The last track piece for the tallest giga coaster in the world just placed its last track segment. Over 6,000 feet long, this one took months to build, but once the crews kicked it into high gear, the construction zoomed along! Some days they would place multiple segments, completing an element all in one day. The scheduled opening is in March, and I have no doubt that they will make that deadline. Anyways, below you can find a montage of all of the webcam screenshots composed into a few seconds of video, showing the day they started constructing this steel monster, to the day they placed the last piece of track. Enjoy!
A roaring wooden structure . . . a dueling coaster . . . with the spirit of a lion and a tiger will finally be no more. On February 1st, Gwazi will be tamed. This coaster, Gwazi, had two tracks, that would duel and pass each other along the course of the ride. This sounded like a great concept, but during Gwazi's later years, the coaster's roughness overpowered the thrill aspect, and Gwazi just became an unenjoyable experience. They tried replacing the trains with more comfortable coaches and higher - tech maneuvering system on the train, but the roughness still seeped through. Finally, this troubled coaster will come down and hopefully the new space opening will host something greater, grander, and smoother.
Well, it's just about that time of year again. The time where coaster enthusiasts start to miss those thrills of the long-gone summer. What can we do? Start thinking of the thrills to come in 2015 as it's really going to be a great year - I'm super excited for the many new attractions coming, and I think this could be the best year for new attractions and coasters in a long time. There are many new thrills and experiences in store for the coming season, varying from high-tech inverting woodies to steel beasts that rise into the 300 foot plus range. I could write on and on about all of the coming exciting attractions . . . but I have narrowed it down to the top five that I think will rise among the others.
Coasters are my passion. It's what I do, it's who I am.