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I also just noticed that all of the structural cross sections below the track gap have been removed, clicking back through the time lapse on the camera, the crane was doing that before making the cut in the track. It appears to have now removed the cross sections to the left of the peak, and is up around the track level.

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Another thing I see is that a few sections of the support structure has been removed too. These are not my pictures. But it shows before and after.

 

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Maybe they made the gaps to pull the lift hill down in sections like they did with SOB and Firehawk.

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I see my updates made it here already as I got caught up forgot to share here.
As one of the posters above showed, I’m marking my spots and trying to take images as close as possible to the same location(and crop) so they can be later compared in a more apples to apples way.   
 

I would think that this is going to come down quickly from here in a few major pieces the way it is carved up. 

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47 minutes ago, Vortex1987 said:

I really want a peice of Vortex. Can we all get together here and try to get the park to sell some peices? 

I second this. We all (myself included) should try to get a piece if possible. 

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I would absolutely love to get a small piece of track from Vortex. I could have a piece of the first looping coaster i ever rode.

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11 hours ago, Vortex1987 said:

I really want a peice of Vortex. Can we all get together here and try to get the park to sell some peices? 

I third this.

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2 hours ago, Rivertown Rider said:

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It doesn't look like there has been much noticeable movement today.

Probably because it’s a weekend. But they also may need to make different considerations for the taller parts.

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I wonder if they're trying to preserve some trees while taking down Vortex. Or they could be removing a few trees to gain access to pulling Vortex down. Anyone want to help me out on that guess?

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Looks like they have made several cuts to section everything off for the final blow.  I'll bet the skyline is clear by the end of the week unless the weather interferes.

I really hope the park decides to take some of the steel and turn it in to trinkets of some kind for the general public.  I doubt they'd sell sections of track as even a tiny piece like the one shown on the now-removed Reddit post would be heavy.  If they do decide to do that - I'll be out here on the forum asking one of you locals to pick one up for me since I'm a long way from the park but still a big fan of Vortex ... :)

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Is there anything us at KICentral can do to get a peice of Vortex? Im sorry its just that i would love a small peice of my favorite ride of all time. Vortex holds a special place in my heart. And it really brings tears to my eyes to see her go. I want a peice of Vortex. And so do we all. Can we all get together to try and get the park to sell peices even if its just a small peice? Im sorry its just that this is really personal to me, and I absolutely hate seeing Vortex go down. 

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15 minutes ago, Vortex1987 said:

Is there anything us at KICentral can do to get a peice of Vortex? Im sorry its just that i would love a small peice of my favorite ride of all time. Vortex holds a special place in my heart. And it really brings tears to my eyes to see her go. I want a peice of Vortex. And so do we all. Can we all get together to try and get the park to sell peices even if its just a small peice? Im sorry its just that this is really personal to me, and I absolutely hate seeing Vortex go down. 

Trust me if we had a legal way of getting a piece we all would. Vortex has been my #1 since I was just a kid. I hit many milestones on it. I was there for the end. If the opportunity arises you'll hear it first here. 

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^Ill keep updated if anything becomes available. I remember i had tears rolling down my eyes on my final ride. Ill never forget that moment as long as I live. May Vortex rest in peace. (I may (or may not) (ok ill admit it) have tears in my eyes as I type this. Please keep me updated you guys if any peices become available. May my #1 rest in peace. Goodbye old freind.

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7 hours ago, Shawn Meyer said:

I wonder if they're trying to preserve some trees while taking down Vortex. Or they could be removing a few trees to gain access to pulling Vortex down. Anyone want to help me out on that guess?

Let’s hope they aren’t removing more trees.  The park is becoming pretty barren with all of the tree removal and lack of replacement over the last several years 

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2 hours ago, Vortex1987 said:

Is there anything us at KICentral can do to get a peice of Vortex? Im sorry its just that i would love a small peice of my favorite ride of all time. Vortex holds a special place in my heart. And it really brings tears to my eyes to see her go. I want a peice of Vortex. And so do we all. Can we all get together to try and get the park to sell peices even if its just a small peice? Im sorry its just that this is really personal to me, and I absolutely hate seeing Vortex go down. 

Try Tweeting at the park and seeing if they plan to do anything like that. It’s good way to reach the park directly.

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^ive tried tweeting at them and emailing them and havent gotten a response sadly. I would do anything in the world to get my hands on a peice. To whomever owns that peice of rail i saw earlier, what would you want for a small peice cut off it, if you were willing to do that? Im sorry you all its just heartbreaking to me to see Vortex go under, and im trying to get the ultimate peice of memorabilia. (It is to me anyways) 

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How about this goose who is interested in Orion and Vortex as well! 

 

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6 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

How about this goose who is interested in Orion and Vortex as well! 

 

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As long as he doesn't poop on the camera he is welcome. 

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They are cutting up sections of the lift hill currently. 

edit: If you zoom in close enough you can see the slag flying as he is cutting the piece. 

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Be very interesting to see what they use that area for this year. I wonder if they are planning on digging up all the old footings. 

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