Laff Trakk Construction Update: 2-4-15

As January turns to February, much of the walls to Laff Trakk’s building have gone up allowing the construction workers to be able to close up the building to add heat. This will likely make it easier for the coaster itself to start to go up.

While out walking, I ran into Brandon and Kyle over at All American Thrills who were out with ALTAir to get their recent arial update. It was a pretty interesting experience in seeing what it takes to fly one of these drones and that it isn’t something like a toy that you just let go and fly around. Just a note, they do get park permission before flying, so don’t try it at home…or should I say, the park. lol

While on that note, let me just insert a little Public Service Announcement as there seems to have been a bit of this lately:

When I get construction updates for Laff Trakk, and this was the same for Skyrush, I always make sure I am taking my photos off private property. The photos that I take are from the side of Hersheypark Drive, which is a public road. While there is a small stone road that runs right next to the park fence that is outside, this road is likely owned by the park and for safety reasons, respect of the construction workers, and because I don’t have park permission, I stay off of this road.

This weekend is ACE’s (American Coaster Enthusiasts) East Coaster event at Hersheypark I will be going with a friend of mine, who is a member. Included will be a construction tour, a presentation from local parks, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Hershey’s Chocolate Tour Ride over at Chocolate World. It’s going to be a great weekend, so stay tuned for more!

You check out the ALTAir footage here!
-Chris

Half a month ago, only part of this wall was up.

Half a month ago, only part of this wall was up.

It stands pretty tall over the Whip building.

It stands pretty tall over the Whip building.

Many of the walls are now up (minus the ones for the storage area).

Many of the walls are now up (minus the ones for the storage area).

These pieces of blue siding or roofing still need to be installed.

These pieces of blue siding or roofing still need to be installed.

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Canvas are now up  over all the entrances to the building, probably to start heating up the inside of the building.

Canvas are now up over all the entrances to the building, probably to start heating up the inside of the building.

Still needs some siding here. You can tell where the transfer track will be.

Still needs some siding here. You can tell where the transfer track will be.

Still quite a bit away until being done, but with the walls up, it is starting to give us a general idea on what the building will look like.

Still quite a bit away until being done, but with the walls up, it is starting to give us a general idea on what the building will look like.

I then watched Brandon and Kyle fly ALTAir for their aerial update. They are permitted to down here and received permission prior to their flight.

I then watched Brandon and Kyle fly ALTAir for their aerial update. They are permitted to down here and received permission prior to their flight.

Up it goes!

Up it goes!

Should be over the far end of the Midway Tent at this point.

Should be over the far end of the Midway Tent at this point.

Thanks to All-American Thrills for letting me watch with them!

Thanks to All-American Thrills for letting me watch with them!