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Full Throttle Construction Update #7
It’s been a few week since my last dedicated Full Throttle construction update from Six Flags Magic Mountain, so I figured it was time for another one. This update shows the status of the roller coaster build as of 17 Feb 2013.
The biggest change in the last week is that it looks like the last of the concrete has been poured for the footers. There are no more open footer holes:
After zooming in and looking closely at all of the footers, they all appear to have their bolts protruding through the top with the nuts already attached:
I’m assuming that the two “T-shaped” footers still have wood casings because the concrete hasn’t completely cured yet. Note the different shades of grey in the concrete:
Further up the hillside, all of the footers appear to be complete as well:
At the very top of the hill, there appears to be some sort of wood deck:
They are definitely wood planks, but I have no idea what they are going to be used for:
The planks are not inline with the tunnel. As you can see here, the tunnel is in the top-right and the planks are just off to the side of where the track will likely exit the tunnel:
This marking doesn’t look fresh, but I sure don’t remember seeing it before. It’s also nowhere near where the footers were installed in the Superman plaza:
The only change on the backside of the hill is that all of the shrubs have been cleared away:
The whole hillside is very clean now and ready for a coaster track:
All of the finished footers close to the station, as seen from the ground:
This appears to be the path that the loop is going to take up the hill:
It’s interesting to see all of the different shapes and sizes of footers that are needed:
Still nothing new to report on the old Palace Games building. It looks like they’re just using it to keep things dry and out of the weather:
Most of the pieces arriving lately from Premier Rides are support columns:
With the footers looking done, and many track pieces already onsite, we should be seeing vertical construction beginning very soon. Six Flags Magic Mountain informed employees at the beginning of the month that a large crane would be showing up in the next few weeks to start installing the track. We should be getting very close to seeing that happen.