Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

Today marks the big day when the final piece of track for Time Traveler is put into place.

This section of track will serve as the transfer track between the storage bays and the main track.

Lowering the track into place on the transfer track supports

Here is the view from the station.

Congratulations Silver Dollar City.  We can hardly wait to ride this in March.
Thanks to the park for providing the photos for this update

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

 Carr Excavating shared some new photos of their progress on the retaining walls.
I really like this early morning fog photo they took.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

 The new construction wall stretches all the way out to Valley Road.  A sign on the fence let's you know how to get to ThuNderaTion.

 The arch with the mine carts on it used to be to the left.

The crane is being used to work on the launch segments and the power building.

The big change since our last update is that they have painted the entire station grey.

One thing to point out is the new covering over the Trailblazer entrance.  It blends in a lot better than it used to.  You will enter in that opening under the stairs if you are going in the stand queue.

The new steps down to the main queue have been created.  It is interesting how close they are to the exit steps back to the town.

The exit platforms look like they are getting closer to being completed.

 One last photo.  You'll see how much higher up the final brake run is compared to the first turn out of the station from ThuNderaTion.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

 Carr Excavating is back with more progress shots of the retaining walls they have been working on to shore up the fill dirt in and around Time Traveler.

I have to admit that the retaining walls really make the attraction look nice.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

The Magic Shop and the former ThuNderaTion arch have been removed.  A new construction fence now stretches all the way out to Valley Road.  The fence on the other side is right next to Poke Salad Mary's porch.  The restaurant is still "open" as of this time.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

Carr Excavating shared some photos of their work on building retaining walls around the Time Traveler site.  Since the entire coaster is built on fill, it is important to take these steps to prevent the natural erosion of the hillside which might result in footers to slip.