Sunday, December 24, 2006

Steel Force Construction Diary #3

Merry Christmas!!!

Where were we?

Oh yeah, they were building Steel Force ten years ago. Let's continue!

March, 1997. The supports for the 2nd hill are now complete. Work on the parking lot continues are dirt is pushed neatly into piles. Also take notice of all the houses that were still standing along the entrance road to the park. They all bit the dust during this off season.

Also March, 1997. The supports for the lift hill and drop are almost complete. I just noticed that you can see the Sky Ride in these photos! Aww, remember the Sky Ride? Good times.

Poof! I just finished the lift hill supports! This was like 2 days after the above photos. I know it's not a big deal, but it was when we all first got the full idea of how tall this ride was.

And here we are, March 12th, 1997 - the coaster has now topped out. Not sure if you can see it in the large version of the photo, but yes, the American flag is perched up there at the top. Yes, god bless the U.S.A.

Next time we've got lots of track placement and other goodies!