Construction Updates June 3rd, 2007
What is new today out at Cypress Gardens. I met one of the contractors today and was let in on some more information about the ride. First notice the first two photos below. That is what will become the station house, I had thought it was for a transfer track but it is the station. I was told that the ride will have 9 sets of magnetic brakes and a set of pneumatic brakes. A lot of painting has been done over the last week as alot of the structure is turning white. They were standing the bents for the lift hill today and they hope to have the lift done in the next day or so. Most of the bents should be standing within the next few days. Steel layers for track should start this week. Lift hill chain trough and motors have arrived and should be installed in the next week or so. A lot of track layers have been added this week as about half of the track is in place. Lots of work around the site is happening and to much to list, but the ride is really coming together. Photos below show the station house and lift area, tons of photos of the far end turn around from various points around the park along with the usual photos of the entire job site.
Starliner Construction Updates for June 2007
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Construction Updates June 9th, 2007
 Had a chance to hit the park today because of a concert at the park I could get some photos from the bleachers. All the bents have been erected for the ride. They have added the lift hill motor house and lots more work has been done on the station area. The far end turn around is mostly done just waiting for steel track layers. The middle section seems to be where most of the work is happening. The ride is starting to take shape as it looks like more track layers have gone down and more support braces added. Below are some photos of the lift hill and first drop, some photos of the station house and the far end turn around work with the usual random photos of the ride from different views.
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Construction Updates June 17th, 2007
 Lets see what is new at the Starliner construction site. Up in the station area it looks like more work getting done for the stairs for exit and entrance. The lift is coming along with some signs of track work. Along the middle section more track is getting ready to be installed. They have started to install the top steel layer this week. Looks like from the middle main drop through where the tunnel would be and halfway through the turn around. Looks like most of the final bracing has been installed and looks like some more painting has been done this week. Photos this week show some of the new steel layers that have been installed and some photos of the station area.
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Construction Updates June 23rd, 2007
What is happening with the Starliner construction. This week it appears most of the wood track layers have been installed as it looks like they have some of the lift and first drop left to track. Looks like around 70 percent of the steel layer has been installed. More work happening in the middle section of the ride with painting and structure work. Up in the station house and lift hill area a lot of work has been done this week with exit and entrance stairs and ramp work getting done.
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Construction Updates June 30th, 2007
Its opening day but unfortunately due to some delays in construction the opening has been pushed back a week or two. What is new it looks like they are finishing up the last bits of the lift hill track. Work getting done in preparation for installation of the lift chain and motor. More work going on with concrete walkways and ramps for entrance and exits. One of the trains is sitting on the tracks although covered it is a good sign. The rest of the coaster still needs some paint and lots of ground work for landscaping needs to be done. Saw the first of the new signs for the Starliner coaster. Thats about it for the construction of the Starliner hope everybody has enjoyed the photo coverage.
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