Rider is a mine train coaster set to southern rock music,
that careens through a creepy abandoned lumber mill. It
will be found in the "Cool Country" section.
Steel Sit Down Rollercoaster
in an abandoned Sawmill
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Construction Status: Testing!
Updated February 11, 2008
a few more details to work out, but the coaster has started
testing. In fact, just before our tour began, we were told
that it was in the middle of testing. Unfortunately, we just
missed it. However, here's a nice shot of the knarled tree
hanging on the main hanger.
February 4, 2008
was bound to happen sooner or later. Thank God it was later.
The perimeter fence is going up around the park. Here we see
the new view looking in at Midnight Rider. We'll be taking
donations to rent a cherry picker shortly. Jerry Lewis is
on standby for a telethon.
January 16, 2008
cars are in place in the still being construction car hanger,
just off the main hanger.
October 31, 2007
put the last piece of Midnight Rider in place yesterday. The
park is now waiting on cars before they can begin operational
October 23, 2007
our tour through the park yesterday, here's a couple of new
photos. Hard Rock expects the track complete in the next two
October 18, 2007
have just been added to the main hanger. Plus a smaller cinderblock
stuction has been erected.
October 4, 2007
first hill and then some is up. Crews have stepped up construction
after a setback last month. Things are moving along very fast
now and we should see the coaster come close to completion
in the near future. See below for MEMBERS ONLY photos.
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September 27, 2007
of the track has continued. The first hill is underway. Plus,
the main building and more supports are in place.
September 21, 2007
Rider hit a bit of a snag and the track construction has been
delayed. However, The main building and plenty of supports
have been added in the meantime.
September 12, 2007
are happy to announce that track construction has begun this
morning! Several pieces of track have been added. Look for
this to move along nicely.
September 7, 2007
track pieces have arrived on site. Also, the coaster's main
building has been getting the slab poured and is just about
ready for construction.
August 13, 2007
were on-hand this morning as trucks brought in and unloaded
the first pieces of Midnight Rider's rails to the site. These
full-size photos and others are available in the Member's
Only section today. Will all the work going on around the
area of the coaster, it should be long before we start to
see the first pieces go up.
July 31, 2007
Here's a little update for everyone. It appears that support
beams for Midnight Rider have arrived on site. The dilemma
we have in this update is we're not 100% sure that the supports
are for Midnight Rider. Crews have been working feverishly
around Midnight Rider for the past few weeks and the support
beams are located right next to the area for the coaster.
However, we were officially advised by Hard Rock Park on June
20th, that the red track in the parking lot is for Maximum
RPM! which hasn't seen any activity that we've noticed in
quite a while. We'll classify this as Midnight Rider until
we can confirm.
knows more, please let us know so we can properly report.
June 20, 2007
Construction Status: Base Supports
Updated: June 20, 2007
ground around the coaster supports has been leveled off. Rails
have arrived which we originally thought were part of Midnight
Rider, but we now believe it is for Maximum RPM!
June 15, 2007
has continued around the Midnight Rider Coaster. Miscellaneous
steel wiring has been laid out around the site.
May 9, 2007
the supports for the tack appear to have been planted deep
into the ground.