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So here's a question...

 

The RMC Rumor that's been floating around for Colossus is coming up soon, but if they take out Colossus to 'redo' it, then it's still SFMM's 19th Coaster yet again. Do we think it's possible they may get a stand alone NEW credit for the big Colossus Treatment, or perhaps leave one side alone so they can make a big deal out of the parks 20th Coaster? Or maybe yet another kiddie coaster too!??!

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Any word on if this is one of the existing Vekoma Junior Coaster models or a custom one?

Pretty sure this will be a Zamperla.

 

One of these:

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What the heck, at this point I say they should go for broke and be the first park with 10 kiddie/junior credits!! I'm sure there's plenty from the catalog they haven't used yet - vekoma junior suspended, kiddie woodie, kiddie boomerang (I think there's one of those in Europe, correct?), a newer B&M.......

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So Speedy Gonzales is now considered offensive to hispanics and the L.A. area has the highest concentration of Spanish speaking people in the United States.

 

So Magic Mountain is putting in a new Speedy Gonzales roller coaster.

 

Did I get that right?

 

I hate political correctness but find this surprising and kind of feel like they're inviting controversy.

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I'm actually surprised SFMM hasn't tried something like the newer models of Vekoma Jr Suspendeds. I love that they're really focused on appealing to the whole family in terms of their coaster catalogue, and I feel like an extended version of one of these could be a great addition to appeal to families. Anyway, cool to see them focusing on the whole family!

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So Speedy Gonzales is now considered offensive to hispanics and the L.A. area has the highest concentration of Spanish speaking people in the United States.

 

So Magic Mountain is putting in a new Speedy Gonzales roller coaster.

 

Did I get that right?

 

I hate political correctness but find this surprising and kind of feel like they're inviting controversy.

 

I doubt anyone will care....at all. I know plenty of Hispanic people who don't care about a Speedy and no one I know here is offended by him...

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Any word on if this is one of the existing Vekoma Junior Coaster models or a custom one?

Pretty sure this will be a Zamperla.

 

One of these:

 

Ah that'd make sense too. Someone previously had mentioned that though so I assumed it was going to be a Vekoma.

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Speedy Gonzales? That was already old when I was young, let alone now! I don't know if I even knew he was a mouse. Why didn't they call it Mr. Six's DanceCoaster?

 

At least we know there is the possibility of adults riding, but I guess time will tell if you actually need a kid, or if the press release (shockingly) just wasn't tailored to credit whores...

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So Speedy Gonzales is now considered offensive to hispanics and the L.A. area has the highest concentration of Spanish speaking people in the United States.

 

So Magic Mountain is putting in a new Speedy Gonzales roller coaster.

 

Did I get that right?

 

I hate political correctness but find this surprising and kind of feel like they're inviting controversy.

 

I doubt anyone will care....at all. I know plenty of Hispanic people who don't care about a Speedy and no one I know here is offended by him...

 

I agree. Speedy Gonzales is only an innocent cartoon, not sure if people will get offended.

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So Speedy Gonzales is now considered offensive to hispanics and the L.A. area has the highest concentration of Spanish speaking people in the United States.

 

So Magic Mountain is putting in a new Speedy Gonzales roller coaster.

 

Did I get that right?

 

I hate political correctness but find this surprising and kind of feel like they're inviting controversy.

 

I doubt anyone will care....at all. I know plenty of Hispanic people who don't care about a Speedy and no one I know here is offended by him...

 

You're preaching to the choir but in such an over-sensitive society I find the move surprising, that's all. I agree that the majority of people don't care, but unfortunately the small number of self-important people that do (or act like they do) are the ones that make a big stink to the P.R. department. Remember when they had to pull and apologize for the "More Flags, More Fun" commercial?

 

Why would you use a likeness that you already know offends special interests groups (and was pulled from Cartoon Network because it was deemed offensive)? I agree that most people don't find it offensive but It's not worth the headache of dealing with the groups that do.

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Oh my Gawd! The Frito Bandito! I loved him. I remember his song.

 

Ay Ay Yi Ya!

I am the Frito Bandito.

I love Frito corn chips you know that I do.

So I run around and I steal them from you.

Ay Ay Yi Ya!

I am the Frito Bandito.

 

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So Speedy Gonzales is now considered offensive to hispanics and the L.A. area has the highest concentration of Spanish speaking people in the United States.

 

So Magic Mountain is putting in a new Speedy Gonzales roller coaster.

 

Did I get that right?

 

I hate political correctness but find this surprising and kind of feel like they're inviting controversy.

 

I doubt anyone will care....at all. I know plenty of Hispanic people who don't care about a Speedy and no one I know here is offended by him...

 

You're preaching to the choir but in such an over-sensitive society I find the move surprising, that's all. I agree that the majority of people don't care, but unfortunately the small number of self-important people that do (or act like they do) are the ones that make a big stink to the P.R. department. Remember when they had to pull and apologize for the "More Flags, More Fun" commercial?

 

Why would you use a likeness that you already know offends special interests groups (and was pulled from Cartoon Network because it was deemed offensive)? I agree that most people don't find it offensive but It's not worth the headache of dealing with the groups that do.

 

I really can't even see how its offensive. Its a mouse, who is Hispanic. He does mouse things and gets into mouse trouble. He doesn't do offensive Hispanic things at all. Just runs around fast and tries to not die from being a mouse, lol.

 

I just don't see why naming it after this character will be any issue at all.

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I agree that I don't find him offensive at all, I just brought it up since it's been a controversial cartoon in the past and was at one point pulled off of Cartoon Network because of people being offended.

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Am I the only one who finds this new addition really pointless?

 

Why add a junior coaster, when you clearly don't need one? Just imagine if they had spent the money on a family flat ride instead, maybe a Mack Twist n Splash?

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So here's a question...

 

The RMC Rumor that's been floating around for Colossus is coming up soon, but if they take out Colossus to 'redo' it, then it's still SFMM's 19th Coaster yet again. Do we think it's possible they may get a stand alone NEW credit for the big Colossus Treatment, or perhaps leave one side alone so they can make a big deal out of the parks 20th Coaster? Or maybe yet another kiddie coaster too!??!

 

Do they count Colossus as 2 coasters now?

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Am I the only one who finds this new addition really pointless?

 

Why add a junior coaster, when you clearly don't need one? Just imagine if they had spent the money on a family flat ride instead, maybe a Mack Twist n Splash?

 

Trust me, I think this is pretty much a quick scheme to get to twenty. Other than that it has no point.

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