? about Mantis

Monday, October 2, 2000 10:53 PM
I forgot that Mantis' name was changed at the last minute from Banshee. I'm no expert on CP and I've only been there once and that was 2 years ago. But does anyone know why they decided to change the name?????
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 4:30 AM
In Irish folklore (I think) You hear the scream of the Banshee right before you or one of your family members dies. Also there was something about the top brass not wanting to offend any people or religions.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 4:54 AM
Yep, management was afraid the name would offend some people/religions. Not really sure why. Doesn't Banshee just mean witch, or is there more to it than that?
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 6:10 AM
If you want the official reason from the park, look here:

http://www.guidetothepoint.com/thepoint/rides/mantis.asp

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 6:15 AM
After reading the article on GTTP, does anyone out there have any "Banshee" merchendise or GIF's of the logo? I love seeing things that "might have been."

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 7:41 AM
BTW, Holiday World has a Banshee named flat ride in its Halloween section. According to Pat Koch (when I visited last summer) they got requests to change the name of their ride as well. HW refused.

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"You have to scale a lot of lift hills to coast easily..."

Jason
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 8:21 AM
I still have a Banshee button that was given to me by the park, I'll have to dig it out of the archive, don't know if it'll scan in at all though.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 9:00 AM
I've got a couple of buttons, but they're not for sale. ;)

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 9:23 AM
scamsdad, you could take a picture of the button and scan the picture. Or, take a digital photo, if you have the means.

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 1:50 PM

I saw someone at CP with a Banshee shirt once, I didn't know what it was at the time.
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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 4:17 PM
Yeah there are people right and left that would give their left arm for a Banshee shirt! Including me. :D

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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 9:27 AM
Isn't there one of the X-Men that carries the Banshee name ?
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 2:33 PM
There was quite a bit of Banshee merchandise on ebay at one time.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 3:05 PM
Excellent suggestion, CPgenius. And there is someone selling a t-shirt in ebay right now
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=453394264
Check it out, if you have never seen the logo!

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 6:10 PM
That logo is so awesome. That would explain the color scheme on Mantis. I always why they were the colors the are!

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Kyle
201.3 Miles to Cedar Point from Owosso MI.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 6:16 PM
I love Banshee!

I've got 5 buttons and the official Banshee Press Kit. It's pretty cool with the folder and the ride layout and general press release items, and a Banshee Postcard.

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Tyler Adams
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 6:27 PM
Any body else think the Steel Force logo looks just like that logo on the shirt?
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