Monday, February 9, 2015

Impulse Construction at Knoebels Goes Vertical


Well, the folks at Holiday World aren't the only ones to be getting their first all steel coaster this year. Knoebels Family Resort have been working on their latest addition to the park this winter and things are finally getting interesting. This past week they've been sharing a ton of photos of the construction progress and it looks like, despite the weather, things are moving forward a pretty good pace!

Impluse, in spite of it's name, will not be a launch coaster as they've opted for a traditional chain lift to build the anticipation as riders are pulled up the 90 degree lift hill before the first 90degree drop. An interesting move, in name and practice, but should be a fun experience regardless. For more info on the ride, check out our coverage of the announcement last February. 

As of January 27th, the park had recieved 20 of 51 containers, and here's all of that steel laid out in the snow covered parking lot. Looks like some kind of insane model kit for giants when it's all spread out like this. At least they don't have to deal with the plastic tabs and things holding the pieces in, right?


Next up, work on the supports for Impulse being done and at least it's not snowing or raining so they can get some work done!



Oh, it would seem they're still dealing with the snow, even when it's sunny. Oh well, looks like they've got things under control here.


And finally, track being installed. From here on out things should get really interesting as this coaster changes the skyline of Knoebels completely. Thankfully it's looking like this won't be another Flying Turns and the ride should be complete some time in the Spring of 2015.

Below is a look of the approach and return that goes into the cobra roll section of the ride, definitely going to be an interesting one to say the least here. 



And there ya have it, the past week or so of things as they've been happening up at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Stay tuned for more details as we follow the progress of Impulse so keep up to date by following us on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Facebook.