The part you all have been waiting for, what's been happening currently at the Attraction 2012 construction site:
This is the only remaining structure standing at Creekside Catering.
A close-up of most of the construction site, looking down towards the Comet.
The brand new gate that was built into the park's fence along Park Blvd. There was a bulldozer/backhoe sitting right on the other side of this gate, along with a dumpster filled to the top with old timbers from what were probably from the other structures that were denolished in this area. There was also an old ride ticket booth back from when STITP, HPITD and CCL were all free admission. Why this was sitting here, I have absolutely no clue.
Another look at the remaining structure currently standing at Creekside. I don't expect this to be here come STITP.
Looking towards the one hillside where there are stakes lined up, as well as the new fence that was installed during the 2010 season.
This whole area appears to have been dug up. If you look closely, there is dirt under the snow.
Something that has to do with the sewer.
Not sure what this is for.
These white flags indicate PA One Call System which as something to do with marking and locating underground utilities. These, as well as the yellow flags were lined up from Creekside the whole way up to Comet. Since there is construction in this area, the nearby utilities need to be marked.
Yellow flags indicating gas lines. These were also located on the other side of the Park Blvd bridge opposite of where Tudor Grill is located.
Red marks indicating electric.
And blue marks indicating water lines.
And I leave you with two final shots of the park's skyline, which will be changing in the coming year as Attraction 2012 progresses. We'll be back in April for the next Keystone Thrills meet-up at Springtime in the Park!
Some final notes of the trip:
-Candylane banners were still up.
-Hersheypark sign has been installed over the gate.
-Tudor Grill seems quiet. Not alot happening on the outside.
-Alot of construction activity over at Creekside Catering
-All structures at Creekside appear to have been demolished, except one of the pavilions
-New gate installed along Park Blvd for construction entrance.
-Lots of digging going on over at Creekside.
-Spring Creek is still completely drained from the dam the whole way up to Comet.
-Comet Hollow appears quiet except for two dumpsters that were set up by the games building. Not sure what these were for, but apparently, somekind of construction will be starting in this area soon as well.
-Utlilty markings for gas, electric and water are along the path at Park Blvd. Lots of white and yellow flags line the park's fence from Creekside to Comet.
-The hillside along Park Blvd is filled with stakes.
Expect another site update sometime soon from Chris.