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To all the people complaining about the name or ask why, first of all, who cares? Instead of complaining about it, why can't people just be happy the park is getting a big new ride? And as someone who worked with licensed properties most of their life, I can tell you it can be difficult getting everything approved and maybe this was one of those cases where the park knew what they wanted, but it was the licensor that held things up.

 

It's not always "the parks fault" you know. Again, stop the complaining!!! It's so annoying! The ride looks great!!!

 

I'm not sure why people are complaining about the name, especially since I remember people complained about the original name: Total Mayhem. Shouldn't people be happy that the park did change it after all the original complaining?

 

Can we go back to my original post of sending it to Korea from ages ago, when people complained about it when it was first announced, that it wouldn't be up to capacity (despite parks in Korea being in the top 20 attendance wise with only a couple of 1 train operated coasters each) etc. We haven't had a big coaster for the whole country in over 8 years, we'll take it no matter what the theme or name.

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I seem to remember I was practically the only person on the entire forum who liked the original name. It reminds me of when Nintendo changed the name of their system from the Revolution to the Wii. Granted, this is much more predictable and nowhere near as confounding, but still, when you get attached to one name it takes a little bit of time to adjust to another. In a couple years it won't matter at all.

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The only complaint that I do have about it is a common one in regards to Six Flags parks, and that's the fact that they're reusing the same name for different rides. It just gets annoying constantly having to qualify which one you're talking about.

You know what's more annoying? People like you complaining...endlessly...about stupid crap like this. So are you ALSO annoyed that Disney reuses the Toy Story name for different rides? Or that Space Mountain appears in different parks and there are three totally different versions of it? Or that Universal has multiple different Harry Potter areas?

 

Seriously. SHUT UP with all the damn petty complaining!!!! These are names and characters that people can connect with and that the park has the license to us. It just makes "sense." Sorry you don't understand that.

 

I can tell you that we had way WAAAAAAY more views on every "Batman" video we put up than one labeled something like "Total Mayhem." Why? People people relate to those names and characters. Your average guest who walks out of the park is going to remember the "batman ride" a lot more than some random name of a ride that they probably forgot 10 minutes after they rode it.

 

Not everyone is an "enthusiast" and most people in their lives will probably never know that "Batman" appears at a different park but is a different ride. We are all supposed to be "theme park experts" here and understand why parks do things. But the reality is there is more bitching and complaining than from normal park guests. And I *HATE* that part of this community.

 

The park is building a big new ride, the name and theming look great, and I personally haven't had a chance to ride Batman in Texas so I'm actually VERY MUCH looking forward to riding this one in July.

 

Why can't more people make posts like that? Would certainly make our forums a lot less annoying to read.

 

/end rant.

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To all the people complaining about the name or ask why, first of all, who cares? Instead of complaining about it, why can't people just be happy the park is getting a big new ride? And as someone who worked with licensed properties most of their life, I can tell you it can be difficult getting everything approved and maybe this was one of those cases where the park knew what they wanted, but it was the licensor that held things up.

 

It's not always "the parks fault" you know. Again, stop the complaining!!! It's so annoying! The ride looks great!!!

 

Again, I think this is an improvement. I don't understand how anyone could think this looks worse than the original paint scheme. And I am ecstatic we are getting a big new ride that will keep people occupied while I ride El Toro and Nitro.

 

Also this was pointed out in the Great Adv Connoisseurs FB group: If the renderings are to be believed, we are getting a giant HAHAHA sign in the plaza in front of the ride. I love it!

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Is it just me or is it weird that everyone in the rendering is wearing pants? LMAO

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I think it's a better theme than the more generic "Total Mayhem."

 

I know this guy agrees with me.

 

 

I had a feeling this clip was coming when I saw the name had changed.

 

Can you imagine a better time for it?

 

^I did notice one woman in a dress in that rendering.

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SF totally played this wrong. If they had only waited 2 years to do this to Total Mayhem, they could have added on-board audio, fire, placed a few cardboard cutouts of Joker throughout the queue area, mist, re-painted and then re-named it; boom- New for 2018: The Joker 4D Free Fly Coaster.

 

Odds are there would even be a Justice League dark ride somewhere in the vicinity by 2018 to go with it.

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^I did notice one woman in a dress in that rendering.

 

Actually you are right now that I look closer there's a few. But no one w/ shorts. The attire represented does not scream summer!

