One of our forum members has posted a rough timetable for completion of the 2012 coaster. I’ll include a link for you to download the document yourself, but I’ll go ahead and also go over some of the important dates for you in this post.
We’ll start with the most important part, the opening. The timetable aims for an opening on 4/5/12, the beginning of the season. This means there will be a lot of work going on during Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town. Here are some of the important details along those lines:
Station reconstruction – 9/7/11
Event building and columns delivery – 9/26/11
Ride install (inside building) – 9/27/11
Covered queue building renovation – 9/28/11
Event building erection – 10/25/11
Remaining ride track and columns delivery – 11/1/11
Ride install (outside building) – 11/2/11
Station finishes & theming – 11/30/11
First train delivery – 12/15/11
Station gates installed – 12/28/11
Remaining trains delivery – 1/16/12
It’s an aggressive schedule and the park will likely be pushing for an on time opening to avoid another Mäch Tower situation. We should find out more about the ride soon as there have been mentions of the park making an announcement about the ride on August 22nd. As promised, the document is available at the link below, browse at your leisure. Also, keep in mind that this is a rough timetable that may have already changed at this point, but it should give you an idea of what to expect.