Oblivion was the world’s first vertical drop rollercoaster! Back in 1997 and early 1998, due to the intense secrecy surrounding the ride, it was near impossible to take construction photos of this project, code named Secret Weapon 4. However, in the years since the ride has been open more photos have emerged, all of which can be viewed below.
One of the Oblivion shuttles under construction.
Here are some images taken early on in the tunnel’s construction.
Some images from mid December 1997: with the station building, tunnel, brake run and lift hill complete, work has begun on the final sections of track and the queue line structures.