In checking in on the construction progress at the site of Project 340 in Islands of Adventure, it looks like rockwork for the facade is about to be applied. The steel skeleton has been wrapped in some sort of cloth and then a wire mesh that resembles a tough chicken-wire, to maintain its shape. In addition to the huge facade, a two-dimensional cutout of what looks like rough rocks has been added behind the gate to block the view of top of the show building. This flat piece is being wrapped in weather-proof materials in preparation for its forthcoming aesthetic covering. Check out today’s Construction photo report below and be sure to subscribe for more updates!
Construction Update Photos:
Construction looming over Thunder Falls Terrace in Jurassic Park
Walking towards the area from Jurassic Park, the temple gate facade looks huge in the distance
Walking towards the area
As you get closer you get a real sense of scale, keeping in mind this is actually set pretty far back from the path
The view of the site over the fence. Note: all images taken from guest areas.
A view of the temple gate so far, now with attachment prongs for additional pieces to be applied to it
A closer look at where the rockwork will begin first
A close-up view of one of the temple arms wrapped in wire mesh
The indoor queue area continues to receive its walls and ceiling
Here you can see the black and yellow two-dimensional backdrop piece
Where the two-dimensional backdrop is continuing to grow on the right
The two-dimensional backing is set back a few meters to create a greater sense of space
Where the backing ends on the left side of the building
Overall view of the site from Toon Lagoon side (again, photos all taken from guest areas of the park)
Seen from Toon Lagoon’s footpath. Dudley Do-Right’s is down for annual maintenance
The building starts on the left and can be seen stretching all the way to the right of the photo. Coming upon this area will be breathtaking when complete.
I leave you with some images from the Dudley Do-Right’s refurbishment going on now
Alicia has been visiting theme parks since the age of 3, has a knack for memorizing park maps, loves theme park renovations and cannot wait to ride something new. She can often be found wandering the parks and riding coasters!