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.

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Monday, March 19, 2001 6:13 AM
Is X-Flight going to have the dual loading stations like Batwing?
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Monday, March 19, 2001 6:15 AM
Excellent pictures once again.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 7:45 AM
Does anyone know when Six Flags Worlds of Adventure is opening or if they have park maps yet?
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Monday, March 19, 2001 8:50 AM
Yes, X-Flight is exactly the same as Batwing except for color scheme so it will have the dual station. It's slated to debut 5/4 I beleive.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 10:15 AM
Opening Night is Friday May 4th, and the park says X-Flight should be ready. I honestly don't think it will be though.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 11:40 AM
Why not? They got 3 major coasters built and running for opening day last year, and they're progressing nicely on this one. I think they'll make it with plenty of time to spare.

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Monday, March 19, 2001 1:04 PM
What is so "great" about this coaster. It is just like Stealth at PGA but X-Flight will have a change at the end and the loading station is different. Wow.. What "fun!"

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Monday, March 19, 2001 1:09 PM
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?????
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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:05 PM
PaulD: X-Flight and Batwing are the exact same. Both have inline twists that look exactly like those found on their SLCs.

And yes, the rate of construction is amazing, and I believe that unless something goes drastically wrong (like Villain's rollback) it will be operational May 4th.

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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:50 PM
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.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 3:02 PM
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.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 4:55 PM
Anyone know how much a single season pass is? On there web site they list the different passes but only list the seasons in a 4 pack.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 5:41 PM
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?

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Monday, March 19, 2001 6:16 PM
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!
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Monday, March 19, 2001 7:02 PM
This has to be one of the fastest built roller coasters to date!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 9:44 AM
Have the finished connecting the old Six Flags Ohio part with the old Sea World Ohio part or are they still working on the midway between them?
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:12 AM
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???????

Trust me, I will be back with some kind of proof.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 2:13 PM
Everything I have heard indicates the corkscrews will be ridden on the outside, as opposed to PGA's (awesome) Stealth. I can't help but think this will improve an already wonderful ride.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 2:20 PM
looks like that they will finish in time but not enough time to catch there breath. Looks Great as far as I can tell. Can't wait till I get my seasons pass for my birthday which is 1 week from today!


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