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  1. I apologize for bumping this thread but...Death Train. And to top from what I have seen it's the only remaining Schwarzkopf Katapult operating (unless some are on the traveling circuit). Why on earth would you name something Death Train? Like, I get it; there are zillions of coasters out there that are named after things/animals/phenomena that can kill us but explicitly naming it "Death Train" seems like poor taste. At least rename Manhattan Express to Pain Train because that would make sense! Also: Joker: Okayyyy...Joker's what exactly? Oh it's just called Joker? Not Joker's Jinx, Joker's Revenge, or even Joker: The Ride? Not even The Joker? Six Flags, please, you're killing me! Colossus: The Fire Dragon: Great ride at (from what I heard) a really great park but I feel like the name came from a disagreement where one person wanted "Colossus" and the other "Fire Dragon." Beaver Land Mine Ride sounds like a 1970s adult movie. Well High Speed Thrill Coaster was a thing
  2. Coney Island Cyclone on September 20th! What a great ride that was.
  3. There's one of those at the mall near me that has some CP coasters in it; I know Gemini is one of them, and I think Blue Streak is another. That said I can pretty much do what that does by watching a TPR POV and tilt my desk chair along with it.
  4. Revive: Togo Ultratwisters. No, seriously; they were the only company to actually pull off this type of coaster successfully. Intamin only built one and last I checked it's SBNO, and Arrow's pipeline coaster never made it out of prototyping. Can't really say what to kill off or not bring back, but Ultratwisters should definitely be brought back.
  5. ^Montaña Rusa just simply means "Russian Mountain", which is another name for Roller Coaster. Which is just as over used, granted.
  6. I'm assuming that was with the old TOGO trains? And for those who have ridden it recently, how do the new(er) trains compare?
  7. Even though I've never been on it, I like what Crazy Coaster at Nanhu used (though from what I could tell in the video, it sounds like the ride's music system was hooked up to one of the op's music players). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EYOJSO_sio
  8. This name is not about that element, referring to the element is a bonus. I think Helix is a very good name, sounds so high-tech. Agree to disagree. I personally think it's unoriginal and sounds like Liseberg ran out of names for rides. At least it isn't Dark Ride like these three coasters: http://rcdb.com/1422.htm http://rcdb.com/2395.htm http://rcdb.com/8657.htm
  9. What happened at Gröna Lund? Unless I'm mistaken, I think he meant the incident at Terra Mitica which forced all ZacSpins to be closed temporarily.
  10. I had a dream where SFNE Cyclone was reverted back to its old self...until it became some sort of jumping train ride. And by that I mean the track became a boardwalk and the train literally took off from the hills. Oh yeah and it became a powered ride halfway through AND it was partially converted by RMC. How awkward.
  11. The first one I can understand. Yes it is closed but it doesn't take away the fact that it is was his/her favorite coaster. The others are stucking fupid however.
  12. "Locker" is a wordfilter used for a storage bin with a lock on it. It's a TPR thing. I think you should be fine with backpacks. When I went to SFNE most rides had storage bins/cubbies on the other side of the platform and if they didn't, there would be lockers outside the station.
  13. Parking at SFNE is $25, regardless if you buy ahead of time or at the gate. That was from my experience in July; I don't think they changed it since.
  14. I forgot to mention Helix. Beautiful coaster and it looks very fun from the POVs, but the name sucks. It's like naming a ride "Vertical Loop", "Airtime Hill", or everyone's favorite, Corkscrew. At least it has a helix.
  15. Does Happy Valley still have any Vekoma rides under construction or pending at its parks? I'm starting to think this was originally supposed to be a Vekoma and somehow the two companies had something happen and thus we have a Vekoma design built by B&M.
  16. That's the Paris Metro; Lines 1, 4, 6, 11, and 14 use rubber tired trains. Same with the Montreal Metro, Mexico City Metro, and a few others that use the Paris Metro technology (rubber tired trains were invented in France). And as long as people count powered coasters as credits, these count.
  17. Rides that have names that rhyme can get silly. Ragin' Cajun, Steamin' Demon, and Fujin Raijin come to mind. Steamin' Demon sounds like a bad night after Taco Bell too.
  18. You might be a coaster nerd if you count rubber tired metro lines as credits due to them having side friction wheels. It's like any side friction coaster, right?
  19. My question is this: what on Earth happened to it when it was moved from Kentucky? I've never heard of bad rides when it was Chang but now it's getting poor reviews.
