By Paula @ Holiday World

Now that it's April, that countdown clock till opening is ticking louder and louder.

Five weeks till Holiday World opens. Six weeks for Splashin' Safari.

And Hyena Falls is pulling together, piece by piece.

Let's take a look:

Hyena Falls construction

Above is the end of the slide that has a Zinga-like half-pipe (or funnel) element to it.

So where's the funnel?

Here's some of the support structure:

Hyena Falls structure

And here's a look at some of the slide structure already put in place. (Not to worry, we'll scrub off any organic materials before riders take a turn.)

Hyena Falls structure

And here's a mighty-big piece of slide – um, sliding into place.

Hyena Falls construction

At the end of the day, no matter how big the equipment we use in constructing these huge projects, there are still tasks that even the uninitiated can recognize:

Caulking Hyena Falls

Thanks to all of our hardworking construction crews for putting up with this slow-arriving spring. The weather forecast is looking far more friendly as we head into the home stretch.

Here's our fly-around animation, so you can decide ahead of time which slide you want to ride first:

Hyena Falls opens, along with the rest of Splashin' Safari, on Friday, May 10. Hope you'll join us!

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