BGT's Scorpion red and blue

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:26 AM
This isn't really a news item, but I thought I'd give the shout to BGT Guide here in the forum. They painted Scorpion red and blue. Weird...

http://www.bgtguide.com/updates/scorpion/

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:17 AM
From what I understand they painted it those colors to compliment the new Cheetah Chase ride. Some of the flats in that area of the park were also repainted. I think it looks better with these new colors.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:22 AM
I don't mind it, but I prefer the red-orange track with brown supports. It's been that scheme since I was a wee lad.

I also prefer a yellow Python to the current white. Let's hope they don't change the colors on Kumba or Montu. *** Edited 3/16/2004 2:23:29 PM UTC by Vater***

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:12 PM
Ow... my eyes! At least it's something besides the ever-so-popular lime green and blue (1, 2, 3, 4). Or yellow.

Colin D., who longs for the days when all-maroon rides like Iron Wolf were acceptable.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 1:00 PM
I don't mind... I always like to see coasters in a new paint job. Unlike RCT, you can't paint your favorite coaster any colors you want.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:27 PM
I like the new colors, but cant compare them to the olds as i didnt see the ride in its prior color scheme.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:43 PM
It looks more orange than red if you ask me ;)
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:44 PM
Olsor, you are railing on my favorite coaster color scheme! I love the bright green and blue. In fact I like the bright colors on any coaster. It makes it stand out and gives it a crisp clean look. If you look at that first picture of Jester at SFNO it looks nice and clean for an older coaster. Then again, color preferences are in the eye of the beholder.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:49 PM
Bob O: here are the old colors.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:49 PM
The *old* paint job WAS orange....I kinda liked it that way cause an old paint job on an old Anton just says to the GP "go ride something else"....shorter lines for ME! :)

With the mouse going up next door, and the touch-ups done around Timbuktu, I guess that means more rides on Montu for me...assuming there's more than ONE train on the ride...;)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 3:00 PM
The new paint reminds me of Superman. I think Orange and Black would have been nice.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 5:45 PM
Yeah, I was there when they were painting it a couple weeks ago... So, unfortunately I wasn't able to ride it. But it doesn't look too bad now that it's done.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 5:57 PM
KTS - honestly, I love lime green and blue, too. I've just been critical of it ever since my graphic artist sister pointed out to me that it had been a "fad" color scheme in recent advertising (E*Trade and Palm, to name a few).

And I'm tolerant of blue and orange thanks to my alma matter. It's still fugly, though.

Toss-up: three coasters with blue at BGT, or Heide Park's green and white fetish (1, 2, 3)?

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:02 PM
I also prefer the old colors, says scorpion more to me than the new Superman-like colors.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:04 PM
"I-L-L..."

Hrm...looks shiny and new with the paint, but red and blue just don't say "jungle" to me.

*** Edited 3/16/2004 11:05:33 PM UTC by dawnmarie313***

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:12 PM
I think Scorpions reside in the desert more than jungles, Dawn-ey. But who am I? :D
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:28 PM
Good point...

...but red and blue don't say "desert" (or even dessert) to me either. :-P

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:46 PM
Dawn - when I saw the blue/orange awning in this picture, I immediately thought of the McDonald's on Green Street.

Hmm... I put "blue scorpion" into the Google image search, and I get pictures of a fish. Juh? I should try "red, yellow and blue mantis."

Wait... that's actually pretty hilarious.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:08 PM
Got a ride on the thing Saturday, its about 3/4 complete, just the lift stairs and brake run to finish, it is in a word bright, but it looks good, the color is that wonderful color that we will be having the orange/red debate about in a few years!
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:10 PM

Olsor said:
KTS - honestly, I love lime green and blue, too. I've just been critical of it ever since my graphic artist sister pointed out to me that it had been a "fad" color scheme in recent advertising (E*Trade and Palm, to name a few).

And I'm tolerant of blue and orange thanks to my alma matter. It's still fugly, though.

Toss-up: three coasters with blue at BGT, or Heide Park's green and white fetish (1, 2, 3)?


Alot of vekoma's had the green and white fetish. Look at Sea Serpent in Wildwood, or Whirlwind at Knoebels to name a few. Also 2 out of 3 coasters you reffered to are vekomas

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