linearinduction wrote:Speaking of Canyon Blaster's Trains, have both of them been repainted from the color shifting Teal/Purple to this Lime Green?
It wasn't just a "Pay to Enter" Park when it opened, but each ride also required "Points" on the Ticket you had to Purchase. My family visited shortly after Grand Slam Canyon opened and both Rim Runner and Canyon Blaster were running with all Boats and Both Trains. We waited 45 Minutes in a Line to Purchase our Wristband to enter the park and Point Tickets. Later, we had to wait in another 30 minute line to purchase more Points to be added to our tickets to ride Canyon Blaster more. It was a Pain in the Butt!
Yes both of them have been repainted, completely new parts. However, one of the trains must be out for rehab because it wasn't in the transfer area last week. One of them was repainted in the middle of last year and the other was just added just after Fright Dome. Personally I really liked the trains when they were white with the old Grand Slam Canyon logo on it. The last remaining signage that said Grand Slam Canyon was removed last year. It was on a scale from the "Guess your Age or Weight" booth. It had the old logo Grand Slam Canyon and "Adventuredome" as the tag line.
I had totally forgotten about the point system on the rides as I was six when the park opened. But it totally sounds like a pain! But I do remember waiting in long lines for both Canyon Blaster and Rim Runner. It has been a long time since I've seen them run both trains on Canyon Blaster, but when they do, they did an amazing job! Just think about how short the ride is. When running both trains they need to dispatch the train that is in the station before the train on the course passes the second loop to avoid stacking the trains. Anyone who has experienced being stacked on Canyon Blaster knows it is a painful experience!The only brakes on the course are in the station and in the transfer area. It was crazy sitting in the front row and coming in seeing the train waiting in the station and you slamming into the brake run.
I was browsing the web and found these rare construction photos from Grand Slam Canyon.timeflix.com/projects/grand_slam_canyon.html
Here's the old slides, this area is where the Bumper Cars are today.
This is the area where Chaos is today.
Here is a neat look back at all of the changes Canyon Blaster's trains have gone through in the last 16 years!RCDB
Here are the original colors of the trains with the old logos. Note seven cars.
The second set of colors right after the last car was removed, and before the renaming of the park.
The third set of colors.
And finally the current set.www.themeparkreview.com/denver2005/waterworld/waterworld1.htm
I just wandered upon this as well. From TPR Water World in Denver, CO
The short lived skyway from Grand Slam Canyon, I wonder if this is the actual one from the park.
I only rode it at Grand Slam Canyon one time.
The only logo I could find from ultimaterollercoaster.com
For the park it said "Grand Slam Canyon" where Canyon Blaster is and "Adventuredome" on the bottom.