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P. 408: Predator retracking under way!

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If Terry Pegula did had an interest in buying Darien Lake his plans would involve closing the park except for the campgrounds and hotel to make for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills NFL team!

 

I wish I could kick DarienLaker in the balls.

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If Terry Pegula did had an interest in buying Darien Lake his plans would involve closing the park except for the campgrounds and hotel to make for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills NFL team!

 

I wish I could kick DarienLaker in the balls.

 

I think that's a little extreme. The off-topic discussion will pretty much continue now at least until the park announces any changes in ownership or plans for next season. Best get used to it or check the forums less frequently.

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The majority of posts by DarienLaker are irrelevant and uninformed. He continually posts in this thread to bump it and keep it alive. I don't have a problem with getting off topic. I have a problem with the way he trolls this site and somehow it goes over everybody's head.

 

Isn't there a specific topic for your hopes and dreams for your home park elsewhere? Since Darien Lake would be considered my home park it would just be nice to have a bit more relevant, intelligent conversation. It would be more understandable if he were 13, and hey maybe he is and lied about his age on this site.

 

Edit: I usually DO skip over his posts, but I had a good buzz last night and I got a good chuckle posting that. I didn't mean it in a literal way.

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I think people need to recognize feelings and such. It wasnt all that long ago that someone in this forum thread regularly was banned for a period of time. This is a forum to express freely and openly for discussion. That should be no matter how many times spinning coasters or slides to replace cuda falls are mentioned.

 

To be perfectly honest, sine removing cuda falls, the park definately needs new slides. I just dont expect them to go in the same spot where cuda falls was. And if a spinning coaster would fit in the galaxy theater it would probably make for a pretty cool ride.

 

Does darienlaker mention it alot? Yes, but they have a right to freely express their opinion here without being criticized or made fun of

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I think people need to recognize feelings and such. It wasnt all that long ago that someone in this forum thread regularly was banned for a period of time. This is a forum to express freely and openly for discussion. That should be no matter how many times spinning coasters or slides to replace cuda falls are mentioned.

 

To be perfectly honest, since removing 'cuda falls, the park definitely needs new slides. I just don't expect them to go in the same spot where 'cuda falls was. And if a spinning coaster would fit in the galaxy theater it would probably make for a pretty cool ride.

 

Does darienlaker mention it alot? Yes, but they have a right to freely express their opinion here without being criticized or made fun of

 

Well said *gives a round of applause* everyone has their opinions about Darien Lake and/or what they should get in 2015 or in the years to come after that, but others should not criticize on one's opinion about a certain theme park. So what If I or anyone else bring up the subject of spinning coasters or water slides for Darien Lake, we should respect the said opinions and not criticize or make fun of it.

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I think people need to recognize feelings and such. It wasnt all that long ago that someone in this forum thread regularly was banned for a period of time. This is a forum to express freely and openly for discussion. That should be no matter how many times spinning coasters or slides to replace cuda falls are mentioned.

 

To be perfectly honest, since removing 'cuda falls, the park definitely needs new slides. I just don't expect them to go in the same spot where 'cuda falls was. And if a spinning coaster would fit in the galaxy theater it would probably make for a pretty cool ride.

 

Does darienlaker mention it alot? Yes, but they have a right to freely express their opinion here without being criticized or made fun of

 

Well said *gives a round of applause* everyone has their opinions about Darien Lake and/or what they should get in 2015 or in the years to come after that, but others should not criticize on one's opinion about a certain theme park. So what If I or anyone else bring up the subject of spinning coasters or water slides for Darien Lake, we should respect the said opinions and not criticize or make fun of it.

In that case, Darien Lake should get an S&S free spin called Der Boogahr Flingher, It's flip'in CRRRAAZY, BOOGER FLICKING, GREEN STUFF, AAAAAAaaaaahhh! Also, a retheme of Ride Of Steel to Nyan Cat Flyers with track repainted like RAINBOWS! Pretty! Also, I have to go poop! I ate a spicy Slim Jim! Here it comes! MMMMMMM-AAAAAAAAAaaaaaaahhhhhhh.... (sighs). Now, where was I? Oh yeah! Look at my doggie! Oh, never mind. Now, Darien Lake also needs a resturaunt called Urban Pant Sagger Idiot That Smells Like Body Odor, with stupid stripper dancers and drunk people! Also, Darien Lake needs a beyond vertical drop (160 degrees) waterslide called Suicide Mission! Also, Six Flags should buy Darien Lake to then sell it again! Butts! Puke! Bah bah Blacksheeweep ave ooo anay wooooll! NOOO! (There, a sarcastic rant. Wasn't that lovely? )

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The majority of posts by DarienLaker are irrelevant and uninformed. He continually posts in this thread to bump it and keep it alive. I don't have a problem with getting off topic. I have a problem with the way he trolls this site and somehow it goes over everybody's head.

