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Hey there, Park Journey readers!
Thanks for joining us for another construction update on California Great America's new 2018 attraction! The park will be making their official announcement on Wednesday, August 18th, so this will be our final "speculation" update. Exciting times ahead!
In case you're just joining us, make sure to check out our previous predictions and construction update on what is currently known as #ProjectSR1.
Also, be sure to check the bottom of this update where you can have a chance to attend the announcement event at Knott's Berry Farm Wednesday Evening.
Written by Andrew Cunningham
As a refresher, the map above shows all the areas that are relevant to the project.
In our previous update, we speculated that the project would expand across the main construction site into the Whitewater Falls area. We've since heard unconfirmed rumors that the work around Whitewater falls is actually related to pipe maintenance. We're not sure if that is true or not, but I can confirm that the work has not expanded or changed around Whitewater Falls since we first checked up on it a couple weeks ago.
Starting out with some general updates- Gold Striker was closed during our August 12th visit. From the Star Tower, you could see that work was being done at the bottom of the first drop.
Hopefully whatever repairs are needed are minimal and the coaster will be back up soon (if not already) :-)
Heading over to the construction area, the viewing hole has now been blocked off. I'm not sure the reasoning, but it looks like the walls were moved back slightly, so this could be a safety move from the park to prevent people from tripping over the curb.
Alas, this update won't have any pictures through the hole.
The teaser wall only has a few more slots left to fill!
You can tab through the photos above to see the cool artwork pieces that are in place so far. We'll make sure to complete our gallery when we come back for the official announcement!
Up at the front of the park, the window display at Inside CGA (the park's largest merchandise location) now has teaser shirts on the mannequins. The shirts are available for purchase for $17.99.
Personally, I thought the window display was a pretty cool way to tease the ride. And hey, they'll be collector's items once the official name is announced!
So what is the park going to announce for their new addition?