Construction at SFMM and KBF keeps moving

Posted Monday, July 16, 2001 4:32 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

X keeps on growing. I estimate approximately two weeks before the ride is completed. The 4th attraction, which looks an awful lot like the new Cedar Point attraction, is starting to be assembled. The ride vehicle has also appeared.

At the Berry Farm, work continues on preparing the moving of two flat rides as well as the removal of Windjammer.

Link: Twisted Rails

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Monday, July 16, 2001 5:25 AM
Ganrly! X sure marks the spot.
Monday, July 16, 2001 5:36 AM
Taipan, that's GNARLY,unless your expressing a word I never heard before. Anyway, consider anyone in southern California to be lucky this season.
Monday, July 16, 2001 5:42 AM
(Embarassed look) Thanks for pointing that out, yup I meant Gnarly. :)
Monday, July 16, 2001 6:01 AM
I wonder what they will do with all the Windjammer stuff? I wouldn't mind a wheel:)

"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
Monday, July 16, 2001 6:07 AM
Windjammer has been sold intact. Some lucky park (Sout America?) is getting it.
Monday, July 16, 2001 6:15 AM

X looks so cool. On the Discovery Channel the other night, I saw "Vegas Thrill Rides", and when showing Arrrow building a coaster, they kept making tons of references to X. Just a tidbit of info.
"Getting off of the ride is the hard part"
Monday, July 16, 2001 6:34 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Dutchman: you are incorrect. Windjammer has not been sold "intact." It's headed for the scrap pile. This info comes directly from park head honcho Jack Falfas as witnessed by 7 others while speaking with him at the park yesterday.

Bruce: you may have your wish...some parts may be saved for auction at next year's Solace.
Monday, July 16, 2001 6:59 AM
Windjammer was for sale at $1 million on this Italian Used Amusement Ride site; It's the fifth one on the list - C9 Double Coaster.

Hey, wouldn't it be ironic if Windjammer's problems were due to valleying from the strong wind? ;)
Monday, July 16, 2001 7:12 AM
Great shots as always, Karl! I love the shot of X from Colossus, especially.

Brian Grapes
SFMW Online-
Monday, July 16, 2001 8:01 AM
X continues to amaze, each new group of shots includes at least one worth a "Holy #%$@!". It's really neat to have something as highly anticipated as this being built so close to home!
Monday, July 16, 2001 8:18 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Taipan: I know Windjammer is for sale. But according to Jack it has not been sold. As far as he's concerned it's "heading for the scrap pile" [HIS words, not mine].
Monday, July 16, 2001 10:33 AM
I will back Mamoosh up on the Jack Falfas statements... he called me on Wednesday to tell me that it was heading for the scrap pile... the steel equipment arrives on site today to begun dismantling the ride.
Monday, July 16, 2001 11:12 AM
Windjammer was a very bad ride i got my head bumped like every second but it looks nice even though the drop is like 60ft.X is looking great.
Monday, July 16, 2001 11:26 AM
i care more about the coonstruction of x that ride is gonna be amazing.....

and i care most about not were windjammer is going, but what is going to be in its place.
Monday, July 16, 2001 11:47 AM
i can't begin to describe the site of X as you go up the hill and you see it once you get to the top of the hill. what a great site to see while you're in your car in line for the toll booths to park.
Monday, July 16, 2001 1:06 PM
Ride construction is going to slow down. They just took down one of the cranes. Hopefully to put up the Thrill Shot.
Monday, July 16, 2001 1:12 PM
x construction isnt gonna slow down, its basically all track and a few small supports from here, and that doesnt require two cranes

This is Recockulous! - Adam Carolla
Monday, July 16, 2001 3:48 PM
If I had a million dollars, I would buy Windjammer...
That is, so people could come and beat it with baseball bats. ;)
Monday, July 16, 2001 3:59 PM
I'm really wondering when testing will begin for Deja Vu. I know they have the train on it and it should start testing by this week, maybe it'll open by next week. X will probably take a little longer than 2 weeks to finish since they only hae one crane and the tracking will be pretty high off the ground. Hmm....doesn't sound like much fun for a steel worker that is afraid of hieghts.
The SFMM Salvi:
"I want to go on something more exciting than X"

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