Painter falls from ladder on Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Posted Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:33 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A worker painting the Chang rollercoaster at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom fell about 25 feet off an extension ladder Tuesday afternoon, according Jim Kunau, marketing director for the amusement park.

Read more from The Courier-Journal.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:37 PM
You delted my topic and moved this here. lol, anyways isnt this the 2nd painter who fell from a coaster at a Six Flags park this year. 1)SFOG, 2) SFKK. Hopefully hes alright, and does anyone know if Chang is being repainted the same colors or different ones?
Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:45 PM
You should have submitted it as a news item, joey. Since it's news, I imagine it was moved here for discussion.
Thursday, March 30, 2006 6:28 PM

and does anyone know if Chang is being repainted the same colors or different ones?

It's being repainted different colors. It's going to have yellow track and blue supports. Some of the track is already done.

Thursday, March 30, 2006 6:44 PM
I heard the supports were more purple.
Thursday, March 30, 2006 7:43 PM
If anyone knows of a photo of the painting, that would be great to see.
Thursday, March 30, 2006 8:54 PM
The color scheme is........A MAN ALMOST DIED!............ You people blow me away........unreal. A human being escapes death and all you can talk about is the paint job on an amusement ride.
*** This post was edited by Industry Force 3/30/2006 8:55:14 PM ***
Thursday, March 30, 2006 9:54 PM
^Seriously. A 25ft.-fall is nothing to take lightly.
Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:48 PM
^^ Agreed. Worry about the guy now and see the colors when the park opens.
Friday, March 31, 2006 12:29 AM
Sorry for asking what color Chang was going to be painted. If you didn't realise i was the one who took MY time to make a topic about this, then have it come to the news section. Since there was already a topic about Chang i was wondering what color it was going to be since I will not be going to SFKK next season. Also i do care about the man who fell or else i wouldnt have posted about it would i?
Friday, March 31, 2006 11:25 AM
The key word is ALMOST! He didnt!! Quit being so uptight!! Im also wondering what color its going to be!?*** This post was edited by Park Man 3/31/2006 11:27:52 AM ***
Friday, March 31, 2006 12:09 PM
This is exactly why Six Flags rarely ever paints there rides.
Friday, March 31, 2006 1:17 PM
I have nothing but the best wishes for the painter and his family, but there is no need to stop the discussion because of the accident.
Friday, March 31, 2006 7:22 PM
I am also glad to hear that the gentleman is ok after a fall like that! Oh by the way, according to the Courier Journal today, the colors will be Blue and Yellow. They had a coloring contest with students in Louisville, to choose the new colors!


Friday, March 31, 2006 10:36 PM
I'm glad that the man is ok. That is why I will never paint anything over 10 ft. tall.

I'm kinda mad about that whole kid contest. I should have cheated and entered my niece in it with my coloring but oh well. I still think that royal purple supports, mango tango spine, with yellow rails and ties would have been sweet. for those who need help.


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