I went to Timber Falls last week and Avalanche was being tracked and looked about 30% tracked. The trains were also on the track in the station and brakes area. I think it should be done being tracked and start testing in 2-3 weeks. I don't think it has anything to do with S&S, but your guess is just as good as mine.
Does anyone know just how much is left to go on Tsunami? It seems like it's construction has been a little ahead of that for Avalanche. I feel bad for the park because it seems like they have really been advertising the new coaster (at least on their website) and I would think that they were counting on it to bring some crowds in this summer. Now here it is, July 4th weekend coming up, and it still isn't done yet. I was hoping to stop over and check it out when I'm up in Central PA visiting the family in a couple of weeks but it's looking like it may not even be done then.
Not sure, but I know that, as of a few days ago, there was at least one major hill that was just structure and no track. Since the coaster isn't close to testing, I assume that there is a lot left to do.
The only thing I don't understand about this thread is how some of you (well, i'll just say the topic starter) is saying that summer is halfway over. Where the hell are you living, dude? Here in Cali, summers just beginning!
Oh, and i'm not sure how S&S is about testing, but If they're anything like B&M, which they're not, and if I know anything about building coasters, which i don't, testing will begin very shortly after the track is completed...I'm sure most of you know B&M's coasters open within 2-3 weeks of track completion- which in my opinion is a very short window of time.