Warner Bros. Movie World
Theme park in Gold Coast, Australia. Warner Bros. Movie World is currently home to 16 rides and attractions.
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Track leading into and out of the non-inverting loop as been put into place.
Construction had slowed a bit lately as they awaited parts to arrive from Germany but plenty more arrived this week.
These steeply angled columns will support the non-inverting loop.
This central section containing the non-inverting loop will be particularly twisted with a helix wrapping around.
A very different view for guests as they drive into Warner Bros. Movie World.
Within the next few months this curved staircase will be the tallest point at Movie World, 60-odd metres above ground.
The car park is looking noticeably bare. But there's obviously still lots more track and supports to come.
These large flat plates will be the bases of some particularly large angled supports.
Are we done with photos of the track in the car park yet? Nope.
Pay no attention to the spaghetti bowl of roller coaster in the background, this is what you're here for: closeups of steel columns.
This support column will hold one of the last sections of the roller coaster before it heads into the brake run over to the right.
Looking into what will be the station area, the final brake run has gone into position. The track is installed in a seemingly random order based on site accessibility and also what track and supports are available, as parts continue to be shipped from Germany.
Foundation bolts painted black in preparation for supports. Not all footings get this treatment as you can see in the background.
Many support columns too are only partially bolted at this stage.
As the twisted camel back goes into place, track is only bolted as much as needed to be self-supporting. The track will be fully bolted later in construction.
Another spine, showing the bracket that connects the thick two-spine track with the normal single-spine.
At this stage of construction the track is only partially bolted into place to allow for easy fine-tuning and adjustment to ensure every piece of this giant puzzle goes together perfectly.