ATAGalleryConstructionRita - Queen of Speed › December 17th 2004
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Curvy track and more supports in Fountain Square.
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We think this is steelwork that will form part of the first banked helix.
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Looking at the launch, now complete.
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Corkscrew's On-Ride Photo booth, now with a large area cleared behind it for one of Rita's helixes.
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Footers next to the Corkscrew On-Ride Photo booth.
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A closer look at those footers.
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Looking from Corkscrew towards where the first helix will be. You can also see the area to the right where part of Rita will pass very close to Corkscrew's station.
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From the same vantage point, you can see how far the launch section stretches.
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Looking further left again, and the scale of Rita is put into perspective by Corkscrew.
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The same shot, taken from a slightly higher vantage point.
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From here you can see the start of Rita's launch, and the area where the station is being constructed next to Corkscrew's brake run.
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Back down on ground level, another look at Corkscrew's photo booth.
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Hefty footers situated next to Corkscrew's final turn before the the station.
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Corkscrew's final turn. Note the fact that the queueline for Corkscrew has already been removed in preparation for the re-landscaping in 2005.
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The structure that Rita will pass above just after the launch. We believe this could be where all the hydraulic motors will be stored.
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Looking from Rita's station area towards the first helix. You can see how people will be able to walk underneath the train roaring above.
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The start of the launch section. Notice how close the station will be to Corkscrew's brake run.
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Looking back down the launch section.
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From the side, you can see how Rita's launch will have a slight incline.
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Looking at the launch section from a distance.
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From a nearby spot, we look towards the start of the launch track.
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This photo was taken from Corkscrew's brake run. Look how close the two coasters are!
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A side-on view of the building underneath the end part of Rita's launch.
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Footers near where Bone Shaker used to be situated. From the distance you can see how far away from Corkscrew the ride will go.
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Past the hydraulic motor building, more large footers.
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More work going on to construct the building Rita will roar above.
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Rita and Corkscrew: together in 2005. You can clearly see the yellow "fins" above the track that form part of the launch mechanism.
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A closer look at the launch section of this Intamin track.
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More track in Fountain Square: brake run maybe?
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Curved sections of Rita track that will soon be installed in Ug Land.
   
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