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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. (Haters 'gonna hate.)

 

 

It's a great ride, don't get me wrong, but really, who says the full name? Most people just call it "Thunder Mountain"... That's even more syllables than Hollywood rip Ride Rockit!

 

It's a mouthful. So what, it really looks like a train, but still!

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I read somewhere about it that it's something profane like "Hamster Coaster".

 

How is "Hamster Coaster profane? Did you mean profound in a sarcastic way?

 

I probably do...

 

I'm not a native speaker, so I maybe mix something up sometimes. What I ment is: If it really just says 'Hamster Coaster', the name LOOKS impressive (just because of the ammount of words) but means something... simple.

 

P.S.: Yep, I just got it (thanks to dict.cc): it's not 'profane' what I tried to say. Never try to just translate by instinct...

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I read somewhere about it that it's something profane like "Hamster Coaster".

 

How is "Hamster Coaster profane? Did you mean profound in a sarcastic way?

 

I probably do...

 

I'm not a native speaker, so I maybe mix something up sometimes. What I ment is: If it really just says 'Hamster Coaster', the name LOOKS impressive (just because of the ammount of words) but means something... simple.

 

P.S.: Yep, I just got it (thanks to dict.cc): it's not 'profane' what I tried to say. Never try to just translate by instinct...

 

I totally understand, since English isn't your first language. I hadn't noticed before that you were from Germany. For what it's worth, your English is still about 1000 times than my German.

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Viper and Goliath at Six Flags parks. The names mean nothing. Heck, Goliath at Fiesta Texas isn't even big.

 

I actually think the two are creative but overused. Viper gives the image of a frightening snake (train) about to strike, and Goliath...well, it means big. SFMM's Goliath seemed pretty big to me.

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I have always thought that Great Bear at HP was a really pedestrian name for a B&M invert (even though it is one of the mildest B&M inverts out there). "Great Bear" sounds either like a flat ride or a kiddie coaster IMO.

 

Also agree with the comic book/super hero names - they just get old really quickly + there is also the confusion - "Super Man and Bat Man" - but which coasters are they referring to?

 

For me the snake names tend to get over used as well; as far as I know there's only one Anaconda but plenty of Vipers and Pythons out there or variants of those names.

 

Then of course there are the other clone names - Goliath, Deja Vu (gone but not forgotten), etc, that along with the super hero stuff takes away the individuality that a coaster should have.

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Viper and Goliath at Six Flags parks. The names mean nothing. Heck, Goliath at Fiesta Texas isn't even big.

 

I actually think the two are creative but overused. Viper gives the image of a frightening snake (train) about to strike, and Goliath...well, it means big. SFMM's Goliath seemed pretty big to me.

 

I think that Goliath was a good name for SFOG's and SFMM's, but that's it. I don't think Goliath was a good fit for SFNE's. It just doesn't seem right. Yes, it's big, but when I think of Goliath, I'm thinking Green/Orange. Not: Outrageous Green and Hyper Blue, like the media day t-shirts said.

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I think it's really pathetic how NY-NY changed the name of their roller coaster from Manhattan Express to Roller Coaster. I really don't know what was wrong with the Manhattan Express name and it is a million times better than Roller Coaster.

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