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^I'm not understanding your point here. Yes, these are words that were unfamiliar here, so it simply makes sense that BGT would want to define them. From what I understand, "Cheetaka" was simply made up--unless I'm mistaken here. Sorry if that wasn't clear earlier.

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I just hope I can ride this when I go to Florida next year, I am visiting April 23rd to May 2nd, so I know its going to be tight, might just have to hope for a soft opening, as I suspect Busch will aim for its opening around memorial day weekend???

 

Paul(keeping his fingers crossed)

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I just hope I can ride this when I go to Florida next year, I am visiting April 23rd to May 2nd, so I know its going to be tight, might just have to hope for a soft opening, as I suspect Busch will aim for its opening around memorial day weekend???

 

Paul(keeping his fingers crossed)

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The "auto-caption" feature on YouTube sucks, but it makes for entertaining subtitles!

 

I do not understand your post? Or, as Johnny 5 would say "Does not compute, need more input!"

Did you not see the picture? YouTube has an option where it will translate the audio in any video and make captions. Everyone was complaining about how the name may promote hunting cheetahs. I noticed that when YouTube translated the announcement video, it said something about shooting President Bush and I found it amusing. Is that a better explanation? It was a joke.

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The "auto-caption" feature on YouTube sucks, but it makes for entertaining subtitles!

 

I do not understand your post? Or, as Johnny 5 would say "Does not compute, need more input!"

Did you not see the picture? YouTube has an option where it will translate the audio in any video and make captions. Everyone was complaining about how the name may promote hunting cheetahs. I noticed that when YouTube translated the announcement video, it said something about shooting President Bush and I found it amusing. Is that a better explanation? It was a joke.

 

No jokes allowed, roller coasters are serious business. And... now TPR plus everyone involved are on some Homeland Security watch list...

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The "auto-caption" feature on YouTube sucks, but it makes for entertaining subtitles!

 

I do not understand your post? Or, as Johnny 5 would say "Does not compute, need more input!"

Did you not see the picture? YouTube has an option where it will translate the audio in any video and make captions. Everyone was complaining about how the name may promote hunting cheetahs. I noticed that when YouTube translated the announcement video, it said something about shooting President Bush and I found it amusing. Is that a better explanation? It was a joke.

 

I knew it was a joke, I just didn't understand it I didn't realize the "translate into caption option" that youtube has (which is pretty cool actually). Certainly an interesting translation.

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This is Busch Gardens. C'mon now... Even a family owned park would probably shy away from naming a ride after the concept of hunting ANYTHING. PC is just a fact of life over here.

 

If cheetahs didn't hunt there would be no cheetahs. They need to hunt to survive. It's just a fact of life over there.

 

Are you always upset with the Discovery, National Geographic, etc. channels? They constantly show hunting in all it's viciousness.

 

Also, doesn't Holiday World have a ride where you shoot turkeys?

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^NO NO!!!! As I have been corrected numerous times...you CALL the turkeys, you don't SHOOT the turkeys!!!!

 

Even if you're pointing a gun like object at a Turkey at Thanksgiving, it's not shooting!

 

Although this kind of brings up the point of what's being argued in this thread. It's all about perception, and Holiday World can claim all they want that you're 'calling' turkey's when in reality, everyone who goes on that ride shoots the hell out of them!

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Elissa makes a good point about perception. If Holiday World didn't tell you the story behind Gobbler Getaway and how you're actually calling turkeys, you would think that you're just shooting them. If Busch Gardens doesn't give you a story behind Cheetah Hunt, people might think you're hunting cheetahs. But of course the ride will have a story and theming behind it and once that has been established, people won't really be able to complain how Cheetah Hunt promotes hunting cheetahs.

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I completely understand the backlash with the name Cheetah Hunt. This isn't the first offensively named coaster however, many of the most popular rides have names that could be misconstrued just as easily.

 

Top Thrill Dragster-encourages dangerous driving.

 

Raptor-easily pronounced "Rapetor", causing unnecessary raping.

 

Intimidator/Intimidator 305-promotes bullying in schools.

 

Superman-makes kids think they can fly.

 

Tatsu-promotes tattooing.

 

Millennium Force-initials are MF.

 

Powder Keg-promotes terrorism.

 

Voodoo-promotes satanism in children, ditto for the Harry Potter ride.

 

Hydra-easily misconstrued as "hydro", plus it has green track.

 

Since Cheetah Hunt has been announced, I personally have killed four cheetahs. I shudder to think of the international backlash on these once proud animals.

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Elissa makes a good point about perception. If Holiday World didn't tell you the story behind Gobbler Getaway and how you're actually calling turkeys, you would think that you're just shooting them. If Busch Gardens doesn't give you a story behind Cheetah Hunt, people might think you're hunting cheetahs. But of course the ride will have a story and theming behind it and once that has been established, people won't really be able to complain how Cheetah Hunt promotes hunting cheetahs.

Yeah, but there wasn't a leaked false name released before it opened, like "Gobbletaka."

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True, most visitors will not see the PR and only be subject to the ads, but the rest of your comments are laughable. Advertisments go through much scrutiny and testing before running.

 

Do you really think the park would approve an ad if the visuals implied or displayed a cheetah being hunted?

 

No, I absolutely don't believe that, and I never said that they would. I just said, if they don't fully explain the theme, no matter what they put on the ad, A LOT of people will interpret "Cheetah Hunt" to mean hunting cheetahs. Certainly not all of them will...but based on the Facebook page and testimonies in this thread alone, I don't understand how you can disagree...

 

At least it isn't being called "Let's Shoot Cheetahs"

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This is Busch Gardens. C'mon now... Even a family owned park would probably shy away from naming a ride after the concept of hunting ANYTHING. PC is just a fact of life over here.

 

If cheetahs didn't hunt there would be no cheetahs. They need to hunt to survive. It's just a fact of life over there.

 

Are you always upset with the Discovery, National Geographic, etc. channels? They constantly show hunting in all it's viciousness.

 

Also, doesn't Holiday World have a ride where you shoot turkeys?

 

Clearly when I wrote this I meant human holding a gun hunt. BGT also houses lions and tigers. What kind of dressing do you think they prefer on their salads?

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^I never thought the park implied that the ride's named would be referred to hunting cheetahs.

 

However I do see how this would cause some people to think that due to the fact that the animal is an endangered species and one of the main reasons is poaching.

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