Despite weather delays, construction crews at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus have put into place the tallest piece of a new $22 million rollercoaster. "Section 21" is part of Thunderbird's 14-story loop. The attraction is scheduled to be open in late-April.
Park officials say its "launched wing" will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Riders will be situated on either side of the track's tubular rails.
It's builder is Switzerland-based Bolliger & Mabillard Inc. Holiday World President Matt Eckert calls it the "Cadillac" of roller coaster companies.