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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:00 PM

I liked the rumored Cheetaka name better, but the ride does look fun.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:33 PM

I would expect the name Cheetah Hunt to trigger some controversy. People aer going to wonder why they are hunting cheetahs. Would not be surprised at all if it gets renamed.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:36 PM

Cheetah chase....Cheetah hunt....seems pretty close in names....the latter an order of magnitude lamer. I was hoping they'd stick to their swahili formula.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:38 PM

Wow, Cheetah Hunt, Cheetah Chase... The ride itself looks like a keeper though. Cheetaka seemed like it would fit right in with Kumba, Montu, Gwazi, and Sheikra.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:41 PM

Interesting name choice, especially after Cheetaka had been thrown around so much beforehand.

*edit - beaten to the punch

Last edited by SFoGswim, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:42 PM
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:46 PM

Wow, guess the people in charge of coming up with clever ride names/themes left with the old ownership....

Nonetheless, I am *really* looking forward to this thing. Any word on the restraints (yes, I saw the train, but couldn't get a good look). Hoping for I-305's new restraints, Mavy-type would be a real bummer considering some of the twisted trackage.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:52 PM

Why would people care if they're chasing Cheetas? I don't see how that would be controversial.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:03 PM

"Hunt" could draw criticism from some people. Regardless, I think "Cheetah Chase" would be a better name just because of the alliteration.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:07 PM

There's already a petition to change the name to Cheetaka.

Coaster enthusiasts are a breed that I just don't understand. :)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:07 PM

But they already have a Cheetah Chase. I like Cheetaka, and will continue to use it.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:10 PM

I don't really mind the name, just strange to have 'Cheetah Hunt' and 'Cheetah Chase'. I can see it being changed....

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:22 PM

^^ Oops, my fail. Never mind.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:22 PM

Wow. We get an amazing looking coaster, and someone actually has time to set up a petition. I like the name Cheetaka better, but I really don't care either way. The ride looks like it's themed amazingly, and the coaster looks fun.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:25 PM

Why does everyone assume they mean the act of hunting a cheetah? What I get out of it is the act of the animal itself going on the prowl. Nobody got upset with a roller coaster named Prowler.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:51 PM

Prowlers aren't cute, fuzzy, or endangered.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:55 PM

Nor did they already have a ride name with the world 'Prowler' in it.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:02 PM

Yeah, I think the whole idea is that you're hunting WITH the Cheeta, not hunting one.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:10 PM

Rick_UK said:
Nor did they already have a ride name with the world 'Prowler' in it.

Yeah, but that still doesn't explain why people think it's about hunting a cheetah.

Also, Cedar Point has 2 rides with "streak" in the name. :)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:11 PM

Yeah, for some reason 'hunt' brings to my mind humans with guns or arrows, so my initial thought was hunting *for* cheetahs, as opposed to chasing after prey. It's one of those things where I'm so indifferent on the subject that any attempt to find logic behind it just sounds stupid. :)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:14 PM

Maybe they should have named it "Cheeta: HUNT!"

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