Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:34 am

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!

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

Postby viking86 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:32 am

Awesome pics, thanks for sharing! That first drop and inversion look incredible!

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:50 am

Great pics! This is going to make the park's already nice skyline look even more awesome!
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:34 am

Thanks for the pictures, always great to see a construction tour. Looks like there's loads more to do, but it'll look fantastic when done!

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:37 am

Thanks for the photos, Joey. This is one ride that will prompt me to visit Discovery Kingdom!
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby i<3coasters » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:28 am

Awesome pics Joey! Can't wait for them to announce the opening date so I can book a trip to get up there and ride this! :airtime:
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:03 pm

Thanks Joey, I can sense the excitement in your selfie, and it doesn't even look like they fed you. I'm really looking forward to the ride's completion.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby thedlr » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:42 pm

My brain is tired now after looking through all the awesome photos. Thanks for the update!

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:19 pm

jray21 wrote:
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Oh my god, that's gorgeous. :lover:
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:55 pm

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. :lover:
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