I haven't seen this in discussion yet, but if it has I'm sorry. I was just browsing eastcoastcoasters.com and came across this picture of Batman. Either this is real or it is digitally edited. It looks very real- anyone else know any information? Once again, if this has been brought up before and I'm just failing to see it I apologize.
I have to agree with Olsor and coasterzak too much yellow. Last time I checked Batman's primary color was black. Painting them yellow makes the great themeing job SF has done on them go to waste. I mean being black and looking rusted goes along with the whole going into the gotham sewers into the bat cave and riding like you're batman. Now it's going to be into the the sewers and riding as giant yellow sewage instead of riding as you were Batman.
What's with so many parks painting their coasters yellow all of a sudden? Six Flags has the Batman clones, Cedar Point has Top Thrill Dragster and Iron Dragon. Any Paramount parks going for the yellow?
I wonder if Wal-Mart suddenly went into the industrial painting business...
Zero-G said: Not that it's a braging point, but was Batman Knight Flight the first yellow and purple/blue Batman at a Six Flags?
No, it was actually B:TR at SFOT when it opened in 1999. And then B:KF was the next to have the yellow/blue color scheme when it opened in 2000.
I also agree about the yellow on B:TR at Gadv that it really doesn't look good next to Nitro. They should have either repainted it all black or they could have used the SFNO Batman color scheme which I believe is what SFGAM is getting.
I personally like the yellow color scheme. However, at the same time, I like a little rust on a graffiti covered slum of a city too. However, how long will it take before the rust will cause the coaster to no longer be structurally sound?
I agree with those that said the yellow isn't preferrable for this particular Batman The Ride. With two yellow coasters side-by-side (Nitro's yellow presence looming behind Batman), it really doesn't do much for either rides in using stark contrast.
It looks like many parks are going the Cedar Fair way and painting their coasters a bright and loud spectrum. You hardly see any really plain grey and black paintjobs nowadays even though one or two are nice, as long as the paint isn't chipping and rust is showing through.
Im still waiting for a hot pink "Barbie: the Escape from Ken"
That being said, when you are waiting in line for Batman, you actually see very little of Nitro because of the fact that it goes so high and that there is very little to see. A line of yellow track heading into the sky and a few blue supports is all the Nitro you see from within the vicinity of Batman, despite the fact that the coasters are so close to each other.