Well, it’s probably long over-due, but it’s time for another Tempesto construction update! If you missed our previous construction update, you can check it out here.
If you have visited the park recently, you’ve probably noticed that the skyline is changing rapidly as Tempesto quickly rises. Construction thus far has primarily been focused on the two tower structures of the ride– most recently the tower holding up the non-inverting loop.
Tempesto can be seen from nearly all areas of the park– especially now that all of the park’s trees are bare. The attraction’s astounding height is making it hard for the park to hide the project from even the most unobservant of the park’s guests. At this point, Tempesto is nearing the height of its neighbor, Apollo’s Chariot. In fact, for the first time in Apollo’s history, it’s beginning to look a bit short.
Not only is construction on Tempesto’s structure itself progressing, the photo booth is seeing slow yet steady progress as well. In the pictures below you’ll notice roof and paint work has been completed along with the addition of a gutter on the back-side of the building.
Now it’s time for the main point of this post: The pictures. All of the shots in this update were taken on Saturday, December 20th. Sadly, some of the views that have been included in previous construction updates could not be photographed for this post due to a recent security crackdown in the park involving pictures taken of the coaster. Luckily, to make up for that shortcoming, we’ve provided a number of different angles of the coaster from throughout Festa Italia in addition to shots from a couple of other areas in the park as well. I hope you enjoy all of them and be sure to pay attention to the captions!