^True but it would've made sense to ship the existing trains first before first track sections even began arriving,that's what they did with Dominator.
Dominator's trains showed up at KD a couple weeks before the first sections of track were spotted in the parking lot so if CF wanted to keep the old TH trains they would've certainly shipped them by now.
Those new restraints look awesome. The video from screamscape really does illustrate it well. They don't even look like restraints, it just looks like you wear it like a vest. They don't go above the chin in height, so headbanging is impossible. I sure hope that rumor is true, and the evidence certainly looks good.
I have been to the MA website, and ground construction is underway. the entire ride is still sitting in pieces in the parking lot behind the Adventure falls. But, work is being done.
If you ask me, the first drop will be over the water. But, they have built a wall along the lake where Thunderhawk is being built, and are draining the area where the ride will be built. So, I'm thinking the first drop will be near the water, but, a good portion of the rest of the ride will be over land.
I am hoping they will re-paint the ride before it opens. The park already has several yellow rides, adding one more will make the park seem bland. one of the things I was hoping Cedar fair would avoid.
Heres a list of yellow rides already in the park. Corkscrew, mad mouse, funnel of fear, dodgems, trabant. All these rides are yellow, or, at least a good majority of them are painted yellow.
I think repainting it in it's original colors of red and blue, or even silver like Top Gun at Canadas wonderland, would give the park some much needed color. Silver supports with red track would be cool. anything but yellow.
Timber-Rider said:I am hoping they will re-paint the ride before it opens. The park already has several yellow rides, adding one more will make the park seem bland.
Thunderhawk was painted for the 05 season i believe when it was at Geauga Lake. I see no reason for Cedar Fair to spend that kind of money to re-paint a ride that was painted less than 4 years ago. Cedar Fair is cheep plain and simple ;) *** Edited 12/31/2007 12:02:26 PM UTC by rider85*** *** Edited 12/31/2007 5:51:14 PM UTC by rider85***
The best time to have repainted it would have been before the vertical construction as is the case when a "New" coaster is manufactured. If they wait until it is erected costs go up because of the complexity of the job with having to use lifts, harnesses...etc. It will most likely be touched up after it is done, but that would be it. I too liked its colors as Serial Thriller better than now.
They dont even have to paint the whole coaster. Just paint the parts that are faded and scratched. Im just hoping that the Grand Rapids midway isnt to crowded with ThunderHawk being right on the midway, and Grand Rapids being right on the midway.