By , October 16, 2008
Evan Souliere

As I sit in the office alone eating my lunch right now, and having already checked up on all of my favorite coaster forums to see what’s going on, I figure it’s a good time for an update.

First, Prowler. I’ve clearly been slacking in my posting of photos, and I feel bad about it. If I were on site, it would be a different story, but I am solely relying on our crews right now for their photos. With the site in full swing, I can’t blame them for not being able to send any of their photos to us regularly; I’ve accepted it. But I continue to promise that I’ll post any photos that I can as soon as I can.

Luckily, though, there are some others who are covering Prowler’s construction very well. The park itself has been doing a better job documenting its progress than any other park I’ve seen cover a new ride’s construction. (Though I like to think I did pretty well covering Pandemonium while working at Six Flags New England!) So if you haven’t been to prowler.worldsoffun.com in a while, it’s worth a visit. Also of note are coastercommunity.com (with some recent construction shots) and the admins of the “Worlds of Fun 2009″ Facebook group, who have been collecting the updates from many sources.

Though I may not have the photos right now, I can tell you that bent construction is well under way. I’ve personally checked almost 100 bents before releasing them for construction, so the crews will be keeping busy. Vertical construction is set to begin very soon, which will be pretty exciting.

Forellenhof is going to see some major progress in the coming days, too. A crucial container has finally arrived at the park after going on quite the adventure, so vertical construction will be starting there, as well. Our crews have about two-thirds of the ride sitting on the ground waiting for erection. Station work is also beginning, which will be fun to watch. The remaining foundation work (and subsequent structure) will be left for when the park has closed for the season.

That’s it on our ride front for now. The website is still set to launch on November 1, and we have a few other things to complement that in the coming weeks, so stay¬†tuned.


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