Some things about Knott's

Friday, March 9, 2007 1:48 AM
Well, the Sierra Sidewinder's parts have been arriving at the park, but I couldn't help but notice the color scheme of the new coaster is very similar to Silver Bullet's: red and yellow.

http://www.westcoaster.net/updates.php?updateCD=030707&page=1

Why would they get a new coaster with generally the same color scheme as another one in the park, esspecially with the fact that they're really close?

And I never got the connection between the coaster Ghostrider and the movie. The coaster is an old western theme and the movie is based off of a comic that has nothing to do with westerns. So why connect them? *** Edited 3/9/2007 6:50:43 AM UTC by Lee Grant***

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Friday, March 9, 2007 5:01 AM
They were never really connected to begin with, the coaster came before the movie and is a completely different theme having nothing to do with the comic or movie.

Also at CP, Iron Dragon and TTD have a very similar color scheme and are very close as well, not sure why. *** Edited 3/9/2007 10:03:22 AM UTC by P18***

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Friday, March 9, 2007 10:12 AM
Not really sure where you see yellow on the Seirra Sidewinder. Looks a lot like brownish/tan (Maverick like) color.

Iron Dragon does look similar, but its supports are much more orange than Top Thrill Dragster's goldish/yellow tower.

It's not a big deal when you can clearly tell the difference between the two rides.

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Friday, March 9, 2007 12:41 PM
Silver Bullet has silver supports and blood-red track with yellow & orange highlights along the spine. Sierra Sidewinder has brown supports and a reddish-rust track.

And of course the park will try to get a little publicity when a new movie shares the name with their woodies, even if the coaster is named after a country song.

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Friday, March 9, 2007 3:42 PM
Yup. This one: http://www.homestead.com/deenotes/ghost.html
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