It's been since that game when that one team had a big lead and gave it up to that other team at the end since we've had a Justice League update. And while we have a special Justice League treat coming up later this week we figured since we were on an epic "Park Hop" day we should do a quick update from the park.
But Justice League isn't all this update is about, there's some big changes going on with Apocalypse as well. Read on to find out.
Written by Gregg Condon
We'll start at the far end of the construction area and work our way around. As of right now, no work done on the new entrance for Tidal Wave. We're still holding out hope that they aren't going to move the entrance but instead give the ride a re-theme to fit Metropolis.
The building is almost completely sealed in at this point.
Sorry for the crooked pics, it's easier to get pictures with the cell phone in this area than with the big camera.
More stuff looks like it's been cleared out from JB's, but no re-theme yet.
Lots of clearing of land, and a few wrapped up doodads here and there ... hmmm.
Doesn't look like much now, but wait.
Birds eye view. Lots of work still to be done.
Doesn't look like much change to the eateries yet.
As we first shared with you on Thursday, a company called Wood Coaster Developments is doing some major work on Apocalypse. While it wasn't clear how major the work actually was a couple of days ago, we're pretty sure that after seeing the pictures below you'll agree it's pretty major.
Unless having a crap load of track removed is just a "temporary" thing. =)
Was kind of shocked to see so much track gone. This is a MAJOR (and much needed) refurb.
While some parts of the track are gone entirely, some are still standing ... for now?
Big ass crane on site, and no, this isn't the one for Aftermath 2.
A look at some of the track that's been removed so far. We had thought at first that this may be pre-fabricated track, but it wouldn't just be laid out like that if it was. We don't think. =)
Maybe sometime this year Southern California will have 2 awesome wooden coasters at the same time!! When is the last time that happened?
(never, the answer is never)
Tatsu is still closed, also temporarily. No visible work going on with the replacement of the lift hill chain. Didn't make it up the hill though.
One last little tidbit, the Xtreme Zone store was closed, and while it still had merchandise inside, it looked to just be a "storage" area.
Honestly, we'd love for this entire area of the park (from Jet Stream to Apocalypse) to get a major makeover now that Apocalypse is seemingly going to return to greatness. We'd love to see a complete re-theme of Apocalypse to some kind of "boardwalk" coaster and a re-do of this entire area with maybe a few flats and perhaps a Ferris Wheel. That's what I'd do.
Right now, Apocalypse just doesn't match the theme of the rest of the area, unless you consider Candy Stores and Cold Stone to be post apocalyptic. =)
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update. If you were following along on our social media over the weekend you probably already know it's going to be a busy week of updates this week. We've got Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, California's Great America and Busch Gardens Tampa. Team Park Journey has been busy little bees this weekend. So stay tuned for all of that this week!!