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Weren't the issues with Rolling Thunder more structural in nature? From what I understand, the right side couldn't reopen without significant repairs to the structure, and management felt it was more cost-effective to remove the coaster rather than repair it.

 

I don't recall, but it did reopen with the retracking, but I don't know all the facts. Just that they invested in a retracking but then didn't run it very long afterwards.

 

In the end it can all be summed up in "enthusiasts don't know all the facts" My apologies for continuing the off topic discussion.

 

Thanks to Chris and Joey for their input as I do believe Montezooma's Revenge will run as long as it is cost efficient for KBF. But with the trend in Schwarzkopf's being removed it is understandable why it becomes a constant rumor.

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Not to derail this thread any further, but a huge part of the problem is there not anything actually tough about them. They exist, and some businesses (like Knotts when they were open for all their fo

Toughest mask mandates in the country for months and months. When will masks start working? 

Here's some random night shots from Taste of Merry Farm.   Camp Snoopy looked the best at night, imo.  I guess I like the lights up the trees thing the best.      The Bear-Y Tales

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Montezooma's Revenge will have orange track and greenish color supports.

 

That's what I suspected since there was a little bit of dark green on the front spike supports if you look at my photos a couple pages back.

 

I rather like Rougarou's color scheme, so if it's along those lines I'm a happy camper. Wonder if they're gonna repaint/restyle the train as well or pull a SFMM and leave it alone (looking at you, Scream).

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Here are a few photos of the park today:

Train track almost ready

Monte painting

Sky Cabin is getting worked on and will hopefully re-open soon. Benches were leaning against the fence for repairs. Part of rear wall of cabin was removed so you can see through cabin. Cabin wa raised later in day but didn't take a photo.

Cement truck putting up water slide supports and track waiting for installation

Locked in an OTSR and waiting for the Revolution

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Rear wall of Sky Cabin removed

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Sky Cabin

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Benches against the fence

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Train track and station

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Train track and station

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Locked up and Revolution is coming

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Monte quite orangish

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Monte quite orangish

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Stanton Ave water park construction entrance

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Stanton Ave water park construction entrance

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Cement trucks building slide towers

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^^ I completely forgot about the water park expansion until your photo update!

 

I'm really curious about this sky cabin situation. Windseeker was ultimately removed for a very similar situation, and it was much newer than the sky tower. I hope it remains, but we will know soon enough I guess.

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I hate the new paint on Zoom. But also, please riddle me this...

 

Why are there FOUR yellow/orange/red coasters literally right next to each other? Plus Coast Rider and Pony, that brings the total to 6 out of 9 painted coasters (GR not included) that have the same color palette. Is orange paint just really cheap or something?

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I hate the new paint on Zoom. But also, please riddle me this...

 

Why are there FOUR yellow/orange/red coasters literally right next to each other? Plus Coast Rider and Pony, that brings the total to 6 out of 9 painted coasters (GR not included) that have the same color palette. Is orange paint just really cheap or something?

 

I totally get how you feel. But then I sat and thought about it, and maybe they are doing it for consistency? Maybe the Monte/Jaguar/Sierra Sidewinder blob will look a little better with consistent colors as opposed to three different colors? I don't know... it's just a thought.

 

Let's be real: when they paint Xcelerator's track at some point or another, it will probably be orange. Maybe they can get some Home Depot ads or something.

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In my perfect world, I'd say...

 

1. restore jaguar's track back to dark red and keep the tan supports

2. Restore Zoom back to yellow

3. Repaint Sidewinder to Camp Snoopy colors. Forrest green track with tan supports

4. Leave Bullet as is

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In my perfect world, I'd say...

 

1. restore jaguar's track back to dark red and keep the tan supports

2. Restore Zoom back to yellow

3. Repaint Sidewinder to Camp Snoopy colors. Forrest green track with tan supports

4. Leave Bullet as is

5. Repaint Boomerang Invisible/ To look like a B&M Giga

 

Fixed

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In my perfect world, I'd say...

 

1. restore jaguar's track back to dark red and keep the tan supports

2. Restore Zoom back to yellow

3. Repaint Sidewinder to Camp Snoopy colors. Forrest green track with tan supports

4. Leave Bullet as is

5. Repaint Boomerang Invisible/ To look like a B&M Giga

 

Fixed

 

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I went to KBF on Monday and I was able to snap an updated pic of Montezooma's Revenge.

 

I personally think that MR looks amazing by itself, as the orange shade they picked is really pretty and the paint makes MR look new and fresh. However, with all of the other red/orange rides next to MR, it looks kinda weird.

 

Also sorry for the kinda low quality of this pic- I went with some friends who don't get the chance to visit KBF often, so I didn't want to drag them around so that I could take some pictures.

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My dream is Silver Bullet to be repainted.... Silver. It would look so much more subtle than that obnoxious orange.

 

Aside from it's obnoxious all-red lift hill, I absolutely love Silver Bullet's color scheme. I can think of 5 other coasters in the park I'd rather see painted a different color before Silver Bullet.

 

So now that Monte is about finished, that means every coaster in the park has been re-painted in the last 5 years... except Xcelerator. Is there an actual reason they are keeping it that super faded pink? I don't buy the "it's too difficult to paint" reason, considering Cedar Point was able to repaint Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster.

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So now that Monte is about finished, that means every coaster in the park has been re-painted in the last 5 years... except Xcelerator. Is there an actual reason they are keeping it that super faded pink? I don't buy the "it's too difficult to paint" reason, considering Cedar Point was able to repaint Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster.

 

This had me thinking...

 

If they were to repaint Xcelerator, how would they be able to paint the Top Hat? There's probably a way but the fact that it doesn't have a catwalk on top (or whatever it's called that Kingda Ka and TTD have) makes it seem very difficult.

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So now that Monte is about finished, that means every coaster in the park has been re-painted in the last 5 years... except Xcelerator. Is there an actual reason they are keeping it that super faded pink? I don't buy the "it's too difficult to paint" reason, considering Cedar Point was able to repaint Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster.

 

This had me thinking...

 

If they were to repaint Xcelerator, how would they be able to paint the Top Hat? There's probably a way but the fact that it doesn't have a catwalk on top (or whatever it's called that Kingda Ka and TTD have) makes it seem very difficult.

 

This is just me thinking out loud, but I'm sure they could put a crane in that small backstage area or, if they needed to, close off part of the road behind it for a large crane. It probably is more difficult than most coasters, but I wouldn't label it as impossible. I guess the day Xcelerator gets re-painted is also the day Tatsu gets re-painted

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