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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 22nd, 2019, 2:14 pm
They posted a new "update" on Instagram. Only pics of the final inversion with nothing new and then a shot of the Double Inversion. Hopefully there's more going on than just that at the construction tour tomorrow.
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Postby RobSFGAm on March 22nd, 2019, 3:31 pm
I just posted this week update on the progress on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/_zSMJ-h_mjA
As always, these are from outside of the park from different vantage points and never cross the park property.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 22nd, 2019, 4:15 pm
How they're putting that one side up (the one that goes over Whizzer) right now with only one support going up to the highest point is weird to me. It just looks odd, kind of just jotting up into the sky lol. The crane blends in with the structure so it's a little hard sometimes to make out what's the tower and what's the crane.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 22nd, 2019, 4:25 pm
Double Post, laughing at SFMM fans for thinking footers is a massive deal. They should have had that done a lonnng time ago.
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Postby RBullFan97 on March 22nd, 2019, 4:26 pm
RobSFGAm wrote:I just posted this week update on the progress on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/_zSMJ-h_mjA
As always, these are from outside of the park from different vantage points and never cross the park property.
Enjoy

Rob

Sweet video as always. I also noticed in the video that at about the 9:15 mark you can see Condor testing, and the cars on Giant Drop are down. A nice reminder that the 2019 season starts in only 4 weeks!
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Postby DejaVu2001 on March 22nd, 2019, 9:02 pm
^ Nothing has changed with Giant Drop except for the lights being taken down. The cars are still off of Giant Drop as they have been since November.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 23rd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Any news from the tour or is it still going on?
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on March 23rd, 2019, 1:19 pm
^ I was just about to ask, myself.
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Postby staticshadows on March 23rd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Coaster Crew posted some pictures on facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/coastercrew/po ... 5069332437
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on March 23rd, 2019, 2:52 pm
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 23rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
ChicagoCoasters, were any good questions asked at the tour? I can't wait to hear how it went!
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 23rd, 2019, 4:55 pm
https://youtu.be/e4rrYT-5ykU

Here's a tour video!! I only am into it a few minutes, but they do expect to have theming in the line.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 23rd, 2019, 4:56 pm
They will be running three trains! Not sure if that includes the train in the storage shed.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on March 23rd, 2019, 7:07 pm
Sorry it's so late but I was at a party. I will post my trip report from today either tonight or tomorrow morning. I have to upload pictures from 3 different devices so it might take awhile to post it but be patient because it will be worth it.
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Postby UnclePennybags on March 23rd, 2019, 7:24 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:Here's a tour video!!


So the transfer tracks are going to be closer to Carousel Plaza Gifts? I would have thought they would have been on the backside of the station, closer to Viper.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 23rd, 2019, 7:47 pm
^ I think they're using that side for the exit mostly.
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Postby DejaVu2001 on March 23rd, 2019, 8:45 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:They will be running three trains! Not sure if that includes the train in the storage shed.


I'd take that with a grain of salt, because that same person also said the height requirement was 42 inches
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 23rd, 2019, 9:05 pm
They said the height requirement was 42 inches at No Coaster Con too. Edit: They actually said 48 inches at NCC. I would hope they'd choose people to answer questions that knew what they were saying. I think 3 trains is possible, but 2 seems more reasonable.
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Postby JaminOut on March 23rd, 2019, 9:47 pm
I’m going with that they didn’t staff knowledgeable people for the tour... here’s what was presented at NoCoasterCon:

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Postby SaveTheWAVE on March 24th, 2019, 1:24 am
Per the Coaster Fanatics video of the MXF construction tour, the catchcar for Maxx Force May be named Oscar! 8:53-9:01.
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Postby RBullFan97 on March 24th, 2019, 7:17 am
I was over in Gurnee yesterday and you can clearly see Maxx Force from the Sam's Club parking lot on Hunt Club Road and probably beyond there. In that CoasterFanatics video, seeing the view underneath the Raging Bull turnaround and the massive double inversion of Maxx Force around the 7 minute mark was really amazing and is going to be a sight to behold in person. That's going to make for some great photo opportunities.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on March 24th, 2019, 10:43 am
The site isn't letting me upload my photos from yesterday. Already checked the help forum and nothing is working. It says please check your php installation. Does anyone know what to do?
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 24th, 2019, 11:17 am
No, I'm not sure. I download tapatalk when uploading pictures here.
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Postby UnclePennybags on March 24th, 2019, 11:27 am
ChicagoCoasters wrote:The site isn't letting me upload my photos from yesterday. Already checked the help forum and nothing is working. It says please check your php installation. Does anyone know what to do?


I normally upload my pictures to "imgur.com". If you hover over a newly uploaded picture, a dropdown menu will display to the right of "Copy". Select, "Get share links", then click "Copy" below "BBCode (Forums)". This will copy something that looks like this:

[img]i.imgur.com/49VTt6v.png[/img] (modified to *not* embed picture)

If you paste the above to a posting in this forum, then click "Preview" instead of "Submit", you should see the picture embedded in your previewed posting.
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Postby UnclePennybags on March 24th, 2019, 2:45 pm
I still can't find any info on how much Maxx Force has cost SFGAm. According to this site, most S&S installations run around $10 million.

https://www.themeparkvoice.com/manufacturers-steel.html

Their 4D coasters are the exception, which can run up to $30 million.

I thought Top Thrill Dragster (TTD) might be a good comparison, but this coaster was $25 million in 2003. With inflation, I'd think it'd cost even more to build today. I doubt Maxx is close to these numbers, so TTD probably isn't such a good comparison after all.

Does anyone have an approximate idea of how much Maxx cost to build?
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