GL's Thunderhawk to be repainted yellow and orange

Monday, February 7, 2005 2:06 PM
The track will be orange and the pillars will be yellow.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 2:25 PM
Source?
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Monday, February 7, 2005 2:29 PM
ACE
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Monday, February 7, 2005 2:39 PM

Rihard said:
Source?

The PR manager for GL did a presentation at Eastcoaster and announced that the colors would be changed.

She also mentioned that the remainder of the track work on RWB would be completed

& that track work on The Villain would only procede if $ was available to do so.

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Monday, February 7, 2005 2:39 PM
It came from the February 5 non coaster riding event eastcoaster 2005
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Monday, February 7, 2005 3:03 PM
Please tell me they are going to paint dominator and double loop. we dont want three coasters with similar colors all next to each other. they should at least paint dominator some cool colors.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 5:50 PM
That's weird, Thunderhawk's sign is red and white...

Peppermint - I thought I saw somewhere that dominator was going to be painted blue.(Don't have a source.)

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Monday, February 7, 2005 8:12 PM
id think they would re-do Superman first with color schemes to match the other Steel Venom or something instead of keeping it Superman red and blue, but this sounds pretty cool, maybe they will remake the sign.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 10:09 PM
Leftover Iron Dragon paint I guess. ;) It honestly took me a minute to remember which coaster it used to be called since I didn't get a chance to visit last season.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 10:14 PM
P18, you'd think that wouldn't you. But upon further review, Thunderhawk was the third most popular ride in terms of ridership; Steel Venom didn't even score in the top ten!
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Monday, February 7, 2005 10:38 PM
Merry Oldies were in the top ten! Best ride to work!
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Monday, February 7, 2005 10:41 PM
^^ Does capacity matter?
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Monday, February 7, 2005 11:33 PM
Well if you only have enough money to paint 1 coaster, what would be your criteria (considering all the coasters are in need of paint)?
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 12:20 AM
Why does yellow and orange ring a bell...
*** Edited 2/8/2005 5:22:10 AM UTC by GoliathKills***
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 12:29 AM
Heres what John Peck thinks:

Thunderhawk looks absolutly the worst right now with what paint it has on it. It's in the most dire need of a new paintjob. I assume yellow and orange were going to be the new choice colours, anyway, so why not take the worst looking ride and paint it.

The others will get their chance, but they are not physically the priority.

A paintjob for this is going to run $400,000, it's not feasable to repaint too many things at once.

Heres an arguement: Raptor was repainted before Mantis. (Mantis looked worse) However, Raptor was closer to the main gate, and the park decided to repaint it first for more first-impression (first major ride seen through the gate) reasons. (Plus, the ride was two years older and was in the budget that year.)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 1:10 PM
sometimes a new color scheme may be better...I mean i since 1991/2 The sky Princess at Dutch Wonderland was pure white, being painted every 2 years, Hershey took over 3 years ago and the ride was not painted in 4...This year she's going from pure white to light blue supports and dark purple tracking

Change may be good...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 1:15 PM
Geez, and they just spent all that money updating the website to have to replace all the Thunderhawk pics. ;)

The skyline at the park sure will look different this season, I cant wait to get in there for some preseason work. *** Edited 2/8/2005 6:16:01 PM UTC by XFlight***

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 1:49 PM
Does anyone have pics of the Sky Princess' new color scheme?
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 1:50 PM

Astro-liner said:
sometimes a new color scheme may be better...

Change may be good...


Maybe Knott's will get a clue and apply that theory to Silver Bullet. 'Let's create a coaster, with old west theming, an old west name, and paint it bright red and yellow, and the trains will be the same, except with pink and teal.' Brilliant.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 1:57 PM
Makes as much sense as a hot rod-themed coaster with coral-colored track! Still, there is something very lively and colorful about Knotts and I can appreciate that even if the colors aren't very logical.
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