On-site Talon construction photos posted

Posted Friday, December 29, 2000 5:23 AM | Contributed by Joel Styer

RideZone now has the third group of Talon construction photos. These were taken on December 21, 2000 and show the first drop and loop complete along with the rest of the ride.

Check the photos out on RideZone.

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Friday, December 29, 2000 5:47 AM
Looking good so far, can't wait until my visit to Dorney Park!

Talon is going to rock, roll, and take its toll!
Friday, December 29, 2000 5:53 AM
That's a pretty compact and tight coaster!
Friday, December 29, 2000 5:53 AM
Nice paint job, and that first drop looks awfully tight and steep!
Friday, December 29, 2000 7:08 AM
Breathtaking! I didn't know that thing was going to dive into a trench. What a great layout this thing has. I expect this will be one of the most unique inverted rides in recent memory.

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Friday, December 29, 2000 7:41 AM

These small parks like this all need up scaling.

See Dorney is in competition with Hershey. So why

would the build a ride that Hershey has. They

should be building something more unique. Or

something that has never been done before. maybe

even a hyper costar. Cedar Fares will evenly go

under if the don't start to put other amusement

park out of business. They should buy out small

franchises like Kennywood Corp. and all of those

other little parks out there. So what I think

they should teat down the inverted and build a


Fear all of Kennywood
Friday, December 29, 2000 8:13 AM
I am not going to touch that last post!
Friday, December 29, 2000 9:02 AM
I will. Kennywood, you must be ignorant. I dont mean that in a negative way, I mean that in the textbook definiton of 'uninformed'. First of Cedar FAIR is a more profitable business than the largest theme park chain (and this is comming from an SF brat). Second, Talon looks like it has the most intense B&M invert layout since B:TR and should be a fantastic ride. Third, Dorney already has a hyper, a darn fine one from what I've heard. Go read a book or watch a few videos and get your facts straight. Otherwise, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the sites (websites that is).
---who is starting to remember the pyromania in the days of his youth...
Friday, December 29, 2000 10:45 AM
Humm.... I still don't like the logo. It looks like some other coasters logo. Seems a bit "birdy" to me ;)

CP Fan
Friday, December 29, 2000 11:25 AM
Banshee (the coaster currently known as Mantis) and Steel Force have very similiar logos with the grim reaper guy on it. And Wild Thing and Raptor have some similarities as well.
Friday, December 29, 2000 12:04 PM
Those pictures just make me wish I was working there more. Who knows maybe where I'm working now will slow up and I can get there before its finished.
Just curious to know how many people rode Talon already according to their track record. ;)

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Friday, December 29, 2000 1:33 PM
Dang, I can't believe how great this ride looks so far! I doubt I will ride it in 2001 or 2002, for that matter. But, man, it is on top of my "I wish I could ride it" list.

BTW: great color in those photos! You can really tell that the supports are purple, not blue, dark green, or black like they look on the webcam. Could they have found a brighter orange? I think not.

"X" marks the spot in 2001!
Friday, December 29, 2000 3:47 PM
This is the first B&M coaster I've seen with painted rails recently. Although it looks nicer, I think the decision not to paint the rails is smart based on how much paint gets rubbed off by the wheels on most coasters. As for the color scheme, I think it is one of the best ever. I've gotten pretty sick of all the purple and yellow colors we've seen of late on B&M rides. *** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 12/29/2000. ***
Friday, December 29, 2000 4:53 PM
Have you ever seen the rails on Raptor, or been on Raptor during a long, steady rain? If not, be sure to "shout out" the rust stains as soon as you get home.

Batman at SFO has painted rails, though it is a gray primer color. The wheels on that ride are fine.

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Friday, December 29, 2000 6:19 PM
The colors are actually yellow, orange and blue. However, the blue is very close to a purple. Some people will probably call it a purple when they see it (depending on the light). However, the color is technically called BLUE for the record.

I think the colors work very well together, especially as we see more of the ride assembled. I too am glad they went with something more unique instead of the same color sets everyone else has been using. The view from Hamilton Blvd is fantastic as you approach the park, Talon really stands out and gets your attention, even now before it is finished.
Friday, December 29, 2000 7:12 PM
I feel the CP Raptor is better the BTR. I also think its better than Talon will be
Saturday, December 30, 2000 3:59 AM
Talon is an amazing work of art. Excellent pics Joel!

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Saturday, December 30, 2000 5:11 AM
OH MAN!!! That's going to so intense, I can't wait!
Saturday, December 30, 2000 9:18 AM
2Hostyl, THANK YOU!

Kennywood's posts are all negative, especially towards parks he doesn't "approve" of, which would be about every single one.
Saturday, December 30, 2000 10:11 PM
Right on CPgenius.

Ya gotta love that color scheme, it almost looks like somebody made he coaster out of Legos!

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