Mamba Construction 2007/2008
10/12/1997 Park General Manager Dan Keller.
10/12/1997 ACE Past President Jan Kiser.
10/12/1997 Park PR Director Leslie Slaughter.
10/12/1997 Mamba Artist Conception Drawing.
10/12/1997 Another Mamba Artist Conception Drawing
10/12/1997 Getting ready for Ground Breaking.
10/12/1997 Mamba Construction Step #1 Pick up Dirt.
10/12/1997 Mamba Construction Step #2 Haul Dirt.
10/12/1997 Mamba Construction Step #3 Drop Dirt
11/19/1997 The first footers poured for Mamba's lift hill.
11/19/1997 View towards what will be Mamba's lift.
11/19/1997 Same view, direct angle.
11/19/1997 Looking down at what will be Mamba's station.
11/19/1997 In a few more months Mamba's train will be pulling into the station!
11/19/1997 A footer form.
11/19/1997 Pouring a footer.
11/19/1997 Re-bar for footers.
12/01/1997 Close up on a support.
12/01/1997 Looking out at the Trim Brake supports.
12/01/1997 Track shows up on site!
12/01/1997 Support for the lift motor.
12/01/1997 Preparing to drill a support hole.
12/01/1997 Drilling a support hole.
12/01/1997 Pouring supports for the 2nd hill.
12/01/1997 Building forms for the 2nd Hill supports.
12/01/1997 One last look at Timberwolf without Mamba in view.
12/01/1997 Looking back towards the station, this will be the first hill and drop.
12/08/1997 Vertical construction begins with the station.
12/08/1997 Supports for Mamba's Trims.
12/08/1997 Look closely this will be Mamba Plaza with Flyover.
12/08/1997 The Cranes shows up!
12/08/1997 Doesn't a ride in this basket look fun?
12/08/1997 More Track.
12/08/1997 Timberwolf without Mamba in the picture yet.
01/05/1998 Vertical Construction begins of Mamba's lift!
01/05/1998 Lets go for a ride!
01/05/1998 Mamba Transfer's go vertical.
01/05/1998 Mamba Snowman!
01/05/1998 Lift a piece in place.
01/05/1998 Just hanging around.
01/05/1998 Another view as the lift goes higher.
01/05/1998 Jeff's Blue Period.
01/05/1998 Footers for Mamba's 2nd hill.
01/05/1998 Mamba's crown (top piece) arrives on site.
01/05/1998 Another view of the crown, notice the place for the chain.
01/05/1998 Mamba growing even taller.
01/05/1998 This view is familiar.
01/26/1998 The crown ready to be lifted into place.
01/26/1998 Going Up!
01/26/1998 Preparing to place the first piece of Mamba track.
01/26/1998 First piece in place.
01/26/1998 Here comes the 2nd piece to top Mamba off.
01/26/1998 Mamba has officially been topped off.
01/26/1998 Jeff hitched a ride for a closer look
01/26/1998 A great view of the entire Mamba footprint.
01/26/1998 Crain don't fail me now.
01/26/1998 Looking down on Mamba station under construction.
01/26/1998 A closer view of station construction.
01/26/1998 Here comes the train.
01/26/1998 Looking out at the base of the 2nd drop, notice the ground contours down.
01/26/1998 A footer for Mamba's helix.
03/10/1998 First Drop is done!
03/10/1998 2nd Hill a work in progress...
03/10/1998 What a big wrench you have.
03/10/1998 Station is also a work in progress.
03/10/1998 And another view.
03/10/1998 The bottom of the 1st drop.
03/10/1998 Do you think riders will notice that gap in the track?
03/10/1998 Base of the lift.
03/10/1998 3rd "drop" under construction.
03/10/1998 Base of the 2nd drop and heading up again.
03/10/1998 Taking a look from Timberwolf.
03/10/1998 This will someday be the helix.
03/20/1998 Track waiting to become head choppers.
03/20/1998 A second later and its all done.
03/20/1998 Morgan Rides: A perfect fit 99% of the time.
03/20/1998 Wow that's close.
03/20/1998 Base of 2nd drop, and "B" block waiting for track.
03/20/1998 Heading into "B" Block.
03/20/1998 Camelback footers are ready to go.
03/20/1998 Everyone's here now where's the party?
03/20/1998 Station is becoming more recognizable.
03/20/1998 Fly over supports are ready to go.
03/20/1998 Here's the lift motor.
03/20/1998 Who knew Mamba and Timberwolf were this close?
04/03/1998 Supports are ready for the double-up.
04/03/1998 Another look at the camel back supports.
04/03/1998 A close look at the lift motor in place.
04/03/1998 Here comes the track!
04/03/1998 Mamba plaza starts looking presentable.
04/03/1998 Transfer track under construction.
04/03/1998 Close up look at the finished helix.
04/03/1998 Welding away.
04/03/1998 Great shot looking up at "B" Block and the bottom of the 2nd hill.
04/03/1998 Finishing out the camel backs.
04/03/1998 Now that's a dive coaster.
04/13/1998 A first look at the queue line and station.
04/13/1998 More queue line.
04/13/1998 Trim brakes still under construction.
04/13/1998 A great view of the helix.
04/13/1998 Base of the 2nd drop with blue sky!
04/13/1998 What was that about a perfect fit?
04/13/1998 Camel back's being finished up.
04/15/1998 Great view from Timberwolf.
04/15/1998 Transfers and station.
04/15/1998 Here are the station gates.
04/15/1998 Station is now recognizable.
04/15/1998 Pay no attention to the footer under the concrete block.
04/15/1998 Electrical Foreman negotiates with the Mamba Electrical Controls.
04/23/1998 View from the top!
04/23/1998 Panel is ready to go.
04/23/1998 Extreme close up!
04/23/1998 Signage starts going up.
04/23/1998 View down the lift.
04/23/1998 View of the park as it was in 1998.
05/08/1998 Leslie Slaughter at Media Day.
05/08/1998 General Manager Dan Keller.
05/08/1998 Jan Kiser
05/08/1998 What?! no one in the best seat on the first ride?
05/08/1998 Setting up the camera.
05/08/1998 Hugh Mills gives Mamba a try.
05/08/1998 Steve Okomoto going for a ride. (41)
05/08/1998 And we all rode on happily ever after.