CoasterGallery.com adds Timberland Twister construction pics

Posted Tuesday, February 10, 2004 7:56 AM | Contributed by Peabody

CoasterGallery.com has added pictures of the Mall of America's newest coaster, Timberland Twister. With pictures taken over several days, you can follow the rapid progress as they build this spinning coaster.

So far in 2004, CoasterGallery has added pictures from Camp Snoopy, SeaWorld Orlando, Old Town, Walt Disney World and DelGrosso's Amusement Park.

Additional photos can be found at Midwest Information Guide.

Link: Midwest Information Guide

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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 9:04 AM
The first drop pix really don't do it justice. It banks into it with an abruptness that would even shock Ron Toomer. Nor can you truly see how close the track gets to the ground before that wicked final helix.

If it had outward-facing cars a la Maurer-Sohne, it would be the wildest mouse ever, bar none. It will still have plenty of fanboys.

Nice thing about it: From the Mystery Mine Ride/the other side of the park, you'd hardly know it was there.

At $4 million a pop, I'd hope to see these at the sister (cousin?) parks in a hurry. Come ride it immediately before they CF it up with the trims.

-'Playa

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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 10:24 AM
I would say that it is a pretty good possibility that these could go on to the other parks. Once again WOF is the test park to see how these will go over in a real park setting. I was amazed at how close this thing hugs that one roof support, should make some awesome "chopper" effects. I can hardly wait for Spinning Dragons to go vertical. I would say that once they get started with it, it should go up rather quickly.

Also the pics on Coastergallery are from about a week or so ago, but the ones on MiG are from this past weekend and show just how little is left to be constructed of the track itself.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 3:59 PM
Playa,

Nuts to that! This coaster definitely looks awesome, but I maintain that Chessington's Maurer Sohne mouse will kill all others.

Either way though, I should be riding WoF's this year, and I won't get to England til 2006 so no worries. I really do like the design of Timberland Twister -- my fav part would have to be the two helices right after one another. That part looks pretty killer!

Nice pics, btw, both of you guys. I can't believe how fast they threw that thing up!

Joe

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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 5:09 PM
All the track is up now.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 5:41 PM
Does anyone know when this ride is going to open????
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 8:37 PM
Yes, I was going to say the same, when will this ride open?
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 9:33 PM
LOL well they built it in like two days, so testing should take five hours...I'd say they'll have it open tomorrow.

Okay that was lame, even for me!

Joe, tries way too hard :)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 9:56 PM
All track is not up. The final pieces will be lifted into place tonight. There are currently about 4 sections of track that need to be put up as well as 1 or 2 large-ish supports. Hopefully it will be done tommorow morning. The 2 spiral staircases and at least 2 pieces of track are still in the Ikea lot as of 8 PM.

I don't know where Drew got that information, he obviously hasn't been to the mall tonight.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2004 12:57 AM
Says who?

He coulda been there, casually walked by and just missed a segment or two like any of thousands of other folks who walk by every day. It's really not that big of a deal.

When they're all done, it will open, people will line up to ride it and none of this is gonna matter. Wow.

-'Playa

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Thursday, February 12, 2004 9:30 PM
I belive they said its scheduled to open in early spring. Doesnt look like it though. Does anyone know what the trains look like?
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