I took the day off from work today and spent it with my youngest son at Six Flags Magic Mountain. I really wasn’t expecting there to be anything new to report on since last week, so imagine my surprise when I saw lots of construction equipment and work being done on the Full Throttle roller coaster site.
There was quite an array of machines and accessories, all over the site:
It was stretched from the tunnel up top all the way down to the station:
All of the concrete “rocks” leftover from Whitewater Lake have been broken up into rubble and it looks like they may be hauling it out in bins:
There was a bulldozer with an extended scoop out the left side moving lots of earth around up by the tunnel. You can see a surveying tripod up top and I saw another worker holding one in his hand, likely checking to see how close they’re getting to where they need to be:
It was rather warm and very dry today, with heavy winds, so this guy was doing his best to keep the dirt wet so it wasn’t blowing all over the park:
A wider shot shows where these two guys were doing the work outside the tunnel:
Walking back towards the front of the park from Goliath, there was no missing the heavy equipment peeking through the trees:
In closing, I’d like to give a quick shout out to Jerome, a reader of this site whom I met in line for Colossus today. It was nice meeting you!