Alan Shilke already said in his IAAPA interview that the speed & height records are going to be broken by Zadra at Energylandia.Nice to see something happening with Gwazi; what struck me when I went to the park in August 2016 was just how big of a structure it is to be sitting in plain view, so an RMC hybrid should definitely be an improvement! Or possibly even a GCI refurb with an inversion like AI suggested, but I'd personally say that there's a 99% chance that this will be an RMC of some shape or form. I'm open to surprises, though!
As for AI's other suggestion that RMC Gwazi could break the hybrid records like Steel Vengeance did, I personally disagree. I always like to be optimistic and dream big with this type of project because anything is possible, but I'm not personally sure if they have enough structure to work with to create a 200ft, 70mph monster of a ride like Steel Vengeance without spending too much money for it to be financially viable. To be fair, I could definitely see them claiming the length record by combining the two sides into one massive quasi mobius coaster a la Twisted Colossus, but I'm not sure whether I could see them claiming the tallest and fastest hybrid records. Although this is RMC we're talking about, and I certainly wouldn't put anything past them after the likes of Steel Vengeance!
One thing's for sure, though; there's a very high chance that this will be one of the more highly regarded coasters in Florida and probably the world!
But does that really matter when X has the better ride experience? We know that Y will be coming to China, so we don't need it to happen to Gwazi, not to mention that there was about a 0% chance that this would be GCI in the first place.X is better than Y doesn't mean that everything needs to be X. Certainly not when Y would be a unique concept.