Posted Monday, March 12, 2001 3:48 AM | Contributed by xbombman
Track for X has finally arrived! Two purple and yellow station pieces are sitting right up against the fence.
As for Deja Vu, many more supports have arrived, and for some reason are scattered everywhere. Some more track has arrived as well.
Work continues in the bus parking lot. More holes are being drilled for footers. Check out ACN for the shots.
Link: America Coasters Network
Monday, March 12, 2001 6:21 AM
I should also add that the Goliath Jr. supports are up and the major work could be finished by the end of the week. Deja Vu will get vertical this week according to one "Insider".
Monday, March 12, 2001 6:31 AM
Those colors are awesome, cant wait to see some peices with curves and to see those extra rails in action!
I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters
*** This post was edited by FloridaCoasterRider on 3/12/2001. ***
Brian A. Plencner
Monday, March 12, 2001 8:19 AM
I also agree that the pics of X's track look good.
What I would like to know is (and this applies to all construction shots) have you had problems with SFMM security when you go to take the pictures?
I've been trying to take pictures of the track for both Deja Vu and Vertical Velocity out at SFGAm, and most of the time security is watching, and they usually chase us out of the parking lot.
I'm just wondering if people who go to other parks have this problem, or if security at the other SF parks is not as tight as it is in Gurnee.
I know that people have commented in the past about the police out around Six Flags Worlds of Adventure in Ohio, but that was the local police, and not the park.
I can understand if we are walking into the park and around the construction area where they are digging the footers and all, but to be in the employee parking lot looking and taking pictures of the track and supports that are there...is that really a bad thing? In fact, there were all kinds of cars in the employee lot, since the park is now having Job Fairs, and Employee Orientation/training the next few weekends. It's not like we are going in there in the middle of the night or something.
Sorry if this is slightly off-topic, but I get kind of mad at myself that I cannot share pictures like everyone else can about the building of a new coaster at my home park, since the security at SFGAm seems to want to prevent people from going into the parking lot.
How do you all do it????
Brian A. Plencner
Monday, March 12, 2001 9:08 AM
Snooping at MM is easy. The park is open year round, so we have access to the parking lot at least every weekend, if not everyday. Additionally, there is a public road running parellel to SFMM's "backlot". This road is bordered on both sides by huge concrete lots, where a lot of the new hardware ends up sitting until it goes into the park to be put up. Thus we usually have easy access to track and supports, without having to break any laws of park rules to get it.
Monday, March 12, 2001 11:44 AM
X-Flight is easy to take pictires of. All the track and supports are all in the parking lot. Once, a construction worker saw me and just waved.
Monday, March 12, 2001 2:45 PM
Brian that's a good question it's usually easy when you have a car at Magic Mountain and when me and my friend went we decided to walk out to the X track to take a look at it. We get out there and are just about to go around the gate and look at it and BAM!!! Magic Mountain security pulls up and sends 2 Rodeo Suv's pull up and no joke 6 guys got out and started asking us questions why we were out there. Finally 10 minutes later they let us go aand they told us we couldn't look. They were about to detain (cuff us) until i showed them my season pass. IT SUCKED!!!!
magic mountain and CP rule
Monday, March 12, 2001 3:33 PM
It is not illegal to get any pictures in the area as long as you follow the rules. "No Trespassing" signs are clearly posted on the fences surrounding it. It is perfectly legal around the area until the second you hop a fence. Generally, the track is close enough to the road however. None of my shots have required trespassing.
Monday, March 12, 2001 4:34 PM
I just hope the track can offer a smooth arrow!
Drachen Fire, Will it be swimming with the fishies?
Brian A. Plencner
Monday, March 12, 2001 6:45 PM
Thanks for the responces about your photo taking.
I know that on the other side of SFGAm (like over by the Eagle) there are signs that say "No Tresspassing". But, from what I can tell, there are no such signs on the Employee Parking lot side.
One disadvantage with SFGAm is that there really are no public roads that go around the park. The only exception is the tollway, but there is this big hill between it and the parking lot.
Note to chris senn: The same thing happened to me an a buddy of mine when SFGAm was building Raging Bull. In fact, we were OFF PROPERTY in a playground on the north side of the park walking alone the fence. There is a service rode that runs between the Guest Lot and the Employee Lot (behind Theater Royle, Shockwave, etc). They got out of their truck, and walked up to us. We had to show ID, and they asked what we were doing. What gets me about this is that we WERE NOT ON THEIR LAND, just walking along the fence in a public playground?? Needless to say, we did what they wanted, and they let us go. Besides, what could they do with us on one side of the fence, and them on the other? By the way, the fence was about 6 feet high, with barb-wire on top of it. So it was not like either one of us or security could have climbed over it to get at the other???
Brian A. Plencner
Monday, March 12, 2001 7:39 PM
I was at SFMM for Physics day yesterday and I was dissapointed at the progress of the rides. I saw some square arches over the passageway to Viper, does this mean that whole area will be demolished and redone to make way for X? I sure hope so cause that area is a pain in the*****to get to. Id also like to add that Superman has been tempermental lately. The last two times ive been there both sides seem to not have been working. Or not all day at least. SFMM does a great job at keeping their rides operational, but when Psyclone, Ninja, the skytower, atom smasher, and half of superman arent operational you know somthings up. Also whats the big idea re-opening flashback. NOONE WANTS TO GO ON IT and it deserves the same fate as windjammer.
Brain Lampert (not the same guy as before)
Monday, March 12, 2001 7:51 PM
well x isnt supposed to be done until late spring early summer we only have an idea what the size is so we can only guess how long it will take to construct. deja vu wont take that long to construct maybe 1 1/2 months and then testing.
are you ready to go vertical?...V2 SFMW 2001 ...
Monday, March 12, 2001 8:26 PM
Brian....those supports are for a bridge that will be built that goes over the Wall of Coasters. It will take you to/be a part of the queue for X.
Tuesday, March 13, 2001 10:13 AM
Hey, I went on Flashback 3 times during my last visit! Anyway, great pics, let's hope they start building really soon!
Saturday, May 12, 2001 5:28 PM
I live in utah,And today I-15 was closed so all the traffic was headed down state street and redwood road.Luckily well sitting in traffic I got to see four semis with X parts on them.That was the only time it was fun to sit in traffic.