Simply put, Slammer just isn't worth the trouble.
There's only so far you can say 'Well, this ride is unique' and put up with the constant issues it has in my opinion. The ride seemingly isn't that popular and is down almost as much as it is up. I just feel as though it is a burden on the park's costs and engineering team.
However, what could be done to it to if the park call it quits? Should it just be left SBNO and just left there until natural development occurs? Or leave it SBNO and reopen it at a later date after it's had a good rejuvination (of it's possible of course)? Tear it down ASAP and replace it with nothing? Hold up other development plans and replace it? No idea seems particularly great in my eyes, even if the end of Slammer is the best option.
I've been lead to believe that the park are planning on reopening Slammer, whenever that may be, however and will continue to put their efforts into it. If that is the case, then fair play to the park; great to see them putting in so much effort into a ride. Nonetheless, I cannot help but feel that by the end of the decade, that area, along with X and Storm Surge should be crying out for removal and for a major development...
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