It is funny though that the state, even though its a big one, will have three coasters that are exactly the same. I think they should pull away from the Batman theme myself and fit it in with the park better, but that probably won't happen.
WildThingNative said: It also doen't make sense to change the theme because that specific coaster (and SF clones) is synonymous to Six Flags. Outside of the chain (Or at Sea World) it can be called anything they want.
The majority of the folks who go to SFFT aren't going to care in the least.
I can see a select few guests being a bit miffed when they realize it's the same coaster down the street but the idea that the B:TR layout should always be labeled B:TR because it's "synonymous with Six Flags" is just silly. Why would any soccer mom and her kids care?
If anything they'll use the B:TR theme because it's easy and they won't have to design all new merchandise.
I saw this coming as soon as heard Batman was being taken down at SFNO, and Serial Thriller being stored at Great Escape. Where I'd rather see this thing replace T2 (which can be melted in my opinion), it will be a great "new" ride to market for the park. That is, of course, if the park is indeed building it at SFFT.
I wonder if Serial Thriller will get put up for 08, since we are on the subject of relocated inverteds.
It doesn't seem like something that would seem super obvious to a non-enthusiast but maybe that's just me.
Since people think that Raptor, Batman and Dueling Dragons are all the same exact ride (yeah, I've actually heard that), I'm sure non-enthusiasts will put it together, even if there's nothing to put together in this case. Which there is. ;)
We got "Vampire" instead of "Batman: The Ride" at La Ronde cause Six Flags was scared they would get flamed by a local newspaper. They would have claimed they were "defacing an Expo 67 symbol by americanising it". Yes, I'm serious... Same reason why in 2005 we had that large green thing called Rimambelle instead of the Looney tunes.
That newspaper (Journal de Montreal) is a sensationalistic rag that is always up for beating on La Ronde. They also happen to be the most read newspaper in Montreal... *** Edited 8/6/2007 3:21:03 PM UTC by Absimilliard***