Here are some pictures of the coaster being removed from the MGM park. Also some of the ride in storage near Las Vegas.
I understand that there will be some slight alterations made to the coaster to fit the project in Fresno. I am not sure if the track layout will be altered or if the changes will be made to the structure of the ride. The Intamin portion of the ride was all on flat land but the Arrow portion of the land was built on a hillside over and around the Rapids Ride.
Lightning Bolt coaster at MGM Grand Adventure Theme Park
Intamin track being removed
Lightning Bolt trains. There are two trains originally for the coaster but during the last years of operation at MGM only one was used. The other was used for parts. Along with the coaster we bought several spare parts for the trains so I am not sure if the coaster at Fresno will be a one train operation or if the second train will be rebuilt.
another section of the arrow track being taken down
Arrow portion of the ride being dismantled
Storage in the Las Vegas Desert. Originally headed to Seattle, but now on its way to Fresno.
Here is where the track transitions from intamin to arrow.
The Intamin track heads out.
An arrow section of track is loaded on a flat bed and moved out of the defunct MGM grand adventures theme park
Here you can see the original Intamin track and a few of the supports. The ride was originally built indoors. When it was moved outdoors and additional 1200 feet of ride was supplied by arrow.
Mostly arrow track in this picture
Intamin and Arrow track in storage waiting to be shipped to Fresno
I found a few more pictures that show both of the trains, the ride layout and the flume drop. The blue train is the one that is operational, the black one was not operational when we purchased the rides from MGM.
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