Today was another day in which I saw A LOT of changes at the Mountain. We’ve got them all here! Including a Twisted Colossus update, since the pre-lift is partially placed!
First off, Fright Fest starts in exactly one week! Meaning, Demon’s Door is finally being constructed! The gas tanks for the flame-throwers in the fountain (which are part of Demon’s Door) have arrived! The flame-throwers on the other hand, haven’t.
Bugs Bunny World’s Harvest Fest theming is popping up! Nightmares scare-zone. Only sad thing, there’s sooo many Holiday in the Park lights, that if they accidentally turn on the wrong switch is more of a winter wonderland dream…
Ravenstitch! The Aftermath Queue has been positioned. Not much about the scare zone has changed. I just don’t remember seeing this particular tilted car. So I took a pic! I forgot to take a picture of the Chupacabra truck last week, so here it is! City under Seige (Fright Fest) meet Holiday in the Park!
Though no signage of Total Darkness has been placed on the building yet. The lights are ready to go!
It seems as if the entrance to the Garden of Darkness is located at the old exit of Black Widow. The line for this maze has been placed as well. Instead of the main-plaza, this Fright Fest icon is now located on top of Samurai Summit! Exhile lighting is ready to go!
Voodoo nights was in rehearsal for next weekend. Michael Turco, the Magician from Magic and Mayhem helped set-up the show, so I met him there coincidentally. Make sure to come see his show during Fright Fest with the all you can eat Whilloughby’s Buffet. Buy your Fright Fest souvenirs at FLAGS now!
Let’s move on to a bunch of regular park things. The entrance plaza has now received the 2015 spiel. Stating that the park was voted best in the USA, and a lengthy description of Twisted Colossus. I saw Lex Luthor testing today, the gondolas are back on the track. Should open up soon. Hopefully by Fright Fest, it’s awesome to drop into all the fog from the event. Most rides in DC universe have these new sheets in the ride lines, so guests can’t ‘play’ with the Holiday in the Park lights. Speaking of CD Universe, the Teen Titans Pizza place is entirely decked in lights as well.Swashbuckler may return at some point… but it sure will return looking refreshed! I like the colors, it’s something different! There’s a lot of Holiday in the Park lights going up, let’s look at some places that received them during the week.
The Cyber Cafe has Chrome-book laptops in place now! Really nice!The NINJA AFTERMATH! I had to exit the park during my visit, and returned later, suddenly the bus stopped due to a Hurricane Harbor flash flood. Here’s the first few seconds. Here’s when the bus couldn’t continue and we had to get off. Here’s the water flooding down the parking lot. The water poored out really quickly. When I walked back to my car afterwards, half the lot was flooded, pretty funny. The park handled it well, it wasn’t as much of a chaos it could’ve been.
LET’S GET TWISTED!
Twisted Colossus has made progress. A LOT OF PROGRESS. Let’s take a look.
The entire first drop has been dismantled!
The bunny-hops (small hills) on the side are currently being removed. There’s lots of wood and track everywhere! That’s some twisty track there! Zero-G-roll I assume. MORE TRACK! It’s quite dificult to see, but the inside of the structure that upholds the future ‘High-Five’ element is filled with piles and piles of demolished Colossus wood! The ride-exit has been blocked off since that part of the ride has been dismantled as well. Look! No more pre-lift over here either. And all track pieces have been moved. No worries, there’s a lot more wood stored here now. And… it’s time to SERIOUSLY GET TWISTED! The first parts of the pre-lift have been placed! It’s so pretty from up-close! And it’s actually a lot bigger than I initially expected the Iron Horse track to be!
Well, I really did save the best for last! The update in general only covers what’s new in the last 6 days. So I highly encourage you to check-out last week’s HUGE update here!
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