Construction Update November 2nd, 2008
The main drop has been completed as it has begun to climb again. The station is starting to take shape with a roof. Lots of concrete removal for the walkways under the lift and the entrance to Blue Horizons. Looks like they are getting ready for the next element of the ride.
Manta Construction Updates for November 2008
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Construction Update November 5th, 2008
On to the next element as a lot more track and supports have gone up in the last few days. Half of the pretzel loop has been installed and more station work getting done. Lots more work on the tank area and concrete walks going down in front of Blue Horizons. I found the layout peeking over the fence.
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Construction Update November 9th, 2008
 Another 8 or 10 supports have gone up and more of the pretzel loop track has been installed this week. More track and supports are ready to be erected. The walkway under the main drop has reopened. Lots more work on the station house going on as well.
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Construction Update November 13th, 2008
Finally got lucky and caught the guys in the process of hanging some track as they were hanging one side of the pretzel loop. A bunch more supports have gone up for the rest of the pretzel, the turn and the diving turn back toward the station. Lots more work on the station and other parts of the site.
Construction Update November 17th, 2008
More track has been hung finishing the pretzel loop and the tun out. A few more supports have gone up for more of the first half of the ride. The start of the second inversion has begun as they were installing the first park of an inline twist. Lots of work going on all over the work site.

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Construction Update November 20th, 2008
Well, another few days and a lot more track has gone up. The diving helix from the in line twist all the way to the next inversion has been hung. More supports installed and more being brought into the site. The top of the tank has been poured with concrete and lots of other things happening.
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Construction Update November 23rd, 2008
Well, another few days and a lot more track has gone up. The track for the flat spin around and up into the mid course brake have been installed. The top of the station house is starting to go in and more work on the tank area. Looks like the last of the footers are getting ready to be poured.
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Construction Update November 27th, 2008
 Looks like the opening has been changed, as new signs say Spring 2009 instead of summer. Mid brake supports have gone up over the last couple days. Track ready to go out in the storage area. Final themeing is taking place in the bottom of pretzel loop and more station and tank work happening.
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