Massive Helix behind the scenes update 2013-11-12
First of all I would like to really thank the people at Liseberg for creating this opportunity for many of us that are interested in the Helix construction. I have to say that there were a lot more people there than I expected, which was really nice to see. We got access to all the "safe" areas since there were lot's of work going on at all sites, so there are a few spots where I can't give any close up images. But it still easily beats standing on top of a hill/parking structure trying to any great details.
We were fortunate to see the top of the second corkscrew were installed, so the track work is progressing nicely, just a few pieces left until the whole section from the drop out of the station to the turn after the second corkscrew is completed. There were still many footers being worked on, so there is plenty of stuff to do before all the track can be put into place.
Also, this day marked a big step in the landscaping of the ride where the first 2 out of 200 trees were planted, all these trees will insure that the hill will become as dense and lush as it have before which will make the ride on Helix/Lisebergbanan a real treat. These trees aren't perfect ones (straight and symmetrical) but are allowed to grow as they like to increase the natural look of the area. Getting 2:nd rate trees also allowed Liseberg to get a massive rebate when purchasing them, which is always a plus since those funds can be used to get more themeing, landscaping, etc.
Now onto the images!!
First up a few from the hill across the highway, then images from the visit and then finally another massive panorama for you all to explore at home