Another week, another Twisted Colossus update.
A bit more wood (?) / steel (?) has been added to the lift to replace what was damaged during the fire and we found a new spot to get some pictures while not breaking any rules or getting any of our employee friends in trouble. =)
Construction on Twisted Colossus continues to steam along. While it may not look like much is happening week to week there is a great deal of work being done inside the structure. Once the work on the lift/drop is done they should start working on the outside part of the track which will make it a lot easier to see the construction.
Lets hope the remaining portions of the structure are going to get a beautiful white paint job to match what's been added. It looks kind of odd right now.
Lots of new pieces ready to go up.
Moving inside the park, I decided to take a spin on Goliath and managed to catch this spot to get some good pictures.
You can see some of the pre-lift in the picture below.
If you'd like to see a good view of construction, just take a ride on Goliath, but please don't take any pictures from the ride as it's against park rules.
No new work has been done on the "Steampunk District".
I'd guess that work will begin in this area after Fright Fest as the Total Darkness maze is in the theater. Nothing in this area has been prepped for Holiday in the Park, so perhaps the entire area will be shut down after Fright Fest. Which is probably a good thing.
I did photoshop in some of the artwork in the picture above to show what the entrance to the area could potentially look like. Looks pretty good. I'm sure it will be a bit bigger than that, but I didn't want to distort the image too much.
Nothing new in the station area, but they were working on removing some more of the old Colossus track.
Doesn't really look much different from this angle.
Around The Park
Not really much else going on in the rest of the park.
This is your VERY last weekend to visit Fright Fest for 2014. In fact, only Friday and Saturday. Hard to believe it's already over. You can see our full Fright Fest review here.
We'll likely be there on Saturday night to say goodbye to all of our favorite monsters until next year .
Noticed these in a couple of the stores, and they seem to be a trend at a lot of parks now. They are "don't scare me necklaces".
IMO, if you don't want to be scared, don't go to a Halloween event. Although things like this make a bit more sense at Six Flags than other parks since the park doesn't close in before Fright Fest starts.
With all of the recent issues with people at Halloween Events, I'm guessing this will become more of the norm.
Because we do so many updates I don't always go into the park to ride stuff, although I do attempt to ride at least every coaster in the park once per year. There were only 2 I haven't ridden yet, Riddlers Revenge and Tatsu. (I haven't ridden Green Lantern: First Flight, but I don't count that as I'll never ride it again).
So I decided to take a spin on Riddler's during my visit. I actually got a front-row solo ride. Something to be said about starting your day in the back of the park.
Since this is a theme/amusement park site, guess I should include some coaster photos once in awhile. =)
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update. We won't have a Twisted Colossus update next week even if we do end up at Fright Fest as we'd only be going up in the evening.
If anybody ends up at the park this weekend and would like to share pictures, feel free to contact us. We always give full credit for pictures. =)