 

Isn't there a specific topic for your hopes and dreams for your home park elsewhere? Since Darien Lake would be considered my home park it would just be nice to have a bit more relevant, intelligent conversation. It would be more understandable if he were 13, and hey maybe he is and lied about his age on this site.

 

Edit: I usually DO skip over his posts, but I had a good buzz last night and I got a good chuckle posting that. I didn't mean it in a literal way.

 

The moderators will be paying more attention to this thread. I didn't see anything from Darien Laker that was out of line. Some posts are a little off topic, but a little bit and speculation and humor are welcome.

 

With that said, continue to skip over any posts but if a flame war starts there will be bans forthcoming.

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On a slightly more interesting note, Google Maps has updated its aerial imagery of Darien Lake to some point from this season, before the reintroduction of the Scrambler. It's pretty interesting to see Rowdy's Ridge and the Boardwalk areas sticking out from the rest of the park (in a good way, mind you---here's hoping similar refreshes occur to other areas in the future!)

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Huh, so the boardwalk area is just some new concrete and the S&S tower? I thought there was more to it than that. Rowdy's Ridge looks a little more sparse than I thought it was as well. Probably would have been bigger if they were outright HFEC additions, like the Grand Expo at SDC and County Fair at DW. I'm sure CNL has been keeping the capital expenditure budgets small.

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^Not exactly. A lot of the buildings in the area remained the same but were completely refurbished. The food area was redone and an Anchor Bar was added. Also a new mister was added, and the carousel and Giant Wheel were refurbished. Also the sky coaster was renamed Redhawk.

 

They are mostly little things but it made a huge impact on the area.

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Here is something different that I don't think anyone has done here before. Recently I've learned how to use a program called GIMP, which is basically a free version of Photoshop. One thing that this allows me to do is change colors of objects.

 

Now here is how this relates to the park. We have all been discussing about what rides should get refurbed or repainted. One of the rides that needs it the most is Mind Eraser.

 

This is the original photo taken by user Tanks4me05:

 

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After altering the colors of the supports, here is what they would look like painted green:

 

 

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This is really a better way to test colors than the traditional system, because you can see what the finished product would look like. If there are any specific colors anyone would like to see, I could alter the picture again.

 

Altogether this took a few days to complete but it was fun to do, and I am happy with the result.

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Superman in gold and blue. Superman in anything but superman colors.

 

Blue and red are also the colors of the Buffalo Bills, but most people would associate said colors with Superman. I'd much rather see Ride of Steel in red and black and Mind Eraser in green and orange!

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^^ Great work! I think that's one of the best paint jobs I've ever seen for an SLC (even if it is fictional!).

 

Thank You! The compliment is much appreciated.

 

I'd like to show a little bit more of the design process. What I do is create a new layer, then dye the whole screen a certain color. After messing with the settings, I erase the paint from around the objects that I am painting.

 

Here's what the supports look like painted:

 

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To change the colors, I can easily bucket fill the colors that I just painted. Here are a couple of simple ones that I completed with Viper:

 

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The colors of the track were supposed to be red and royal blue, respectively. However, the more faded a surface is, the more faded the paint comes out. Like on the shiny decals of the trains, the paint came out fine. It's one of the kinks that I am working out.

 

I hope to do more of these, and just not for this park. It might take awhile depending on my schedule, but RoS is one that I would like to do. It will take a little longer though, as the Intamin box track has a lot of ties.

 

I will gladly take the challenge, and someone can even provide the photo if they want to.

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Great job, coasterkid! Viper in purple and black actually looks pretty cool. The red and green of Mind Eraser reminds me of Christmas. Maybe change to dark orange track and dark green supports?

 

Your wish is granted! I personally like this combo myself.

 

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The green wouldn't go any darker, so i messed with the opacity to bring in some of the darker teal color. If you notice the sky looks more orange, it's because it is. I dyed the background to paint the track easier. If I took my time, I could've painted each rail and tie, but that would have taken about a week. At least we get to see what the combination would basically look like.

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