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P. 766: Haunt Has Risen from the Grave

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Does anyone else feel that most roller coaster/theme park merch is just really ugly? Like, if it were just a simple logo on a t-shirt, I would totally buy it (despite being way overpriced), but it always seems like they are way too extra about it...

 

I don’t know, maybe the GP like stuff like that so I wouldn’t know, but one of the reasons I hardly own any theme park shirts is because they always try way too hard, IMO... at least for major chain parks. Lagoon has some nice Cannibal shirts.

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I agree that most park merch is horrible. Not my style. But I've found a few I like - the more simple the better. I remember having a terrible time finding a single shirt during an entire weekend spent at Cedar Point while actively looking through all the gift shops for a cool shirt I could take home. Didn't find one.

 

What I liked about these ^^ was that on the first they are acknowledging the stat changes between the coasters which I think is really cool. And the 2nd one is a great simple design, though I'm not a big fan of wearing red. But I still like it.

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it always seems like they are way too extra about it...

 

they always try way too hard, IMO...

This and this. Like, I kinda like the idea of copying popular clothing designs; for those of us who like both coasters and clothes, "trendy" park or ride merch sounds like a match made in heaven. Sadly, it's pretty rare that I'm actually impressed by the results, because of...exactly what you said.

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Why would anyone want a T-shirt comparing a new roller coaster to an old roller coaster? Did they make that for the silly people thinking the park is building a recycled ride or for people trying to prove a point to those silly people? Weird. Thats fine if somebody likes that but I'd be shocked to find anybody wanting to argue about that in person .

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This and this. Like, I kinda like the idea of copying popular clothing designs; for those of us who like both coasters and clothes, "trendy" park or ride merch sounds like a match made in heaven. Sadly, it's pretty rare that I'm actually impressed by the results, because of...exactly what you said.

 

Check out Made To Thrill.

 

I'm probably as much of a statistics nerd as anybody on this fine website, but if you ever catch me wearing a shirt with coaster stats on it, please throw me overboard.

 

I can count on one hand the number of park/coaster related shirts I own, but I love my Moreys/Great White stat shirt with the PTC train blueprints.

 

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The one cheesy shirt design I can get behind!

 

Sorry to get off the topic of this park, but I felt it was a worthy contribution to the T-shirt rant thread :-P

 

That may be one of the greatest amusement park shirts I have ever seen.

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I agree that most park merch is horrible. Not my style. But I've found a few I like - the more simple the better. I remember having a terrible time finding a single shirt during an entire weekend spent at Cedar Point while actively looking through all the gift shops for a cool shirt I could take home. Didn't find one.

 

I have the same problem, I was lucky at 1 Park last year. Canada’s Wonderland had a Leviathan shirt that was grey with just the logo, clean and simple. I bought it that day.

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Does anyone else feel that most roller coaster/theme park merch is just really ugly?

 

I never understood why it's hard to find simple park shirts. I would love to find a simple shirt/hoodie/mug that just has the parks logo with a year, either established or the current season to remind me the year I visited the park. Instead to me most shirt designs look like they were designed by people stuck in 1994.

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That new Twisted Timbers drone video update on YouTube shows the track running "extremely" close to the elevator shaft or whatever that square cylindrical box is attached to the station. Looks almost as if one could literally slap the side of the building when passing that point which could be quite dangerous.

 

Might just be an optical illusion tho, or maybe the way the drone camera is filming.

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LOL I didn’t even notice that! How embarrassing!

 

Reminds me of when my school misspelled my city name on my high school diploma... Is there a lack of proofreaders in the world?

Try having your school mispronounce your state as "Virgina" on their diplomas one year.

 

Lol, that reminds me. My school's yearbook misspelled the word "school"...

 

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