Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus says the first piece of track is in place for the new $22 million Thunderbird rollercoaster. The park says the most expensive ride in its 70-year history is scheduled to open in April. Holiday World has released a video showing the placement of the first piece of track. August 22, 2014

Excerpt From a Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Blog Post

Ah, the first piece of track. Today's the day. VP James paced like an expectant father. In his orange hard hat, of course. James watches the first piece of track take off. But then it was time for everyone to step back. It was time for that first piece of Thunderbird track… to fly!

The first piece of track goes inside the coaster station… which doesn't exist yet, because the track needs to be in place first. And then Thunderbird’s station will be built. That first beautiful piece of orange track is now in place.

One piece of track in place… just 76 more to go. Thunderbird will take flight on April 25. And if you join us on opening day, brace yourself: more than a few of us will probably ask, “Orange you glad we built this?”

Source: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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