Why doesn't SFGAm repaint their rides?

Wednesday, January 1, 2003 7:26 PM
Parks will paint their coasters only when they find money in their budgets. Raptor got new paint before Mantis due to the fact that the ride is closer to the front of the park and is one of the first rides park goers see.

However, when a park has a ride thats literally rusting (Batman-SFGrAm) I would at least think that they would have corrected the problem before the situation got worse.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 7:33 PM
The splotches on the rides are the touch up paint. The rides don't get the same paint trement when they just touch up as when the track is first painted. Most likely a differnt paint base as well so it fades quicker. Once the park finally totally repaints the ride it looks fine and doesn't splotch.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 7:39 PM

Exactly Beast freak.

As for Batman, if it was painted it just wouldn't be the same IMO. Its not as if the rust is a problem, on the contrary it actually protects the steel. Until recently no B and M's had painted rails, they were all convered in rust.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 8:00 PM

OK you know what, it just isn't in the budget. Whats a bigger priority? Getting a NEW ride or painting? Thats the same reason for NO Boo Line, scaled back decorations, and thats just a start.

Times suck right now for the theme park industry. Painting isn't a big priority. Be glad that we're getting new coaster and not new paint jobs. Quit complaining.

Yeah, it does seem like theres just nitpicking and *****ing going on a lot right now in these boards. Maybe its becuase there's a vast number of immature and grammaticaly ineffiecent buzzers out there. To those of you who are the smart ones, I thank you.

Sorry about that. Boy am I gonna catch the heat for this.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 8:23 PM

Times suck for the theme park industry HAHAHA

Only if you are Six Flags. But those are because of weather ;)

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 8:25 PM

MagnumForce said:
And this explains why Milliennium Force has the exact same paint splotches as the Deja Vu's?

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I think you meant Déjà Vu (singular). The one at Great America. The Over Georgia and Magic Mountain ones don't have splotches.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 8:27 PM

MagnumForce said:

Exactly Beast freak.

As for Batman, if it was painted it just wouldn't be the same IMO. Its not as if the rust is a problem, on the contrary it actually protects the steel. Until recently no B and M's had painted rails, they were all convered in rust.



I wouldn't call 1998 recently. Rust protecting steel? LOL. And Batman The Escape looks like the way it does because it fits in with the theme right? HAHA

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 8:41 PM

Sorry, but anyone who thinks SFGAm can just buy some paint and start painting is sadly misinformed. This isn't RCT where you choose a color and go for it, if SF Corp says that there are other priorities, than that's the way GAm has to play it, whether we like it or not.

Raptor looks terriffic right now, and I wish I could have that same paint job for SFMM's Ninja. But you know what? I ain't the one that has to budget for it. And trust me, if SF were dumb enough to put me in charge of budget issues, nothing would EVER get painted, I'm that bad! ;)

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 8:50 PM

spacemountain551 said:

OK you know what, it just isn't in the budget. Whats a bigger priority? Getting a NEW ride or painting? Thats the same reason for NO Boo Line, scaled back decorations, and thats just a start.

Times suck right now for the theme park industry. Painting isn't a big priority. Be glad that we're getting new coaster and not new paint jobs. Quit complaining.

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Its a really big priority for Knotts. Look at what they've painted in the past 1-2 years: Bommerang, Montezummas Revenge, 3/4 of the ground (thats like 40 acres of paint), the sky cabin, perilous plunge, wilderness scrambler to fit a new theme, peanuts playhouse, 3 bathrooms' exteriors, the old hollywood beanery turned hollywood wok, lots of the ghost town buildings, and more.

Also, new paint jobs usually come along with ride openings too. To get the other rides nice and new for photographs, such as painting 1/2 of collosus when Goliath opened (just the parts for photographs) and now Rolling Thunder for Superman: UF.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 9:46 PM

Speedy -

But what would you account for all those 10+ some years Boomerang and Montezooma's Revenge wasn't painted?

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 10:52 PM
Not only that, but people are complaining about the new colors!

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 11:09 PM

Batman the Escape is a completely different story that is awful and yes, a thin layer of rust does protect steel. A simple High School Chemistry class will tell you that.

Some people are entirely to whiney on here. Nitpicky as well. Chill out people, only another couple of months till the offseason is over.

In the meantime read a book, watch a movie take up a hobby, geez do anything but sit at your computer for countless hours only to ***** about how a handful of coasters out of 100's in the US are in need of a paint job.

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*** This post was edited by MagnumForce on 1/2/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 1:10 AM

Where was Batman the Escape anywhere mentioned in this post? Not that it couldn't use a paint job itself...who's ever heard of a white Batman ride?

*** This post was edited by astrofreak on 1/2/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:28 AM
Astrofreak: BTE as I have been told before has to be white, so it's easier to detect cracks in the track and what not, for spot welding. As much as I would like BTE to have a nice color scheme, it's probably never going to change, with the exception of a layer of paint, at most.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:24 AM
Why does their track need to be white? If that was the case then every coaster in the world would be white just so lazy maintenance people don't have to work as hard. I think someone just doesn't want to work as hard.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:00 AM
Well, to the average person, poor appearance of a ride makes one question what other maintenance on the ride is being neglected. Not saying it is, but when one sees a ride that looks run down, they may tend to believe it is no longer safe. Ride appearance does go toward a park's reputation.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:41 AM
I didn't mean to get on the bad side of some you.
When I went to Cedar Point in 2001; Mantis, Raptor, and MF wasn't in bad shape like Demon is now.
I'm happy that we are getting a new ride for 2003, but SFGAm should take time to repaint their older coasters along with building the new.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 7:05 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:

MagnumForce said:
And this explains why Milliennium Force has the exact same paint splotches as the Deja Vu's?

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I think you meant Déjà Vu (singular). The one at Great America. The Over Georgia and Magic Mountain ones don't have splotches.



Um, that is singular. I can't stand how everybody on this site acts like English majors and go nuts over a typo or anything else. Half the time, the people correcting are wrong, or the people complaining have just as many errors as well. People, treat this internet board for what it is: an internet board, not your final paper for English 101.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 7:06 AM
With the exception of American Eagle and Deja Vu, none of their rides need paint.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 8:10 AM

Excuse me? Yes, the entire theme park industry has hit a slowdown. Where have you been?

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