A little paint and they will be good to go. I would love to see the fabrication of the track and how they position the pieces with all the complex angles and maintain tolerances welding it all together.
gisco wrote:A little paint and they will be good to go. I would love to see the fabrication of the track and how they position the pieces with all the complex angles and maintain tolerances welding it all together.
Agreed. I'm fascinated with the fabrication process.
Completely missed this update, been away from my computer this weekend, thanks for sharing though. Final weekend updates, Helix, Fireworks and more!!
Sure, I have been away from my computer, I had promised my sister to look after her pets while she was away for the weekend. And since here apartment is located in Gothenburg meant that I spent a lot of time at Liseberg, so here is a massive 130 images update from the final weekend of the summer season 2013. The images were taken over the weekend and cover most of the construction of Helix but also a lot of other things in the park including the final fireworks
The update will cover 2 posts, one for Friday and Saturday and one for Sunday (with a quick mention of Monday). First part will concentrate on Helix where as the second one will be more overall.
On my way to Gothenburg this Friday I had to switch mode of transport, at a location which is close to Liseberg, so why not have a look around :)
Since this was when the track had arrived then it was the main draw
Lovely green track <3 Also nice to see RCS here, means that it will be a quick build once they start
and there is more of them :)
8 pieces in total which will cover both launches
The LSM units will go here
I really hope that they are sure in the end so we don't end up with some strange modern are piece instead of a coaster
Loads of stuff that are ready to be brought into the park in preparation fro the Christmas season
Close-ups from a nearby parking garage
Future tunnel under Lisebergbanan
Still several footers are missing until the erection will begin
So here we are, final weekend have started, unfortunately there was really horrible weather this Saturday, with strong winds and annoying drizzle all day, but that didn't stop me from going to have a look at Helix
It's a bit hard to see on this image (there is another one further down that show it better) but they have chopped of some supports on Lisebergbanan to build the tunnel underneath the Lisebergbanan lift, which is the main reason why Lisebergbanan have been closed for the last few weeks of the season
Still no access here, but that won't be a problem until next season, so it doesn't matter that much any more
As said, it was awful weather
Love this angle, loads of footers squeezed into a small area, just imagine the forest of supports that ill converge here
Footers for the turnaround between the airtime hill after the second launch and the "essess". Still lot's of things to do at the Pretzel area, no footers there that I know of
Here you can see the chopped of support of Lisebergbanan, they will need to do some big concrete footer after they have blasted their way through underneath and weld it all up again
More work have been done on the Power shed
The future façade is really great looking
The structure is complete, now they just need to fill it with big things and then finish it off on the outside
The footers here have come a long way since I last where in this area
Still more footers that need work after the park shuts
Trench for the cables from the power shed to the second launch
Other side of the path
These concrete blocks will be put in the trenches above and house the cables
More footers underway
Last time a large hole, now a massive footer in a hole
Second launch area have come a long way, it's really going to be pretty steep
They have really blasted away good here
Since Lisebergbanan have been shut for the past weeks there is plenty of work being done to the area before the final in-line, massive tree clearing have been done
Future footers for the twist itself
Footers for the station building or transfer track, you decide??
Heavy machinery at the station area
Looks like they are preparing construction of the station floor
Really love this image, there are at least 16 footers visible in this one shot!!
Can't wait for some tracks going through here
The first launch ends here
First launch area
Turn into the first launch
Turn into turn into first launch
Lisebergbanan shut :(
I doubt that they will be able to get a train through that barricade
Some of the footers for Helix helix
Since the weather was really awful, I decided to have a go at Balder, 10 minutes queues are lovely, especially when Balder was hauling this much A$$ :P
Also had a quick go on Kanonen, which really deserves some love now with it's new restraints
Since the bad weather didn't let up I decided to call it a day early, but on the way out I walked passed the track area to see if something have happened since last night, and would you look at that, they were moving around the pieces
Just a few pieces left??
Yep the stack behind the crane was gone as well Also looks like someone gives me the evil eye, must be the one in charge of the operation, I don't think his hands ever left his sides, quite a character :D
Soon they could rip down the SAAB sign and put a Liseberg one there instead, also some more Helix footers
OMG Helix is flying!!
Ahh, they are moving them into the building, beats working outside on days like this. I guess that they will prepare them as much as possible before installing them.
Next up part 2. This was the last image from Saturday, next up next post!!
Last edited by Loefet on Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:46 pm.
Part 2 The final day of the season!! This is the day I never want to miss at Liseberg, short queues, usually OK weather and then a massive fireworks at the end, really love this
Onto the images!!
Went around the back when going to the park, this road offers some great views of the park
Really love this angle of Balder
Overview of construction
Same as above
A new load of rides which will experience another great ride on Balder
The ones in the front and back row are doing it right :)
Shut unfortunately, I do love riding Lisebergbanan at night, and the final day usually is the best for that
Some angle I missed on the Helix update
Since the weather was pretty nice this day we had a go at the old wheel
Construction HQ from above
Turn into second launch
They have blasted away a lot of rock
Loads of work have to be done here
Didn't bother with Atmosfear today but it's still a great ride
When we have done one of the wheels, why not the other one as well :)
Helix station overview
Future Helix station, you can almost imagine the track going between the yellow beams
Demolition to be able to fit the final brakes
Overview of Liseberg
Really love how this brand new building fits within the park, so that it feels like it have been here forever
New Old timers trucks and buses
Really love this area
The west coast area along the Mölndal river
Good fun for some :)
Into the rabbit hole we go
Loads of people here today, but still no real queues
Liseberg's newest addition
I really hope that they have a similar show in the theatre next year, since the one this year was EPIC!!
Main entrance to Kaninlandet
This was the location of the final fireworks this season, there is too much in the way on the mountain this year so they can't do it as they usually do
Loads of happy children
Another great outdoor show, this time they were jousting :)
What to do while we are waiting for it to get dark...
Balder of course!!
This was unfortunate, but also necessary
Kanonen is really good now, but I do lover Speed Monster more
More people in the park
Before it got way too dark, we had a quick walk past the track area again, since my brother who was with me this day wanted to have a look, Just 2 pieces left outside
While having a look at the track I noticed that the truck that also was standing in the area had markings that said "Eberhard Schaustellerbetrieb", wonder if it's the same Eberhard as the one that runs WildeMaus XXL and other attractions at German Fairs, if that's the case then Cool, wonder if they have received the order to deliver Helix to Liseberg
Into the park again, it's really nice to see that they remove the entrance fee for the last few hours
Getting dark <3
And suddenly everything starts to light up
We had a few goes on the bumper cars, which was great fun
Liseberg by night <3
Really love this time a year
So why not a few more goes on Balder
This isn't bad either
Come to think of it I haven't seen Kaninlandet during the night either
I was really blown away
I really have to explore this area more in the future when it's dark, the X-mas season will be epic
From the queue for the final ride of the day, we end it the same way we started it, with Stampbanan
Getting close to the end
But first an epic fireworks
They had a great show this year
I have to say that this was better than usual
This location of the fireworks worked really great
They had some great music coupled with it
And this was the end of this season Thanks for a great year Liseberg, can't wait for 2014!!
A teaser for the winter season
See you all when the winter season begins with another update!! Will also take images from the outside if I am in the vicinity until then. Thanks for reading!!
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