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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.

 

2009

DiamondbackM-11.jpg

2017

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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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The Racer is the obvious choice at KI.  With all the attention to the area formerly known as Coney Mall and Area 72, it sticks out like a sore thumb.  And the peeling paint and rotten wood is shameful on a coaster this important.  After that, repaint Diamondback.

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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 think Diamondback and The Racer need repainted the most, but Banshee is also starting to look kind of faded. It does not need repainted right away, but in a few years, it will probably need a repaint.

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On 5/8/2021 at 10:31 AM, grsupercity said:

I would say Diamondback. Am I remembering it wrong or does the lift hill have different colored supports compared to the rest of the ride?

Its color scheme was literally a combination of both Intimidator coasters.

 

 

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