Construction – 11th December 2016
Work finally commenced on the future site of Secret Weapon 8 in early December. Demolition of The Flume ride structure was well underway with the ride troughs in the area over what was the lake, including the final drop, now completely destroyed and placed in a pile waiting to be taken away. It would seem that there had also been some changes to the original plans for SW8 with the old Flume station being demolished, despite original plans indicating it would be retained as a theming feature. The queueline fencing had also largely been taken down with just the fence posts and ride entrances remaining to mark the path the queue one took. The building which once housed Mexican Cantina had now been completely demolished leaving just the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream unit standing. The Flume bathtubs were being temporarily stored in an area normally used for staff parking in the main season.