Today, TPR got invited for a construction update tour of The Joker! They are doing an amazing job at transforming Roar into The Joker. There is still quite a lot to do, but what they have finished looks amazing and we can't wait to see more! Thanks to Marc from SFDK and the Rocky Mountain Construction team for giving us a tour of the construction!
It's going to be a whole new experience when it reopens!
Good thing I'll have a hard hat!
All ready to start the tour!
I do like the colors!
Up close and personal!
Fresh wood ready to be put to good use!
Heading back to the station.
Lots of metal!
RMC has their own custom built trailer from coaster parts!
There will be a lot of changes when this ride reopens!
The old photo tower
What the left wheel will see!
Won't be able to stand here in a few months!
Lots of footers
Where Roar used to go through a hill
I would be 100 times more scared to ride this high in the air!
Up close shot of the track and the bracing
This looks like it could pull a lot of G's!
It looks all nice and new!
The first drop
This really looks amazing!
Lots of work to be done!
Random metal pieces
They were working on getting a few pieces for this part in place today.
Lots of wood and curves!
I'm really hoping the ride flies through this part!
Nice little hops before the lift hill
Those are important numbers and letters
Fresh pieces of steel just waiting for wheels to roll over them.
This piece is getting prepared to be put into place
Lots of stuff going on here
It's getting twisty!
I can't wait to see what ends up here!
Getting it all ready for the track
Some giant cogs for the new chain
The underside of the track
Out with the old!
You did well old Roar parts. Now you can rest in peace.
Tons of old random parts from Roar
All the secrets of RMC are in this shed.
Heading towards the lift hill
The pre-lift area looking towards the station
Looks like a fun start to the ride!
This is the old chain motor housing
Looking back again towards the station
Under the lift hill
Some bracing for an leaning track piece
Just waiting for the track!
Looking to add track soon!
Lots of random wood cuttings
Looking through the lift hill
This is where the new chain assembly will go
Nice little hops
Still a bit of work here
Can't wait to see the part of the ride when it opens!
They were working on putting two more pieces on here today.
The bottom right are the pieces getting prepped to be put in place
Those are some serious hydraulics to be able to lift that crane!
It's really going to fly through here!
Random painted parts
They can fit a lot of track in pretty small area!
Nice long sweeping turn.
In case you forget which way the train is supposed to go
Another extreme closeup!
The first drop!
This picture doesn't get old!
Another look at the first drop
This is going to be an amazing ride!
It's going to be an amazing looking ride!
It's amazing how many footers there are!
Installed curvy track.
This will all be filled in soon
They hugging one last time.
Lot's of stuff all ready to go!
All ready to be lifted up and installed
Some random lonely pieces
These could probably be substituted for money among theme park nerds
New chains all wrapped up like presents
It's amazing to me that engineers can look at this mess of wood and turn it into an awesome ride!
The rest of the track is being stored in the parking lot under securities watchful eye!
Thanks Marc, SFDK, and RMC for giving us an amazing tour!
Last edited by robbalvey on Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:45 am.
The picture's subtitled: "This picture doesn't get old!" and: "Another look at the first drop" very remind me of the announcement trailer, a part I absolutely just love. Thanks for making these in real life.
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