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Postby Vffreak07 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:37 pm

Aw it's like a steel Renegade =)

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New pics from 2-23-09

Postby pianojohn » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:02 pm

More pics from today Monday February 23, 2009
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The stage is set and you can walk right up to it!
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The grass looks real....but it's astro turf.
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The view from the stage
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See the little guy at the top of the tower?
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The station
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Close up of one of the spiars
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From a distance
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Still a cool view!
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Postby chauncey » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:02 pm

i have to say that this coaster was only slightly above “at least it's a credit…” in my book, right up until i saw this:


now it's “look, i know it's not finished yet, and the train will fly off the tracks, and i'll probably die, but, uh, can i ride it now anyways? please?!?!” that is pretty much as sexy as a coaster could ever possibly get to me, without being made out of wood… i can almost feel my ribs cracking already — and i like it!

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Postby gotdane » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:51 pm

I think its kind of funny that the most visually striking part of this coaster will be the last thing to go up. Definitely has kept me on the edge of my seat for this coaster.

It's looking great. I'm quite surprised by how massive this station building is, though!

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Postby MillenniumChild » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:55 pm

Major props to Universal for fixing up that area. It looked so bad and the new stage looks amazing.

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Postby CD » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:07 pm

gotdane wrote:It's looking great. I'm quite surprised by how massive this station building is, though!

That's exactly what I was thinking, that station is HUGE. It never really looked too large until the lift structure was completed and you had something to reference the height by. It makes the lift tower look short :lolr:
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Postby ahecht » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:59 am

It looks like they started a construction blog at ripriderockit.com (a little late, but it's better than nothing): http://ripriderockit.com/#/construction-blog
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Postby DonkeyBreath » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:57 am

My goodness are the expecting a hurricane and an earthquake to hit this thing at the same time. All the steel used on this coaster is crazy, that lift tower looks like it could be S:TE. The station is crazy too are they putting a bar/night club and a dance floor inside of it too, it's big enough and that track is already doing alot of sexy dancing. I just know I can't wait to get my groove on with that sexy B :P

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Postby jjune4991 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:45 pm

Was that question about the club? Or did you hear rumor about that???

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Postby JT3000 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:47 pm

He was joking. And considering the station has to double as a queue building, it's really not that large. That space is rather small, actually, which explains why it has more than one floor.


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