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I'll will be pleasantly surprised if they have anything in the old Vortex plot for 2020. I personally think the footers won't be removed till they start building for the next thing.

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Heck, they haven’t removed all of the footings from the last thing that was here before Vortex.

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It's still there, the sun is just directly behind the structure and flooding the lens with light.

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56 minutes ago, hotrodyoda said:

It's still there, the sun is just directly behind the structure and flooding the lens with light.

It has reappeared!  Rebirth!  He is Risen!

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1 hour ago, hotrodyoda said:

It's still there, the sun is just directly behind the structure and flooding the lens with light.

 

12 minutes ago, teenageninja said:

It has reappeared!  Rebirth!  He is Risen!

 

My bad, That sun will get you every time. I even zoomed in trying to see it. Sorry to cause panic :unsure:

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I was there myself just over an hour ago. It’s insane seeing it in that state in person. It’ll be so strange when it’s not there anymore this summer. 

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20 hours ago, FoF96" said:

Heck, they haven’t removed all of the footings from the last thing that was here before Vortex.

Good Sir, "the last thing that was here before Vortex" would be the original Bat.  Remember, this is hallowed ground....

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Maybe they will open a “footer park” where you can sit on and climb all of the footers of yesteryear while reading facts about the former coasters they supported...


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9 minutes ago, TJ_Kirby18 said:

Oh jee, this is really starting to feel surreal now. 

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At least the sun looks like it is staying behind those clouds.  

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A significant part of the park's signature skyline is going to look barren without Vortex.  :unsure:

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This is a DEEP crop on an image that really pushes the limits of my camera gear. Look in the lower left hand corner just above the track. 
 

Edit: it’s The Beast’s second lift hill a new item on the KI skyline...

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3 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

No mistake about it, that is clearly Fred and Alan up there.  :ph34r:

Ah yes, I see his silhouette now. 

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Ah off season maintenance. That must be such a cool job. I wish I knew how to get in as a coaster mechanic. 

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@Waltny Closely examining your photo,  you can see there are cables attached to the next section for removal.

And if you don't mind me asking, would you happen to have any videos of the demolition?

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47 minutes ago, Klabergian Empire said:

@Waltny Closely examining your photo,  you can see there are cables attached to the next section for removal.

And if you don't mind me asking, would you happen to have any videos of the demolition?

I knew you would all examine it closely... 

Anyhow, yes I see those cables now and I was about 5 mins late this morning on getting video. I’m sure they spent the rest of the day chopping it up and clearing the drop zone. 
Maybe I’ll get some tomorrow or the next day or  never... rest assured, you guys will be among the first to know if I do. 

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43 minutes ago, teenageninja said:

Oh don't worry I've applied already, it's just getting in. With an associates in engineering and years experience fixing cars I'm hopeful but who knows. I would have loved to have been able to work on Vortex, but I think it might be a tad late for that now. 

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27 minutes ago, Bdd127 said:

Oh don't worry I've applied already, it's just getting in. With an associates in engineering and years experience fixing cars I'm hopeful but who knows. I would have loved to have been able to work on Vortex, but I think it might be a tad late for that now. 

If you're willing to relocate to Charlotte, you may be able to get a job that would allow you to work on its trains...

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I just waned to post a quick thanks to those of you who are local and go by the park to grab pictures to share with everyone here.  I, for one, really appreciate it.  

Sad to see the lift hill going away.  The end is near ...!

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33 minutes ago, Bdd127 said:

Oh don't worry I've applied already, it's just getting in. With an associates in engineering and years experience fixing cars I'm hopeful but who knows. I would have loved to have been able to work on Vortex, but I think it might be a tad late for that now. 

Not trying to discourage you, but it is very rare for these positions to go to outside folks.  Typically when they have a job opening with a full time job, not a seasonal(a couple weeks before opening to last operating day) or 10 month, they already know who is going to transfer into the position before it is even posted.  The best way to get in to one of these positions is to start at the bottom as a ride operator or something of the like and work your way up.

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6 minutes ago, PilotDude said:

Not trying to discourage you, but it is very rare for these positions to go to outside folks.  Typically when they have a job opening with a full time job, not a seasonal(a couple weeks before opening to last operating day) or 10 month, they already know who is going to transfer into the position before it is even posted.  The best way to get in to one of these positions is to start at the bottom as a ride operator or something of the like and work your way up.

I get it but sometimes starting at the bottom is not an option. 

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17 minutes ago, PilotDude said:

Not trying to discourage you, but it is very rare for these positions to go to outside folks.  Typically when they have a job opening with a full time job, not a seasonal(a couple weeks before opening to last operating day) or 10 month, they already know who is going to transfer into the position before it is even posted.  The best way to get in to one of these positions is to start at the bottom as a ride operator or something of the like and work your way up.

I've applied to the seasonal ones too, regardless if I don't find a good job by April/may, I was considering being a ride op seasonally I'm just not too sure which Cedar Fair park to choose. 

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From those photos, its apparent the parking lot is in pristine condition :) clearly the $ they made from the Prez Day sale could be funneled there lol!

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That webcam pic of what's left of Vortex's lift from far away is a little eerie. Also, it seems like they are being very delicate with the removal as they are removing sections at a time (the close up pictures show this well as there are small gaps between the pieces of track that remain); is this typical of coaster deconstruction/removal?

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