Posted Monday, March 22, 2004 7:58 AM | Contributed by Chewman
As Batman: The Ride prepares to launch its eleventh season this April, park officials celebrated by giving it a much needed paint of coat featuring a bright yellow and midnight blue combination to replace the all black scheme of the past. Great Adventure Source has new photos of the coaster as well as extensive information on what's in store for the new 2004 season.
Link: The Great Adventure Source
Monday, March 22, 2004 9:06 AM
If I remember correctly, SFGAm's B:TR is getting the same treatment.
Monday, March 22, 2004 9:29 AM
Looks nice, like a brand-new coaster.
Monday, March 22, 2004 10:03 AM
So they coated a paint on it?
IMO this looks better than SFMM's B:TR, but I prefer the black myself, or else only yellow rails, as with SFNO's.
Monday, March 22, 2004 10:26 AM
Raptor Pilot is that sarcasm?lol
Monday, March 22, 2004 10:52 AM
If they use wheels that aren't ribbed, I'll be impressed. Honestly, I've never heard an inverter as loud as that one.
Monday, March 22, 2004 12:11 PM
Ooh, yeah that's like the color scheme of the ride at Six Flags Over Texas.
Monday, March 22, 2004 12:48 PM
MForcer: Yeah. See the OP.
Monday, March 22, 2004 12:56 PM
I dunno...seems like an unusually high concentration of blue and yellow in the same area. It does look pretty good though, and does make it seem like a much younger ride.
But on a mildly unrelated note: am I the only one who thinks the "It's playtime" slogan is...um...how can I put this gently...bad?
Monday, March 22, 2004 2:27 PM
I agree. Water under the bridge, but if they used the same color as B:TDK it would look alot better. I guess they'll think of that in 2015.
Monday, March 22, 2004 4:47 PM
Anyone know if SFMM's and SFoG's Batman will be yellow??
Monday, March 22, 2004 6:19 PM
Is it true that SFGAm's Batman is getting that treatment except with maroon supports instead...that would look cool
Monday, March 22, 2004 6:39 PM
Monday, March 22, 2004 9:21 PM
I really like how the spine and rails are both painted the same color, it really looks nice. I just hope that the paint on the rails doesn't start chipping away because that'll look terrible.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 1:33 AM
Wouldn't put too much money on that one lilspike - it's sort of a given that the rails will loose most of the paint in the wheel tracks.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 11:37 AM
I wonder why the don't do as Intamin does and paint the rails without painting the areas where the wheels come in contact with the steel. It seems as though the wheel path is masked-out during the painting process.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 12:26 PM
The Intamin track is painted with something though... some kind of tougher paint. It feels almost chalky when it's new, and more durable than the glossy stuff.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 1:06 PM
Won't that be kind of odd if SFGAm's Batman gets that paint treatment? I mean, I like it and all, but V2 is painted the same exact colors, isn't it? It would seem kind of repetitive. I mean, if they do paint it, I'm not complaining, it will look great (it's needed a paint job forever) but painting it all black again wouldn't be bad either.*** This post was edited by Glitch01 3/24/2004 1:06:41 PM ***
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 3:57 PM
Maybe Intamin track has some kind of coating applied on top of the paint, kind of like a clearcoat on a car except not that shiny and reflective.