Ok folks, I'm back again, and with another update. The pictures were all taken yesterday (8/28), but I'm sure that you'll still get the just of it.
Well, yesterday was yet another day when I had witness the very routine burning of land adjacent to the Santa Clarita Valley. Unfortunately for you guys, the blaze was a good 5 miles away from SFMM.
*sigh*...this is really getting old.
Anyway, while I was out and about grabbing some shots of the fire, I found out that TJ and our friend Julian was at the Mountain, so I thought I'd go hang out for an hour or two. As my camera was already on me, it came quite natural for me to make an update out of it.
Yay! A pretty cool display was set up for Fright Fest. I'm just glad to know that we actually get one!
Ok, so I got in and TJ was up by Tatsu, so I figured I'd take my time...go check out the Orient Express, see how its doing.
Pretty much the whole lower station has almost been completely-painted. This process has only taken about 4 months now.
Yea...still not done. And of what is done, it looks like a rather "quick" job. I wonder why its taking so long!
A look into the unit itself. The floor is now missing.
Your going to like this shot, because I looked like a stupid-ass balancing on Revolutions support trying to get it!
I thought I'd never see the day when graffitti would find its way into SFMM.
Ohhhh, yeessss....Whose a dirty little train! You are, BABY!
Then I headed on towards X and Viper. As I expected, I got this...
Yes, X is STILL down. I'm no maintenece worker or mechanical engineer, but problems like this dont just "happen" with proper maintence. Your lift doesn't just blow up
like this! You really got to ignore a small problem for quite some time to do this sort of damage! Just like how Goliath's lift blew up earlier this summer!
trying to match Disneyland...perhaps in maintenece too.
Oh dang! For a second there I thought X was on fire!
Onward to Tatsu!
*sigh* C'mon guys! This is getting to be too easy! I mean, at first I was looking out for it, but now...they seem to come to me! At least he was nice enough to semi-look up as a guest asked for a water.
They finally have begun to re-construct the games-awning that faces the Tatsu crew.
Recently I had been getting lots of people ask me about the status of Freefall, a ride mere weeks from reopening. Well, as for the status...
its still weeks from reopening!
The car has slowly made its way further and further up...when it drops, the ride reopens! Its like a long and boring New Years celebration!
The second car has been sitting here for quite some time now. Its even hooked up to be transfered on....but it hasn't been.
There is also a third car, now sitting in pieces behind Batman.
Yay! They put BACK the "Exit Here" sign! You cant deny progress when you see it.
Whats funny, is shouldn't the "Exit Here" sign be facing the other way, facing where people get off the ride and wonder where to exit? For all we know, some stupid guests exiting Riddler's will think to exit INTO Freefall.
Yup folks. Now not only have the local area high schools returned in session, so has College of the Canyons (the local community college)....which means that exect every ride to pretty much be closed now! Good thing the internationals dont leave until the park goes to weekend-only operation, or else they would have three rides open...and one of them isn't X.
Well...there's another quick update. Hope you liked it!