Mantis Lookin Good

Saturday, March 8, 2003 1:22 PM
As seen in this pic http://www.virtualmidway.com/mystery/default_p022103.asp (third one to the right) unless their's something really messed up with the lighting, Mantis recieved its new paint job and looks great. Now for Magnum and Millennium Force soon too....

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Corey
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 1:46 PM
That's mostly just "enhanced" color. The first half of the ride had not been painted yet at that point, including the dive loop.

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 1:59 PM
Oooh ok, thanks Jeff.

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Corey
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Top Thrill Dragster Coming Soon

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 2:38 PM
Jeff:

Is that enhanced color why Magnum looks so good too?

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 5:21 PM
Look at the pic where Wicked Twister is show a little bit...its quite odd...
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 7:00 PM
Yeah, it would be nice it Magnum was that bright...I think we have for next off season for that though.

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Sunday, March 9, 2003 6:08 AM
Usually when faded paint gets wet, it looks better. I don't know exactly why it does this.
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Friday, March 14, 2003 7:45 AM
I like Magnum's color now it gives the impression of a older coaster and how its still one of the best.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 9:56 AM
Best? um.. ok.. ;)

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Friday, March 14, 2003 11:04 AM
I'll agree that Magnum is the best. ;) But I was hoping to see it get a paintjob. Nothing really looks good about pinkish orangish track and rusting silver supports. :( Mantis probably did look worse, but Magnum is definitely deserving of a paintjob as well.

-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew
2003 Magnum Crew

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Friday, March 14, 2003 11:49 AM
I definatly have to agree that Mantis needed a paint job more then Magnum (there is just something about BMs that make them look horrible with old paint). When I went last year Magnum didn't look *too* bad but I do think that it will be due for a paint job after this season. When was the last time Magnum got painted?

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I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 5:52 PM
Since Most of Magnum essentially sits outside of the park, its not as noticable that it needs paint, as opposed to Raptor or Mantis, except to the observational Soak City Patron.
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Friday, March 14, 2003 6:28 PM
To the best of my knowledge Magnum was last painted in 1988/1989 i.e. when it was built ;)

Someone please correct me when I am wrong.

Oh yeah and it's not nor ever was red ;)

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Friday, March 14, 2003 6:56 PM
Spoken like a true Magnum patron...:)

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 10:16 AM
In my opinion Magnum really doesn't look that bad. If you were at the point last year you would know that Mantis looked just awful. I guess that Arrow used a much higher quality paint that B&M used on Mantis.

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-Dan
If you don't like the ride shut up and get out of line.

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 12:07 PM
I'm pretty sure you are right MagnumForce. Although they have repainted a very small portion of the ride from the station out to the lift hill and also they've done the air tanks out on the transfer table.

-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew
2003 Magnum Crew

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 4:34 PM
That woudl make sense Matt. The only parts painted are those in the park.

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 10:14 PM
Mantis does look wonderful, it's Wildcat that I'm not so sure about-yikes, it was quite a shock! When asked back in '02 about Mantis' paint, Monty Jasper mentioned he didn't know why the paint did not hold out. As for me, I was estatic in '01 when my "baby" finally got it's paint job :)
And Matt-shut the **** up!! ;)

Jo
2000/2002 Raptor Crew
Lifetime Raptor flights: 708 :)
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It's all about getting around the barrels or over the fences, right leads, no faults, fastest time and still looking pretty when done. What's so hard about that? :)

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 7:03 AM
Are they repainting Wildcat's cars? If not he colors of their shells would classh horribly with the Medusa North scheme of Wildcat.

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 10:05 AM
Medusa North?

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