Friday, July 14, 2006 8:19 PM
Way back before Raptor was called "Raptor", there were quite a few promotional things created for the coaster with the name "Banshee" on them. Does anyone have a link to the logo with this name? Thanks.
Google is your friend.
Friday, July 14, 2006 8:24 PM
Now wasn't that easy?
Friday, July 14, 2006 8:26 PM
It was actually Mantis.
Friday, July 14, 2006 8:39 PM
Weird, that google link actually doesn't bring up anything with the Banshee logo for me.
Friday, July 14, 2006 8:51 PM
You are not the first person I have heard to think it was Raptor. It was Mantis (TCFKAB) . ;)
Friday, July 14, 2006 9:14 PM
*** Edited 7/15/2006 1:15:04 AM UTC by Rctycoon2k***
Friday, July 14, 2006 10:37 PM
Am I the only one who thought a banshee was some sort of bear-like animal, and not a spirit?
Friday, July 14, 2006 10:49 PM
Friday, July 14, 2006 10:57 PM
Didn't most of the art work and the idea head over to Dorney for Steel Force?
Friday, July 14, 2006 11:28 PM
yes it did crashmando.
Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:28 AM
Iteresting switch in a fast period of time though, Banshee to Mantis..
Banshee... Banshee... Manatee.. Manatee... ..Mantis! There we go.
On Wiki it mentions the "wailing" the trains make to resemble a Banshee "remains" even after the name change. It sounds like a regular B&M though, lol, how would they change the sound it makes? (besides reducing it with sand I mean)
"Two months after dropping the Banshee name, Cedar Point renamed the coaster Mantis (but the sound the coaster makes as the cars roll, originally intended to sound like a wailing banshee, remains)" *** Edited 7/15/2006 1:35:02 PM UTC by P18***
Saturday, July 15, 2006 10:54 AM
I heard somewhere that the station was designed with the Banshee name to it, as it was supposed to be like a haunted lighthouse.
Saturday, July 15, 2006 12:12 PM
It does kind of look like that actually. When I was there I was wondering what what it was suppose to look like.
Saturday, July 15, 2006 3:24 PM
I have the Banshee logo, on a keychain. ;)
It's such a cool name. I still don't understand why Cedar Point didn't use it and tell the one person that was offended to get over it. ;)
Saturday, July 15, 2006 4:06 PM
Yeah, I mean how sensitive can you be to get offended by a roller coaster name. I think it's a pretty cool name myself as well. How did you get a keychain? That would be cool to have, I could make one of the plastic clear rectangle ones with a printout of that logo in the link above and maybe a pic of the coaster one the other side. Sell it on Ebay as "Rare!Vintage/OOP MINT!!" lol. *** Edited 7/15/2006 8:06:49 PM UTC by P18***
Saturday, July 15, 2006 5:22 PM
^Sorry, it's actually a pin. My bad. ;) I thought I had a keychain as well but I was confusing it with something else. I just looked through all my coaster stuff.
I got the Banshee pin from a friend a couple of years ago. I have been meaning to put a lot of this stuff on Ebay just to see how high the bidding would go.
Saturday, July 15, 2006 6:08 PM
ahh ok, thats still cool though. The pin I saw on ebay looked nice
Heres some links of past ebay Banshee stuff if you wanted an idea:http://cgi.ebay.com/Cedar-Point-Banshee-Pins_W0QQitemZ7756837917QQcategoryZ13878QQcmdZViewItemhttp://cgi.ebay.com/Cedar-Point-Banshee-Big-Bash-Employee-T-shirt_W0QQitemZ7756693951QQcategoryZ13878QQcmdZViewItem
(The pictures don't show up on the ebay site, but if you search google images for "cedar point banshee" most of the pics are from the ebay listings) *** Edited 7/15/2006 10:09:43 PM UTC by P18***
Saturday, July 15, 2006 10:45 PM
I am the one that won that pin and shirt off e-bay.