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2020 Great ADVENTure Calendar- Day 1- Refurbish the Fort


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I see if Runaway Mine Train goes at some point, might as well remove the fort. The Wild West theme is not that popular anymore so its not that hard of a decision to make.

If only the skyride goes, then be my guest and give it an overhaul it because you don't need a majority of it anymore and people still want the historical significance of it.

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Every few years the wood cladding needs replacement. The structure underneath is concrete and steel, so it's really mostly a cosmetic situation. I think the roofs are coming do for re-shingling (it's been about 30 years since they were redone). Really it and Yum Yum are the most iconic structures at the park and losing either would really be sad. 

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Those synthetic shingles look pretty good. In our region wooden roofs degrade pretty fast which is why I suggest the Disney park route and fake it with stronger materials. In WDW, a surprising number of "wood" beams have welds.,

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On 12/15/2020 at 11:26 PM, Medusa42 said:

They make synthetic cedar shakes now.

https://www.cedur.com/gallery


 

I think I have seen Busch Gardens using those on some of their buildings that used to have wooden shingles. Hersheypark has been replacing their older roofs with metal, I guess it will last awhile though.

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