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Gallery Updated: September 21, 2011


Aftershock
ACE Day at Silverwood 2008

Coaster
Coaster's 50th Birthday Event
ACE 2001 Regional Event

Coaster Thrill Ride
Rebuild Project (Summer 2011)
Rebuild Project (November 7, 2010)
Puyallup Coaster's 75th Birthday
Lisa on Puyallup Coaster (July, 2010)
Spring Fair 2010
September Fair 2009
Rebuild Project (October, 2009)
Rebuild Project (September, 2009)
Rebuild Project (August, 2009)
Rebuild Project (July, 2009)
Rebuild Project (June, 2009)
Rebuild Project (April-May, 2009)
Puyallup Spring Fair 2009
Puyallup Spring Fair 2006
ACE 2004 Summer Conference
Puyallup Spring 2003
Puyallup Spring Fair 2001

Corkscrew
ACE Day at Silverwood 2008

Dragon
Riverfront Park 2008

kersplash
Puyallup Spring Fair 2009

Monster Mouse
Puyallup Spring Fair 2009
Puyallup September Fair 2003
Puyallup Spring Fair 2003

Timberhawk
POV Onboard July 2010
Opening year Summer 2003

Timber Terror
Coaster Alley Convergence 2005
Summer 2003
Summer 2002 and 1999

Tiny Toot
Coaster Alley Convergence 2005

Tremors
Coaster Alley Convergence 2005
ACE Summer Conference 2001
Tremors opening year 1999

Wildcat
ACE Summer Conference 2004
Puyallup Fair 2003

Zillerator
Evergreen State Fair 2005

Puyallup Coaster ~ Rebuild Project 2011
(Summer construction)

All photos were taken by John P. Hinde.
Scroll down below to read an update about the renovation.

Puyallup coaster rebuild summer 2011
Summer 2011
Puyallup coaster rebuild summer 2011
Summer 2011
Puyallup coaster rebuild summer 2011
Summer 2011
Puyallup coaster rebuild summer 2011
Summer 2011
Puyallup coaster rebuild summer 2011
Summer 2011
Puyallup coaster rebuild summer 2011
Summer 2011

Puyallup coaster renovation update:

Starting from April 2011 to early September 2011, the Puyallup wooden roller coaster (Coaster Thrill Ride) has undergone the 5th phase in the renovation project.

John Hinde (president and ride consultant of J.P. Hinde Enterprises, Inc.) completed work on the south turn in order for the coaster to operate for the 2011 Puyallup Fair. This involved the drop coming off the turn as well the track below that going into the curve (turn). Hinde and his crew also worked on the section exiting off the south turn's tip to the bottom. In the process, they came across a major power issue but were able to troubleshoot the problem.

Hinde says that phase 6 will begin after the 2011 Puyallup Fair which will entail completing the south turn prior to the 2012 Spring Fair.

As part of phase 6, prior to the 2012 September fair, Hinde will begin work on the lift hill, station, brakes, and trains. According to Hinde, this will be the most extensive and challenging part of the project.

After the 2012 September fair, Hinde will also focus on rebuilding the trains - 100%. Each will have the same body style but the sheet metal and wood will be replaced. The trains will also received new wheels, framework, and brake fins.

By early September of 2013, the Puyallup coaster's renovation project should be completed prior to the fair.

While the coaster has been undergoing many changes, the ride experience has evolved into something totally different. The new Southern pine adds a smoother feel on the drops and turns creating more intense airtime. The old Douglas fir had a tendency to rattle and shake riders on the bottom of the drops as well as on the entrance into the turns. Now, the rider is offered a smoother transition into these classic elements creating a much more rerideable experience. Hinde has also added seatbelts which does not prevent or hinder the amount of airtime.

Overall, as any enthusiast can tell you, this beloved coaster is full of fun and giddy surprises.