We had a free weekend and needed to get out of the house, so we decided to head to Branson. Well the only mountain coaster currently operating is Copperhead at Shepard's Adventure Park, so I guess that will have to do
This is still the newest of the three mountain coasters in the area
So the lift is actually at the end of the ride, but obviously I wasn't going to photograph during the "zoom zoom" portion of the ride
The "zoom zoom" portion features a lot of winding snake passes as you go down the hill
I seriously love how they aimed the lift hill directly at the observation tower
This helix is a lot of fun and causes extreme laterals
Almost to the top
While not my favorite mountain coaster in the area, it is still a very solid ride
Honestly it was nice to just get back outside and ride a coaster after a long winter
There is a massive parking lot project going on at SDC right now
Basically anything that you thought you knew about parking at SDC can be thrown out the window.
This is the view from the lower lot that was right next to Indian Point Road.
It appears that a new bridge is being put in here
This is the view of the new bridge from Indian Point Road
The ridge is where the new entrance road will be located
This is the view from old Lot 5 (on the other side of Indian Point Road from the other lots)
So much land clearing
This is the view from the grass parking lot on the other side of Indian Point road from the main parking lots. You can see that the old Stop 3 lot is completely gone as is the that weird smaller lot that was across the entrance path from Stop 3 lot
On top of the hill was where that smaller lot used to be
They also making the Stop 4 lot bigger. This was the newest lot that was attached to the main lots.
We've heard that this project won't be completed until this summer, so it will be interesting to see where they will park everyone here in a couple of weeks when the park opens for the season on March 11th