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Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby Demonlover13 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:15 pm

According to posts on Sfgamworld.com, Sky Trek Tower is in the process of being repainted, but in blue. Any thoughts?
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby MGA1 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:12 pm

What shade of blue? Maybe both Gurnee and Santa Clara will have matching towers again (Gurnee's is 100+ ft taller though). When Marriott installed the Towers in both parks, the cabins were both "Great America" Red. The Santa Clara park repainted their cabin "Great America" blue sometime in 1989 or 1990 but it still retained the original white *GREAT*AMERICA* logo underneath. In 2004, Paramount Parks repainted the cabin again in a darker blue with a series of white stars on the bottom and renamed it Star Tower.
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby Demonlover13 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:27 pm

From what I've heard and seen, the tower itself will be normal blue (Like Superman Ultimate Flight) The Top of the tower and cabin will also be a different color, however I'm not sure of what.
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby sfgam » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:59 pm

Top of tower is to be red, Cabin is to be white and tower is to be blue.
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby RandyV » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:24 pm

I kind of like the patriotic theme of red, white & blue. I'm sure it'll look odd given that it's been white for the past 30 years.

Hopefully they leave the "Great America" wording on the bottom.
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby Demonlover13 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:03 pm

It was changed to "Six Flags" on the bottom quite a few years ago. It'll be interesting to see how it'll look now if they end up putting anything.
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby CoasterComet » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:45 am

I'm so glad someone is alive in this forum! I thought I was the only one, hey everyone, check out my American Eagle thread a couple topics down!

I'm glad the tower is getting painted. The CA version looks great! (in pics anyway). I sure would like to see "GREAT AMERICA" on the bottom of the cabin, with the stars, as it was originally. I know that won't happen (any time soon, anyway). Six Flags has really robbed some parks of GREAT theme park names - Great America, Magic Mountain being my favorites.

Man, I remember waiting in line for 30 minutes for that tower when I was little, watching "Great America" with stars going up and down over and over. And listening to the Whizzer in the distance, of course. Thank god the powers that be have kept so many of our original rides.
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby jimmy gimbels » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:19 pm

Painting is complete on the tower....blue pole with red cap, cabin in also red. Today they added the words "Six Flags" on the tower but the lettering does not look right. Better luck next time guys!
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby jonrev » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:00 pm

Cabin is still in the process of being painted. Looks like it will be turning white. Knowing Six Flags; the bottom will probably have an advertisement of some sorts on it as they already have "SIX FLAGS" on the tower.

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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby TripplePlay93 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:15 pm

I think it is so ugly.
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Re: Gurnee's Sky Trek Tower in the process of new paintjob

Postby Arrow Guy » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:15 pm

Was there Sunday for FF. While I'm glad it was running & received some attention, I can't shake the feeling I get when I see SF plaster their name all over attractions. Same for the highway sign. Looks great but they seem hellbent on minimizing any reference to the park's individuality. I'm sure they put branding first for a reason.
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