PKI Construction Tour 1/14/05

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Friday, January 14, 2005 5:01 PM
A big thank you goes out to Jeff, Maureen, and the rest of the PKI staff for the hospitality they have shown us yet again!

The weather here in Ohio has been unusually warm lately, in the 60's, so what a perfect time for a winter tour! Wrong! Overnight Ohio got a wonderful cold snap that dropped us below freezing and made it a very COLD tour. The tour started at 9:00 with a walk out to the parking lot to see the recent delievery of IJ:ST pieces. There was transfer track, nuts, bolts, supports, and track. So we all spent a bit of time by the track taking pictures and just having a good time. But wait a minute the track in the lot is not yellow it is gray. It is not Primer gray it is paint gray and that is what it is staying. So after a bit of time in the parking lot it was time to head inside the gates.

Once inside the gates we heard that the Eiffel Tower and Face/Off would be receiving some new paint this year. We then proceded to walk to the IJ:ST site where a lot was going on. The center of that park is now full of mountains and valleys to accomodate the terrain part of the coaster. They were working on the Parking structure and the cement walls for the subway and splash down. There is no roller coaster structure up at this time which I found surprising for January. We continued around the site taking pictures and talking to friends. A lot of us agree that a lot of work is to be done for this to be ready by opening. My many thanks once again to Jeff and Maureen for a great tour.

Pictures are available on my site *** Edited 1/17/2005 6:28:29 PM UTC by Trick Track***

Monday, January 17, 2005 5:05 PM
Great Report. I always liked PKI and am looking forward to a possible HW,SFKK AND PKI trip this coming Summer.
Monday, January 17, 2005 5:36 PM
I finally made it to SFKK last year and am planning on HW this year as well. I was not impressed with SFKK but I have high expectations for HW. I have always wanted to go there and ride the Raven and Legend.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 2:27 PM
Hey Galvan316 we did that trip last summer(3 parks in three days) and had a blast. I highly recommend it.
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