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P.. 420: Pirates of Speelunker Cave announced for 2022!

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herthey have loaded most of the teal train on the middle transfer, can't post a pic via my phone, stupid palm, but will post hi res pics late tonite!

Chad sent us a pic... It's very hard to see, but the teal train look to be there in the transfer area! What do you all think?

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Do you see the train?

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Here's a closeup!

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Went to the park yesterday. Unbelievably crowded. Weather was perfect (50s and sunny) and the parking lot was full. I got there an hour after opening and had to park way back next to Titan!

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Titan was looking good against a nice blue sky

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There were some workers doing stuff to the first drop. Sounded like an air powered bolt tightener.

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The upper drop workers were happy to wave at folks taking pictures

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The workers on the lower portion of the drop were just busy

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More pics from Saturday at SFOT

 

Looking at the last pic, notice the empty footers around the flying carpet section. Is the new steel track strong enough to provide the support needed to remove the extra set of supports along the edge? Or could they get replaced before the trains make a run?

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The second big turn is still waiting for some love

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I've seen all the pics, but until you see this turn in "person" you just can't believe the insanity. I just sat and stared at it, thinking it was going to look less extreme eventually. It didn't.

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A bit of misalignment on the drop through the lift hill. I'm sure it will be straightened out by the time they put the bolt plates on it.

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The ending that must not be named is fully tracked and looking (dare I say it?) very "normal" and familiar.

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Last set of pics from Saturday

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Looking good from the south side

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YES, the teal train was on track. The theming parts (horned nose and tail fins) were not on the trains. Maybe to make it easier to hoist the cars with cables (the cables are still attached to the lead car. Look closely)

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West side of Giant from Ballpark Avenue.

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You know that one hill on Expedition GeForce where you rise up tilted one way, then while you're having airtime the car tilts the other way? There's a similar element on SFA's S:ROS. It seems that Giant will be doing it, too. This might be the surprise favorite moment of the layout.

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OH MY GOD! These are the BEST pics I have seen of the coaster. The South Side shots are magnificent.

Baby I already know that, I will be putting a lot of miles on my car next season. This looks like it will be the best coaster eva. I still like Voyage because i like coasters that go back in the woods and you have no clue what is going to happen next but his thing here looks like it will have elements I have NEVA encountered before.

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OH MY GOD! These are the BEST pics I have seen of the coaster. The South Side shots are magnificent.

Baby I already know that, I will be putting a lot of miles on my car next season. This looks like it will be the best coaster eva. I still like Voyage because i like coasters that go back in the woods and you have no clue what is going to happen next but his thing here looks like it will have elements I have NEVA encountered before.

 

Girlfriend... did I just hear you suggest that YOU, almightyfire, might put a STEELIE at the top of her "best eva list"?????

 

woo, I need to sit down and contemplate this.

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Although I started out as a bit ambivalent, the more I see of this coaster the more I LOVE the looks of it! I think I've officially stopped caring that it's a steelie. In fact, I kind of appreciate how this combines the beauty of a wood structure with the benefits of a steel coaster.

I seriously need to raise the priority level of a potential trip to Texas next year.

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It is kind of a shame Psyclone was torn down before this was an option that coaster could have been insane had it been given the same treatment

 

All Psyclone really needed was different trains, less banking, and a truer Cyclone layout.

If you want to know what P-clone could've been, get yourself to Coney Island.

 

Of course, if you're one of those wusses who can't take a bit of roughness, then you might want to avoid Coney. It's one hell of a ride for those who can take it.

 

Edited to add: the "you're" in the above sentence is an all-inclusive "you're", meaning whomever is reading the post. There is no intention of singling out ScottBrown as a potential wuss. Carry on.

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