WHOAH! What a pleasant surprise when i went to SFDL for a job training session... i drive up to the park and the superman is ORANGE!!! I was told that the superman theme would be TOTALLY REMOVED before the start of the season because of the lawsuit that was recently settled. Although that doesn't make much sense to me, he said 100% sure the name and theme WOULD change. [I must admit that i'm definitly liking the orange color]... but why would they be getting rid of the logos and changing the station because of the lawsuit? regardless... it was SOOOO weird driving up and seeing the change.
EDIT: as for the support color, i do not know. My guess is there is no way they could paint the whole ride in time (they still need to work on the station), and to be quite frank with you, it looks great the way it is.
-- alan j *** Edited 4/2/2004 2:35:22 AM UTC by SFDL_Dude***
Hmmm, there seems to be a few green trees up there for this time of year. Wasn't aware they bloomed that early. The guy standing on the trains is wearing shorts and the female in the back appears to be in short sleeves. Plus on the upper right next to the ride controls there appears to be a couple of park patrons.
Another dead give away is that if you look closely at the rails you can see the wheel marks where the friction of the trains has worn the paint off.
If they really did repaint it(which they no doubt didn't) then there's no way that the wheel marks would be made that fast after repainting...beside SFI or any other park isn't going to retheme a ride just because a patron sued them over an injury on it & won.
If they were that worried about it then they would've removed the ride from the park instead of retheming & painting it,well that's the best april fools day joke I've seen all day so far.
Last year was betterr because everyone was a bit more creative in their jokes...boy how things have changed here in the course of a year!:)
So that's what that little strap hanging off the back of the train is for?I always thought it was aa plate used by the blocking system to detect when the train has cleard the blocks.
If you look at the pic posted in the top of the thread you'll notice something that shows that it was edited.....on the control booth you'll see the red paneling on the side,after looking at pics of SFA's version that panel is normally orange & not red.
Someone just reversed the red track color with the orange control booth colors....if it really were repainted orange though I'd have to admit that it's the worst color scheme I've ever seen on a coaster in my life...second only to PKD's Shockwave,now that thing is hidious!
What I found most insulting about the joke was that the prankster wanted us to believe that SFInc would go through the expense of repainting an entire coaster to eliminate the presence of a theme.....but FAIL to remove the Superman Logo from the train. This is especially insulting knowing that the logo isnt actually painted on the train, but is rather a decal that an ambitious five year old could scrape off ;)
Hey as long as i get one person my job is done ;P... and at first glance i think it's believable, but hey that's me. I've convinced a few others (outside of this board)... i mean it's obvious because of april 1st and all, but had it been a different day i'm sure many would think different at first glance...
I don't know what orange in the station you are talking about, i didn't touch anything except the track, and i made it my own color.
... as for the logo and such, that's why i said it was a work in progress ;)
I always do something stupid each year in regrads to SFDL and threw that together in a few minutes -- the park doesn't open for more than a month.