House” tab_id=”1454686783586-2c59e141-768a”][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] One of the early concepts for the Haunted House. As you can see the shape is much the same as the building we see today, but the design is rather different, using a much more Edwardian style rather then the Tudor style which was eventually used.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″]
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[vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Another, much darker style suggestion for the building and another angle, looking from the queue line. At least four different styles were considered for the building before they decided on the Gothic Tudor theme.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″]
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