Since I got home early from work today I figured I'd take a stop by the mountain and see what was happening on the hillside.
Much to my surprise, there were markers EVERYWHERE!
Reading what is on them it seems that a lot of questions have been answered:
- Where the queue station is going to be.
- Where the overflow queue line is going to be
- Where some supports and footers are going to go
- Areas that are marked for elevation
Of course, the big question still remains "What are they constructing?" This could very well be a really large fence!
But the rumors have said it's a new coaster, and the rumors have also said that an older SFMM may be removed in the process. Most people have been speculating either Ninja or the Log Jammer, but being that there aren't markers anywhere near those two rides, and there are LOTS of markers around Orient Express and the Sky Tower, that makes me wonder even more.
I'm not going to add any fuel to the rumor fire, I figure that will be left to all of you to speculate!
But remember, all of this is JUST RUMOR, there has been NOTHING CONFIRMED, and as always, wait for the official announcement before you claim anything as "fact."
We will continue to bring you as many construction updates as possible once there is some more action. So if you want to see what's going on at SFMM for 2006, keep your browser pointed here!
That being said, onto some photos!!!
There is a lot of activity on both sides of the Orient Express tracks. Could this be the rumored 'old ride' that is going to be removed?
Fortunatley for us, the gate at the bottom of the hill by the coffee shop was OPEN! Could there be a new coaster on this hill next year? Hmm....
Riding up Orient Express you can start to see markers on the Log Jammer side of the ride.
Hmmm...whatever is going here is going to be VERY close to the tracks. Is there enough room for the incline railway and whatever those are markers for?
Upon closer insepection, they would appear to be "Elevation Markers." But are they? And for what? Even a nice big new fence might need elevation markers! =)
These "Q Bldg" markers were on the path that heads down the hill (from the games at the bottom to the stairs leading to Orient Express)
More QBLDG and Elevation markers.
Hey! Maybe even "Fence: The Ride" will need a nice queue building! =)
Here is a marker that is on the left of the path if you are heading up towards Samurai Summit.
Yup, looks like "Fence: The Ride" is going to have quite a large queue building!
Wow, there is a lot of them right up against the Orient Express tracks!
Oooh, that queue building is going to be RIGHT NEXT to the incline railway...or the railway will be going ......hmm......
Damn, this queue building construction takes over quite a bit of the hillside.
Here you can see the pathway for the queue.
Seems that if "Fence: The Ride" is going to be popular, it needs a lot of overflow queue!
The Queue walkway doesn't just take over the current path, there are also markings for it in the trees down by the games area.
Ahh, here we go, this looks more like elevation and support markers! For the fence...that is.....
Looks like some trees have been marked for removal. I sure hope they use the wood for the fence! =)
Damn, there sure are a LOT of these little flag thingys!
More trees going bye bye it seems.
This photo will give you a better idea of where the queue building is going.
Hmm...I wonder what those little flags say?
You guessed it! More queue building! Maybe this is actually NOT "Fence: The Ride" but "Queue Building: The Ride!"
More markers, but this time up by the Sky Tower.
A closer look. Anyone know what those numbers might mean?
Well, now that is a very interesting place for a marker.
That's getting very close to the Sky Tower!
Could this be the 'old ride' rumored to be removed? It's not like it's been open for years anyway!
Ahh, here it is! "Fence: The Ride" in all it's glory! =)
This is all that's left of the old oriental gardens.
This little guy is all "Please don't tear down my nice gardens for Fence: The Ride!"
Back down the hill we go!
Yeah, those flags are REALLY close to the Orient Express tracks! Let the speculation begin!!!!! =)
Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:37 am.
On some sites, these rumors are going WAY TOO FAR out of control. People are going to the Mountain, and seeing the footers and coming back on to say "yea, and the ride will do this, and this, and this."
I have been going every week now, and have never seen anything to indicate anysort of a layout.
I think that the Oriental Express will be removed, as it will cost much more to take down the other things. We all know how well SFMM preps for a coaster. Look at Scream!
^ Yeah, that's kind of why I took the more comical approach.
We know they are building something, we know there will be a queue, but anything more than that, and I might as well speculate the height and speed of Fence: The Ride!
On a side note, the "Fence: The Ride" thing comes from many many years ago, before Oblivion was built, someone posted photos of new footers at Alton Towers. They claimed to be for a new coaster, and they turned out to be for a fence!
--Robb "And now maybe it's SFMM's turn to build Fence: The Ride!" Alvey
I have never been on a flying coaster, so that would be nice. BTW, Robb, do you remember what I said at Beach, B&Ms and BBQ? "Maybe SFMM will put some giant freefall in place of the old Sky Tower". I hope the markers on the hill are for a coaster, and the markers by the Sky Tower are for a drop ride.
I am looking forward to the next update.
Antonio" Thanks Robb!" G.
Coaster Count: 482 Top 5 Steels: Intimidator 305, Skyrush, Maverick, Fury 325, Medusa Steel Coaster Top 5 Woods: Lightning Rod, Outlaw Run, El Toro, Phoenix, Voyage
Q building the ride... enjoy air conditioner , a cool drink, and best of all.. u can pretend to be waiting for a coaster!!.... This will be a record breaking ride.. for the longest waste of time ever!!... that will be a great credit...
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