Kinda funny how the turn from the station to lift is rather wide...with the coaster in it's former location at SFGRAM it was hard to get good shots of that turnaround I suppose.
Yeah, the turn is wide because at SFGAm it had to go over the train track. The drop then brought you back over the tracks to the station side where the rest of the ride was. It was kinda hard to see at Great America.
The train tracks were still to the right side of the lift.
It was just one of those fun little pre-lift dips. Raging Bull, Nitro, Wildfire, even some of their inverters have this. Kind of fun little section if you ride in row- which is the only row I've known on this ride since probably 2001. That might be why my opinion of the ride is in the minority. Too bad for SFA that the station house isn't coming with it. The way it was designed resulted in most people unknowingly walking past the row 1 line, resulting in wait times that were identical to those of rows 2-7.
Iron Wolf is looking great. I hope this one sticks around long enough for the greenery to fill out. It was great after the (non)MCBR drop into the flat spin. So thankful they found a purpose for other than being recycled for scrap.