Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Scott And Carol Present - An Update on Kentucky Kingdom's Storm Chaser

After many months of deconstruction and a few months of structural steel construction, ledgers are finally showing up on Storm Chaser's highly banked turn around.

And, some of the ledgers for Storm Chaser are very interesting

Surrounded by the rides steel structure the station, draped with blood red tarps, looks themed as if were a  Halloween attraction.

As you can see the first drop is in place, with only the cover pieces for the joints left to install on the blood red  I-Box Track.

It's just a dip to the left, and a drop to the right. Keep your hands in tight. The upside down plunge will drive you crazy.  Storm Chaser will be the first coaster in America to feature a barrel roll drop from a 10-story lift hill.  

How would you like to hold the cover steel up against the track while it was being bolted into place? This radical departure from coaster design has necessitated new coaster construction techniques.

Here's a wide angle look at that wicked first drop  and ground hugging pullout.

There's definitely a new traffic stopper going up on Crittenden Drive! This wide angle shot shows that construction is coming along nicely, but the is still a lot to do!  It also has us very eagerly anticipating a trip to Louisville next Spring!