With Alton Towers Resort closing the theme park gates for the final time on the main 2017 season, the annual Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular offered an opportunity to take a last detailed look at construction of the Resort’s upcoming wooden rollercoaster. TowersTimes take a look at the latest progress.
The weekend saw the path from Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon opened up for full days for the first time, offering the ideal opportunity to view progress from the station side of the construction site. The main station and maintenance building is now completely enclosed and clad in ‘aged’ wood allowing for work to continue within the building. Whilst not much can be seen of this interior work, a wooden frame can be made out just inside the maintenance area of the building, however it is not known what this is for. Work on the track from the maintenance area to the station appears to now be largely complete, with the framework for the tunnel in place ready for the section to be enclosed.