Raptor and TTD paint

Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:25 PM
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At this rate it seems like they might be able to finish the TTD paint before next season. Wasn't it going to take 2 seasons? It sure helps having TTD closed the last couple weeks of the operating season.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 5:25 PM

From how I interpreted the announcement, it will be done by next season. My understanding is that they are working now until the weather gets bad, then will resume in the spring before the park opens.


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Sunday, October 25, 2015 4:58 PM
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This picture posted on Twitter shows how great the new paint on TTD looks. Can't wait to see it fully painted

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSL5oSeW0AAGdQy?format=pjpg&name=large

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Sunday, October 25, 2015 6:27 PM
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I don't see anything remarkable about that picture at all.


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Sunday, October 25, 2015 7:19 PM

The paint looks much better at the base of the tower with the red and white alternating track. You can't see it in that image though.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 9:38 AM
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You can clearly see the new red paint on the track at the bottom of the drop on the downward side.


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Monday, October 26, 2015 10:44 AM
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Was that sarcasm? If not that worries me. As mentioned above, you can clearly see the difference. The base of the tower as well as the top right supports and the bottom left side of the track has been painted.

Last edited by CoasterGuy15, Monday, October 26, 2015 10:46 AM
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Monday, October 26, 2015 11:02 AM
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No, I can't clearly see anything.


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Monday, October 26, 2015 11:10 AM
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I took this yesterday and you can see the new paint in the brake run.

Last edited by Thabto, Monday, October 26, 2015 11:10 AM

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Monday, October 26, 2015 11:32 AM
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Thanks... that's a lot more illustrative than a washed out, low resolution photo taken from far away in bright sun.


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Monday, October 26, 2015 12:07 PM

If you guys couldn't clearly see the paint in the first picture, then I suggest glasses. If you already have glasses, I suggest a stronger prescription.

DISCLAIMER: I am by no means an eye doctor. Just someone who can tell the difference between fresh paint, and faded color.

But thanks for posting that picture CoasterGuy15. It helped some of us see the transition and how much has been done so far.

Thabto, that's a good picture. Thankfully that block area will look attractive once again while waiting in line.

Last edited by TwistedWicker77, Monday, October 26, 2015 12:10 PM
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Monday, October 26, 2015 12:34 PM

It's not clear, though. It simply looks darker.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 1:41 PM
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I'm going to have to agree with Jeff here; the original pic was terrible.


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Monday, October 26, 2015 1:50 PM
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I can clearly see the off season.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 3:20 PM
Jeff's avatar

TwistedWicker77 said:

If you guys couldn't clearly see the paint in the first picture, then I suggest glasses. If you already have glasses, I suggest a stronger prescription.

You don't have to be a dick. I don't see anything in that photo indicating improvement, and I can assure you my vision is just fine.


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Monday, October 26, 2015 3:30 PM
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I did see the new paint in the tower picture, but barely. I got another photo of the backside of the tower where you can see the brighter paint in some places.


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Monday, October 26, 2015 3:31 PM
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These are the same

Last edited by CoasterGuy15, Monday, October 26, 2015 3:41 PM
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Monday, October 26, 2015 5:54 PM

Jeff said:

TwistedWicker77 said:

If you guys couldn't clearly see the paint in the first picture, then I suggest glasses. If you already have glasses, I suggest a stronger prescription.

You don't have to be a dick. I don't see anything in that photo indicating improvement, and I can assure you my vision is just fine.

I'm not being a dick. But when someone posts a picture of the contrast between old and new paint that hasn't been posted yet, you insult it. That's kind of dick-ish if you ask me.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 6:18 PM
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There. Is. No. Contrast. If you can't figure out the difference between making that observation and insulting the vision of others, you don't need to post here.


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Monday, October 26, 2015 6:54 PM

Thabto said:

I did see the new paint in the tower picture, but barely. I got another photo of the backside of the tower where you can see the brighter paint in some places.

None of your photos seem to show up Thabto.

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