Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kennywood Construction Update, April 16th, 2019

We have lots of track action since our last update, just over a week ago. The Banana Roll turnaround has been completed, and the turnaround on the other furthest extent of the footprint, near the carousel, has also been completed. Prior to last week, construction had seemed to slow as it looked like they were evaluating the Banana Roll. Now it looks like their attention is back to the first drop. Pretty much every piece of track leading off of the lift hill has been removed. 
Photo from this week, showing the completed Banana Roll, and the removed track after the lift hill, which looks to be at least 2-4 pieces.
Compared to last week, with the track after the lift hill still intact. 
 The furthest reaches of the course are now in place. Now they just need to dot the I's and cross the T's on the rest of the layout.
 The Banana Roll looks really neat, like a hybrid of a Cobra Roll inversion, and a reverse Hammerhead Turn.  

 Seeing the track removal from last week to this week on the first drop makes me think of that thudding sound you would hear when playing Roller Coaster Tycoon.
 I am curious to see what the interactions will be like between Racer and The Steel Curtain. Note how the multiyear lifthill reconstruction project on Racer has moved well into the first drop area.

Now we conclude what has easily been our sunniest construction update. We can't wait to see the continued progress!

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