NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:10 am

Is everyone ready for the weekly Fun Spot construction update? I am!

These were taken Sunday, so there might have been a little more progress since then. Either way, here you go.
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We have coaster track on site!
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Nothing new at the front (back) gate.
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More supports have showed up though, and some funky looking ones, too.
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I'm not entirely sure what this is, but it's getting some serious acupuncture.
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Something tells me this isn't part of the theming.
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They've gotten lots more done with the support structure for White Lightning!
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I imagine it won't be long before we see this thing go vertical.
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I do like how the supports are white.
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Waiting patiently to be attached to footers.
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Thus ends the "coaster supports" portion of the update.
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They've finished the foundation for the White Lightning station.
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More work continues on the lift motor house.
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They've added more to the brackets on the footers since last time.
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This is what one looks like up close and personal.
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Still pouring the footers for the Vekoma.
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Lots and lots of progress has been done on White Lightning. Just a few weeks ago, half of these footers were barely finished!
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Electrical stuff.
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Another look at where the Vekoma will reside.
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I really like the gravel underneath the ride look. A lot better than just having weeds.
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One of the top pieces for the Skycoaster arch.
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They've also started building the go-kart track expansion.
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A little perspective on where the turn around is for White Lightning compared to everything else.
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Speaking of the turn around, the footers have made it there!
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Getting ready to put the foundation down here I'm sure.
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That's it for this update, so until next time, BE CAREFUL!
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:57 am

And I just drove by the park and vertical construction has begun on both coasters! Pictures to come later!
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:07 am

Freedom Flyer has gone vertical!

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:33 pm

Ok just got back from taking some more pics at the park, and not only has Freedom Flyer gone vertical, White Lightning has, as well! :b

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Just in the last four days (since the update earlier on this page), lots more track and supports have shown up!
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A couple guys working on White Lightning supports.
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Tons more track on site!
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Seats have also arrived for Freedom Flyer!
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They've gotten a lot more done on White Lightning supports, too.
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This support is getting ready to be raised.
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The Enterprise also arrived earlier this week!
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The parts are all sitting in a field across the street, sure hope nobody messes with them.
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And we have vertical construction!!
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On both coasters!
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They were busy putting up the 2nd support of the day.
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They pretty much ramped this project up to Ludicrous Speed.
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The two coasters are going to be in fairly close proximity to one another.
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This is going to look awfully different in a few weeks.
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Anyone want to figure out what goes where?
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They've gotten the gravel all the way up to this building, which is almost the entire length of the ride.
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More poles have also gone up for the go-kart track expansion.
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The bottom of the turn around is leveled out and the foundation has been started.
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The top of the Skycoaster is all put together now.
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The artificial pond is pretty much done.
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One last overview, can't wait to see the progress over the next several weeks!
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby paiging_jen » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:52 pm

That's A LOT of progress since we were there on Sunday. Pretty exciting!
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby jray21 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:37 pm

Thanks for the updates! Quite a bit of work getting done, can't wait for a new credit!
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby gisco » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:39 pm

Things will really start to take shape now.
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby Double0Kevin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:43 pm

Love the updates. I feel like White Lightning is going to be one of those small coasters that ends up blowing everyone away. Can't wait to get on it in November when I'm back in Orlando!
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby paiging_jen » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:39 pm

Double0Kevin wrote:Love the updates. I feel like White Lightning is going to be one of those small coasters that ends up blowing everyone away. Can't wait to get on it in November when I'm back in Orlando!

I'm hoping it's like Wooden Warrior in that regard b/c that ride is flat out fun! I'm excited for what looks like a great little woodie in Orlando.
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby Double0Kevin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:29 pm

^That's pretty much exactly what I was thinking!
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