Friday, February 29, 2008

Tony Hawk @ Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has posted some deconstruction photos of their new Tony Hawk spinning roller coaster for 2008. These photos are actually of the ride be taken apart at the Gerstlauer factory in Germany for shipping to Discovery Kingdom - hence the deconstruction.

It was speculated for a while that this version would not be the standard model, but a slightly smaller one that would fit on Zongo's former concrete ride base. Well, now that's looking pretty true. This is what is speculated to be this ride's layout:
You can also see in the photos that as expected, the ride does not have it's supports on foundations dug into the ground, rather, the ride sits on the concrete pad and supports... itself. It's different but still looks like fun!