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I just want to take a moment out to send some kudos to BGT's PR and Marketing team for the sheer amount of patience they have for dealing with some of the responses they've been getting on their Facebook page.

 

I know I give some of our members crap for being rude or obnoxious, and yes, some people have gotten banned from TPR because they just don't seem to be able to express an opinion professionally, but man, if you read some of the responses that have been posted to their Facebook page, I don't know how they don't explode with frustration towards these people.

 

They have a LOT more patience than I do!

 

I fully understand that some people will have an opinion, and not always a positive opinion. That's fine. But post it in a way that someone will actually take you seriously.

 

Enough said.

 

--Robb

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While I feel sort of bad for Busch for taking so much heat for the name, it is a really really bad name. It is another case of some suits in an office somewhere so out of touch with reality.

 

I asked this before and didn't get a response, did anyone hear of a price tag yet?

 

Ugh, this quote from Tampabay.com "We think the name is self-explanatory, so we're not changing our mind," said Jim Dean, park general manager. He should have said, "so we're not changing our mind's again today." I heard somewhere today that when the GM was talking to some people he accidentally called it Cheetaka, true story, lol.

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I have also been following all the heat they have been getting on their facebook page. It's just part of this whole new "age of facebook" and other social media. Every new attraction that has been announced this year in the US has been done on facebook and has also suffered from tons of negative comments from amusement park enthusiasts and the general public alike. Its all part of this whole learning curve that goes with the new ways of social media. Parks are using facebook, and other sites to spread information and buzz about their new products (as every business is), and in the process, putting themselves in open territory for criticism. When an unknowing fan of a park goes to one of these facebook pages and sees nothing but tons of negative comments about a product, we can all bet that this will rub off on a good percent of viewers, and we will see many people jump on the same bandwagon. Whether your announcing a seeker of the wind, a coaster that dives like a dare devil, a hunt of the cheetahs, or making a giant even bigger in Texas, people are gonna have things to complain about. Now, because of social media, we have a much bigger arena to publicly see this occur. Parks will learn how to use these means of publicity to their greatest advantage in the upcoming years, but for now, facebook is still "new" for many established marketing teams at parks, and it will take a few years for them to figure things out. Patience my young padawans.

 

Michael (I remember when Batman the Ride was announced and no one complained about a thing) Schwitek

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While I feel sort of bad for Busch for taking so much heat for the name, it is a really really bad name.

No it's not really really bad. Not at all. It may not be as creative as names we've seen out of Busch in the past, but saying it's really really bad is not accurate. "Drop Tower" is a really really bad name. "Flight Deck" is a really really bad name. Cheetah Hunt is not really really bad, it's just not what we were expecting and a bit disappointing. But it's not really really bad. Get real.

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I don't get people complaining about a name. How can you hate a name? What the devil does a name have to do with a coaster. I'm with Robb, it's nowhere near as bad as Drop Tower, or Flight Deck, or Ride of Steel Sans Superman (What the hell, Darien Lake?)

 

tsk tsk tsk, so much nitpicking...this is why I never became an ACEr, despite the fact that I tend to eat like one.

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While I feel sort of bad for Busch for taking so much heat for the name, it is a really really bad name.

No it's not really really bad. Not at all. It may not be as creative as names we've seen out of Busch in the past, but saying it's really really bad is not accurate. "Drop Tower" is a really really bad name. "Flight Deck" is a really really bad name. Cheetah Hunt is not really really bad, it's just not what we were expecting and a bit disappointing. But it's not really really bad. Get real.

 

Flight deck = Drop Tower = Cheetah Hunt. For real, you will never be able to sway my opinion that this is a really really bad name. Years of have cool names for their big roller coasters and they just through away a cool tradition of amazing names. Some of you can say "it is just a name," but companies put millions of dollars into names and logos, the name does matter. BGT is my home park, and the ride is still going to be amazing, but to argue that this whole naming thing is not a huge blunder, is ridiculous, the outcry on facebook alone says so.

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It was a fake name created by the Busch Gardens creative team/marketing/whatever name they have (cause I'm not sure!)

 

also gave them a head fake by trademarking the made-up word Cheetaka last winter, then picking another name — Cheetah Hunt — for the attraction.

 

Busch passed over Cheetaka as too hard to say and not descriptive of the ride: a coaster mimicking the movement of a galloping Cheetah chasing its prey.

 

www.tampabay.com/news/business/tourism/busch-gardens-reveals-details-about-its-new-cheetah-hunt-roller-coaster/1127882

 

^A lot of people on their facebook page are really trying to argue something, so I dunno....

