A clue? Thunder Canyon's queue is being moved for 06.

Monday, May 1, 2006 2:46 AM
Interesting! that would make the size of the construction area a lot bigger. Maybe it's nothing. The mystery continues.
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Monday, May 1, 2006 9:21 AM
That and allegedly they drained the pond where the Swan Boats used to be and put some concrete in there, then filled it back up again. Not sure if this is just rumor or true though.

Tom *** Edited 5/1/2006 1:22:33 PM UTC by LdScotsman***

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Monday, May 1, 2006 1:34 PM
Was this announced somewhere?
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Monday, May 1, 2006 1:36 PM
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.
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Monday, May 1, 2006 1:59 PM
If it is a clue you should write it down in your handy dandy note book!

*Sorry, since we have no school today I get to watch my nephew today and we had to watch Blue's Clues*

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Monday, May 1, 2006 4:40 PM
Indeed they have put footers in the pond. They form a half-circle if you "connect the dots" so to speak.
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Monday, May 1, 2006 6:14 PM
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...

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Monday, May 1, 2006 6:20 PM
It could just be a turnaround, but if you look at shikras lift hill, you will notice it is a half moon/ horse shoe layout.

Here is an example...

http://rcdb.com/ig2662.htm?picture=39 *** Edited 5/1/2006 10:21:56 PM UTC by crazy horse***

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Monday, May 1, 2006 6:40 PM
Very astute observation. I can't think of any other coaster variety that has a half-circle shaped turnaround at the top of the lift. ;)
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Monday, May 1, 2006 7:27 PM
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.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig7.htm?picture=10

http://www.rcdb.com/ig275.htm?picture=

This is all assuming we're talking about B&M here, which is a big stretch considering all we know at this point is that they're in a a "half circle."

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Monday, May 1, 2006 7:46 PM
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.
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Monday, May 1, 2006 10:18 PM
It really is a perfect place for a dive machine, but would they need to bother pouring footers this early?
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Monday, May 1, 2006 10:31 PM
They poured footers for Dragster in April of 2001...
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Monday, May 1, 2006 10:37 PM
You mean 2002.
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Monday, May 1, 2006 11:00 PM
That too.
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Monday, May 1, 2006 11:16 PM
Half-circle? Turnaround?

All that flashes in my mind is the turn-around between corkscrews on B&M floorless coasters..

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Monday, May 1, 2006 11:17 PM
Someone should start a committe to save the queue. It's a classic.

Mike Middleton - webmaster of ClassicLineQueues.com

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Monday, May 1, 2006 11:24 PM
Hey! That's not a real website!
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Monday, May 1, 2006 11:42 PM
Sorry for wasting your time on that Michael. I should have added a disclaimer.

*Click here to claim your free XBox

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 12:03 AM
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.

Tom

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