The track is grey and the supports are green, and actually the drop on Verbolten and BBW are more identical than you may believe. I know someone somewhere posted the drop of both coasters side by side and they look exactly the same. I can't wait for the greenery to grow back though.
I do work at BGW, I am not saying any more info than that about my job. The info I get is from friends and what I see after hours, as well as what I notice and speculate. - RH
I went to BGW one last time on Friday night, mainly to get a look at the progress on Verbolten. The park was packed for the second-to-last night of Christmas Town, and there's been quite a bit progress since my last visit a few weeks ago.
Here's one last look at Verbolten for 2011--unless someone else posts pictures today, of course.
But I want my present now!
There it is, hiding behind the trees. Let's take a closer look.
There you are, Verbolten.
Let's see, after you do the bit in the building, you end up here, . . .
. . . nearly plunge to your doom here, . . .
. . . roar through here, . . .
. . . then face what ever fate awaits you in the woods.
Yep--looks pretty "Big Bad Wolfish" to me, too--and that's good.
The big show building. We already know of one gag that's going to happen in there. But what else could possibly happen inside?
Meanwhile, back at footer central . . .
. . . all sorts of reinforcement work has been going on.
This is for all of you with a rebar fetish--you know who you are.
Note that the picture is crooked--not the station. ;) They've put up some walls for what should be a pretty heavily themed queue. Time will tell.
All of you who are turned on by rebar and dirt are really lucky today . . . wait! What's that I see hiding in the trees?
Aw-w-w-w . . . don't be shy, piece of track. No one wants to hurt you.
Let's take one last look at the building. (I like how they've themed the wall signs to Christmas.)
The track running into the building seen in "Green Mesh-o-Rama Vision" from the Autobahn queue.
The backside of the building.
This gives you an idea of how big this building is.
The Big Hole we saw earlier in the season. Lots of work to be done here, . . .
. . . and here are three of the guys who will eventually do it.
One last, slightly crooked look at the station across from Mach Tower.
Hmm--never seen the Rhine River boats tied up like this before.
That drop over the river looks as if it may actually provide some decent airtime! Can't wait to see how this turns out. According to that poster we are getting another alpengiest colored B & M invert! Yay!
I won't stop riding roller coasters when I get old. I'll get old when I stop riding roller coasters!
OH my god Chuck! How did you capture this amazing ritual? I have heard of it mentioned before, but never thought it to be true as they are a very shy species and have weight issues. But, it appears that you have captured the never before seen Rhine Riverboat mating ritual. It will be wonderful to see a bunch of little riverboats flitting about in the spring of 2012. Ahhhh amore' in the attraction industry. This is a day to remember and savor.
At least you captured them after they were done 69ing. Now they're cuddling.
Chuck, thanks for heading over yet again. Verbolten is coming along really all. Something new and exciting, all while paying homage to what was there before it! I'm really looking forward to seeing the covered bridge done.
I didn't realize how large the event building was! It looked much smaller in older pics before the walls went up. Perspective is he darndest thing
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