Friday, March 29, 2013

The Undertow Has Arrived at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

It took a long journey starting in Germany, crossing the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal, but the ride pieces for Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's Undertow roller coaster have finally arrived in sunny California!

© Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The yellow track and aqua supports are now on site, and the park is getting ready for a quick instillation.  In fact, they report that they are starting to "look at the instruction manual" which is pretty important, indeed!  Undertow will not use permanent foundations, so once they start building the ride will go up very fast.

The coaster will feature spinning cars that soar along 1,410 feet of track, starting from a maximum height of 50 feet.

The above photo of the track was shared by the park, they have more available here.  A local news station did a story on the ride and it's arrival as well, you can view that here.