Final GateKeeper Construction Time Lapse Videos

Monday, May 13, 2013 3:43 PM
DavidW's avatar

I have been working on these for the entire construction process, here are the final videos:

Final Video (16x):
Angle 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7_0JOqrWDI
Angle 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGhicUGVzD0
Angle 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACAkafjDxlg

Final Video (8x):
Angle 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDfv2larf8M
Angle 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIsy1xa3LV8
Angle 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmAniV3Gg18

Here are some interesting facts:
* I captured images for 278 days, 9 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds Or 9 months, 5 days, 9 hours, 1 minute, 25 seconds
* I captured 312,088 images that took up a total of 10.27GB disk space
* I created 28.8GB worth of video

Here is another interesting link; the first image I captured and an image captured from the last day: http://imgur.com/a/j7tDu


KI Project 2014 timelapse: Videos | Playlist

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Monday, May 13, 2013 4:10 PM

Amazing! What work ethic, what determination! Welcome to coasterbuzz!

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Monday, May 13, 2013 4:17 PM
birdhombre's avatar

Your before-and-after images remind me of something my friends and I noticed: The tables & chairs area near GateKeeper is covered by awnings that convene at a large white post, the bottom of which is surrounded by a circular garden planter. We wondered if this is where Space Spiral used to be, and if this was an homage to that. Looking at those images, it's pretty darn close. (Which is also what Rob Decker said when we asked. He wasn't sure if it was intentional though.)

Last edited by birdhombre, Monday, May 13, 2013 4:18 PM
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:55 AM

I think it's darn close if not the exact spot. And when I was there I finally realized, after all my crying and complaining, that with Gatekeeper's station, fencing, landscaping and merch loc there just wasn't room to keep old Space Spiral around. Although I did pine for a ride up the tower. Wouldn't that be a great vantage point for some Gatekeeper watching?

Like somebody said here somewhere ; maybe a plaque?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:58 AM
LostKause's avatar

I hace a question and this seems like a good time in the conversation to ask... Are photos allowed to be taken from the Giant Wheel? I know I have taken them from the ride before, and I have seen some, but is it allowed?

Because THAT would be an awesome place to get some Gatekeeper photos!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:11 AM
birdhombre's avatar

The website says pictures are prohibited on all rides except the train. And to think I have all these bootleg pictures taken from the Sky Ride. :)

From the GateKeeper queue, you can get a straight-on view of Wicked Twister we haven't had before, which is kinda neat.

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