Tuesday, January 30, 2001 7:38 PM
I received my brochure from Dorney park last week, and it surprised me. On the cover there is a picture of Talon, with a car going through the vertical loop, and on the inside, there is a car navigating a turn. There are people in the cars, in shorts.
It looks just like a summmer day, and it's a real picture, not a computer animation. I was just wondering how they did this. Was it a different coaster with the same colors? The paint job and cars look a little new for that. Well, just thought that was interesting.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 7:50 PM
It's very interesting, indeed. I think it almost has to be another coaster with some spectacular color changing. Another possibility I thought of was that it's a picture of Talon's loop with a car dropped in. After further speculation, I think it's the former.
And, call me crazy... but I'm pretty sure it's Raptor. In fact, after comparing some pictures, I'm willing to put money on it. ;) (Moments later...)
It's sure not a picture of Talon. Check where the far support connects to the loop itself. You see the straight section inside the loop? It's yellow. On Talon, it's orange. http://www.ridezone.com/oprides/coasters/talon/talon20001221/talon20001242-03.jpg
(Thank you, RideZone! Great site, awesome pictures.)
Also, look in the upper right corner of the picture. You can see part of track. That piece fits on Raptor as well, as you can see from this picture: http://www.guidetothepoint.com/thepoint/gallery/cp98raptorloopenter.jpg
(And, of course, thanks to Jeff for that picture. Do I really have to say "Great site"? It sort of goes without saying, doesn't it? ;))
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*** This post was edited by Lynch on 1/31/2001. ***
Tuesday, January 30, 2001 8:00 PM
I just got the same brochure in today. Yeah, its Raptor. Some CG artist rendered the Raptor Trains on the Talon track. I'm guessing he used Adobe Photoshop, as it'd be pretty easy to do this in this program (as long as both coasters featured the same element in the picture)
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