Beech Bend to announce coaster name during Discovery shoot

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 8:46 PM
Looks like they've made their selection.

And the name is...

Well not so fast. They're going to announce the name at a press conference next Friday, then will be giving tours of the site to attendees.

Even better, weather permitting, they'll fire up the spinning mouse for some off-season "ERT" !

But wait! There's more!

The Discovery crew (yes the same crew that's going to a couple other parks) will be there recording the entire event for their documentary about wooden coasters. Although there's no guarantees, it looks like some lucky enthusiasts might get a chance to get their mug on what's sure to be one of the finest coaster documentaries ever filmed!

I don't know if the event is open to the public, but I did see the official press release posted on several other sites.

Go to for the official text.


Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:33 PM
Jeff - any recent construction pics availble? Along with Voyage the Beech Bend GCI is one my most anticipated coasters of next year.
Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:42 AM
Name it Bender, have the robot from Futurama be your park mascot beginning at the press conference.... :)

or not... ;)

But I can dream, can't I?

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:54 AM
^^^ Slogan can be.. "Ride my shiny metal train!!"

;) (some will get it) ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2005 4:03 AM
Of course they are going to pick one of mine.....

The Mustang or The Bluegrass Express

However I do like Mad Dog (Jeff) submitting his screen name. Let's just hope they don't get TOO redneck and add a 20/20 along with it. ;-)

Those sweet Flyer trains are looking VERY nice during the GCI tour.


Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:28 AM
I know this won't be PC, but if you know the history of the park, it would be appropriate.

Ronnie Milsap’s Wild Kentucky Back Mountain Drive

– In honor of him and his band of brilliant investors who pretty much killed Beech Bend in the 1980s.


Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:42 PM

rollergator said:
Name it Bender, ...

Hey, that's cool, I suggested the name River Bender. :)


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