Wicked Cyclone Construction Update #27
Theming is being added and the coaster is now fully painted. This is Wicked Cyclone construction update #27, our final update for this coaster.
Yes, you read that right. This is our final Wicked Cyclone construction update before media day. Media day is on May 20. Wicked Cyclone opens to season pass holders on May 22 and 23, with a grand opening on Sunday, May 24. Now let’s get into the pictures.
The first major change this week is the installation of lockers in the former station for New England Skyway.
Like last week, there really isn’t that much to document now that all of the track is in place. This week the rest of the coaster was painted.
I’m sure by now the colors have grown on everyone. If not, oh well. Haha.
Queue railings are now installed in certain places. We still have no idea what the final queue will be like.
You may have seen it in the picture above… If not… THEMING!
The C.H.A.S.E. storm chasing van has been installed, along with what appears to be a crashed satellite?
The C.H.A.S.E. van has a nice weathered look.
The ride safety sign has also been installed.
The theming has started to go up on Storm Center, the coaster’s new gift shop.
We’ll hopefully see apparel in here next week.
A look at the other side of Storm Center.
Looks like another ride safety sign will be posted over here. Maybe for ADA access?
They’ve finished painting the exit ramp and it looks great:
A peek into the photo booth.
Signs for the exit are now up.
Here’s a look at the new theming from New England SkyScreamer’s queue.
A C.H.A.S.E. airplane has crashed by the station to Wicked Cyclone. A wicked cyclone must’ve brought it down. 😉
The door to the maintenance shed was closed. While there aren’t any pictures of it in this update, the orange train has been testing. We have some pictures posted of that on our Facebook page if you’re interested.
It looks like the theming in Wicked Cyclone’s station, aka the C.H.A.S.E. Command Center has been completed.
Along the queue to the ride will be “evacuation route” signs that further enhance the theme. If you weren’t already aware, the basic theme of the ride is the riders are being recruited to be storm chasers. The train itself is designed to be like one of the C.H.A.S.E. vehicles in the queue.
Doesn’t the paint look great?
It looks like the outside of the station is the last thing that needs to be painted. Or maybe they’re planning on putting a sign there? Who knows? All I know is it looks a bit out of place among all the newly painted things.
You can definitely tell that Wicked Cyclone has been testing. And don’t worry about the track looking like that, that is completely normal. I know a lot of people have been concerned about it looking like that.
Time to head outside of the park. It looks like the southern support tower is being themed to a search and rescue camp.
A new catwalk has been installed on the lower portions of track near the brake run.
Just trust me when I say this is a boat. It was pretty hard getting a shot of this and we know they didn’t turn out too great. The only way to really see the theming on Wicked Cyclone is from the top of New England SkyScreamer.
This is another boat. Again, just trust me on this. Haha.
Another look at the theming in the station from outside of the park.
New lighting fixtures have been installed. It’ll be interesting to see how these look once they’re lit up.
Final shot of the theming. I know it’s similar to another picture in the update, but I didn’t want to end this update with a picture of a light. Haha.