  20. Dizzy Love and Whirling Passion would be a GREAT name for a spinning coaster. Instead it's given to a knock-off SLC.
  21. Here's what I'm expecting: Mantis in itself isn't going anywhere. I'm expecting floorless trains (which alludes to Mantis being "squashed" as I think the floorless trains are slightly shorter than the stand-ups), the ride to be repainted and to be renamed. The Mantis name gets used for a ride at another CF park, which alludes to Mantis being "relocated."
  22. Here's what's interesting.... Six Flags Astroworld: Batman The Escape - relocated from Six Flags Great Adventure Mayan Mindbender - relocated from Boblo Island Texas Tornado - relocated from the fair circuit Ultra Twister - relocated from Six Flags Great Adventure Viper - relocated from Six Flags St. Louis For years, people HATED and COMPLAINED that all they ever got was relocated crap from other parks... that is until they announced the park was going to close and then all those rides were cherished and beloved to everyone because they were about to be lost forever. Moral of the story? If Dorney Park ends up with Mantis, at least you didn't end up with Serial Thriller!!!! So shut up and quit your annoying complaining!!!! --Robb "I don't think the Six Flags America people complained this much when they actually got Iron Wolf!" Alvey Unless Dorney is in fear of closing the dry side, I don't think it's accurate comparing it to a defunct park that may not be defunct if their collection wasn't an array of dated hand-me-downs. Mantis might spike the attendance numbers for a year, but it is not the type of quality attraction that will keep people coming back. After 10 years of no new coaster additions, it'd be disappointing if that's what they came up with. To me, it'd be better suited at a park like KD or CW, to bolster already solid lineups that have seen major additions the last few years, with something new and custom going to parks like Dorney and Knott's. With all that said, it's a coaster, and I'll still be visiting next year. But, I was hoping more for Dorney's next addition than a 3rd straight hand-me-down, even if it meant a couple more years of nothing. KD already has a stand-up coaster, and while Skyrider at CW is closing I don't think Shockwave will for a few more years. As for CW, I don't know. It would seem odd to close down a stand-up and then receive another stand-up.
  23. Great names that are overused: Goliath: Great name for a ride but it is so overused. It really should be kept for rides at least above 250 feet, to which there is only one. Viper: I know vipers are pretty fearsome snakes and the the word makes a great name for a ride, but alas it has been used too many times. There are other dangerous snakes out there. Generic names (how awkward) : Roller Coaster: It's fine for older coasters (since usually the rides named Roller Coaster were either the first or in some cases only coaster in the park), but not when it's a new ride. The worst offense goes to what was then known as Manhattan Express, which I thought was a clever name. Flight Deck: Of all the Cedar Fair renames of the Paramount rides, this one is/was probably the worst. Dominator actually sounds cool (and possibly a better name than Batman: Knight Flight), and Afterburn goes better with the fighter jet theme from the Top Gun movies the rides had. Flight Deck just sounds so bland. Ride of Steel: I liked the original Superman: Ride of Steel name for the 3 coasters (4, if you count the Spanish name). It was a witty take on Superman's title "The Man of Steel." When Darien Lake was offloaded from Six Flags the Superman part was dropped from the ride. Could they not rename the ride to something? At least Predator wasn't renamed "Ride of Wood." Big One: What's the biggest coaster at Blackpool? Coasters that share the model name of the ride: Yes, that means Boomerang, Wacky Worm, Big Apple, Zyklon, Wildcat, Wild Mouse, etc. The worst is Suspended Looping Coaster, especially if it's one of the Chinese knock-offs (though that said from what I have seen most Chinese knock-off coasters use the model name for the actual ride name), or one of my least favorites, Boomerang: Coast to Coaster. Ugh. Rides that have the height in the name: Intimidator is a great name for a ride, and while I can understand putting the heights at the end of that name to differentiate the two coasters, why is Fury Fury 325? Like Intimidator, Fury is an excellent name for the ride and for now there's only one Fury built. Just plain bad names: Sooperdooperlooper: I know it was the first vertical looping coaster in the eastern part of the US but the name is just so...dorky. Rita: What's next, "Tamara?" "Jason?" "Elizabeth?" Coastrider: Really any pun on "roller coaster" can apply here Smiler: Sounds like something for a kiddy ride, though in that sense it works well in an oddly twisted way. Kinda makes me want to see a hyper coaster named Wacky Worm. All that said there are plenty of great names for rides.
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