Tatsu’s Unforgettable Revival: Baynum Amusement Solutions Faced the Challenge Head-On

Buckle up for a story that’s as vibrant as the twists and turns of Tatsu, the legendary coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Last season, we teamed up with PPG to give Tatsu a makeover that still has everyone talking. 

Picture this: Tatsu, basking in the Californian sun for 16 years, needed a facelift. Six Flags Magic Mountain turned to us, and we knew it was our time to shine. Our mission? To not just repaint a coaster but to redefine its identity.

At Baynum, we take pride in our experience and the relationships we’ve built. Being the go-to team for amusement park transformations isn’t just a title; it’s a testament to the trust our clients place in us. We’ve been around the block, or should I say, the coaster, and Tatsu was no exception.

Our secret sauce? Well, it starts with partnerships. We teamed up with PPG for cutting-edge coatings, but it’s more than that. It’s about the years of collaboration, the understanding of what works best, and the assurance that when we take on a project, we bring not just paint but expertise to the table.

First things first, let’s talk about Tatsu’s transformation. A new color scheme isn’t just a fresh coat of paint; it’s a statement – that credit goes to the park, not us. Six Flags had a vision, and we were here to bring it to life. The vibrant green and orange? All them, and we were more than happy to wield the brushes. Visitors aren’t just witnessing a refreshed coaster; they’re experiencing the magic of a brand-new ride.

Now, let’s talk challenges. The topography of Tatsu’s location made this one of the trickiest projects we’ve ever taken on. Getting to the coaster for the paint job wasn’t a walk in the park – literally. Navigating the terrain and ensuring access to every nook and cranny of Tatsu was a puzzle we were determined to solve.

This wasn’t just a routine paint job; it was an intricate dance with the landscape. The twists and turns of Tatsu weren’t limited to the coaster itself but extended to the challenges we faced in reaching every inch of its steel structure.

What sets us apart? It’s not just the brush strokes or the vibrant colors. As the leading choice in amusement park transformations, our value proposition is simple – we bring more than just a service. We bring a legacy of excellence, a commitment to innovation, and a track record of turning aging coasters into the stars of the show.

As we celebrate the continued success of Tatsu’s transformation, we tip our hats to the real heroes – the park with its vision, our partners at PPG for delivering top-notch products, and our team that faced the challenge head-on. 

So, the next time you’re at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Tatsu whizzes by with its new look, remember the story behind the vibrancy. It’s not just a coaster; it’s a testament to overcoming challenges, collaborating with a vision, and turning an aging ride into a showstopper.

“Over the past few years we have partnered with Baynum Solutions on everything from rides to slides and Baynum has been up to the challenge. Baynum has been great at helping us through from picking out colors to using the right products for each job the will help with the longevity of the work being done. It has been not only a rewarding task but one that has allowed us to learn and grow with both Baynum and our parks.”

— Jerry Brick | Director of Construction and Maintenance , Palace Entertainment Read more testimonials

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