Thursday, October 19, 2017

Christmas in Midtown Update (SDC)

SDC released a publicity photo of some of the lights in Midtown.  We think it looks awesome and cannot wait to see the whole area in person in a few weeks.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Finnish Fling Finnished (WOF)

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The park confirmed today that the Finnish Fling will be thrilling its final riders on October 29th.  There is currently a ride auction for the final rides which will benefit a local charity.  While not confirmed by the park, yet, this will be the location of the new for 2018 Nordic Chaser.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Storm Damage (WOF)

A very powerful storm rolled through Kansas City Saturday night and the park received some weather damage.  This update is a collection of photos from different sources detailing the damage.  This photo was taken near the the front gate area.

Several more limbs down by the bathroom on the entry pathway to the front gate area.

This is the entry plaza area.  As you can see the park received large amounts of rain in a short period of time making it difficult for some areas to drain fast enough.

The main entry decoration received some damage.

Unfortunately it looks like some of the damage might be severe.

Large limb down by Le Carrousel.

Several limbs down near the souvenir bottle redemption center.

More limbs down in the Scandinavia

More limbs down by Fjord Fjairlane.

Another limb down by Fjord Fjairlane.

This is in Americana near Front Street Shops.

Lots of limbs down in Africa.  This is near the bridge that leads to G'rilla Grill.

The underpass to get to Fury of the Nile was having a lot of trouble draining.

Several canopies were destroyed around the park.

A break area for Haunt is destroyed.
Orient section had a lot of limbs down

Most of the damage was near Bamboozler and the restrooms

The park opened as scheduled on Sunday, but several rides were down so that they could be checked for damage.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

Today's update is courtesy of tiffanylynnt.  Walking towards the ThuNderaTion plaza area you can immediately spot the new structure.

The new structure is much bigger than the old Magic Shop that used to be in the same location.

They have put weather proofing paper up on the sides and I imagine our next update will show the building with siding in place as they are making short work on getting this thing built.

Peeking over the fence, you can see where the exit pathway will possibly enter this building.

The exit pathway from Time Traveler is continuing to progress.  It is interesting that they have opted for a completely elevated boardwalk for this pathway.

Progress continues on the entrance pathway as posts which will soon become the fence have been installed along most of the route.

Further down you can see a covering has been installed where the entrance pathway passes under the track.  Also we should point out that they have enclosed a large portion of the support structure of the exit pathway.  We are not sure what the purpose of this was.

Finally, it looks like they are nearing completion of the catwalk along the final brake run and turn into the station on the actual ride.

Thanks again to tiffanylynnt for this update.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Christmas in Midtown Installation (SDC)

Since our last update, the larger set pieces have been installed.

Behind Grandfather's Mansion

Big Jack's

The "tree" on top of the platform that used to be Huck's Hideaway

Eventually the base will be made to look like a giant present.

It looks like they've added some more lights to the structures as well.

Another "light tree" over by Woodcarver's.

You can see that there are additional light sculptures hanging on the support wires that area attached to the center pole for the "tree"

Close up of the star.

The star is pretty visible in the area.

The spinning "globe" is pretty much in the center of the area.

This will be an impressive looking piece.

Another neat piece is the carousel which features a train.

The final piece is this lighted tunnel, which will be awesome to walk through.
Thank you to sanddunerider for supplying the photos for today's update.