Valravn Goes Vertical--Construction Starts

Friday, October 16, 2015 7:06 AM
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Ripped Tattoo said:

75'-100' ft trees under a 200'ft lift hill, burn them.

The trees around the gate appear to be directly beneath the brake run, which is obviously nowhere close to 200 ft.

Last edited by djDaemon, Friday, October 16, 2015 7:07 AM


Friday, October 16, 2015 6:39 PM
Shorthorn's avatar

Trees may have to be taken out for foundations as well, not just track or supports.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 5:28 PM
Ripped Tattoo's avatar

The trees "are too close'' to the second dive platform and break run, oh well, fire wood for the winter, mulch for the spring.

Last edited by Ripped Tattoo, Sunday, October 18, 2015 5:30 PM
Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:44 PM

Valravn brake run being assembled. You can see the transfer block shifted to the left as well.

Last edited by CP Maverick, Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:46 PM
Friday, October 23, 2015 9:55 AM
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So, is that sample track still on display at the preview center? Didn't we all agree that it was the last piece of the brake run before the transfer table? If it is that piece, it should be on the ride now instead of on display.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 10:00 AM
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According to Tony, it's gone:

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Friday, October 23, 2015 11:31 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Wait, what? What am I going to – get a selfie with on closing weekend?!

Friday, October 23, 2015 11:40 AM

They installed it on Wednesday. You may need to jump the fence by Breakers Express if you want a photo with track pieces.

Permission would be ideal.

Friday, October 23, 2015 11:58 AM
Caleb S's avatar

I realize that I'm saying this before hardly any of the tack and supports have been put into place, but to me it looks like the pathway (midway) is going to be pretty narrow between Valravn and Raptors cobra roll. The renderings show there to be enough space, but the renderings also don't include the necessary fence around the cobra roll element (Around the back side). Also when looking at the webcam, the footer for the base of the life hill looks too close to raptor for there to be the dive coasters wide track, a walkway on both sides of the track, a fence around the base area of the lift hill, the entrance to the ride (what the rendering shows), and then finally a walkway. I can foresee this being a bottleneck area.

I don't doubt that they have planning this out, and I know that my perception from a webcam and renderings is not totally accurate, but I just thought I'd put it out there.

Friday, October 23, 2015 12:12 PM

Remember that the vast majority of the foundation is buried underground. Those holes you see dug are not the amount of space needed for track+fence. Plus, the webcam doesn't do a great job with depth, so distances may be more (or less) than they appear.

Friday, October 23, 2015 12:44 PM
Caleb S's avatar

I know that the majority of the footer area is berried, but even so, the portion of the footers that the supports attaches to is still pretty close in my mind.

Friday, October 23, 2015 1:03 PM

It looks, to me, like there is more than 30ft of clear area at the moment. Believe me it's much more room than you are seeing there.

Friday, October 23, 2015 2:47 PM

HeyIsntThatRob? said:

Wait, what? What am I going to – get a selfie with on closing weekend?!

FYI, they just placed a new track piece in the preview center.

Friday, October 23, 2015 2:47 PM
codeGR's avatar

Looks like they are putting a different piece out for display now, according to the webcam.

Edit: Dang CP Maverick, you beat me!

Last edited by codeGR, Friday, October 23, 2015 2:49 PM
Friday, October 23, 2015 4:11 PM
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Wouldn't be surprised to see the trees coming down in the next couple of days.

(Sorry tree lovers)

Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:58 AM

New Valravn track appears to be the first out of the station.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:04 PM
CoasterCam's avatar

I would expect the first out of the station piece to be curved at least a little since it goes straight into a turnaround into the lift. This piece looks straight.

Last edited by CoasterCam, Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:04 PM

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:55 PM

Lead in to the brakes is my next option. Based on the track connectors and support connection, it doesn't appear to fit anywhere else.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5:31 PM
CoasterKyle1121's avatar

So I'm curious to see what prizes people have own at the Valravn preview center vending machine. I got a free poster and a free admission ticket for 2016. I was very happy with that. The kid in front of me only got a 20% and a free coke.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:11 PM

I'd love to say I got anything, but I haven't waited in line for it. I don't even remember my instagram login.


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