Coaster construction, fast or slow?

Sunday, February 23, 2003 7:43 PM
I recently made a visit to , and noticed that a update had been posted for the construction on Scream at SFMM. It seems that not too long ago, I would say under three weeks ago this coaster was no where near done with the station area, now the lift hill is up, the loop is done, and they are half way done with the dive loop.

Im so amazed at how fast SFMM is putting up Scream, and I noticed that construction on other coasters was never as quick, or so it seemed it wasen't. It raised the qestion how fast dose anyone think or know any different types of coasters can be built it? I think if SFMM continues at the same rate of construction. They might have all of the parts in at least by the middle of April, or even the end of March.

Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:32 PM
I guess it all depends on the simplicity and size of the coaster, the company that is building it, the weather, and a myriad of other factors.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:35 PM
I believe all parts for Scream! (structural) are on location. That, including the trains.

I made a quick visit to Magic Mountain today to renew my pass, and wow the skyline just gets better and better, especially with Scream!'s bright neon colors towering over the far end of Colossus.

Superman at Great Adventure went up pretty quickly from what I've been seeing.

Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:47 PM
I think it all has to do with the weather, when its nice the construction flys and when its bad construction is slow. SFMM doesn't really need to worry about snow or really cold temperatures so construction should move pretty quick.

Look at SFGAm for example, it took them like a month to finish the lift and first drop. But once the weather got nice after they finished the pretzel loop it only took a about a week to finish the ride.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 9:13 PM

We're about to see it slow down though. Rain is scheduled for monday and tuesday. Last week, there was no movement because of those 4 days of downfall. Let's just hope this doesn't blow construction deadlines out of schedule.
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Monday, February 24, 2003 8:26 AM
Also, you have to realize that on many rides, once the structure is completed, the ride is a long way from being done. Take Top Thrill Dragster for example: The ride has been structurally complete for probably a month, but there is so much electrical, hydraulic, and other kinds of work left to be done, that testing probably won't even start for another month or whatever - at least two months after the structure was completed.

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