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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1380 on: September 18, 2017, 01:09:06 PM »
As is - I don't find it very inviting as you would walk down the steps to the queue building entrance.  I also am not a fan of the exit bridge being so readily visible from the entrance queue line stairs.

Hopefully it all comes together well, but I'm not a big fan yet either. Things that I'm not big on:
1. The color (same as everyone else).
2. The return track, turn around, and transfer track all in front of the station (it's too bad these tracks couldn't have entered into the side of the building somehow leaving the front intact - the front would have looked really nice if it could have looked like the side of the station that faces Echo Hollow).
3. The exit bridge having so much exposed steel (hopefully this gets some kind of wood wrap).
4. For a twisting, spinning, crazy coaster.....once the ride is complete and trees filled in, will the only part visible from the park be the brake run and turn around? Are they building an observation deck?

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« Reply #1381 on: September 18, 2017, 03:19:39 PM »
Wow I just looked at this just now. No, No, No, It looks like some kind of seaside planned resort community. Welcome to The Truman Show.  ;D

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« Reply #1382 on: September 19, 2017, 09:26:40 PM »
In other photos that have been posted by the park and others recently, the colors don't look as bad. It's more greyish in real life and less greenish. Cameras can do subtle tricks to colors that throw everything off. That said, all said and done it still is kind of a funky layout and color scheme. Such a huge structure for such an odd coaster that is shunted into the park in such an odd little corner. Weird choices all around the more you think about it. I wonder why they didn't just build behind Grand Expo where they have a perfectly large flat area?

And no, there's no observation deck. I don't think you'll even be able to walk down that giant ramp because that is the unloading zone in front of the station.

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« Reply #1383 on: September 19, 2017, 09:52:04 PM »
The park provided photos of the final piece of track being put into place today.
The entire circuit is now complete.

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_44.html

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« Reply #1384 on: September 19, 2017, 10:13:00 PM »
It does look like there will be windows out the back of the building on the queue levels. Still not close to something like WF though.
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« Reply #1385 on: September 19, 2017, 11:30:09 PM »
It does look like there will be windows out the back of the building on the queue levels. Still not close to something like WF though.

Yes on the 2nd level of the queue building there are postcard windows that look out towards the first drop
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« Reply #1386 on: September 20, 2017, 11:07:26 AM »
It does look like there will be windows out the back of the building on the queue levels. Still not close to something like WF though.

Yes on the 2nd level of the queue building there are postcard windows that look out towards the first drop

Nice, surprised they didnt put up large plate glass windows.. so you could really see whats going on..

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« Reply #1387 on: September 20, 2017, 12:40:44 PM »
It does look like there will be windows out the back of the building on the queue levels. Still not close to something like WF though.

Yes on the 2nd level of the queue building there are postcard windows that look out towards the first drop

Nice, surprised they didnt put up large plate glass windows.. so you could really see whats going on..

Spellcheck on my phone switched words on me and I didn't catch it.  I meant PICTURE windows
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1388 on: September 20, 2017, 12:54:47 PM »
It does look like there will be windows out the back of the building on the queue levels. Still not close to something like WF though.

Yes on the 2nd level of the queue building there are postcard windows that look out towards the first drop

Nice, surprised they didnt put up large plate glass windows.. so you could really see whats going on..

Spellcheck on my phone switched words on me and I didn't catch it.  I meant PICTURE windows

OK.  Well that does make a difference.  LOL...  ((Love that autospell!))

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« Reply #1389 on: September 21, 2017, 10:35:32 AM »
I will be in the area this weekend...

any requests for more pics from where I take my best pictures?  ;) ;)

If so which angle or area............

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1390 on: September 21, 2017, 08:03:47 PM »
I think the station is the only thing left to watch at this point, so I wouldn't go to much more trouble than getting a couple shots from TNT's queue or the porch.

Still a lot of time left for them to dress the station and surrounding area up. I'm curious to see how much effort they'll put into the exterior. They don't often disappoint, and Fireman's Landing had a lot of great little details so they still know how to do it.

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« Reply #1391 on: Today at 05:20:33 AM »
I think the station is the only thing left to watch at this point, so I wouldn't go to much more trouble than getting a couple shots from TNT's queue or the porch.

Still a lot of time left for them to dress the station and surrounding area up. I'm curious to see how much effort they'll put into the exterior. They don't often disappoint, and Fireman's Landing had a lot of great little details so they still know how to do it.

I'm keeping my fingers gets crossed.