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Diamondback has looked really bad recently with its incredibly faded paint job. It dominates Rivertown to such a degree that repainting it would liven up the whole area to an extent. Cedar Fair recently repainted Intimidator at Carowinds which is one year younger than Diamondback, so that gives me hope a Diamondback repaint is coming soon.

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2 hours ago, larralu said:

I picked the Woodstock express. It was one of my first rides growing up and now my six-year-old loves it. I’ve been saying for the last few years that it could definitely use some love.

The old yellow color would fit right in with Woodstock too :)

 

26 minutes ago, FUN&ONLY! said:

Diamondback has looked really bad recently with its incredibly faded paint job. It dominates Rivertown to such a degree that repainting it would liven up the whole area to an extent. Cedar Fair recently repainted Intimidator at Carowinds which is one year younger than Diamondback, so that gives me hope a Diamondback repaint is coming soon.

My vote was also for Diamondback.  Definitely agree that it is looking really faded these days and a refresh would give Rivertown as a whole a sharper look.  

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28 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

Here is a comparison for DB. This is the best similar photos that we have. It is amazing what the sun does to paint.

 

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Diamondback looked way better in 2009 than it looks now. It’s not even close! That section of Rivertown just seems more dull these days. The splashdown is still an amazing visual spectacle though.

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43 minutes ago, Kyle100991 said:

Seeing all the work that's been going into The Racer, I think a repaint should be on the list too.

I don’t think The Racer looks bad (at least from angles viewable to park guests), but it definitely could benefit from a repaint (maybe they could repaint it to its original colors). However, I still think Diamondback needs a repaint more.

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Personally, I would like if the supports were repainted to match the rest of the supports on the ride.  Also, if that were done, when the paint does fade, it isn`t as noticeable with the tan paint, compared to the yellow of the lift/drop supports.

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I agree Diamondback is in need but The Racer should get it first. If you look at it from the antique autos it's like white and grey because all the paint is chipped and worn off the wood. Racer and Diamondback are definitely the 2 in need but I'm praying The Racer gets the red white and blue color scheme! 

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Well Racer got it's repaint and looks great. Hopefully next offseason they will repaint Diamondback. I feel like it sticks out the most of any of the others as well due to it's size making it even more noticeable how faded it has gotten. I like the striking visual of the yellow supports but wonder if it would be better to just make them tan like the rest so it isn't as noticeable in the future when the yellow fades.

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