SFGAdv updates Kingda Ka construction.

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 12:34 AM
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatadventure/

New pics, new journal entry...

Pics of interest:
-Construction in thick fog on Nov 24
-lots of angles on the camel hump

Info of interest: (as of Dec 6th)
-the tower is currently 228 feet tall, two feet short of the tallest drop on Nitro, and half the total height of the ride
-22 track sections installed
-129-foot camel hump was topped out on December 4

And most interesting,
-All 456 feet of the tower itself will be completed by the end of the year as long as the weather cooperates.

That's a ton of work to do in less than a month, but I guess once the camel hump is done, all the effort can be focused on tower construction cause I'm sure those HUGE cranes cost a pretty penny to rent per day.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2004 12:39 AM
And if they get finished with the coaster by years end due to this unusually light winter thus far...They can concentrate efforts on building the rest of the area so that when its warm enough, they can plan all of those trees and plants that Keither put into his video.:)
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 6:28 PM
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatadventure/golden_kingdom/photos2.html

More new photos from the 8th through the 11th. Judging by the last picture, I'd guess the tower is about 275' tall and growing taller by the day. The camel hump seems to be about 3/4 the way done and foundation work on the station and hydraulic launch building seems to be nearing completion. Enjoy...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 6:58 PM
I wish they'd put a webcam up, similar to what Dorney did for Hydra...
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 8:06 PM
But that would make sense.. and this is SF!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 8:11 PM
Does anyone else think that the hydraulic building is closer to the tower and means the launch will be longer up the incline? that would explain how its only 8m.p.h. faster and 36 feet taller than T.T.D. *** Edited 12/15/2004 1:11:42 AM UTC by skipper747***
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 9:19 PM
It's not like you don't already know exactly what it's going to look like!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 9:33 PM
You just wish it was being built at SFA!

Either way it still exciting to see it go up. *** Edited 12/15/2004 2:34:09 AM UTC by Alex Nagel***

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:16 PM
THIS and THIS remind me too much of work. :( Although I'd sooner be building a coaster footer than any other footer. :)

^ is not working on any rides as of now. *** Edited 12/15/2004 3:17:13 AM UTC by coasterpunk***

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:23 PM
All I have to say is, my name is sad.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:26 PM
We have enough problem rides as it is. It's only 2 1/2 to 3 hours to Great Adventure from Baltimore. I've made the trip many times.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:37 PM
It's not a rides thing, it's a matter of not being properly maintained ;)
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Wednesday, December 15, 2004 9:57 AM
Thank god we're moving to Philly next year.
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