Coaster colors

Sunday, May 26, 2002 2:33 PM
I was wondering, why do most of the hypers have red rails and white supports (magnum, steel force, sd2k, mamba and maybe another) And most SLC's are red and blue, and alot of boomerangs are blue and white. Any my last one is why did Chang change from yellow (which is better suited for the name) to the colors of medusa?

Do any of you have any other color schems with different types of coasters?

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 2:55 PM

Arrow hypers usually have that red track, it's just the norm(like Magnum, Titan, and Pepsi Max Big One)

Moran hypers are very often red and gray, that just a habit of them unless the park request something different(Steel Force, SD2K, Mamba, and Santa Monica West Coaster, though not a hyper)

Boomerangs are very often coming in blue and yellow. There are so many, but to many blue and yellow ones.

SLC seem to come in three color schemes most often, red and turqouise, grey and white, or orange and brown. Even if they're not a Six Flags park yet, you still have SLC being built under the name Mind Eraser(ala Riverside Amusemetn Park)

What is with the white Galaxy coasters always having the little blue flags? Not that I'm against it, but we have 6 of them up in New England and all of them do that.

Dragon Wagon, if they're gonna' build the same old yawn machine can the paint it, put a different cardboard mark up, or at least change the name. Too many Dragon Wagons, please call it something different and spray pain it.

Arrow suspendeds and 2/3s of them are red and white.

Is it just me or is there a big trend oof brown woodies? ;)

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 8:08 PM

Chang had something to do with that they were supose to get a gotham city/batman themed area, so it was painted to fit in but they never got the area.

Brown is the natural color of a woodie (obviously) and it looks fine so no need to spend the extra dough on a paint job.

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*** This post was edited by Goku2216 on 5/27/2002. ***

Sunday, May 26, 2002 8:58 PM

Yeah, with the SLC, the colors turquoise and red just seem to stick with it as Mind Eraser for most of them. Except I believe Serial Thriller at SFWoA is green and turquoise. So there are a couple exceptions.

But the same thing is with most woodies too, they are either white or brown/not painted. But I think that is just the way history has gone. As far as colors on Hypers and stuff, I don't believe that there is any reason that most have those colors. With boomerangs and stuff, I think the park is usually too lazy to put any work into it to think of a name...


Monday, May 27, 2002 8:08 AM

To be accurate, Magnum, Mamba, SD2K, and Steel Force are all red and silver/gray. But I imagine the large number of hypers with red rails (aside from the Superman color scheme) is just due to the fact that red really stands out, and why not make your already big and noticeable coaster even more noticeable?

Growing up going to SFGAm, I always hoped the park would get a ride with bright red track. The closest we got was Iron Wolf, and that's not really close. What I want to know is why SFStL changed Ninja's color scheme from red track/white supports to black track/white supports. That park really needs a color injection.


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