X-Flight vertical construction begins (UPDATED)

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2001 6:57 PM | Contributed by ShiveringTim

X-flight is taking flight with vertical construction beginning this past week. As of Friday, the structure for the lift and first inversion are in place, and most of the lift track is set. Check the photos.

UPDATE: Additional photos have been added detailing more progress.

Link: Midwest Coaster Central

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Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:09 AM
Cool pics... just not where I was led to believe they ride would be..

Still very cool.... *** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob on 2/24/2001. ***
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:48 AM
X-Flight basically srung up over night! I definatly think this is going to be ready by May 4th. I can't wait to ride it.

ShiveringTim: Are you going to be updating your site more often now that theres something to take pic of? Because those are great pics.

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Don't mess with the X in 01 *** This post was edited by XFlight on 2/24/2001. ***
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 7:22 AM
Boy at least they have begun to start building up at SFWoA. At Six Flags Great America they are at least one month behind on construction. According to a physics teacher who works at Great America testing the rides, the snow made it imposible to put the cement in the ground when they first planned. So as of now don't expect the both roller coasters open on opening day.
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 8:33 AM
Look at Thrillride or Screamscape and look at Batwing's layout at SFA. X-Flight should have the same layout. That way instead of guessing about the similarities and/or differences to Stealth you can see for yourself and be educated.
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 8:44 AM
Is X-Flight being built in the parking lot? It looks very far from the front entrance, let alone being in font of the front entrance. Just a curiosity question.
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 9:19 AM
If you are familier with the area. The way the pics look, it seems that the lift runs parallel to Rt.43(aurora rd.) going away from the main park. So the station should be close to the Hydes or SUE.

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Don't mess with the X in 01
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 10:08 AM
What's the height again?
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 10:35 AM
115ft. It might be a little higher since those footers look mighty tall coming out of the ground.

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Don't mess with the X in 01
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 10:57 AM
I've been taking pictures of the site everyweekend since they announced, and I'll continue to do so.

To address the other questions/comments. Yes, it's in the parking lot. Yes, the station will be near SUE and the Go Carts. Yes, this will be better than Stealth because it's only 18 miles away vs 3000 miles (and I have ridden Stealth) :)

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Scott W. Short
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 12:29 PM
I just got home from driving past SFWoA and X-Flight is going to run parallel to Rt. 43. I also know that it is being built in a corner of the parking lot right next to Rt. 43.




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X-Flight @ SFWoA
Bad weather won't cancel this flight!
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 2:41 PM
If construction like this keeps up, it should be done within the next month.
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 4:32 PM
Then some testing...

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Saturday, February 24, 2001 4:54 PM
And those were my favorite parking spots too..

What else can go wrong today????
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 5:56 PM
Heck with the parking spaces. I heard some bad stuff about Stealth. Is this going to happen to X-Flight too?
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 9:25 PM
Care to elaborate on what "bad stuff" you're referring to?

As for myself, I will be riding the first Dutchman in about 27 days for the first time. I can't wait to actually have an opinion on the ride! And I should be there for X-F opening too, I really cannot wait.

Anyone drive by today (2-24-01) and can post a report? Or do they even construct on weekends?

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Millennium is spelled with two N's ;)
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 9:40 PM
Can't wait for the same thing to happen at SFA
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 9:44 PM
one word...wow.....and to think,i dident think they would have it ready by opening day.
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Sunday, February 25, 2001 4:30 AM
Last year, with the three new coasters, the kiddie coaster, and the major construction, they worked 7 days a week, sometimes through the night.

With X-Flight going so fast, and not much else being done (except connecting the parks, which I doubt will be done until April, when the ground isn't frozen) they may not have to work weekends this offseason. I don't know, though.
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Sunday, February 25, 2001 4:47 AM
I can't wait for X-Flight to open! I am almost positive that this will be an awsome coaster! I was looking at the track plan for Batwing and will X-Flight have corkscrews or inline twists?
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Sunday, February 25, 2001 4:47 AM
I can't wait for X-Flight to open! I am almost positive that this will be an awsome coaster! I was looking at the track plan for Batwing and will X-Flight have corkscrews or inline twists?



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X-Flight @ SFWoA
Bad weather can't cancel this flight!
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