Saturday, February 25, 2017

Project 2017 (WOF)

Steve Murphy came through with another video update of the progress on the front gate area.  You can see that they are prepping for the siding to go on the building that was the former Guest Relations.  It looks the new Rental and Locker building is done from this angle.

The new Guest Relations building is also preparing for its siding to be installed.  If you look off in the distance it appears that the remaining Tivoli building might be receiving sides so that it can be enclosed.

They sure are making short work on the turnstiles building.  The cupolas have been added and now the building towers over its surroundings. 

Finally if you look past the construction you can see the roof of the newest pavilion.  Hopefully we can get another progress shot of that area soon.

I still cannot believe this is Worlds of Fun - I barely recognize the area anymore.  Major improvement and I am super excited to see this area in person.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Project 2017 (WOF)

Today the crew started putting the roof on the turnstile building.

Spinsanity Construction (SFSTL)

Today the park released a photo of the ride inside the park.  It looks like today they were installing the base of the ride platform.  With several weeks left before Opening Weekend, there might be a chance that this ride is ready then.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

We have some new photos of the progress at the Time Traveler site thanks to sandunerider.  The first thing you are going to notice is that our view into the construction site is going to be rather limited now until after the park opens.

The park has decided to build a new fence and what looks to be a new gate.  I'm sure that it will be used as access to Echo Hollow for the their new Concert Series.

They are putting up a fence on the other side of the entrance as well.

The major news is that the ride's station and maintenance bay is growing even taller.

You can kind of see how walls are starting to go up on what we will call the 2nd level.

Here is a better view of the walls that have gone up on the 2nd level.

There's not much visible change on the rest of the ride.  There is a crane up though (you can barely see it through the trees towards the left center of the photo) so they must be moving something.

The final photo for this update shows the hill by Echo Hollow.  More footers have popped up, but at this point - until some steel starts going up it is hard to even begin to come up with what the layout might look like.

Project 2017 (WOF)

Worlds of Fun released a video today of the progress from the "front side" of the turnstiles today.

To give a better idea of how this new plaza will be laid out - you can see the new ticketing building on the right side of this photo.  The balloon icon should be where that CAT is located.

The area between the two window points will be where the large LED screen will be located.

Spinsanity Construction (SFSTL)

The park released this photo today of the seats for Spinsanity today.  I really like the colors and graphics.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Project 2017 (WOF)

Worlds of Fun still has 7 weeks to get everything finished on what has to be one of the busiest off seasons for park construction in several decades.  We will start with the construction of Mustang Runner in the Americana section of the park.  All photos were taken from video posted by the park.

The foundation for the ride is getting much closer to being finished.

They have close to 3/4th of the cement ring laid.  They should finish it by the end of the week and then start installing the actual ride next week.

In Europa, the control booth for Falcon's Flight is being constructed.

The foundation for the ride is nearing completion as well.  It appears there is 1/4th of the ring that still needs to have cement laid.

The cement is getting closer to completion in the newly dubbed "International Plaza" -- one thing that I have noticed is that they have left out areas which, I assume, will be the homes to brick pavers.

They are making a lot of progress on the new turnstile building (which is the green metal to the right).

We also received confirmation from the park that this building with the dome will be the new home of Guests Relations.  We do not know what the former Guest Relations building will become.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Spinsanity Construction (SFSTL)

Very bright and colorful parts for Spinsanity have arrived at the park today.  I really like the orange track with blue supports combination.  The stack of color pieces are for the ride vehicle's floor.

Project 2017 (WOF)

Worlds of Fun released a new video today - though they didn't do a very good job focusing.  Nevertheless, you can see from this angle where the new turnstiles are going to be located.

Much like what the concept art showed, the turnstiles will be directly across from the ticketing building.  I would assume that that the icon balloon will go somewhere there in the middle.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Project 2017 (WOF)

The second pavilion has gone vertical at the new Catering Village.  You can also see that a restroom has been created.  The most interesting thing to me is the proximity of this area to the Tivoli Music Hall which can be seen in the background.

Thanks to Steve Murphy, we have some photos from the opposite direction for a change.  You can see down the hill what used to be the First Aid Building - this will now be the the locker and rental building.  The old turnstiles used to be to the left of that building.

Next you can see what used to be the Guest Relations building is getting a makeover.  We do not know if it will continue being the Guest Relations building or not.

You can see the back of the new Guest Relations building in this photo and where it is located in relation to the old Guest Relations building -- and look at all the new cement.  It looks amazing.

So here is the new Guest Relations building.  Next, look closely past that building and you will see green steel beams.  This is the new turnstiles that have finally gone vertical.

Panning on left you can see where the new ticketing building is located.  You can also see the roof of the Grand Pavilion in the Catering Village just over the hill.  You can also see the steel beams of the turnstiles.  Thanks again to Steve Murphy for this update as it really helps with the location of buildings in this new "world"