Zonga opening

Sunday, March 23, 2003 3:21 PM
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I looked on the official website, and couldn't find an opening date for Zonga. Is one set? Any information on the date set or when you think it may actually open (if it opens on time) would be appreciated.

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Sunday, March 23, 2003 4:26 PM
Sometime in spring or in may.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 4:30 PM
The middle of April is the rumor right now. I pesonally think it will be latter then that. Zonga just went vertical this week or last week.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 4:34 PM
Yeah, I know that it just went vertical, but it also shouldn't take much time to go up because it was designed to travel so I think it should go up fast. I have a trip "on the chalkboard" so to speak to San Francisco leaving April 23-27 and I would REALLY like to travel those days but I REALLY want to ride Zonga obviously. Does anybody know of any set date? I guess it may make sense that there is not a date because the forces may be a problem, but I need specific dates if possible.

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Sunday, March 23, 2003 6:06 PM
I wouldn't expect it to take long either, but did they pour footers for this or is it just going to sit on top of the ground?

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Sunday, March 23, 2003 6:09 PM
I'm not sure, I would assume they did, but the base from pictures I saw is done, so I think the vertical construction should be a breeze from here on out.

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Sunday, March 23, 2003 6:18 PM
The date I was told was Mid April. That was directly from the parks PR. But who knows, things are moving very quiick.

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Sunday, March 23, 2003 7:26 PM
You have to remember that this coaster was designed for Carnivals so it won't take very long to build it up after they have the footers set. If everything goes right for the ride, it wont have a problem opening up in Mid April. I hope when it opens it will stay open for more than 2 hours.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 4:51 AM
On the subject of Marine World, if anyone happens to have heard the status of V2 from a little birdy, I'd be interested in hearing it too. I'll be in the park on the 4th of April, and am hoping it might be up by then.

Of course, worst case I'll just be riding Roar and Medusa all day, so no big deal either way. Thankfully, I have at least one more business meeting in the Bay Area this summer that could involve a quick coaster detour.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 7:24 AM
To my knowledge V2 was still down this weekend. I don't know an exact date, but I did hear the rumor of it being back up by the parks "Xtreme Spring Break."

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Monday, March 24, 2003 5:26 PM
I don't think they poured footers for Zonga. They did pour a concrete pad for the entire ride to sit on but the rollercoaster was made for carnivals and doesn't require concrete footers. Does anyone know for sure? I wouldn't think vertical construction will take very long but the station construction might take a little bit longer if its going to be a permanent station. When Thriller was touring the circuit in Germany it took less than a week to erect the whole rollercoaster.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 6:20 PM

coaster895 said:
I don't think they poured footers for Zonga. They did pour a concrete pad for the entire ride to sit on but the rollercoaster was made for carnivals and doesn't require concrete footers. Does anyone know for sure? I wouldn't think vertical construction will take very long but the station construction might take a little bit longer if its going to be a permanent station. When Thriller was touring the circuit in Germany it took less than a week to erect the whole rollercoaster.

You hit it right on the nail. All of the track and supports that sit on the latticed-styled "foundation" is heavy enough to prevent the entire structure from shifting.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 8:20 PM
In Amusement Today I thought I read opening the last week of April or first week on May. Anyways, the suppors sit on a quarter inch piece of plywood which sits on the concrete block. Intresting to see how it will respond to earthquakes.

On Sunday, the purple train had the restraints motified to the new Larson restraints. The old lapbars are still in the train but the new OTSRs are very thin, yellow, and look to have almost no padding. Because they are so thin it appears that headbanging will be minimal.

Zonga is starting to look great and I can't wait to get the view of it operating from Medusa's dive loop... already looks cool from up there!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 3:28 AM
On RCDB, they have recent pics that show vertical construction has begun. Within the last week or so, it looks like probably a 1/3 of the coaster or more may already be completed with the vertical construction.

No footers? I mean, sure, it's heavy, but I thought they would at least make it more stable by placing the "grid" on the bottom in some concrete. It's not reassuring knowing it is not really held down by anything.

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