The Building of PATRIOT

Follow the construction of PATRIOT, the largest capital investment in Worlds of Fun’s history, with frequent reports from the construction site! Along the way, meet the men and women whose daily labor makes this $14 million project possible.

Below you will find the most current updates on PATRIOT. You may view entries by clicking on the date, month, or year on the calendar to the right.

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October 2005

TRACK REACHES THE SUMMIT


Steel workers took great strides today in PATRIOT’S construction as they not only lifted the fifth and tallest lift hill support into place, but also hung two sections of track, reaching the summit of the lift hill.
TRACK REACHES FOURTH LIFT HILL SUPPORT


Steel workers added another section of track today, spanning past the fourth support of the lift hill.
FOURTH LIFT HILL SUPPORT STANDS AT 89-FEET


Steel workers bolted the fourth lift hill support in place this afternoon. Standing at over 89-feet, the erection of this support leaves PATRIOT only 60 feet from its summit.
LIFT HILL TRACK IS ADDED TO STRUCTURE


PATRIOT’S lift hill climbs farther into the sky as another piece of lift track was attached to the structure today.
GOING UP…THE CLIMB FOR THE LIFT HILL SUMMIT BEGINS


The first piece of the lift hill track, which also includes the lifts motor, is now bolted in place.
PNEUMATICALLY ACTUATED RAISING PLATFORM


If you look closely at PATRIOT’s loading station, you will see that contractors have starting installing the pneumatically actuated raising platform, also know as the drop down floor.
TRACK CONNECTS THE MAINTENANCE STATION TO THE MAIN LOADING STATION


Steel workers connected the maintenance station to the main loading station with track today.


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