BGE - Griffon

Friday, July 21, 2006 2:54 PM
matt.'s avatar Just a head's up, here's the link:

Looks like we have a name for the new Dive Coaster. Can't vouch for the authenticity of this considering it's being hosted on another site and wasn't found by myself but it looks pretty legit.

Friday, July 21, 2006 3:15 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar Good find, matt.
Friday, July 21, 2006 3:27 PM
eightdotthree's avatar If thats the name, its pretty lame. Griffon is a breed of dog, as in the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon or the Brussels Griffon. Ha ha.
Friday, July 21, 2006 3:30 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Ha, right?

Perhaps they should have went with Griffin.

Friday, July 21, 2006 3:33 PM
The Mole's avatar Possibly to compete with The Simpsons ride in Universal Gonch? ;)
Friday, July 21, 2006 3:35 PM
It looks pretty genuine to me & appaers to be an application to trademark the name & any images they plan to usse for the ride.

If I'm not mistaken a griffon is a mythical creature with the body of a lion & the wings of a dragon so this would also fit in well with BGE's old world european theme.

Friday, July 21, 2006 3:35 PM
eightdotthree's avatar My girlfriend pointed out that it is a creature.

Wikipedia said:
"The griffin was said to build a nest, like an eagle. Instead of eggs, it lays agates. The animal was supposed to watch over gold mines and hidden treasures, and to be the enemy of the horse. The incredibly rare offspring of griffin and horse would be called hippogriff."

Curious how it will fit in with their theme.

Friday, July 21, 2006 3:41 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Notice the mythical creature is spelled "Griffin" - now go back and note my earlier post. ;)

I didn't know the "on" spelling was accpetable. I always thought it was "in"

Friday, July 21, 2006 3:43 PM
I like the name. It sounds like a ride you'd only find at BG Williamsburg... er, Europe.
Friday, July 21, 2006 3:48 PM
crazy horse's avatar How about "peter griffon" the ride.( ; *** Edited 7/21/2006 7:49:02 PM UTC by crazy horse***

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Friday, July 21, 2006 3:55 PM
matt.'s avatar

Lord Gonchar said:

I didn't know the "on" spelling was accpetable. I always thought it was "in"

"The Griffin (Greek gryphos, Persian شیردال‌ shirdal "lion-eagle") (also spelled gryphon and, less commonly, gryphen, griffon, griffen, or gryphin) is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle."

Probably the common French spelling which would fit with the theme of the area. Same reason we had "Drachen" instead of "Dragon" before.

Friday, July 21, 2006 4:02 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Gryphon is by far the coolest of the acceptable spellings. I never knew there were so many variants.

Even still, anything but "griffin" looks wrong to me. Funny how you learn something one way and everything else feels wrong.

Friday, July 21, 2006 4:18 PM
matt.'s avatar Gyrphon would be best for a coaster because the letter "y" is inherently evil, as are most letters at the end of the alphabet.
Friday, July 21, 2006 4:31 PM
who gives what the heck it is?!? Lets just try to do some research to figure out what kind of coaster/ride it is going to be. It's about time they get a new coaster. They only have 4. When I was on the site it said, "Vertical Flying." That will be a cool combination if that means what I think it does.
Friday, July 21, 2006 4:54 PM
matt.'s avatar It's a dive coaster by virutally all accounts.


Friday, July 21, 2006 5:13 PM
My bad! How reliable is the source it's coming in your opinion? Seems to me it's in the works. *** Edited 7/21/2006 9:37:39 PM UTC by CoasterDiscern***
Friday, July 21, 2006 5:39 PM
matt.'s avatar Sirchubs = CoasterDiscern? This explains so much.
Friday, July 21, 2006 7:01 PM
In french, the mythical creature is written "Griffon", so it make sense if its in the France section.

Sounds interesting.. .althrough there's many ways they could theme it.

Friday, July 21, 2006 10:01 PM
But its in France shouldnt it be LE-Griffon ?

I miss Drachen Fire

Friday, July 21, 2006 10:11 PM

matt. said:
Sirchubs = CoasterDiscern? This explains so much.

That DOES explain a lot!

Note to self: When using multiple screen names remember to check which one I'm using!

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