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So, at my Six Flags home park (Six Flags Over Georgia), Ninja will be renamed "Blue Hawk". That sounds so amazing!

 

Okay, so what are my thoughts on the new paint job and the name? The name is SO FREAKIN' AWESOME! Thank you, general public! The paint job also looks very nice! However, I like Riddler's Revenge's paint job better.

 

Do you like this change?

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Hello.

 

For all you people who want to share your opinion on Blue Hawk, please go to my thread "What are your thoughts on Blue Hawk?". Otherwise, post here.

 

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Hello.

 

For all you people who want to share your opinion on Blue Hawk, please go to my thread "What are your thoughts on Blue Hawk?". Otherwise, post here.

 

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That's why this thread exists...you know, to share your thoughts on all things SFOG. I wasn't aware Blue Ninjar SteelHawk 122 was deserving of it's own thread.

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Disappointed in the new name and rebranding and loss of perfectly good themeing but excited for the new restraints and track work. I've always loved Ninja and never found it very rough but this should only make it better for those who claim it's so painful.

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I'm curious why everyone thinks new trains will make a better ride, when GASM closed and Ninka received one of its trains, it rode better for like half a season, then it was back to garbage, I say burn it down and put anything in it's place.

It received two trains and to this day runs notably smoother than it did with the Vekoma trains. I've never found it very rough because my height puts me above the shoulder restraints, but there was still a relatively significant difference between the Vekoma trains and the Arrow trains that replaced them. I'm sure with the new restraints and track work the ride will be acceptably smooth, and the layout is really solid too so there is no reason to get rid of it. It's actually one of my favorite coasters but I can understand how the roughness ruins it for some people. Luckily that's being addressed and invested into fairly aggressively.

 

I'm glad some people are more optimistic, I just feel no amount of work will ever make Ninja acceptably smooth. Another thing that bugs me about the whole reprinting thing is Ninja looked fine the way it was, as crappy of a ride as it was, it was visually fine, they should have spent the time and money on repainting Scotcher, Goliath or Superman.

I completely agree with that. I understand the intent is to rebrand it and market it but I think it is backfiring for them. On Facebook, the GP is so distracted by the name and color change that they think that is all the park is doing. It is taking away from the emphasis on the new restraints and track work which is what really matters since that's what people dislike about it. It's also sad to take a decently themed ride, and turn it into something generic while wasting the perfectly good themed aspects and trying to convert the look into something else. Plus a large number of their Facebook fans commenting seem fairly passionate about the name Ninja.

 

Scorcher needs a paint job so much at the moment. The last repaint was obviously poor paint/work and on a budget because it fell apart after one season. They need the same paint used on X2 at SFMM because that job still looks great years later. Superman too but at least it is just faded as opposed to cracked, pealing, and rusted throughout. I think Goliath looks fine though. Faded a good bit, but it looks fine still.

 

SFOG is such a beautiful park, but walking to the front gates and passing by Scorcher might give people that have never visited a negative first impression in regards to upkeep because you're right, it's awful looking, the inversions are caked in grease or oil and the paint is chipped everywhere, and it's sad because if you look at pictures from the past Scorcher is a beautiful looking piece of machinery.

Agreed. It used to be gorgeous. When they painted it they also got yellow paint all over the ground and rocks. The rocks are actually more well painted than the ride at this point.

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I really can not believe they've chosen "blue hawk". What a stupid name. The name certainly doesn't make or break a ride, but just saying, "hey, let's go ride BLUE HAWK next" makes me feel like an idiot.

 

We've almost made it to, "Rolly McCoast Face" at this point.

 

Maybe that's an accomplishment. I don't even know.

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I really can not believe they've chosen "blue hawk". What a stupid name. The name certainly doesn't make or break a ride, but just saying, "hey, let's go ride BLUE HAWK next" makes me feel like an idiot.

 

We've almost made it to, "Rolly McCoast Face" at this point.

 

Maybe that's an accomplishment. I don't even know.

I disagree.

 

It's WAY better than when Z Force was renamed Flashback and when Dominator was painted orange. To be honest, Flashback is your typical Six Flags coaster name, unlike Z Force, and an orange Dominator looks quite ugly to me. Ninja is another typical Six Flags coaster name, and having it changed to Blue Hawk + a new paint job looks nice to me.

