SheiKra (BGT) Construction Update

Sunday, December 12, 2004 10:53 PM
http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/new2005.html

Just wanted to point out these new construction pictures of BGT's new Dive Machine. Looks like it's moving right along with a lot of the work in the tunnels finishing up as well as the turn to the lift.

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Monday, December 13, 2004 12:39 AM
3 heavily themed beemers and a GCI. Doesn't get much better than that.
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Monday, December 13, 2004 1:21 AM
Sure it does: 4 heavily themed beemers and a GCI, or three beemers and two GCI's! ;)
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Monday, December 13, 2004 1:31 AM
Or one tornado themed Arrow and a GCI in a park with two big breasts and a butterfly
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Monday, December 13, 2004 1:45 AM
I'm praying that SheiKra will be ready before I leave Orlando on May 20th. PLEASE be done before then (WDW Internship).
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Monday, December 13, 2004 4:32 AM
You should be in luck. It's a closer one for me, as I'll be there on May 9th or so.
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Monday, December 13, 2004 3:16 PM
I'd love to see it done in late March, just so I won't feel bad because I won't miss school for it :)
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 3:47 PM

john peck said:
Or one tornado themed Arrow and a GCI in a park with two big breasts and a butterfly

AWESOME! LOL

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 4:40 PM
How about a park that has a dueling GCI that actually runs both sides synchronized? That'd be better! :)
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Wednesday, December 15, 2004 7:40 PM
Hi everybody. From what I have been able to gather about SheiKra opening is to be the first part of May. Maybe the first week in May. The construction is moving along nicely. There is alot of other work going on at the park along with a new front entrance, new ticket windows and alot of other stuff in the park. It is going to be a big year for the park. As for Gwazi the Dueiling GCI. Busch's website says it is just a mammoth double wooden coaster now. http://www.buschgardens.com/buschgardens/fla/ar_gawazi.aspx

I will be getting more photos of the Sheikra construction site soon hope everybody likes.

Johnny

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Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:56 AM
The Gwazi change from "dueling" to "double", IIRC, took place in its first or secnd season...Busch's ridiculous answer to complaints about capacity problems on the ride...apparently they haven't been reading my *rants* on the subject for these past 3-4 years, LOL...:)

Hopefully I'll get some additional construction pics of SheiKra, certainly had to get *creative* to find some picture-worthy looks at the construction...;)

edits: First, the construction around the main entrance to the park (by the ticket windows) created MASSIVE confusion and hassle during H-o-S, so I sure hope they have plans to improve guest traffic flow in that area...

Second, the *tunnel* across the raod from the parking lot seemed to be moving along, but given how badly it messed up vehicle traffic in that area, they oughta move a bit faster getting that project done...;)
*** Edited 12/16/2004 2:59:34 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Thursday, December 16, 2004 7:52 PM
I'm just praying that it will done by late march/early april during my spring break when my school baseball team is going down their for a tournament. I think i am pushing my luck though. Aw well, even if it isn't open i am not sure if we will have time to go to parks anyway
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Thursday, December 16, 2004 8:08 PM
TOPTHILL - its expected to open in May.
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Friday, December 17, 2004 12:18 AM
http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/files/new/2005/sh43a.jpg

No wonder they painted Scorpion. I think the two coasters will look Super standing next to each other.


-Sean

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Monday, December 20, 2004 2:47 PM
BGT Guide has a New update today...

http://www.bgtguide.com/2005/lift.php

and last week

http://www.bgtguide.com/2005/station.php

Check them out...

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Monday, December 20, 2004 4:41 PM
I'm going to Orlando/Tampa a week from today, if I get the digital camera for Christmas that i've been hoping to get, I'll take pictures and post them somewhere.
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Monday, December 20, 2004 4:42 PM
Wait....it is ok for me to take pictures of it right? I won't be violating copyright stuff will I?
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Monday, December 20, 2004 5:18 PM
Kyle you should be able to take photos. However I will warn you there are not very many places to get photos of the coaster without treaspassing but you should be able to get some good photos. Enjoy your trip. I will be at BGT sometime this week. I will post some more photos of the construction at www.Johnnyupsidedown.com . I will get a couple of photos of the new entrance to the park and some photos of the current colors of Scorpion as the whole area around Scorpion has recieved the same color scheme Orange, Blue and White. More photos and info coming soon as the work continues on SheiKra.

Johnny *** Edited 12/20/2004 10:21:17 PM UTC by Johnny Upsidedown***

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Monday, December 27, 2004 5:24 PM
New photo update.

Hi everybody. Went by the park today 12-27-04. More brake run track is up, the smoke house is open and footers for the lift hill are going in. Photos can be seen below.

http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/new2005.html

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Monday, January 3, 2005 8:45 AM
Here is a new update from BGT Guide, enjoy!

http://www.bgtguide.com/2005/rise.php

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