By Josh @ Holiday World
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Because we just placed the tallest slide pieces of Cheetah Chase!

We’ve got to catch you up on what’s been happening in Splashin’ Safari.

It’s time for a Cheetah Chase Check In!

Our last check in showed the first footers taking shape and the fiberglass for the slide arriving.

As you can see, we’ve made a lot of progress since then. Here’s what the construction site looked like yesterday morning before our crane arrived to begin lifting slide pieces into place.

Cheetah Chase Construction Site Overview

Cheetah Chase Construction Site overview from Bakuli

See that yellow piece sitting inside Bahari River on the right side of the photo? That’s the section you’ll be racing through as you crest the tallest hill on Cheetah Chase. It was on deck to be lifted into place first.

The Communications and Marketing teams spread out to get pictures from all angles as that lift happened.

Even our HoliDrone was out to capture the big moment.

Site Overview with First Piece Being Lifted

Leah and Sabrina captured the lift from the top of Bakuli’s tower.

HoliDrone Captures first Cheetah Chase Fiberglass Lift

The HoliDrone was flying over Bahari River Island.

First Two Pieces of Cheetah Chase Being Connected

I got a lower angle near the Cabanas in front of Wildebeestro.

What’s up next in Cheetah Chase construction?

The flying saucer turns over Bahari River Island! If the construction schedule holds as planned, we’ll lift the first one into place tomorrow!

Want a closer look into the process of building the World’s First Launched Water Coaster? Check out the latest installment of Hard Hat Chronicles:

If you’d like to follow along with the Cheetah Chase construction progress in real time, be sure to check out our SplashCam!

It’s been moved to a new location that’s perfect to get a bird’s eye view of what’s going on in Splashin’ Safari.

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2 Responses to “All Downhill From Here”

  1. Jack Flanagan

    Do you guys plan on selling the flags from Raven, Legend, or the Voyage this year? I know you guys did it last year but I wasn’t sure if you were doing it this year. If you are, when do you think you’ll start selling them?

    Thank you so much!

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    • Josh @ Holiday World

      In past years, we’ve sold the flag sets on the online HoliShop, but that has since been retired. As of right now, there are no immediate plans to sell the flags, but keep an eye on our social media channels for any possible updates.

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