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Viking Fury receiving a new paint job!

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That's wonderful news. This is one of the few flat rides that I still have love for with the ongoing degradation of my equilibrium. Pirate ships truly are timeless classics.

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Nice to see it getting some cosmetic work. After the extended downtime last season (or maybe 2 seasons ago), I was hoping it wasn't heading for the chopping block. VF is my favorite flat in the park.

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It was just so nice to see this kind of news.  I hope they post more park updates, no matter how small!  I would literally sit and watch them spread mulch around if I were able to. :lol:

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5 minutes ago, KIfan73 said:

It was just so nice to see this kind of news.  I hope they post more park updates, no matter how small!  I would literally sit and watch them spread mulch around if I were able to. :lol:

Agreed, I’d love to see more various park updates or blog posts during this time. I wonder if they’re going to ever release the ridership numbers.

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2 hours ago, coaster sally said:

Our season pass money at work.

That’s fine with me...a worthy cause! :)

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1 hour ago, Oldschool75 said:

TASTE GREAT...LESS FILLING


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Alrighty lets start a chain!

TASTE GREAT...LESS FILLING

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On 3/30/2020 at 9:49 AM, IndyGuy4KI said:

 

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Looks like the actual ship was painted too.

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20 minutes ago, Shawn Meyer said:

Looks like the actual ship was painted too.

Yep. I hope the original details will remain as well.

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KI just tweeted a new picture of the paint job (LINK)

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Personally, I think the brown gave the ride a more rustic, natural appearance... I suppose the tan definitely helps it stick out more though. 

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I got to see the new paint job on Friday during my training, which was right next door in Emporium. I thought it looked nice; the new support color goes better with the trees than it looks like in photos.

 

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10 minutes ago, BeeastFarmer said:

Isn't that the color the supports were painted when it debuted?  Paging @KIghostguy

No, it was brown.

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11 minutes ago, KIghostguy said:

No, it was brown.

What, no additional behind the scenes story about how the park chose that particular shade of brown... or do we have to wait for your book...speaking of which, any update on its release? :)

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21 hours ago, KIghostguy said:

I got to see the new paint job on Friday during my training, which was right next door in Emporium. I thought it looked nice; the new support color goes better with the trees than it looks like in photos.

 

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I'm assuming they repainted it to make it pop out more instead of having it blend in among the trees

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14 minutes ago, standbyme said:

What, no additional behind the scenes story about how the park chose that particular shade of brown... or do we have to wait for your book...speaking of which, any update on its release? :)

The story behind Viking Fury is a genuinely interesting one! It will be included in the book, but unfortunately coronavirus threw the publishing company off-kilter and they have a backlog of projects. They’re aiming for a “mid-summer” release.

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I don't remember the paint color from my youth, but I assumed it was more tan than brown from this picture that was posted on KISP yesterday.  Of course, tech was not great back then, and lighting is in play.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Joiner and posted on KISP's Facebook page 6/15/2020.

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9 minutes ago, BeeastFarmer said:

I don't remember the paint color from my youth, but I assumed it was more tan than brown from this picture that was posted on KISP yesterday.  Of course, tech was not great back then, and lighting is in play.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Joiner and posted on KISP's Facebook page 6/15/2020.

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I think it’s just the lighting, if you look at the support toward the lower right by the queue, you can see that brown color.

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11 minutes ago, teenageninja said:

It's the tallest fastest longest Swinging Boat Ride ever to strike King Island.

Is it mean too? ;)

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