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Looks like they might be going for the X-Flight paint scheme. I like it as well.

Me too. The combination of red track wit black/dark supports is one of my favourites. We'll see what they do with them.

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Flight Deck is going to look very strange now with red track. At least it looks more striking than the black paint.

 

I know this is a bit far off, but there is a possibility that Flight Deck will be rethemed to the Bat.

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I know this is a bit far off, but there is a possibility that Flight Deck will be rethemed to the Bat.

 

I don't think so, I'm thinking more along the lines of Afterburn. I was also out there today to go see if they have done anything, most of the lift is still black as well as the lake-turnaround. So i'd say 75% of the drop has no paint, halfway up the lift supports have no paint, the whole loop has no paint, helix has no paint, and the zero-g roll has some of the new paint as well as no paint.

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I wonder if this is a 49ers tie-in with the new stadium opening, that looks pretty close to 49er red.

 

Looks like it. Also take into consideration that this is the main ride that will be visible from the direction of the new stadium. No harm in trying to attract some 49er fans and help boost the parks business. Smart move if you ask me.

 

Here's a question to those that read this thread... If you had to rename/theme Flight Deck to go along with a 49er/Gold-miner theme, what would it be?

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I wonder if this is a 49ers tie-in with the new stadium opening, that looks pretty close to 49er red.

 

Looks like it. Also take into consideration that this is the main ride that will be visible from the direction of the new stadium. No harm in trying to attract some 49er fans and help boost the parks business. Smart move if you ask me.

 

Here's a question to those that read this thread... If you had to rename/theme Flight Deck to go along with a 49er/Gold-miner theme, what would it be?

 

How about rename it "Possessed" so it goes with the Orleans Place location in the park?

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I wonder if this is a 49ers tie-in with the new stadium opening, that looks pretty close to 49er red.

 

Looks like it. Also take into consideration that this is the main ride that will be visible from the direction of the new stadium. No harm in trying to attract some 49er fans and help boost the parks business. Smart move if you ask me.

 

Here's a question to those that read this thread... If you had to rename/theme Flight Deck to go along with a 49er/Gold-miner theme, what would it be?

That's exactly why that occurred to me, if you look at the stadium from CGA or at CGA from the stadium, Flight Deck is the coaster that jumps out at you.

 

I don't think they'll go as far as renaming the ride unless it still keeps with the fighter jet theme, otherwise they'd have a whole bunch of queue theming that would made no sense. I think the color tie-in with the 49ers, if any, is meant to be a subtle or subconscious one.

 

While new color is almost always a good thing, I really liked the previous paint job and thought it fit the theme of the coaster very well. This red is going to take a while to get used to for me.

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I wonder if this is a 49ers tie-in with the new stadium opening, that looks pretty close to 49er red.

 

Looks like it. Also take into consideration that this is the main ride that will be visible from the direction of the new stadium. No harm in trying to attract some 49er fans and help boost the parks business. Smart move if you ask me.

 

Here's a question to those that read this thread... If you had to rename/theme Flight Deck to go along with a 49er/Gold-miner theme, what would it be?

That's exactly why that occurred to me, if you look at the stadium from CGA or at CGA from the stadium, Flight Deck is the coaster that jumps out at you.

 

I don't think they'll go as far as renaming the ride unless it still keeps with the fighter jet theme, otherwise they'd have a whole bunch of queue theming that would made no sense. I think the color tie-in with the 49ers, if any, is meant to be a subtle or subconscious one.

 

While new color is almost always a good thing, I really liked the previous paint job and thought it fit the theme of the coaster very well. This red is going to take a while to get used to for me.

 

 

I see them repainting it, So It will get your attention. Like how SFGAm repainted Sky Trek Tower dark blue.

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^^I agree that the 49ers red could very well be "subtle or subconscious" as you said, and that this is more likely than it being a hint at a retheming and/or rebranding.

 

I did like the former color scheme and felt it fit the coaster well, but I have no complaints about the change so far.

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^^I agree that the 49ers red could very well be "subtle or subconscious" as you said, and that this is more likely than it being a hint at a retheming and/or rebranding.

 

I did like the former color scheme and felt it fit the coaster well, but I have no complaints about the change so far.

 

I dont really think they'd re-theme the ride, but just an interesting question to ask. I can't seem to shake the jet theme since its all I've known.

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^^I agree that the 49ers red could very well be "subtle or subconscious" as you said, and that this is more likely than it being a hint at a retheming and/or rebranding.

 

I did like the former color scheme and felt it fit the coaster well, but I have no complaints about the change so far.

 

I dont really think they'd re-theme the ride, but just an interesting question to ask. I can't seem to shake the jet theme since its all I've known.

 

I tend to agree, I think a "Jets" theme would be way better than a "49ers" theme.

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I am surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet. Pure speculation but, what if they renamed Flight Deck to Patriot, and give it the red, white and blue paint job as it is at Worlds of Fun? It would fit into Great America's atmosphere perfectly and even possibly bring back some of Marriott's charm. Just my own two bits.

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