Worlds of Adventure X-Flight site starting to take shape

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2001 7:29 PM | Contributed by ShiveringTim

A few footers look complete. I would expect that this portion of construction should finish by the end of February. Also, more track is showing up, including some brakes and the part of the lift.

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Monday, February 12, 2001 12:47 AM
I can't wait until we start seeing the lift rise into the Ohio sky.
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Monday, February 12, 2001 7:19 AM
I'll bet any money it won't be ready for opening day!
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Monday, February 12, 2001 8:08 AM
I think it will be ready opening day, unless the weather throws some surprises. This coaster is 115 feet high and not a monster. Also it all by itself in the parking lot with the parts nearby. There are not logistic challenges such as being over water or shoehorned in a tight space.

I would imagine the testing side of things once it is up could take some time.
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Monday, February 12, 2001 8:29 AM
jeez, i didn't realize how bright that thing is. You're going to be able to see that thing from miles away, even if it is only 115ft tall. I wonder what kind of lighting willhave, i know its probably not possible, but it would be pretty damn cool if it could glow in the dark
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Monday, February 12, 2001 10:23 AM
It sounds totally cool is SFWOA getting any new rides for the old Sea World Part of the ParK?? I hope they do
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Monday, February 12, 2001 10:47 AM
the sea world side is not getting any new rides (that I know of), but they are renaming the rides to DC Comics names.
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Monday, February 12, 2001 10:56 AM
I have another question are they going to take out the Yo-Yo and the go karts for this roller coaster because if they do I think they should move it to the Sea World park of the park.
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Monday, February 12, 2001 2:44 PM
Is it going to be ready for opening day or will it be delayed? I hope it's going to be ready for opening day because I bet it's gonna be an awsome coaster! I think it will be ready for opening day though because construction is going pretty fast considering the good weather.
*** This post was edited by rollercoastercrazy on 2/12/2001. ***
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Monday, February 12, 2001 2:49 PM
I was out there today. Now this is the first time I actually paid much attention to a coasters construction, I get into last year and am totally excited about this one. But i do have a question for anyone who pays attention to construction of coasters regurally. The wood boxes that shape the footers, are they always that tall coming off the ground? When i was there today they looked to me to be 8ft tall of the ground.

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Monday, February 12, 2001 5:31 PM
I think they will be ready on opening day... After all last year they had BKF, S:UE and Villian ready by opening day.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 3:20 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar To answer XFlight's question, I've only seen a few coasters with footers that tall, namely S:ROS at both SFDL and SFA. My Stealth pics don't show any footers. A possibility is that they might do some backfilling of land around these footers to create some artificial terrain to enhance the flying sensation.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 10:37 AM
This time last year, BKF was 30 feet tall and some station work was done.

It made it, and it was a LOT bigger, and in a swamp.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 10:53 AM
Petie, they don't need to take out the Yo-Yo and the Go Karts because they are building X-Flight in part of the parking lot. I have no idea why they taking off part of their already small parking lot, when they could use some of that land they bought last year or near the SWO side of the water.
I think that they'll be ready and be done with all their testing in time. Batman is almost 50 feet taller and close to 1,000 feet longer and they made it in time.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 12:06 PM
I'll be going to World's of Adventure this summer. I want to see how they are handling Sea World. I am pretty excited about X-Flight right now, since I have never ridden a Flying Coaster.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 8:21 PM
Is this ride over the old Geauga Lake Road? It looks like that it in the Parking lot. I'm completely lost on this one. Is there a drawing anywhere with where this coaster is being placed?
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 3:20 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar It's in the parking lot. All of my footer pictures were taken from Geauga Lake Rd. However, the plans are to reroute the road around the parking lot. This hasn't started yet, but there is quite a wide path between the construction and parking lot. This is either the new road or just a construction/maintenance path.


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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 10:33 AM
Thank you "Go full force" for answering my question.
Any who it looks like it will be a great year at the park and I think it will be open in time.





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Saturday, February 17, 2001 2:33 AM
I think it will be ready when the park re-opens in May, most people still forget how fast Vekoma built Stealth at PGA(It was only something like 1 month and 3 weeks)

And last year they had to add 3 New Coasters of which Villian and BKF were very large projects indeed and if my memory is correct, in mid january only the lift hills of Villian and BKF were completed so there was still a lot more work to do in 3 months but it was still all completed.

Personally I wouldnt panic too much yet, I would wait until the end of February and If we dont see any track go up before then, then we should panic a little
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