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^^^Yeah, obviously because all of those people of facebook are so smart and really great at explaining their negative criticism.

 

It's not a 'huge blunder' as you state!!! They're not going to sell less merchandise because of the name, they're not going to have people not ride it because of the name. They didn't put MILLIONS of dollars into the name...a couple thousand at the most for graphic art and design. And just like when we did the Club TPR Logo I'm sure they had at least five alternates ready to go for any reason.

 

Yes the name sucks, but you're really wrong.

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So here is my 4 cents on this totally wicked attraction:

 

1. Inatamin's OTSR's really don't bother me all that much, so I could care less

2. Cheetah Hunt, it's a name, not sure it's a cool coaster name, but that's what it's called and it describes what the ride is all about as do several coaster names like "dueling dragons" or "Mean Streak", so I'm fine with it.

3. three launched sections; needs no commentary, speaks loudly for itself

4. If they would've named it prowler, not only would the real prowler had come down to kick it's ass, it woulda brought an intamin cable to do it with

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Flight deck = Drop Tower = Cheetah Hunt. For real, you will never be able to sway my opinion that this is a really really bad name..

That's fine. Don't be a douche on how you present your opinion. You were harsh and forgot to say "I think..."

 

^^^Yeah, obviously because all of those people of facebook are so smart and really great at explaining their negative criticism.

 

It's not a 'huge blunder' as you state!!! They're not going to sell less merchandise because of the name, they're not going to have people not ride it because of the name. They didn't put MILLIONS of dollars into the name...a couple thousand at the most for graphic art and design. And just like when we did the Club TPR Logo I'm sure they had at least five alternates ready to go for any reason.

 

Yes the name sucks, but you're really wrong.

Dear, don't waste your time. The guy is clueless.

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this will be a awesome addition to the park itself, but I agree with the whole name thing

 

Try living with Kennywood's new coaster by the name of Sky Rocket! - sounds like something from the 60s, and there wasn't even a contest to name it! Great coaster though.

 

http://www.kennywood.com/attractions/NEWfor2010.php

 

and it could it in a lot of people's back yards!

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This just gives me all new reason to go to Florida next year! I wasn't really planning on visiting Florida again for a couple of years after the January trip this year, but this announcement definitely has gotten my juices flowing to plan another trip once this attraction is open.

 

To be honest, one of the huge positive's from our January visit to Busch (that wasn't named Montu) was the animal encounter with the tigers and orangutans. I had not visited since they opened these exhibits and we must have spent at least two hours (between the two days we were there) just watching the animals. I am looking very forward to seeing this new animal exhibit!

 

And of course, Cheetah Hunt just adds another entire new dimension of awesomeness to an already great coaster line-up. We all knew it was going to be kick-ass when they mentioned Intamin and multiple launch and this looks to deliver some great thrills!

 

Opening in spring, perhaps we'll go a little later so I can finally hit up the water park as well. We already know there is a campground nearby as well as a reasonably priced nice golf course! YAY!

 

 

Undoubtedly, a really great job by the Busch marketing group...kudo's to them on this announcement as well as the one at BGE!

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Flight deck = Drop Tower = Cheetah Hunt. For real, you will never be able to sway my opinion that this is a really really bad name..

That's fine. Don't be a douche on how you present your opinion. You were harsh and forgot to say "I think..."

 

^^^Yeah, obviously because all of those people of facebook are so smart and really great at explaining their negative criticism.

 

It's not a 'huge blunder' as you state!!! They're not going to sell less merchandise because of the name, they're not going to have people not ride it because of the name. They didn't put MILLIONS of dollars into the name...a couple thousand at the most for graphic art and design. And just like when we did the Club TPR Logo I'm sure they had at least five alternates ready to go for any reason.

 

Yes the name sucks, but you're really wrong.

Dear, don't waste your time. The guy is clueless.

 

Whoa dude you are calling me a douche? When was I a douche? That is crazy you attack your members like that. You also say I am clueless? Really? I am just saying what other people are saying. I never said they spent a million dollars on anything, and if you notice there isn't a logo, or even any graphics on the site that mention Cheetah Hunt. If you cannot see that this was a last second change, you are a clueless douche.

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If Sky rocket's a great coaster, then who gives a rat's behind what the name is? I'm just glad that Kennywood, one of my all time favorite parks, has a new coaster that reportedly kicks a ton of butt. That's all I care about. I don't give a damn about what it's called. If I don't like it, I have so much imagination that I can rename it whatever I'd like in my head. The point is, I'm just glad that such an awesome coaster even exists, especially in Kennywood

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