X-Flight construction presses on toward opening day
Posted Monday, March 19, 2001 3:58 AM | Contributed by ShiveringTim
Another major portion of X-Flight was erected this past week. The construction crews have finished the horseshoe turn, or the first high turn after the initial descent. The last high turn over the lift and the low sections remain. I expect the lift turn to be completed by next weekend. Also worth noting is that Geauga Lake Rd. has been officially rerouted around the construction site, leaving the old road ready to be converted to queue and midway.
To 96 - Yes X-Flight will have duel loading stations, of course this will dramacticlly increase capacity and will also enable the coaster to run 3 trains instead of 2. ShiveringTim - X-Flight will have another difference dont forget, this will have Outside Corkscrews whereas Batwing will have an inline twsit I believe, and Yes the Colour Scheme is different Also I must congratulate you on the pictures, they are absolutly amazing and you have done a great job, but may I ask what is XF_joint_01.jpg meant to show, Is this a trim brake or something hanging from the track, Its a little hard to tell?????
I passed SFWoA yesterday and that ride looks sweet! Those are great pics. It was also cool from where i saw it from a little store right on the other side of the street from X-flight. I can't wait till this thing opens, SFWoA is going to recognize my face on how many times i am going there this summer.
I can't wait for X-Flight to open! I have a season pass and I know I will be using it quite a bit this year. I am planning to go there at least once a week this summer. I will also go to fright Fest a lot as well. By the way, does anyone know if I can process my SFWoA season pass before the park opens because I am going to SFMM over spring break and I don't want to stand in the ticket lines.
In response to PaulD, I think that XF_joint_01.jpg might be the last piece of track put into place. What you see there is rope tied around the two pieces and a come-along to secure them while the bolts are placed. Why they left the ride like this over the weekend is beyond me?
Once again, incredible photos Scott! I really think this ride has potential for opening on time (it better cause I only get one shot at it this year!). Florida here I come! ------------- www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173 An unnerving stillness in the woods of southern Indiana beckons for you on May 11th.....
GenuineCynic - I am absolutly positive that X-Flight will have outside corkscrews, unless I am mad and was seeing things at the time, I am sure I read an article on the net that interviewed Vekoma and they confirmed all the changes made to their flying dutchman and in that article were the words FLYING CORKSCREWS(entered from the outside, not from the inside) At the moment, I am trying to find proof of this for anyone not believeing me, but I am 90% sure I am right about this, And anyway, even if it has been changed from corkscrews to an inline twist, why change it now at very short notice when the coaster is well into construction???????