Little dipper grows again......kinda.

Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:09 PM

[url][url]New construction update from six flags facebook page....

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=169593&id=10583866355&ref=mf#!/album.php?aid=169593&id=10583866355

Ok, I know they bought the coaster from kiddyland, but how much of the original ride are they using? I only see a board from the original ride here and there. I would sy that 95% of the wood is new.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:18 PM

I'd say a lot less than 95% of it is new. Sure looks like a decent chunk of white-ish lumber in those pics.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:30 PM

look at the first picture.

I see maybe 4 pieces of new wood.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:45 PM

OK, then look at the 4th and 8th pictures. I'd say a good 30% or more of that is older/white.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 11:45 PM

I'm amazed they're using ANY of the original wood. I figured they'd just reuse the hardware and replace ALL of the wood since it will have to be replaced eventually anyway. It's neat seeing a "new" woodie again at that park. It's been a long time.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 12:04 AM

I'm surprised they are using that much of the old wood! Either way, don't matter to me, I'm just happy Great America is doing such a cool thing! That's a great little ride, and its classic - whats not to love!?

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 3:43 PM

Doesn't surprise me at all. From what I have read or heard, Kiddieland replaced a bunch of wood in the last couple years.

It's going up nicely.

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