Either that or they are planning to film Smokey and the Bandit III...
Sorry, bad joke...
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I should be going by the park on Saturday to see if anything has happened. It's only been two weeks, so I don't think we are going to be seeing any major deconstruction yet.
Edit: I just checked Dorney Park Online, and a member who works at the park posted this: "Dismantling started today. The area directly behind the queue area, the transfer and the track above the transfer, the hill that goes under the station are all gone."
Yeah, the transfer shed area has been dismantled and the drop under the station is partly gone. Pics will be posted on dorneyonline.com soon by a park employee. Also, in defense of dponline. They have thoroughly covered the deconstruction process as much as they could up until closing day, not much went on then though, just survey markings, taking the trains off the track, and boarded up entrances. DP waited until the park closed to do anything major. They are wasting no time on taking it down now that the park is closed. The park employee said the wood is being sold. (no this isn't the lemon chill guy, this is a guy who works in the marketing dept at DP and is a trusty poster over on dponline.) Check over there for anything concerning the situation, it would be your best resource. Rob, to me it sounds like neither carefully dismantling nor completley wrecking, somehwhere in between, but I could be wrong, we'll have to wait and see. ------------------ This space will forever be dedicated to Hercules at Dorney Park 5/89-9/03 *** This post was edited by DorneyDante 11/11/2003 9:09:23 PM ***
That movie would be one of the saddset I would ever see. Its like that episode of Monster Garage where the team tore into a Richard Petty stock car. I cried. It hurt. Pretty cool what they made though.
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As of today, Wednesday November 12 early in the morning (11am) it was reported on dponline that the deconstruction process is rapidly progressing and it is has been described as a destructive dismantling process, so its not "carefully dismantling" like I said previously. The station is totally gone and the lift hill is gone. The park employee over on dponline reported that when they removed the lift hill they took pieces out from the bottom and the whole top half came crashing down. A PR person at Dorney took video of it. Pics will be posted soon on dponline of it. Tis a sad day. *hummmm*
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Probably not in Hercules case, since there is no danger of it falling on something not owned by the park. I could see if there were houses a few feet from the ride, but Herc seems to be pretty far away from anything non-Dorney related.
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