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This forum has become untolerable with the "Stop complaining!" bs. I see a forum as a medium in which positions can be shared, and yes, every so often conflict. Its not complaining if someone doesnt like the name or theme change. Its their opinion.

 

This site stopped being fun a while ago. Thanks for the memories guys, Im leaving the board for a while.

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This forum has become untolerable with the "Stop complaining!" bs. I see a forum as a medium in which positions can be shared, and yes, every so often conflict. Its not complaining if someone doesnt like the name or theme change. Its their opinion.

 

This site stopped being fun a while ago. Thanks for the memories guys, Im leaving the board for a while.

 

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I wonder why the late change? The Joker is more marketable, though over used. I wish that they would give more theming for the roller coaster. There are so many things they could do, so many missed opportunities. I am salivating thinking about an interactive que themed to the Jokers hideout. I feel like Six Flags has just diluted the DC brand so much. Marvel was smart to get in with Universal Studios and then Disney.

 

Super man and Green Lantern on one side---- Bizzaro in the back------ Joker in the middle---- Batman the ride and Dark Knight on the other side. It is so obvious there is no plan, rhyme or reason. They should just retheme the park Six Flags: DC Universe.

 

I also am curious why the late change? Total Mayhem seemed like a generic code name but why slap an IP on it so late? Normally IP are removed not added. Ah well. They have so many DC properties spread all over that park.

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I never understood where "Total Mayhem" came from. I just thought it was some comic book character I had never heard of.

I can't say who came up with it, but early last year the park sent out a survey with ride and theme ideas and "Total Mayhem" was one of the choices for a ride name. Apparently it was the most popular answer?

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I really like all the added signage / queue, and I definitely like these colors a lot better. It pops a lot more.

 

Total Mayhem was alright, but if I want to go ride a coaster with a generic name and no themeing, I'll go to a Cedar Fair park. The themeing here may not be Disney-level, but it's not designed to be. I'm guessing this will be more popular with the GP, too.

 

Still can't wait to ride it next year!

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I never understood where "Total Mayhem" came from. I just thought it was some comic book character I had never heard of.

I can't say who came up with it, but early last year the park sent out a survey with ride and theme ideas and "Total Mayhem" was one of the choices for a ride name. Apparently it was the most popular answer?

 

Damn GP!

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I wonder why the late change? The Joker is more marketable, though over used. I wish that they would give more theming for the roller coaster. There are so many things they could do, so many missed opportunities. I am salivating thinking about an interactive que themed to the Jokers hideout. I feel like Six Flags has just diluted the DC brand so much. Marvel was smart to get in with Universal Studios and then Disney.

 

Super man and Green Lantern on one side---- Bizzaro in the back------ Joker in the middle---- Batman the ride and Dark Knight on the other side. It is so obvious there is no plan, rhyme or reason. They should just retheme the park Six Flags: DC Universe.

 

I also am curious why the late change? Total Mayhem seemed like a generic code name but why slap an IP on it so late? Normally IP are removed not added. Ah well. They have so many DC properties spread all over that park.

 

I had a lot of similar thoughts but honestly, I'm not that worried about it. Six Flags isn't really building "theme" parks any more, they're just building rides. A park like Hershey can put a ride in the middle of their park, name it Skyrush, and give it no theme whatsoever and no one complains. I think if we all just shifted our perception of Six Flags parks to high-budget vanilla amusement parks with a crap ton of DC theming, rather than Universal on the cheap, we'd stand to be disappointed a lot less. I feel like we should all be way past the point where yet another DC ride in yet another random area of the park is something to gripe about. It's a ride, I'll ride it, hopefully I'll enjoy it, hopefully they'll get another custom coaster soon, and that's about all there is to say.

 

Still kinda hoping the name Total Mayhem gets recycled and used for something else. It makes the 12-year-old in me so happy.

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Is this the first ride ever that's been rethemed before even being built?

 

 

Actually this is two years in a row this park did it. Looping Dragon > El Diablo, Total Mayhem > The Joker.

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I'm surprised that they got the track (at least some of it) repainted so quickly. Anyway, I don't care what the heck they call it, I'm still happy that we're getting an actual new roller coaster next year.

 

Also, I just noticed something. We're getting the second 4D Free Spin coaster in entire world. This is just like how back in 1993 we got the second inverted coaster in the world with Batman: the Ride. Not to mention, they're both named after DC characters. What a coincidence!

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