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What are my thoughts? Well if this goes over well and the general public enjoys the renovations, I hope that Six Flags carries this trend on over to some of their other parks. I'd especially like to see Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain get a similar treatment.

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What are my thoughts? Well if this goes over well and the general public enjoys the renovations, I hope that Six Flags carries this trend on over to some of their other parks. I'd especially like to see Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain get a similar treatment.

This right here.

 

Seriously, I can't believe people are arguing over whether "Ninja" or "Blue Hawk" is a better/worse name. That action alone is dumber than the name itself. Last I checked, whether the name of a ride was Blue Hawk, Thunder Dolphin, or Hamster Child Fizzy Biscuit really doesn't matter much if I like or dislike an actual ride.

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What are my thoughts? Well if this goes over well and the general public enjoys the renovations, I hope that Six Flags carries this trend on over to some of their other parks. I'd especially like to see Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain get a similar treatment.

This right here.

 

Seriously, I can't believe people are arguing over whether "Ninja" or "Blue Hawk" is a better/worse name. That action alone is dumber than the name itself. Last I checked, whether the name of a ride was Blue Hawk, Thunder Dolphin, or Hamster Child Fizzy Biscuit really doesn't matter much if I like or dislike an actual ride.

 

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Starting to look up for the weekend.. storms on Saturday are down to a 30% chance scattered and partly sunny on Sunday! Excited about heading to the park

 

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What are my thoughts? Well if this goes over well and the general public enjoys the renovations, I hope that Six Flags carries this trend on over to some of their other parks. I'd especially like to see Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain get a similar treatment.

This right here.

 

Seriously, I can't believe people are arguing over whether "Ninja" or "Blue Hawk" is a better/worse name. That action alone is dumber than the name itself. Last I checked, whether the name of a ride was Blue Hawk, Thunder Dolphin, or Hamster Child Fizzy Biscuit really doesn't matter much if I like or dislike an actual ride.

I don't think it is wrong for people to like more about the ride than just the ride itself. For me, name, concept, themed elements, etc. all play a part in the overall quality of a coaster because it enhances the experience.

 

As for Ninja, it just seems wasteful, and while it can be argued that it is being done to better market the ride, it seems to be distracting people from the fact that Ninja won't beat you up as much now. Many people think they are just painting it and renaming it and are failing to recognize the restraint and track changes.

 

Regardless, at the end of the day I love the ride and am just happy the park is choosing to invest in it rather than ride it out a bit longer and tear it down.

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I'm just a little surprised that the park that came up with Acrophobia (once upon a time not too long ago) is now apparently utilizing focus groups consisting of 4 year-olds (or infiltrating Cedar Fair's marketing dept.) to come up with gold like Blue Hawk. Apart from that, I was a fan of the ride prior to any renovation, and am thrilled they chose to throw money at it (ensuring it's future) rather than getting rid of it- which I worried was a realistic possibility based on all the complaints it seemed to get. I'll happily ride it with it's ridiculous name.

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Customer Engagement.. make the customer feel like they are part of the decision process.. a lot of companies are going to it and this is probably why Six Flags is doing to via surveys and whatnot

 

They let customers vote and supposedly picked the winner

 

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Customer Engagement.. make the customer feel like they are part of the decision process.. a lot of companies are going to it and this is probably why Six Flags is doing to via surveys and whatnot

 

They let customers vote and supposedly picked the winner

 

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Well the park chose the name options for the vote and all were very bland. Customers actually had better names they thought of themselves.

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I wouldn't be surprised if the New Revolution VR experience made its' way over to Ninja Hawk once the ride was re-established. A smoother ride experience with that ride's capacity would have the potential to work much better than it does on Dare Devil Dive.

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What are my thoughts? Well if this goes over well and the general public enjoys the renovations, I hope that Six Flags carries this trend on over to some of their other parks. I'd especially like to see Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain get a similar treatment.

This right here.

 

Seriously, I can't believe people are arguing over whether "Ninja" or "Blue Hawk" is a better/worse name. That action alone is dumber than the name itself. Last I checked, whether the name of a ride was Blue Hawk, Thunder Dolphin, or Hamster Child Fizzy Biscuit really doesn't matter much if I like or dislike an actual ride.

 

 

Now I really want to see a coaster named Hamster Child Fizzy Biscuit! I really do!

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