I read it on another website, for the life of me I can't remember where it was either. Someone said that they drained the pond, put down some footers, then filled it back up again. Like I said, it was a rumor and I have nothing to back it up with. Maybe someone who goes this Saturday can have a look.
Any word on exactly how the footers are configured or approximately what the radius of the half-circle is?
As in, are the footers in pairs, or are they long, rectangular footers? How far apart are they, and how many are there?
It seems as though once we get a better handle on what exactly is happening with construction, if we can't pin down exactly what the new ride is, we can at least start to knock out what the ride won't be...
Yeah, if it is a turnaround, high up like that, such as on Sheikra or even before Mantis' first drop, the footers wouldn't exactly follow a half circle formation. The supports are long enough and splayed enough that the footers wouldn't really be in a perfect cirular formation if the footers were indeed for a high-up turnaround.
The tops of the footers would have to be above the waterline. I doubt they'd pour the footers in stages as they'd be stronger as one pour. The park opens this weekend and we'll know for sure if this is a rumor or fact.
Hmm, do you have any shots of the old MF line queue? The slab of concrete is still there next to the CP & LE station, but the queue is gone. How about a shot of people standing in the Magnums queue line behind the bathrooms? I remember in 1989 when it opened they didn't have those. They added them partway through the season and it still spilled out onto the midway.
Maybe the best shot would be of the Mine Ride with a full queue all the way down to the midway. I remember waiting through all those lines back in the 70's when that was the only coaster I would ride. I always thought the sound of the tire brakes was cool! Ok, I've sunk to another new low, it's 12:03AM time for bed.